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Oct 29, 2005 20:54 |  #1

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Oct 29, 2005 22:40 |  #2

Interesting shot. I think I would crop the top third or even top half of the sky.


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Oct 29, 2005 23:50 as a reply to  @ Gary Fairhead's post |  #3

The subject has a huge potential, and you have conceptualized it right. Now it comes to execution, so I'll try to expand a bit on what Gary has suggested above:
*Too much sky, way too little of the subject. From this distance , it could be a missile launch site plus a few nuclear reactor building domes....you see ?
* No need to psychodelic out the sky in photoshop or such. You can keep it natural and neutral because you have got a great silhouette working for you.
* Those minarets and cranes would make quite a combo from a closer distance!
*The sun....well if it is there, try to avoid it...wait til it gets covered by clouds or it sets behind the structures or the horizon....otherwise, the sun steals the exposure from the rest of your composition and away from your real subject.

I hope some of this makes some sense.:rolleyes:


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Oct 30, 2005 00:25 |  #4

Yes, wonderful comments everyone!

I was seperated by a huge body of water and at the time I had my 17 - 40 L and 50 1.8 on me.

Here is some food for thought. Any Arab Muslim, person familiar with the middle east would instantly recognize the architercture. It does look like a missile launch site.

ALso, whats # 2 ? What about PS?


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Oct 30, 2005 05:50 |  #5

I'd crop it to the lower right. All that sky is doing nothing for the image.

Nice color/texture and silouettes.

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Oct 30, 2005 06:03 as a reply to  @ kenyc's post |  #6
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Yep! I'll go along with everone else, nice pic, when I scroll it off the screen it looks really cool as a panoramic.




  
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Oct 30, 2005 15:39 |  #7

thanks for the CC everyone!

I love the way it looks now! The crop makes it look panoramic as soupdragon mentioned :D

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Oct 30, 2005 15:44 |  #8

What about this one?
I love the way the minarets look so sharp and distinguished.


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Oct 30, 2005 16:07 as a reply to  @ CorruptedPhotographer's post |  #9

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thanks for the CC everyone!

I love the way it looks now! The crop makes it look panoramic as soupdragon mentioned :D

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Yep, I like this much better....yep, sure do.

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Oct 30, 2005 16:10 as a reply to  @ CorruptedPhotographer's post |  #10

Saif, the panoramic effect seems to work better.


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Oct 30, 2005 17:01 as a reply to  @ PetKal's post |  #11

That is a very cool shot. I really like it once it is cropped.


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Oct 30, 2005 17:05 |  #12

I'll go against almost all here and say that I like the original version. It portrays how being in the desert could be - a city with all its amenities looming in the horizon, and nothing else but a big expanse of sky. Well captured.


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Oct 30, 2005 17:31 as a reply to  @ BottomBracket's post |  #13

BottomBracket wrote:
I'll go against almost all here and say that I like the original version. It portrays how being in the desert could be - a city with all its amenities looming in the horizon, and nothing else but a big expanse of sky. Well captured.

I'm going to have to agree.


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Oct 30, 2005 20:36 |  #14

Bottom Brackert. Kick, well thats why I posted it the way I did. I also so what you guys saw.

On the other hand, I also see how it is also nice cropped.

I cant wait to photo it when its done :D


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