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Oct 05, 2011 14:06 |  #1

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Oct 05, 2011 14:23 |  #2

Not to be disrespectful, but it looks like you were on a walk, saw some interesting pods, took a shot, and kept walking. There's little unifying theme. Nor is there an obvious subject. Much of it is out of focus or blurry from movement. What was your goal for this shot? When you see something interesting, you owe it to the subject to study how best to present it. Otherwise, save the electrons for something else.


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Oct 05, 2011 14:53 |  #3

The colours are pleasing enough but it's hard to make a call on composition when, as Joe and KJ say, there is no particular point of interest or apparent reason for the shot. The sharpest part of the image is also the least interesting....so have another try at creating the image you saw in your mind's eye.


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Oct 05, 2011 18:35 |  #4

joedlh wrote in post #13209446 (external link)
Not to be disrespectful, but it looks like you were on a walk, saw some interesting pods, took a shot, and kept walking. There's little unifying theme. Nor is there an obvious subject. Much of it is out of focus or blurry from movement. What was your goal for this shot? When you see something interesting, you owe it to the subject to study how best to present it. Otherwise, save the electrons for something else.

Being a human being with a very short attention span and a like for shiny things.

I have to disagree with the common notion in the C&C portion of this board that because someone didn't spent 30 minutes framing a picture, or lighting something to take a frame doesn't mean that the image is not worthy of anything.

Quite often I find myself out and about with my camera, and something I see catches my eye / interest and I decide to take a picture... Sometimes I even believe other people might share my common interest in whatever object / picture I just took... so I share them on the inernetwebs.

What's my point? My point is, for some -- framing the perfect shot is the most important thing... for others... capturing a moment in their life irregardless of whether it's framed perfectly or captured perfectly is important to them.

Also, what goes the saying... "Practice makes perfect."? How do you practice taking pictures? OH, by taking pictures.

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I do agree with your sentiment about the subject -- but because I agree with your sentiment; does not mean that I agree with your abrasive "save the electrons" statement. Seems sort of elitist and not so constructive to me.


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Oct 05, 2011 23:50 |  #5

I also disagree with the first 3 comments. I really like it. It's pleasing to look at, which is all that matters in my opinion with that sort of photography - not trying to convey a message or anything, just something nice to look at.


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Oct 06, 2011 10:07 as a reply to  @ jack880's post |  #6

I also disagree with the first 3 comments. I really like it. It's pleasing to look at, which is all that matters in my opinion with that sort of photography - not trying to convey a message or anything, just something nice to look at.

Sorry but I agree with the first 3 comments. It's rather uninteresting.

Also, what goes the saying... "Practice makes perfect."? How do you practice taking pictures? OH, by taking pictures.

I might take a similar shot when I'm out for a walk, but I wouldn't post it for C&C.


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Oct 06, 2011 16:40 |  #7

I've noticed not a whole lot of people on this forum are into the more whimsical "high art" side of photography. As much as creativity is preached in so many of these threads, very little true creativity is practiced by these same people. As far as this forum as a whole goes, when most of the members refer to "creativity" they mean a creative take on the same subject that everyone is already capturing. To the OP: I admire your eye for the small things in life. I dont find the compisition a problem at all. The only gripe I may have is a very slightly larger DOF. Other than that, I like it and I respect it.


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Oct 06, 2011 18:17 |  #8

i dont have a problem with the subject but im finding trouble finding any part of the photo thats in focus.....i think it needs some more DOf, WB looks a little "cool" as well that could be intentional or my monitor is lying to me IDK


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Oct 07, 2011 13:01 as a reply to  @ rw609's post |  #9

st3venb wrote in post #13210447 (external link)
Being a human being with a very short attention span and a like for shiny things.

I have to disagree with the common notion in the C&C portion of this board that because someone didn't spent 30 minutes framing a picture, or lighting something to take a frame doesn't mean that the image is not worthy of anything.

Quite often I find myself out and about with my camera, and something I see catches my eye / interest and I decide to take a picture... Sometimes I even believe other people might share my common interest in whatever object / picture I just took... so I share them on the inernetwebs.

What's my point? My point is, for some -- framing the perfect shot is the most important thing... for others... capturing a moment in their life irregardless of whether it's framed perfectly or captured perfectly is important to them.

Also, what goes the saying... "Practice makes perfect."? How do you practice taking pictures? OH, by taking pictures.

/rant

I do agree with your sentiment about the subject -- but because I agree with your sentiment; does not mean that I agree with your abrasive "save the electrons" statement. Seems sort of elitist and not so constructive to me.

I agree and disagree with that.
I strongly believe that everyone who posts in the Critique section should point out the things that the OP has done right as well as what they've done 'wrong'.
As a beginner you need to know what you've done right and wrong in order to improve.
The electrons comment is totally useless as critique, totally agree on that.

Where I disagree is with the framing and composition comment. Composition is everything imo. It doesn't matter how well exposed the shot is, if it's boring then it's pointless.
The OP is obviously interested in improving his composition otherwise he wouldn't have posted this picture.
Also, the whole 'capturing a moment' thing doesn't apply here because when you capture a moment it has some sentimental value to you and your memories which don't apply to anyone else. I doubt if the OP has any emotional connection to these plants.
If you take the odd casual throwaway shot you probably wouldn't put it up for critique afterwards.

Frugal wrote in post #13213113 (external link)
I might take a similar shot when I'm out for a walk, but I wouldn't post it for C&C.

Exactly.


Anyway my critique is this:
First of all well done for even considering composition, so many don't bother.
Secondly you made the right decision to try and use a creative DOF but missed slightly on the focussing.
Imo if you'd moved slightly to the right of where you were stood and focussed on the nearest pod you might've ended up with a more interesting shot because they all would've lined up for you.
Right now there is no pattern or pleasing arrangement to the plants but it wouldn't be that hard to make them align in a nice way. You just need to try different viewpoints.
Always remember to take several shots from different positions and different angles before moving on to something else as you never know which one will work until you get home.


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Oct 07, 2011 20:10 |  #10

It's out of focus but maybe that's what some regard as being arty. No interest in it for me.


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Oct 07, 2011 20:49 |  #11

It has potential, but as been stated no discernible point of interest, too narrow a DOF thus image is almost completely OOF. Also the "double vision" bokeh is really distracting.


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