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Hi! I liked the contrast between the poised, calmed elegance of the statues and the casual dress/movement of the tourists.

I took it yesterday in Louvre. Thank you for your critique + comments Smile

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon Coolpix P90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Feb 2013 - 12:31 PM
Focal Length:4.6mm
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/6sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:a change of pace
Username:Saradadevi Saradadevi
Uploaded:12 Feb 2013 - 4:19 PM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel, Portraits / people
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Neon1
Neon1  1 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 - 4:24 PM

First image I have viewed at this site and I really like it. I see what you see in the nice contrast,good stuff.

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devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 5:41 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi there, its a good idea, i think i see what you were trying to achieve here, but am not too sure if this comes through in the shot and there maybe a couple of reasons as to why this is, firstly when trying to contrast static and movement i think you need to give enough room / scale in the shot to achieve the effect which is missing here largely because the shot isnt wide enough to create the sense of scale of the statues compared to the people milling around it so in effect you needed a wider view or angle than is the case here. Secondly for this to work the framing specifically the edges need to be clear of all elements this also goes back to giving a sense of scale and room in the shot Smile....

Hope this helps Smile

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 10:26 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

i like this and the concept of creating a contrast between the movement in the background and the static figures on the columns works well.
im unsure about the blodge of white bottom right and the whole thing seems to be tightened up if you crop from the bottom up to the top of the white oof area because this just competes too much for attention being down there near the bottom corner of frame.
Phil

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Jestertheclown
12 Feb 2013 - 10:27 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I'm going to take a completely different approach to you Prabh!

I've gone for a tighter crop, concentrating on the seemingly still figures coming through the doorway and keeping just the most prominent blurred ones in the middle. Given more time, I'd also lose the arm that's intruding on the right.
This also removes the slightly converging verticals (not that I'm bothered by them, as most of you will know) and it balances the light a little better.

Not an improvement necessarily; just an alternative.

Bren.

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 12 Feb 2013 - 10:28 PM

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Saradadevi
13 Feb 2013 - 3:32 PM

Hi Neon1!

thank you and welcome to the site, I'm rather new actually too, and happy to be here Smile Hope you'll like it too Smile

Renée

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Saradadevi
13 Feb 2013 - 4:51 PM

Hi Devlin!

Thank you for your comments! They do help a lot!

When cropping I may have done worse, actually. I just uploaded the original version, where there is more space, maybe not enough anyway...

When you say "... the framing specifically the edges need to be clear of all elements this also goes back to giving a sense of scale and room in the shot ....", do you mean blurring the elements near the edges?

Renée

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Saradadevi
13 Feb 2013 - 4:53 PM

Hi Phil!

Yes, now that you mention it, the white area really is disturbing! Thank you for your comments Smile

Renée

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Saradadevi
13 Feb 2013 - 4:55 PM

Hi Bren!

Oh yes! I like your version a lot more than mine Smile And even when you cropped more than I did, I do think it gives the feeling of space, because the statues are not so close to the edges Smile And the light is a lot better!

Thank you ! Smile

Renée

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Jestertheclown
13 Feb 2013 - 5:47 PM

. . . we aim to please!

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 5:57 PM

Good idea and quite well done. That white area does need to go, it was the first thing I saw. The sharp stAtues and various degrees of movement work well.

Paul

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Saradadevi
13 Feb 2013 - 7:01 PM

Thanks Paul Smile

Renée

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