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First Post. One for CC

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Mar 29, 2008 09:46 |  #1

Hi! This is my first post on the board & figured I would start by sharing a pic. Please give some CC composition, color etc. no hurting my feelings. Be brutal as it says in my siggy. Loving this board so far! Thanks! Here is the info:
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Mar 29, 2008 11:01 |  #2

no cc???? make nooby feel loved ;)

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Mar 29, 2008 11:12 as a reply to  @ slphotography's post |  #3
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First, Welcome to the Forum!!
The composition is nice, but I'd either rotate it CC about 1 degree to straighten, or simply crop the top off. ... I like the top to balance the pic, though, so I'd rotate. I like the dried reeds, but some of them are too close to the subject, and are distracting, for example the one just above and parallel to the female subject's back, the stem in the space between the two faces (about chin-level), and the stem sticking out of the male subject's neck. ... Those can all be removed pretty easily. And the lighing is a bit flat, but some simple selective lighting adjustments can help focus emphasis on the subjects.

But as a first post, very nice. ... Keep 'em coming!;)

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Mar 29, 2008 11:21 |  #4

Welcome Stephanie.

Not bad but I think I would go for a much tighter crop. The fence line and shore are distracting. Move in tighter and open up that lens so the background blurs a little more. It will give much more attention to the subjects.

May I also suggest toning down your watermark and moving it to the bottom right corner.

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Mar 29, 2008 11:33 |  #5

Nice exposure, good even (flat) light, nice and sharp but...

Assuming this is an Engagement session, surrounding your couple with dead vegitation really kills any happy feelings of starting a new life together.

Sorry but I find the location utterly depressing and devoid of warmth.

Now, taking the above suggestion about getting in closer and letting shallower DOF soften up the background would probably do wonders.

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Mar 29, 2008 12:00 |  #6

Stephanie, Just a heads up. You will get 1,000 hits with 2-3 replies (with CC). Thats how it is. But dont worry, if you have questions or concerns they will usually get answered.

I didn't read the above comments until i started writing this and it was the exact thing i was going to mention. I would have liked to see the subjects fill the frame more, the background doest not compliment the subject.

But i do like the exposure.

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Mar 29, 2008 15:13 |  #7

Welcome to the forum! I agree with some of the other comments, I'd crop to the waters edge. The fence row is distracting and not essential to the picture. The lighting looks good though.

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