PHOTO+ "Rethink the photo"

  1. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Sep 2, 2019

    TibiTibi , Sep 2, 2019 :

    So you've captured a photo with your lovely phone. Later you run through the gallery. You are looking at the selected photo and you feel it that the photo is quite good. But there is something that is not ok. It is hard to find what maybe... but you have that feeling. Sometimes this feeling comes later, 5 seconds, minutes, days after posting the photo.

    You try to zoom in. Moving the picture there and back...

    You are asking yourself or others...
    • What is bugging there?
    • Why it looks unfinished?
    • How to improve it?
    • Is THIS the photo to share online?

    Here is Tibi
    and maybe I can help you to...

    Rethink the photo.

    I'm critical. Be careful.

    Maybe you'll find the real answer to your questions:
    • Why I captured this?
    • What is the reason I want to share the capture?
    Maybe I'll tell you the answer to:
    • Should I capture it again?
    • Should I edit the photo to improve it?
    So if you want to look at the photo like me feel free to reply here.

    I will start with my photo from the header.
    I've totally changed color tones of the original photo using the Photoshop Express - PSX.
    I wanted to enhance the mood and the scene shifting the real colors to almost unreal and cropped to catching proportions.


    Here is the original. Unedited.
    Captured with Oneplus One in Norway.
    It was a cool and misty morning in Gudvangen Fjord.

    What is your opinion?

    See you later.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2021

  2. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 30, 2019

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    TibiTibi , Nov 30, 2019 :
    Be critical...
    not every click is a photo and I'm only human :cool:
    If you have a photo to talk about or rethink you are welcome.
    Tag you entry with Rethink+ marker.
    Please respect "DO NOT" rules:

    • post pics without message/info
    • random low resolution pics
    • portraits or personal photos
    • of topic comments
    • more than 2 pics in a post
    • overload the thread
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2021

  3. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 30, 2019

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    TibiTibi , Nov 30, 2019 :
    Before I start
    I want say that there is many possible views, tastes. I'm not a professional photographer. I don't want to say that my edits are the best you can achieve. I think there is not an universal setting, edit.
    I take it as my hobby.
    Most of the edits which I've done here were done in Snapseed or PSX and you can find that i use almost the same tools:

    • Tune
    • Details
    • Contrast
    • Crop
    and sometimes these advanced tools too:
    • Vignette
    • Perspective
    • Brush

    All of them has its own adjustments.
    Each of my rethink was finished with different adjustments.
    It is about to get familiar with each tool, their sliders and how it affects the photo.

    Keep playing.

    On the other hand you should also think about what do you want to get:
    • Minimal fix of exposition.
    • Correction of the scene, composition
    • Change the visual experience, expression
    • Totally change to something unreal rather artistic
    • Also the original picture should have something inside what catch me.
    So I should repeat myself that not all clicks are photos.

    First thing is to practice a lot and learn taking photos.
    The after work like editing or postprocessing and in my case the rethink is just the bonus.

    Visit the photography subforum to find a lot of ideas and hints related to capturing photos.
    [B.I.T.S. Photography pills] Part 1 - Reflections
    Snapseed mini video tutorial
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2021

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  4. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Sep 2, 2019

    TibiTibi , Sep 2, 2019 :
    Sometimes your photo could be selected from other existing threads if it qualifies.

    Of course you can post here your photo for critical review. Don't forget the story or question posted with the photo.
    Tag you post with my RETHINK marker.


    I'll reserve the right to manage the content.
    Off topic and spamming is not welcome here.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2021

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  5. G_plusone
    Nougat Sep 2, 2019

  6. luxuskamel
    Marshmallow Sep 3, 2019

    luxuskamel , Sep 3, 2019 :
    I find it hard keeping the alignment when taking photos. Here I paid attention on the part in the middle and didnt see that on the bottom of the photo its unaligned. But this totally catches my eye :( :p

    i'd really love to be part of a oneplus photo tour to learn from- and try with other people

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  7. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Sep 3, 2019

    TibiTibi , Sep 3, 2019 :
    Yesterday I've stopped by your photo. I was thinking about it. But this thread was not existing.
    Thank you for the first entry.
    This is a nice example to rethink the photo.
    I'll be back ;)
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2019

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  8. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Sep 3, 2019

    TibiTibi , Sep 3, 2019 :
    This requires to use the perspective tool.
    + I have enhanced the exposure.
    See also the masts of sailboats.
    Tool: Snapseed.

    Perspective and crop

    Fix the bottom

    Fix the symmetry

    Final cut

    :cool: For Quick comparison click the thumbnail (requires web browser)


    What do you think?​
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2019

  9. luxuskamel
    Marshmallow Sep 4, 2019

    luxuskamel , Sep 4, 2019 :
    Wow thats amazing! I'm right now installing snapseed. Had it years ago on my OPO, but didnt use it too much.
    Thanks for that!

  10. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Sep 4, 2019

    TibiTibi , Sep 4, 2019 :
    Thank you :rolleyes:
    Now you can practice ;)
    Show us here the result if you end with something different :cool:

  11. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Sep 17, 2019

    TibiTibi , Sep 17, 2019 :
    Todays Rethink is about one perfect photo.

    I have selected the amaxing photo of a famous @NeVeR_SeTTLe to finish it for myself.
    I really like the original.

    This Rethink is about to create rather a more unreal view. I was not there. So I will play with imagination.


    After tunings I ended with this.

  12. NeVeR_SeTTLe
    The Lab - OnePlus 6 Reviewer Sep 17, 2019

    NeVeR_SeTTLe , Sep 17, 2019 :
    Very nice Tibi :)
    I see you gave more accents to the highlights and more purplish tint :D Looks extraordinary!! :hearteyes:

  13. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Sep 17, 2019

    TibiTibi , Sep 17, 2019 :
    thank yourself for nice scene full of inspiration.

    From metalic blue to aubergine :D

    PS: There are two objects on the photo which drag my attention. The pinky house and the high contrasting sunny area. I was try to unbalance them. With no success. My eyes are playing ping pong. :D

  14. NeVeR_SeTTLe
    The Lab - OnePlus 6 Reviewer Sep 18, 2019

    NeVeR_SeTTLe , Sep 18, 2019 :
    Hahahah yes I agree with you. ;)
    Thanks for the mention and the tag!!

  15. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 20, 2019

    TibiTibi , Nov 20, 2019 :
    Today facebook has selected this photo from the memories.
    It was a neat choice. I went to terrace and looked out to the close green fields and on the hills far on the horizon.
    I was try to rethink the scene I have seen 1 year ago. Today there is a construction site.


    One year ago when I have created this picture I have in mind that when I will see this picture again I want to have special thoughts.
    I edited the photo to tones of dark wood. Some kind of vintage mood to look the photo aged. The photo is not perfect - just special for me. And of course...

    I was thinking at that time that I could let hang this picture ( :) without watermarks) on the wall in the living room.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2019

  16. MosheG1
    The Lab - OnePlus 8 Pro Reviewer Nov 29, 2019

  17. Aadith99
    Donut Nov 29, 2019

    Aadith99 , Nov 29, 2019 :
    Im the above photo.. if there was a small boat.. it wud have been fantastic.. the hazing could have been done and it would be a fantastic pic..

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  18. @araj
    Froyo Nov 29, 2019

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    Cupcake Nov 29, 2019

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  20. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 29, 2019

    TibiTibi , Nov 29, 2019 :
    Thank you for visiting this thread ;)
    Please keep the thread purpose.
    The quoted posts do not meet the criteria.
    Hint: Read intro.

    If you have a photo to talk about or rethink you are welcome.

    Please do not post random low resolution pics or of topic comments...

    Please do not post more than 2 pics in a post.
    Please do not overload the thread.
    Be critical not every click is a photo.

    I'm only human.

    Do not post portraits or personal photos for rethink.

    Considered as S P A M

    Last edited: Dec 10, 2019

  21. nitin545
    Cupcake Nov 29, 2019

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