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    Kerrville Cemetery

    As an extension of the discussion of "mackie lines" in the Enchanted Rock photo I posted on June 11th, this pinhole was made at the Kerrville cemetery about the same time with the same equipment. I see the same lines on distant objects. The closer trees in the center and left of center don't appear to have the lines. I tend to develop the negatives with fairly high contrast (maybe too much agitation) then bring out clouds, etc. with photoshop. TerryK.

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    I like the composition with the placement of the two main trees.
    The halo around the trees on the right suggests a little too much work in PS to me (I've done it many times).

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    Straight neg scan with no photoshop (except for slight crop). Can't decide which I like better - comments please! TerryK

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    ofcourse first is better (and I understood where is this withe lines come )

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    Well it's no surprise that I disagree with Nick. The second picture is far superior. There are no obvious signs of 'heavy processing'.
    As I've said, I have done it myself & found it hard to live with trees in my pictures that had glowing edges.
    Five quid says you will feel the same after time.....

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    Sorry Nick, I'm also for the second shot. Too much PS, especially curves and sharpening, doesn't improve a picture really..

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    Terry says no PS...why the disbelief?

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    Glowing trees is always a good sign of too much PS but if that's the look you're after so be it.
    I prefer the 2nd image too.

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    Number two gets my vote Terry. Photoshop is indeed an incredible program but in reality it is just a tool which has to be used with care and sensitivity. Your straight scan looks natural and, in my opinion, has a great tonal range. Knowing just when to stop is the trick.

    Well done and thanks for sharing.

    Regards,

    Lawrie.

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    I vote for #2, I like the higher contrast in this case, despite the almost missing clouds, and the grass structure is simply better here. Perhaps a bit oversharpening in #1...?

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