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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:15 am 
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I've been reading a photography book recently (Jeff Wignall's The New Joy of Digital Photography for those whom are wondering) and it mentioned a mirroring technique, like the one used by David Vala. I found it rather interesting, and took a shot at it. Here's the result:

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I did a manual reflection in photoshop, I think that it came out well.

Comments, questions and suggestions as always are appreciated! Thanks!

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Its a nice idea, although I feel in this particular case, the sharp point of the branch makes it obviously a fake


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Yes, it looks pretty fake, although I was simply experimenting and decided to use this landscape. I'll try something different soon...

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That's just one of the functions of PS I will never use. A picture is a picture, taken by you. Why should you make it something else it was first? That's my reason for not using that, I only use the RAW converter (and black fill, contrast etc).

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I've tried another one, it still has a bit of that peak, but I think it came out a bit better.

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It almost looks like the letter "H".

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I like this technique Evan. I think the trick, as Jeremy eluded to, is in the choice of an appropriate subject.

I don't mean to take this O/T, but:

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That's just one of the functions of PS I will never use. A picture is a picture, taken by you. Why should you make it something else it was first? That's my reason for not using that, I only use the RAW converter (and black fill, contrast etc).


I don't see a whole lot of difference between Evan's post-processing (mirror) and yours (black fill, contrast etc.) aside from techniques chosen. You both process your shots to "make them something else"

You are both taking a picture and manipulating it later to suit your own needs/styles. It's only your choice of manipulation tools which differ.

The same argument could be leveled against street photographers who refuse to post-process any of their shots, citing the "unedited rawness" of the street.

Then they do a B&W conversion...

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