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Wello point. CC please

 
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Jan 08, 2016 22:57 |  #1

Hey Guys, First post here. I would like your opinion on this image. I still have heaps to learn so please point out anything that you may feel needs addressing.
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Jan 09, 2016 03:30 |  #2

Well you've certainly got an eye for composition. If there is anything I'd change, it would be the tiny distracting ripples in the water. But those are tiny details. Well done!


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Jan 09, 2016 04:04 |  #3

DoughnutPhoto wrote in post #17850829 (external link)
Well you've certainly got an eye for composition. If there is anything I'd change, it would be the tiny distracting ripples in the water. But those are tiny details. Well done!

Thanks mate, ill have a play and see what I can do about the ripples. Anyone feel free to have a play with my image.

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Jan 09, 2016 11:45 |  #4

clae81 wrote in post #17850840 (external link)
Thanks mate, ill have a play and see what I can do about the ripples. Anyone feel free to have a play with my image.

Cheers


For people to really play around with the image they prefer to have the original RAW. you would need to add a drop box link for that.

Ditto on what DoughnutPhoto posted.


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Jan 09, 2016 12:12 |  #5

This is just my opinion, but I find the image very imbalanced. Imbalance is not always a bad thing and often depends on the story you're trying to tell. Normally, when I see a twilight scene with a large body of water, I expect the scene to be very tranquil and that is not what I get from this image. The image is heavily weighted to the right and even though a sunset can help balance large objects on opposite sides of the image, this sunset appears to be below the horizon and can not do that. Perhaps if it had been shot just a little earlier, the sun would have been large enough to make more of an impact on the image. Also, if the small tree in the center had been placed to the left side of the image, it could have combined with the sunset to help balance the image, but being in the center, it contributed nothing to help add visual weight to the left side of the image.

This is just my opinion, of course, and I can already see that others don't share my opinion. I do think this scene has potential and do hope you get another chance to shoot it and share those shots with us.


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Jan 09, 2016 14:39 as a reply to  @ bob_r's post |  #6

I also agree that the image is unbalanced. I like the dichotomy of the old scraggly log to the young new tree. But a different crop with the small tree left of center I think would be better.


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Jan 09, 2016 17:49 |  #7

Thanks for all of the comments. I'lll take everything on board.

cmh512 wrote in post #17851359 (external link)
I also agree that the image is unbalanced. I like the dichotomy of the old scraggly log to the young new tree. But a different crop with the small tree left of center I think would be better.

I've played around with the crop, I lost some of the rocks in the foreground so I didn't crop to tight. Not sure if it makes a huge difference to the balance. Ill have to try and reshoot the scene the next time the tide, and sun is right.


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or possibly this:


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For people to really play around with the image they prefer to have the original RAW.

Here's a drop box link to three different exposures if anybody's interested.
https://www.dropbox.co​m …Nyj9mkUtDFkMd4i​xnsra?dl=0 (external link)

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Jan 09, 2016 20:12 |  #8

I like your last crop the best, although I think it could be cropped even more. I did a rather quick edit of your image and increased the colors of the sunset and cropped the image a little more. This makes the large limb on the right the main subject and it also acts as a leading line to guide the viewer to the smaller tree and the sunset. By cropping a little more out of the sky, it makes the sunset a little more prominent.

What do you think?


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Jan 09, 2016 22:02 |  #9

bob_r wrote in post #17851693 (external link)
What do you think?

Yes a do like your crop. Something for me to work on. Thanks for posting.




  
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Jan 09, 2016 22:38 |  #10

Here's my take on it.


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Jan 12, 2016 08:27 |  #11

First off I don't know how long you've been a photographer for but if you're new you'll be great! :-)

Second I agree about the crop.

This is probably a dumb idea, but if I was there shooting I'd try framing the small tree inside of the old log.

may look dumb but just something I wish I could see how it looks.

Keep shooting and welcome!
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Jan 12, 2016 08:37 |  #12

clae,

I feel that you've got something with some potential here. I can understand why you would want to include the nicely textured log with leading lines, but I think the strong image would be to shoot the isolated tree completely by itself. The beauty will lie in the simplicity.

Also perhaps look to get a lower perspective when shooting this one.

Cheers!

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Jan 13, 2016 01:56 |  #13

Cheers everyone for all of your comments. I'm glad that I started this thread, it has giving me a few things to work on. I'm going to get back to this location when the times right and re shoot it. I'll post back the results.

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