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Jan 02, 2014 15:09 |  #1

There's a point where its possible to go too far.....Im wondering if Iv gone too far with the contrast on this?

Horizon line slap bang in the middle of frame too - another no no?


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Jan 02, 2014 15:35 |  #2

Very nice composition. Yes, I would pull back a bit on the contrast and, perhaps, the saturation. Is this close to what you actually saw?


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Jan 02, 2014 16:18 |  #3

great scene, but I'd crop out the bottom portion starting about an inch below the "top" of the windmill reflection in the water.


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Jan 02, 2014 16:31 |  #4

ewheeler20 wrote in post #16572452 (external link)
great scene, but I'd crop out the bottom portion starting about an inch below the "top" of the windmill reflection in the water.

This. Keep the full windmill reflection and a little more and crop the rest. Maybe some in from the right side to balance it out.Very nice image, though.


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Jan 02, 2014 16:56 |  #5

Agree with the above. The horizon is cutting the scene in half.

Basic rule of thirds. Cut the reflection in the water just below the windmill.

Plus a hint of color on the windmill itself would be good.

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Jan 02, 2014 17:03 |  #6

I would go just the opposite if it were me and crop from the top just above the windmill. I love whats going in the water.




  
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Jan 02, 2014 17:40 |  #7

Certainly not awful. Play around with the crop and see what you can do. OK with the colour and saturation.


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Jan 02, 2014 22:21 |  #8

airfrogusmc wrote in post #16572571 (external link)
I would go just the opposite if it were me and crop from the top just above the windmill. I love whats going in the water.

Now there's a thought....:cool:


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Jan 02, 2014 22:36 |  #9

sometimes the horizon in the middle works when you have a strong reflections top-to-bottom. But for some reason, perhaps it's the angle that the windmill is at, or the placement in the frame, it doesn't seem to work for me in this case. I might actually try a close to square crop, a little off the top and a lot off the bottom. See how that works. Looks decent on my laptop which is as much of the image I can see at once on this screen.


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Jan 03, 2014 08:45 |  #10

To many it seems place the horizon in the center with not thought of why. Usually its because they cant commit to what is more important to the photograph. Never any thought into what they are trying to say visually. Even when it come to vertical or horizontal framing. You see this image that you can tell needed a horizontal frame to help express the vastness of the landscape and its shot vertically or an image needs to help support the height of something and its shot horizontally and they are all being sliced in half by the horizon with no thought to whether it should be horizontal of vertical or why they are slicing the frame in half.




  
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Jan 03, 2014 11:05 |  #11

I really like the colours in this image, and of course with regard to the rule of thirds, rules are sometimes made to be broken.




  
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Jan 03, 2014 11:28 |  #12

I would go with Good,


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Jan 03, 2014 12:19 |  #13

John27 wrote in post #16574432 (external link)
I really like the colours in this image, and of course with regard to the rule of thirds, rules are sometimes made to be broken.

Rules LOL. I love these quotes by some of the best.

"When subject matter is forced to fit into preconceived patterns, there can be no freshness of vision. Following rules of composition can only lead to a tedious repetition of pictorial cliches." - Edward Weston

" “composition” becomes a personal thing, to be developed along with technique, as a personal way of seeing." - Edward Weston

"Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried!" - Bill Brandt

"There are no rules and regulations for perfect composition. If there were we would be able to put all the information into a computer and would come out with a masterpiece. We know that's impossible. You have to compose by the seat of your pants." - Arnold Newman

"And in not learning the rules, I was free. I always say, you're either defined by the medium or you redefine the medium in terms of your needs." - Duane Michals

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." - Ansel Adams




  
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Jan 03, 2014 13:49 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #14

Not awful at all! Love the colors but like everybody else said I would crop it




  
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Jan 03, 2014 18:11 as a reply to  @ Angela-Benita's post |  #15

cheers all for the great feedback.


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