Re: Re: Advanced Comp

Duncan Rawlinson

Thanks for sending in this lovely image.

Here is the EXIF data:
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Date Time Original: 2013:03:20 04:07:25
Exposure Time: 1/125
F Number: f / 11
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire
Focal Length: 35mm
White Balance: Manual white balance
Model: NIKON D3000
Exif Version:
Pixel X Dimension: 3868
Pixel Y Dimension: 1407
User Comment:
Date Time Digitized: 2013:03:20 04:07:25
Subsec Time: 50
Subsec Time Original: 50
Subsec Time Digitized: 50
Exposure Bias: -0.33
Max Aperture Value: 1.60
Light Source: Fine weather
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: 1
Digital Zoom Ration: 1
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 52mm
Scene Capture Type: Landscape
Contrast: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Hard
Subject Distance Range: Unknown
ExifIFDPointer: 256
Orientation: 1
YCbCr Positioning: 1
X Resolution: 72
Y Resolution: 72
Resolution Unit: 2
Date Time: 2013:03:26 17:48:00
Software: QuickTime 7.6.6

The first thing I noticed was that I really like the image. It feels right.

It looks like something you could hang on your wall but I was curious, how come you chose black and white for this image?

The main thing here is that the image is technically sound if just every so slightly underexposed. I like how sharp the image. Razor sharp images like this are just lovely.

From a compositional perspective everything is well laid out and perfectly positioned.

One concern would be the aspect ratio of the image. There are no rules for aspect ratios but using a ratio that is unusual may limit your ability to make prints and good sizes etc. Stick to the common aspect ratios like 16:9 3:2 or 1:1 etc.

I’m curious about your thoughts on the black and white choice.