View Full Version : Bamboo Fence - Please C+C
23rd of September 2010 (Thu), 23:58
Please leave comments and critiques. Thanks!
24th of September 2010 (Fri), 00:46
ohhhhhhhhhhh the fence. if we're talking technicalities, i would prefer a more shallow DoF and being much closer to the fence so you're parallel. maybe focusing on a rope tie.
composition-wise, i find it fairly boring. BUT. fences are great for practicing DoF.
24th of September 2010 (Fri), 08:23
I like it. The B&W conversion with high contrast makes it very dramatic.
The only critique I have, as Amanda above said, would be a shallower DoF.. that would (maybe?) make the picture more interesting and appealing, for as it is now, my eyes run all over the picture instead of focusing in one part
24th of September 2010 (Fri), 12:52
I like it, but do agree with the suggestions from AmandaMarie & Alex_Venom.
24th of September 2010 (Fri), 15:29
Based on your post, I presume that your subject is the fence. The fence is indeed the dominant feature of this scene, but the photograph does not present the fence as the main subject itself. This photograph is something akin to a landscape or background. I want something or someone in front of the fence... psychologically, that is what I am looking for. For that reason, the photograph seems to me like a nice photograph. It is a nice scene.
24th of September 2010 (Fri), 16:43
24th of September 2010 (Fri), 20:30
Thanks for the C+C. In terms of DoF, I felt like there was already a movement from the right of the fence to the left of the fence. I think the "title" may throw people off because like Nathan mentioned, it's really for the feel of this particular picture rather than specifically the fence itself. I appreciate the feedback!
24th of September 2010 (Fri), 22:25
It's a clever composition... found an interesting presentation of a simple scene - always good. I'd like the camera dropped 20 or 30cms though... the fence holding out a bit further into the shot (from the right) at around the Rule of Thirds level. The background above the fence at the right doesn't have a lot to offer, with my eye simply drawn to the top edge which looks incomplete. The small tree at left works much better - a smidge more background around the leaves would make that look more harmonious / less edgy. Of course, it's also getting soft up the back left - some comments about wanting less DOF... I'm tempted towards more... the eye's taken left through the scene and a couple focused fence posts at right certainly wouldn't have enough detail to satisfy... have to remember the ties are actually very small in frame, regardless of how interesting they are in our minds. (A bit like shooting barbed wire - rarely get enough interesting detail in the wire itself to carry the shot unless it's a macro).
The path is quite dominant. The rock/grass at left do help shape it, but as Nathan says - the whole begs another subject to raise the interest level, but that lack creates a tension that's not without its own interest. All up I think you've done well.
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