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Could this be better?

 
maltau571
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Jun 12, 2011 04:33 |  #1

What could have been better in this picture? Any critique pls to help me get better

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Jun 12, 2011 07:26 |  #2

I think there is too much going on it this picture, I can't decide where to look. Maybe cropping off a little from the left side would help.




  
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Jun 12, 2011 08:14 |  #3

I think the main detail on this nice photo is the sky. The sky is the thing my eyes falt on when I saw the photo. What kind of area is this, by the way. Which country and at what time did you take the picture?


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Jun 12, 2011 08:15 |  #4

I agree, maybe the rule of thirds applies here, crop on either left or right side?


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Jun 12, 2011 08:17 |  #5

I like it. Where was it? Looks kinda like Istanbul.


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Jun 12, 2011 09:14 |  #6

It could be an interesting wallhanger if the boats had more detail relative to the sky. Try a graduated ND or polarizer to bring down the sky's exposure next time. Some fill light could probably do it as well. Of course, this is a personal preference -- some people would prefer the sky to be the emphasis, and it is a good one.

I think another interesting take would've been shallow DoF isolating the boat. Of course, at this distance and what I would guess focal length that may have been difficult.


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Jun 12, 2011 11:05 |  #7

JamesPW wrote in post #12579344 (external link)
I think the main detail on this nice photo is the sky. The sky is the thing my eyes falt on when I saw the photo. What kind of area is this, by the way. Which country and at what time did you take the picture?

Hi this is Kalkara MALTA where I live and the time was about 10 minutes to sunset.


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Jun 12, 2011 11:06 |  #8

kirradude1025 wrote in post #12579352 (external link)
I like it. Where was it? Looks kinda like Istanbul.

Not Istanbul. This is MALTA mate.


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Jun 12, 2011 11:13 |  #9

Sp1207 wrote in post #12579530 (external link)
It could be an interesting wallhanger if the boats had more detail relative to the sky. Try a graduated ND or polarizer to bring down the sky's exposure next time. Some fill light could probably do it as well. Of course, this is a personal preference -- some people would prefer the sky to be the emphasis, and it is a good one.

I think another interesting take would've been shallow DoF isolating the boat. Of course, at this distance and what I would guess focal length that may have been difficult.

Will This do better. Pls note that I have edited the Jpeg file in Lightroom for a quick edit. I will edit the RAW file after so it`s not the best copy. But I just cropped it and added a graduated filter to the sky.

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Jun 12, 2011 11:23 |  #10

I like new edit better, altho the colors on sky are a bit harsh.....


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Jun 12, 2011 11:31 |  #11

I would try cropping out the far left part of the pic right about where that tall vertical antenna is. That part of he picture is dark and and doesn't add any value to the picture IMO.


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Jun 12, 2011 22:15 |  #12

good job




  
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