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I dislike this image as it seems boring and quite postcardy, i prefer wide angle shots to have more drama. Also the buildings look quite soft. I am uploading this shot so that people can tell me how i could of acheived more of an atmosphere on a bright sunny day.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-x Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:18-55mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Mar 2011 - 12:40 PM
Focal Length:21.2mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:+1.7
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Cardiff Bay.
Username:Perry_95 Perry_95
Uploaded:24 Mar 2011 - 10:11 PM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel
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AlexRitchie
24 Mar 2011 - 10:46 PM

I'm no expert but IMO I think it's too busy. There isn't a focal point. There is too much info to take in.
Even wide angel shots should be clear and have a focal point to draw your eye.
This is just from lots of stuff I've read - but as I said before I'm no expert!!
Nice colours and DoF sharpness.

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AlexRitchie
24 Mar 2011 - 10:48 PM

BTW, really like Last Plant Standing in your PF!

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Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2011 - 11:19 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Look at your image. Top and bottom there's not much going on. Focus about a third of the way in - at say the foot of the mooring frame in order to maximise front to back sharpness. Our eyes see more of a dynamic range than can be recorded on the dgital sensor and the photo will fall short of your recollection of the scene in harsh sunlight. Try to use the tog friendly hours around sunrise and sunset. Make sure the frame has no distractions and a clear focal point if possible. Distractions for me would be the thingy along the bottom left hand side of the frame, the dust bunny right of top centre and the con trail. In pp there are things that can improve the perception of the scene. A digital grad will strengthen a weak sky at the top while careful sharpening on a separate layer with the blending mode set to luminance and the opacity reduced to suit the image can work wonders. HTH.
Alun

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84292 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 7:19 AM

As you say, it is very 'post cardy' - but that isn't always a bad thing. I love the clear, bright colours and it shows us what Cardiff Bay looks like. If you wanted drama I have to agree with Alun, lighting makes all the difference - going at sunrise or sunset would give you a totally different look.

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jamestheboy
25 Mar 2011 - 5:16 PM

I like the detail in this photo which there is a lot of





james SmileSmile

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 7:58 PM

A super waterfront image - good advice from folks - I might have been tempted to crop the water in the foreground - see what you think Smile

Fran x

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