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June 29, 2011 at 7:10 pm #18439Marissa BergusonParticipant
Landscape – Lake Kabetogama’s rocky shoreline with seagulls in the distance against a treeline backdrop.June 30, 2011 at 3:02 pm #20528Duncan RawlinsonKeymaster
How are you on this fine day?!
I’m going to need you to re-shoot this one.
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The instructions for this assignment make a special not to say: “Your picture should take into consideration everything we’ve spoken about thus far. Take care with your composition and lighting”
In this case your composition has a very crooked horizon line and your photo’s exposure is off. I’m not trying to be harsh here but I know you can do better than this! 😉
Don’t get me wrong though, this had the makings of a nice image. Your choice to shoot in portrait (vertical) instead of landscape (horizontal) and the elements of this frame could have made a nice image. Unfortunately you we’re not setup for this shot properly.
One final note is that in a photograph like this you will need maximum depth if field.
Thanks!July 19, 2011 at 8:10 pm #20529Marissa BergusonParticipant
For this photo, I was driving on my way into town and caught a glimpse of this evening setting. I felt like it was a good shot. The wet road seemed to serve as a leading line up to the suns rays shining through the trees. The only problem I had – I didn’t have my good camera with me!! I grabbed the camera I had and took the shot. That should explain the lesser quality, but please let me know what you think of the shot. This assignment poses a little more of a challenge for me as we do not have many places for exceptional landscape shots (or cityscapes) around here.July 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm #20530Duncan RawlinsonKeymaster
Some of the greatest photographs ever taken we’re shot with sub-optimal cameras.
You did your best with what you had and you captured some gorgeous light.
Take note here of how the photograph looks better at smaller sizes.
If you ever have to present photographs that are shot on low quality cameras present them at smaller sizes. They will look more sharp and crisper.
Also take note of what works here. There is fog, there is the leading lines of the open road, there and the reflections on the water. All of this creates a certain kind of magic.
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