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Taken in a local cemetary.


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Camera:Fuji finepix fd40
Lens:none
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Destiny
Username:rocking_roxxy rocking_roxxy
Uploaded:28 Jan 2009 - 11:31 PM
Tags:Architecture, Cemetary, Crosses, Death, Graveyard, Ireland, Religion
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cirrusminor
cirrusminor e2 Member 6380 forum postscirrusminor vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2009 - 11:35 PM

Nice... Like the title Wink
Tim

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rocking_roxxy
28 Jan 2009 - 11:35 PM

thanks tim Grin

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glazzaro e2 Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2009 - 12:07 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

There a a couple of things that could be done to make this photo better. Just some observations, there are a lot of deep shadows and detail is lost. Understanding it is a cemetery and a degree of darkness works, I believe that some of your comp is lost because you lose some definition in the stone work. Also the sky is a bit to dark and almost looks as the shadows are masking the blue sky that is trying to break through.

Camera Suggestions:

1. Increase the iso to bring in more light
2. Reduce the aperture, could get by shooting this between 4 - 6
3. To avoid overexposure consider setting the AE against the brightest part of the clouds then lock.

Editing Suggestions:

1. Reduce shadows so that more detail is apparent, adjust to the mood your trying to set, but also leave something for the viewer to see.
2. Increasing saturation could help to highlight some of the details
3. Increasing brightness would also benefit the overall shot.

Greg

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rocking_roxxy
29 Jan 2009 - 12:11 AM

Thanks greg! But I only used a compact camera to take the picture so I couldnt change the iso etc, but I have finally got an slr and i cant wait to get using it Grin

Thanks for the advice Grin

( im not great at editing! I need to get a good software first! )

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139675 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2009 - 1:13 AM

For me the sky is a bit too yellow and I agree with Greg that the stone work is a bit to dark. This is easily remedied by selectively removing some of the yellow from the sky and, again selectively, using (for example) th shadows/highlights tool to lighten up the shadows: if doing this it is best to increase the mid tone contrast as well.

I've uploaded a mod to demonstrate this.

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miptog
miptog  93532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2009 - 10:57 AM

A lesson here is to decide what part of an image to take exposure from. The camera has looked at the whole scene and exposed for the brightest sky. If you had pointed the camera at one of the grave stones the shadows would have been better exposed.

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rocking_roxxy
29 Jan 2009 - 12:57 PM

Thanks for the tips guys Smile

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Headless
Headless  5 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2009 - 1:31 AM

Its a great subjct and you've done well with a compact. I'm in the similar situation with a compact and the tech, software is not my thing. Some great advice from Greg here to that I could benifit from too!
Excellent title!
andy

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rocking_roxxy
1 Apr 2009 - 12:01 PM

thanks heaedless! I didnt even have to think about the title, it just was instant lol

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