Re: Re: Degrees of Lighting

#21154
Duncan Rawlinson
Keymaster

Wow wow wow. 馃槸 These are lovely!

First things first.

The EXIF data:
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User Comment:
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[attachment=0:3d8qrogy]Hard Light EXIF.png[/attachment:3d8qrogy]
Date Time Original: 2013:03:12 04:33:20
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Date Time: 2013:03:12 04:33:20
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So they are both good examples of what is required by the assignment so you’ve absolutely nailed this one! You’ve done a great job!

In the soft light image the only issue I have with the photograph is the focus and the color. I’m not quite sure what I should be focusing on as the viewer. In other words I would have liked the focus to shallow depth of field on something in particular, or large enough so that the entire sculpture is in the frame. But this is neither here nor there because I think you just shot the image to meet the criteria of the assignment. That said I like the image. I just think it could have been better.

Now this image of the red fence is lovely. It’s very well composed, framed, exposed, and it’s quite delightful. I love how much the color pops. I also really like how sharp the image is. And yes this is very hard light.

If there is anything I can say here it’s that you may have a very small amount of lens distortion causing the lines to curve a little. Post processing software can remove that but that’s just me struggling to find something wrong with the image. If you wanted to take this to the next level you could have put a kid behing the fence and used an off camera flash to light him or her looking through it. But again, this is me trying to find anything to say to improve the image.

In all honesty I don’t think there is really that much you could have done here to shoot a better assignment.

So job well done!

See you on the next round.