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Patbil10
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Oct 13, 2017 12:29 |  #1

Cat photo:

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/YgzE​mX] (external link)untitled-1611 (external link) by Patrick Bilodeau (external link), on Flickr

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Micro5797
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Oct 14, 2017 09:29 |  #2

I like quite a bit about this photo.

Great color, you sure picked up the orange in the fur as well as great focus and dof.

I like how the cat is out in an environment, and not just on a couch or carpet in the house.

I feel like i can see some attitude in his expression.


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Oct 14, 2017 10:17 |  #3

Think about cropping 2/5 of the right side out. The structure on the right is distracting. The cat is looking a little to camera left. Rules of composition suggest that you should have more room on that side. The critter certainly has the look of 'tude.


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Alveric
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Oct 14, 2017 10:20 |  #4

There is just too much clutter. The eye just keeps dancing around the photo, with the brain trying to force it to look at the cat, but not succeeding. Backgrounds make or break a photo, and in this case, unfortunately, it's the latter.


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Patbil10
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Oct 16, 2017 10:22 |  #5

joedlh wrote in post #18472463 (external link)
Think about cropping 2/5 of the right side out. The structure on the right is distracting. The cat is looking a little to camera left. Rules of composition suggest that you should have more room on that side. The critter certainly has the look of 'tude.

Thanks for constructive critique. I did follow the rule of thirds...simply the wrong side ! :-P


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Oct 16, 2017 10:30 |  #6

Alveric wrote in post #18472466 (external link)
There is just too much clutter. The eye just keeps dancing around the photo, with the brain trying to force it to look at the cat, but not succeeding. Backgrounds make or break a photo, and in this case, unfortunately, it's the latter.

As for your critique, it looks more like an opinion to me...I suppose you would have shot the cat allot tighter to eliminate the background ? I wanted some background for some context and I shot it wide open for good separation...my only real mistake here was cropping the wrong side. Thanks anyways !  :p


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Alveric
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Oct 16, 2017 12:14 |  #7

Take it or leave it, mate. Then again, if you know, why ask for critique in the first place? If all we want is oohs and aahs, and ego-boosting comments, then we should post the image in the Photo Sharing forum, where no critique is expected.

No, I wouldn't have shot the cat tighter, I would have reframed to get rid of clutter, but if you also want to showcase the carpentry, well... do as you must, or want.


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Patbil10
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Oct 16, 2017 12:23 as a reply to Alveric's post |  #8

Definitely in the "leave it" category. :-P


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AZGeorge
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Oct 17, 2017 14:34 |  #9

Patbil10 wrote in post #18473911 (external link)
As for your critique, it looks more like an opinion to me...I suppose you would have shot the cat allot tighter to eliminate the background ? I wanted some background for some context and I shot it wide open for good separation...my only real mistake here was cropping the wrong side. Thanks anyways !  :p

Translated into a much constructive response to help, that would read.

Patbil10 wrote in post #18473911 (external link)
Thanks, Alveric. I wanted background for some context and shot wide open for good separation. A different crop may calm the background a bit."


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