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looking for any help..with this one..

Camera:cannon
Lens:Cannon
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:holyisland
Username:VIVIEN_R VIVIEN_R
Uploaded:23 Dec 2010 - 1:12 PM
Tags:Holyisland, Landscape / travel
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Hawker2000
Hawker2000 e2 Member 5Hawker2000 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2010 - 1:18 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

As you have given a fair proportion of the picture to the background, it may have been better to reduce the aperture setting to give a better depth of field to bring the background into focus. The scene seems to have enough light to cope with a smaller aperture. By setting the correct 'Hyperfocal length' would ensure that the dog in the foreground and the background are within the depth of field.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2010 - 1:37 PM

A very nice shot well done.

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2010 - 3:20 PM

Lovely shot and setting. Looks great
Alvar

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sagaya
sagaya  6
23 Dec 2010 - 3:58 PM

Very well shot but I do agree with Hawker2000 that a smaller apperute would have given it better perspective... cheers mate!

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom845 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2010 - 5:37 PM

not a lot of info here. there is one basic error - the dog is on the wrong side. if he/she is to be on the left, then it should be looking to the right. I would prefer the dog as it is, but looking left.

Otherwise nicely seen and recorded.

paul

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2010 - 11:22 PM

Without knowing what lens and focal length you were using, it's impossible to say whether you can get the dog and the background in focus at the same time. I would suggest that it isn't, as the sky is grey and there are no strong shadows, suggesting that a very narrow aperture isn't an option because the shutter speed would become too slow. However, I think that aspect of the photo works just fine as it is — the castle is clearly recognizable and makes a good backdrop without competing too hard for attention.

I agree with Frank and Paul that the composition needs a little more work. The natural composition is with the dog looking to the right. Having him on the left, looking left suggests that there's something really interesting just outside the photo and we want to look at that, too! So, with a person or animal on one side of the frame, it's usually best to have them looking either at the camera or towards the centre of the frame. I'd also try to move the castle away from the centre, putting it off-centre on the opposite side to the dog.

Overall, though, I think this is a nice shot. It's a good idea and it's something out of the ordinary.

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