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Dec 10, 2015 01:33 |  #7486

Bcaps wrote in post #17811942 (external link)
...You can sorta do this in your image by cropping the bottom third and the left and right sides a bit, giving the bright and blurry central water more prominence and placing it at the "point" of the triangle. ..

Cropped bottom and left and right a bit. Did you mean like this?


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Dec 10, 2015 02:34 |  #7487

CoolYota wrote in post #17813562 (external link)
Cropped bottom and left and right a bit. Did you mean like this?

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Prefer the original - gives depth. My two cents only :-)


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Dec 10, 2015 02:36 |  #7488

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I can't recall seeing many (any?) photos of the opera house that try and incorporate a foreground element so I like that you have something unique in a much photographed subject.

I think the composition could be improved. The bridge in the BG is competing with the opera house for attention. It's difficult to balance a photo when you have two BG subjects vying for attention. I find for those type of images that it really helps to have a central and strong FG point of interest, giving a triangle with the point at the bottom center point of interest and the base the two BG subjects. This helps balance the two BG subjects in the frame and gives the eye a natural path between all three of the elements in the scene. Coincidentally, my last image in this thread is this type of composition:

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You can sorta do this in your image by cropping the bottom third and the left and right sides a bit, giving the bright and blurry central water more prominence and placing it at the "point" of the triangle. That bottom lower left part of the water is brighter than the surrounding rocks so the eye wants to go there but there is then nothing leading the eye up to the subject so the eye gets stuck in that corner. So cropping out that part of the image would also help with that. Also, the "foreground" rocks here are taking up about 2/3 of the frame, which really makes them more than just the foreground. I think that cropping some of those rocks on the bottom would also help with that. Finally, it may help to dodge the opera house and perhaps the bridge, while burning the sky a bit. Currently the brightest part of the image is the sky in the upper left at the edge of the frame. As the eye is drawn to bright areas, in this case it is leading the eye away from the BG subjects and out of the frame.

You may find this video (external link) helpful, it is fantastic and has some very useful pointers for composing an image. Looking forward to seeing more of you photos :)


I personally think we can all get a bit too tech, and focussed on technique and rules .... lets just enjoy each others creativity.


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Dec 10, 2015 09:07 |  #7489

aemravan wrote in post #17813447 (external link)
a couple more with the ICE 77mm 10 stop filter on the canon 5diii w/ canon 24-70 2.8L in Yosemite:

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I really like the first one. Nice shot.




  
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Dec 10, 2015 11:44 |  #7490

roseyposey wrote in post #17813596 (external link)
I personally think we can all get a bit too tech, and focussed on technique and rules .... lets just enjoy each others creativity.

Did you miss this part in CoolYota's post, "Comments and criticism welcomed. Here to learn"? I took that to mean honest feedback and not just blowing sunshine.


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Dec 10, 2015 11:47 |  #7491

CoolYota wrote in post #17813562 (external link)
Cropped bottom and left and right a bit. Did you mean like this?

Yes, I would even crop more on the bottom until the lower left water is gone.


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Dec 10, 2015 12:36 |  #7492

Bcaps wrote in post #17813994 (external link)
Yes, I would even crop more on the bottom until the lower left water is gone.

Me too. I would crop the bottom and the left until the opera house is almost at the edge of the frame. To me that would draw the view into the opera house and bridge.

Its all subjective though


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Dec 10, 2015 12:40 |  #7493

I love the photo CoolYota, and my personal crop attached. I like the look of the long bridge, a long crop brings more attention to it. The image itself is reminiscent of a panoramic view IMO.

BTW, did you have to get on a ferry to get to that location?


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Dec 12, 2015 12:12 |  #7494

[QUOTE=Bcaps;17810553]​A quite moment here on Lake Pehoé which was just a short hike over a hill near our campsite. This was a 4 minute exposure. A larger version and full EXIF available on the Flickr image (external link).

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Dec 12, 2015 15:12 as a reply to  @ CameraBuff's post |  #7495

Thanks CB :0


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Dec 12, 2015 20:01 |  #7496

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BTW, did you have to get on a ferry to get to that location?
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Hi, I shot it at Mrs Macquarie Chair. Roughly 20mins walk away from the CBD.


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Dec 13, 2015 04:23 |  #7497

CoolYota wrote in post #17816873 (external link)
Hi, I shot it at Mrs Macquarie Chair. Roughly 20mins walk away from the CBD.

And very popular with photographers at sunset!


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Dec 13, 2015 20:13 |  #7498

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Dec 14, 2015 03:57 |  #7499

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Dec 14, 2015 09:38 |  #7500

One that has been cooking for a while...I think its finally done.
275 seconds. Lee Big Stopper and 3 Stop ND. f/9, ISO 50.

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