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Feb 03, 2016 20:25 |  #1

I took this a few months ago, and it was a guessing game because I hadn't shot before with the sun like this. My lens definitely struggled in the fading light, but this is one of my favorite shots so far.

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Feb 03, 2016 21:21 |  #2

Nice golden hour shot. Shooting back lit subjects can be hard. Focusing is a challenge and depending on the sun balancing exposure can be tricky. The subject can be too dark and the background can be too bright. Looks like you didnt need it in this case but practice some fill flash. Itll come in handy.

I think maybe a boost in viderence would do this image good.


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Feb 04, 2016 06:43 |  #3

In western cultures, our eyes travel from left to right...flip the image horizontally to have her facing to the right.
Additionally, photoshopping the image could really improve things.


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Feb 04, 2016 07:27 as a reply to  @ chauncey's post |  #4

I'm not sure what you mean by photoshopping the image, I did edit it in lightroom though. I've pushed sharpening and smoothing as far as I'm comfortable with. Any more and I risk ruining the image. And I don't really want to do anything more than tweeking saturation/clarity/deh​aze more than I already have because I was specifically going for the "setting sun backlit" look.

Thanks for the left-right tip, though I won't be using it here.


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Feb 04, 2016 08:26 |  #5

There are a lot of different theories on how our eyes move through an image and left to right is only one of them. Here's a link to a different theory:
http://photography.tut​splus.com …d-composition--photo-5521 (external link)


I like this image a lot but think it could have been improved by moving her a few steps forward to eliminate the dark plant material on the right from the image.


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Feb 04, 2016 12:41 |  #6

DThriller wrote in post #17885097 (external link)
I think maybe a boost in viderence would do this image good.

What is viderence?




  
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Feb 04, 2016 12:44 as a reply to  @ Brad999's post |  #7

vibrance


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Feb 04, 2016 13:02 |  #8

Vibrance yea wooops


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Feb 07, 2016 12:21 |  #9

excellent shot and light :-)


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Feb 07, 2016 12:32 as a reply to  @ pvdb's post |  #10

Thanks :-)


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Feb 07, 2016 13:17 |  #11

It's so easy to be picky with photo's, especially as we all put different importance on things, negative space, reading left to right, balance, but you've been taking a few shots of her recently, and the fundamental fact is, that's a beautiful shot, well done :)


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Feb 09, 2016 10:35 |  #12

I love this shot. It has a wonderful lighting quality. Delicate flare & low contrast combines with front & rear out of focus elements to create a pleasing 3d effect. I'd be very pleased to have shot this, well done!




  
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Feb 09, 2016 11:29 |  #13

Lovely shot. Just my opinion (and I know you've already said you won't do it on this picture), I would never flip an image of a person, particularly a portrait; there are just too many nuances in a person's looks, whether it's the way the hair's parted, one ear or eye slightly higher than the other, freckles, and so on. If it's someone that you're very familiar with, or that the client is very familiar with, it just won't look right.

If it's for a use where viewers aren't familiar with the subject I guess it would be okay.


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Feb 09, 2016 12:31 as a reply to  @ LV Moose's post |  #14

I think they meant to flip the image, not the actual taking of the subject from her other side.




  
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Feb 09, 2016 12:36 |  #15

Brad999 wrote in post #17891682 (external link)
I think they meant to flip the image, not the actual taking of the subject from her other side.

I know. That's what I'm talking about. Few people are perfectly symmetrical; when you flip their image, it just doesn't look right, unless you've never seen them before.


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