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I want to take picture of this place but I really do not know how to approached it, need advice Thank you

Camera:Nikon D2X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 14mm ISO: 200 f/16
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:North London
Username:Dan3200 Dan3200
Uploaded:15 Jul 2009 - 9:51 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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somnathchatterjee
16 Jul 2009 - 6:32 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

well good picture it is. but i should say that if your subject is the land then the general trick of landscape photography is 2/3 use of land in the frame and 1/3 for the sky and if your subject is the sky then the trick is 2/3 use of sky in the frame and 1/3 use of land.but here in this picture i see that your subject is the land so you should have used it 2/3 of the frame and 1/3 for the sky.

you have used a high f number to enhance the depth of field.no you have done right no doubt about it. but the detail is lost due to a cloudy weather or overcast day. high f number or small aperture opening works very well at the good lighting condition. so i think if, it was possible, you could have waited for the perfect time for this shot.

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CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2009 - 3:01 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Somnathchatterjee offers some useful advice Daniel about the composition. The land part of your shot is quite dark. This is because you have a very large area of light sky and the camera has compensated for all this light hitting the sensor by underexposing the land. I have uploaded a mod for you where I have lightened the foreground a little using a levels adjustment so you can see what it might look like. If you have the majority of the frame taken up by the darker land then the camera will expose for that scene and I think you will get a better result. It might mean your shutter speed gets low so a tripod is always handy when taking landscape shots.

The composition is good. It is always difficult with this kind of general scene to pick a focal point but the 4 tower blocks on the left stick out, so why not arrange your composition around them and put them about a third of the way up the pic.

Lighting is very important. A cloudy day like you had means that you do not have to struggle with lots of light and shade but it may mean a dull pic. A good time for taking pics is late in the afternoon when the sun takes on a soft, golden light.

Good luck

Catherine

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banehawi
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16 Jul 2009 - 11:51 PM

All good advice above, - loaded a mod to illustrate the concept of the thirds composition by cropping into a panoramic format, and also increased the exposure.


Regards


Willie

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