- October 31, 2013 at 3:32 pm #112002
I stumbled on this early this morning on a street here in Mazatlan that I have walked down many times and never noticed it. I love the colors and textures! It probably needs to be cropped more than I have so far but I like everything and hate to take anything out. OK, now bring me down to earth. Just don’t tell me to convert it to BW! ISO800, 1/125, f6, 76mm.
- October 31, 2013 at 3:34 pm #112003
- October 31, 2013 at 9:21 pm #112034RaviParticipant
How about slight desaturation and bringing out the details? I would try reducing the exposure and playing with contrast as well.
- November 1, 2013 at 7:46 am #112061
I hate to desaturate because those are really close to the actual colors… they like them BOLD in Mexico. Did you look a the flickr photo and is that the one you think needs the exposure and contrast adjusted? The Shark Tank photo sucks.
- November 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm #112067JonathanParticipant
It’s a beautiful shot, nothing needs to be changed.
- November 1, 2013 at 2:44 pm #112068
WOW, have you got some big one’s… you broke the rules. Thank you very much!
- November 2, 2013 at 4:36 am #112080CeydaParticipant
Is it me or does it need straightening in PS slightly?…
- November 2, 2013 at 5:58 am #112083Terry CParticipant
Nice interesting image, could be desaturated slightly, I think the ‘electrical box of tricks’ should be cloned out in PS
- November 2, 2013 at 10:26 am #112093David AdshadeParticipant
I agree with @jonathantimar. Nothing needs to change – the flickr image is stunning. I agree with you in getting your image as close as possible to the actual scene in this case. Why would you want to PS out something that is an integral part of the scene? Leave it just like it is!
- November 2, 2013 at 11:00 am #112097
Depends which lines you are looking at. When I moved to Mexico I quickly learned that a level and square are useless in “handmade” construction like this.
- November 2, 2013 at 11:05 am #112098
I took the street number and the electrical meter out but put the meter back in. I think it lends reality and scale to what could be an otherwise “ungrounded” photo.
- November 3, 2013 at 12:16 am #112140Steve CraneParticipant
I agree the colours and textures of the subject are great but the lighting seems flat and doesn’t bring the textures out as well as it could. If this is somewhere you can return to you might try at different times of the day when there is more of a side light on the wall.
- November 9, 2013 at 9:34 am #112697Paul ShenenbergerParticipant
Great image. I do not think the colors are over saturated at all, and are still in the natural range. I personally would clone out the electrical box, it distracts from the old world feel. Maybe a slight straighten (<-2), hard to tell since their are fee straight lines.
- November 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm #112709
did you look at the flickr link above? The photo here is crummy.
- November 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm #112710
And what straight lines there are do not agree with each other… ja, ja, ja (ha, ha, ha in Spanish)
- November 9, 2013 at 3:34 pm #112721P MarioneBlocked
I like it as it is, don’t remove the electrical box : it made it 21st century decay.
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