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Aug 22, 2010 08:14 |  #1

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Aug 22, 2010 12:31 |  #2

#1 is a very busy shot. The eye is pulled in all sorts of directions. However, I can't think of a way that I would improve it.

#2 would look much better if there weren't tread marks from the Zamboni machine on the ice. A little hint of movement on the skater's part would be nice too. Perhaps a slightly slower shutter speed for some blur?


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Aug 22, 2010 18:57 |  #3

I really like the first photo - it has energy and movement, a nice feeling of depth and some nice colours. Personally I'm not keen on the second one, it seems to lack everything the first one has.


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Aug 22, 2010 19:18 |  #4

I really like both of these, there are slight imperfections but given the overall quality, I think that I could live with them.


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Aug 22, 2010 19:32 |  #5

i also like both




  
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Aug 22, 2010 22:19 |  #6

I kinda like the 'tyre tracks' in the second shot - it really grunges it up and changes the feel completely. The skater does seem just a bit too dark, though.

The first shot is lovely & bright with good sharpness, but the composition doesn't feel right - I think like the first reply says, it's got a bit too much going on. Did you get any close shots on the dancers? A tight crop on just one of them would be gorgeous.


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Aug 22, 2010 23:08 as a reply to  @ Lineypi's post |  #7

I really like the second shot. I think it works well as a silhouette. It has an artsy and dramatic feel. I'm okay with the skate marks. They give a workout feel.


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Aug 23, 2010 07:18 |  #8

joedlh wrote in post #10766745 (external link)
#1 is a very busy shot. The eye is pulled in all sorts of directions. However, I can't think of a way that I would improve it.

#2 would look much better if there weren't tread marks from the Zamboni machine on the ice. A little hint of movement on the skater's part would be nice too. Perhaps a slightly slower shutter speed for some blur?

Thank you for your critique. As you said, it's beyond my control and I wish I could do better!




  
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Aug 23, 2010 07:20 |  #9

JoYork wrote in post #10768467 (external link)
I really like the first photo - it has energy and movement, a nice feeling of depth and some nice colours. Personally I'm not keen on the second one, it seems to lack everything the first one has.

Yes,I personally like the first one too, especially those lined spot light. However, they were moving too fast and this is the best I can shot.
The second one want to express something different. Maybe it's a wrong decision to put them together.
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Aug 23, 2010 07:24 |  #10

Lineypi wrote in post #10769486 (external link)
I kinda like the 'tyre tracks' in the second shot - it really grunges it up and changes the feel completely. The skater does seem just a bit too dark, though.

The first shot is lovely & bright with good sharpness, but the composition doesn't feel right - I think like the first reply says, it's got a bit too much going on. Did you get any close shots on the dancers? A tight crop on just one of them would be gorgeous.

Totally agree. Actually I sat in the first row the middle position. I tried to change my position in the 2nd show, but I still like this one after comparison.

Another problem is the light on site is too dark, I used a 70-300mm f4-5.6, and switch to auto ISO so that I can barely took the pic.

The light on the second one is out of my control.:')




  
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Aug 23, 2010 07:25 |  #11

ThomasOwenM wrote in post #10769719 (external link)
I really like the second shot. I think it works well as a silhouette. It has an artsy and dramatic feel. I'm okay with the skate marks. They give a workout feel.

Thank you!You kind of understood me.




  
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Aug 23, 2010 17:20 |  #12

I like them both. #1 is really nice. Like how therye all in a row. Nice shootin!


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Aug 23, 2010 20:51 |  #13

joedlh wrote in post #10766745 (external link)
#1 is a very busy shot. The eye is pulled in all sorts of directions. However, I can't think of a way that I would improve it.

Agree. Try a 4:5 horizontal aspect ratio and crop out the right side (guitarist and his stage). The second, in-focus skater should occupy center of the frame and would make the composition more engaging.

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I really like the second shot. I think it works well as a silhouette. It has an artsy and dramatic feel. I'm okay with the skate marks. They give a workout feel.

Robbin.De.Hu wrote in post #10771008 (external link)
Thank you!You kind of understood me.

Love the idea of textured background courtesy of skating marks but the tire marks are distracting. It takes away from the 'flattened frame' illusion of the silhouetted figure against textured background (which I personally dig and have been searching for an opportunity myself whenever I can).



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Aug 23, 2010 22:38 |  #14

Really like the 2nd pic! well done


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Aug 24, 2010 07:08 |  #15

Mu Eugene wrote in post #10775295 (external link)
Agree. Try a 4:5 horizontal aspect ratio and crop out the right side (guitarist and his stage). The second, in-focus skater should occupy center of the frame and would make the composition more engaging.
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Thank you for your suggestion. How about this?


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