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one of my favourite pictures i have two like this along with this one i have one in black and white... let me know what you think

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Sep 2012 - 5:35 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:125
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:drummers 2
Username:tomohawk tomohawk
Uploaded:2 Oct 2012 - 7:39 AM
Tags:Black & white, General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 12:12 PM

Compositionally I like the narrow depth of field and the receding line of drums. I also love the spectators' faces in the background.

I think a few things let it down though, especially the chopped off drummer's head which is quite jarring. A wider POV would have been great - however maybe that wasn't possible at the time.

I personally don't see what benefit a mono version would have - it's a colourful pageant scene. In fact a very small boost in brightness, contrast and saturation would improve it (but being careful not to blow out the drumskins to pure white

Stephen

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2867 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 1:36 PM

In addition to the points made by Stephen, the white balance has made the shot yellow overall, so sorting that out helps as in the mod.


Regards


Willie

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pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 5:47 PM

I can see why you like this, Tom.
I had a look at the mono version in your portfolio and don't think it works as well as the colour version. You need those red uniforms to make the image sing.
I like the way you have focused on the foreground drum, and it's good and sharp with nice highlights in the metal parts, but I'd like to have seen the whole of the top of it inside the frame, rather than a little bit chopped off.
I like the way you have focused on the drums as the main elements, and yet still have the atmosphere of a whole band, very clever.
Pamela.

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