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Had a lovely walk on Saturday right near home along a lovely path and through many trees.I was walking along this old stone dry wall that I admire every time I walk past it and decided to take a photo.
Now can you my EPZ friends tell me ,How and where should I have the wall in the photo,I could not decide,and the best way for you to see the wall was like this along the middle,but I don't think it's looking right,can you please help me,as I can go back and take another shot anyday,but cant have the sun we had on saturday.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Oct 2012 - 1:00 PM
Focal Length:11.9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.3
Aperture:f/4.1
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Dry Old Stone Wall
Username:netta1234 netta1234
Uploaded:24 Oct 2012 - 6:44 AM
Tags:Dry stone wall, General, Path, Trees
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Oct 2012 - 6:51 AM

For some it may be bothersome that it is in the centre but I quite like the way you photographed it Smile It links well with the distant trees and I think this is a superb photo ! Thanx for sharing SmileGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 7:45 AM

Diagonals are always more dynamic, Netta. Finding a pov that takes the wall from corner to corner would be a good starting point and adjusting according to what is in the fore/background.

Dave

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Margaret101
24 Oct 2012 - 8:00 AM

Those stone walls are so lovely. you have a lovely sharp shot there. My preference would have been a side view along the wall only because it shows all the great work that goes into making one of these walls. But we all see differently and what I might like, someone else may not like, which is the beauty of photography!!

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
24 Oct 2012 - 8:16 AM

Hi Netta Dave summed it up perfectly. But you will also always have differing opinions. As it is, it does lead the eye nicely into the image, which is a nice image. Margaret made a good point also
Quote: a side view along the wall only because it shows all the great work that goes into making one of these walls.

John

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achieverswales
24 Oct 2012 - 3:38 PM


Quote: Diagonals are always more dynamic, Netta. Finding a pov that takes the wall from corner to corner would be a good starting point and adjusting according to what is in the fore/background.

Dave

Dave is right Netta, but nobody has mentioned that the photograph is out of focus, there is nothing sharp there, if you look at your aperture it is f4.5 this is much to shallow for front to back end sharpness, you need at least f16 or greater for this shot to be successful, the only way this would work at the settings used is to focus on the stone in front and all the rest would be defused! This would work, as I mentioned before that a tripod would have to be used for f16 and above because of slow shutter speed, as winter is upon us things will get worst with regards to light.

Regards

Trev.

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orla2003
orla2003  2
24 Oct 2012 - 5:06 PM

hi Netta. take no notice of Trev. he dose`nt know what he`s on about;Winksorry Trev! i think it is a great shot SmileWinkxxDX

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
24 Oct 2012 - 5:28 PM

I'm always being told my photo's are over sharp, no wonder I'm confused .com lol. I like stone walls as long as no bars on the windows, like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
24 Oct 2012 - 6:19 PM

I think you did extremely well Netta, there cannot be too many areas that are flat enough to sit/stand and get this shot - so it maybe a little less sharp, but could be overcome by the sharpening process, but I rather like it as is. If I were you I would go again, perhaps at a different time of day, and take loads at different angles, if it is possible to do so ... Carol GrinGrinGrin

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 - 6:56 PM

I like this image as it is Netta
Jim

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 7:35 PM

I agree with the idea of having the wall on more of a diagonal.
The light is coming from the left, creating a very dark shadow on the right, and getting a lower pov, standing to the left, would allow you to use that light on the side of the wall. Even if you still choose to show the top of the wall and its interesting structure, try more of a diagonal angle on it. Only you will know when you are happy with your composition. As you can see from previous comments, we all have different opinions, likes and dislikes.
Taking this scene as you have shot it here, I think there is another reason for a side view, and that is because there isn't much land showing at the top end of the wall, and I am even wondering if the sky is necessary at all. It looks like the land rises up on the right side, so this would give you a nice tall backdrop to your wall if you stand to the left. Of course, the light may be different when you return, so you may have to just see where it hits the wall. Maybe 1pm isn't the best time, Netta, and earlier or later would give you more subtle light, but you might be hard pressed to get any sunshine again, as you say. Go back, take lots of shots, even some closer ones....enjoy!
Pamela.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 10:08 PM

Nice helpfull comments Netta. I will have to try and remember myself the advice given,great shot though,well done..Lin

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2146 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2012 - 6:45 AM

Thank you all for your helpfull comments ,I do appreciate it.
NettaSmileSmile

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