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The Uig to Lochmaddy Ferry one rainy april day, not sure if I should crop a bit from the right so that the ferry is not in the centre, comments please.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:55-200mm f/4-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Apr 2013 - 6:13 PM
Focal Length:122mm
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Rainbow Ferry
Username:Mike43 Mike43
Uploaded:28 Apr 2013 - 12:53 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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Suzicoo
Suzicoo e2 Member 2419 forum postsSuzicoo vcard United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 - 3:28 PM

I think the the composition works as it is, reason being your eye is naturally dawn to the rainbow, IMO
Suzicoo

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pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1599 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 4:07 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

An excellent capture, Mike, with the ferry just approaching the large rainbow, about to go through it, quite magical. I love the way the rainbow goes right down into the water, and the wonderful light on the foreground rocks (?).
When capturing a rainbow, it's not unusual to find that the area behind it is a lot darker than the area in front of it, in other words the area underneath the arc is often darker. I don't see that here, and if I did, I think I'd have placed the rainbow across the centre of the frame, with one half light and the other half dark.
Since you ask about the ferry being in the centre, I would agree with a crop to the right, which I have done in my modification, placing the ferry on the thirds intersection bottom right. It keeps your horizon almost central, but I didn't want to crop any more for fear of losing any part of the rainbow. I also gave the image a Levels adjustment and darkened it, to enhance the colours. I ran the burn tool over the ferry so that it stood out better.
The use of negative space is such a personal decision. The ferry is moving to the left, and so it does need space in front of it, but doesn't need so much behind it. With moving objects, the eye will naturally follow the path the subject is on and having no space for it to move into can leave the shot unbalanced. Generally speaking, although it's not a hard and fast rule, if you place the main subject at the dead-centre of your picture, it can feel static and dull, whereas an off-centre subject is more pleasing and dynamic. Having the ferry heading towards the middle of the frame, in my opinion, makes the image more pleasing to the eye and stops it from guiding the viewer's eye out of the frame.
Here's another interesting consideration. Because we read from left to right we also tend to look at an image from left to right, and so it feels more comfortable when an object is moving in that way. See my second modification, which is simply mirrored, and see how you feel about it.
Pamela.

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Mike43
Mike43 e2 Member 3Mike43 vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 5:19 PM


Quote: An excellent capture, Mike, with the ferry just approaching the large rainbow, about to go through it, quite magical. I love the way the rainbow goes right down into the water, and the wonderful light on the foreground rocks (?).
When capturing a rainbow, it's not unusual to find that the area behind it is a lot darker than the area in front of it, in other words the area underneath the arc is often darker. I don't see that here, and if I did, I think I'd have placed the rainbow across the centre of the frame, with one half light and the other half dark.
Since you ask about the ferry being in the centre, I would agree with a crop to the right, which I have done in my modification, placing the ferry on the thirds intersection bottom right. It keeps your horizon almost central, but I didn't want to crop any more for fear of losing any part of the rainbow. I also gave the image a Levels adjustment and darkened it, to enhance the colours. I ran the burn tool over the ferry so that it stood out better.
The use of negative space is such a personal decision. The ferry is moving to the left, and so it does need space in front of it, but doesn't need so much behind it. With moving objects, the eye will naturally follow the path the subject is on and having no space for it to move into can leave the shot unbalanced. Generally speaking, although it's not a hard and fast rule, if you place the main subject at the dead-centre of your picture, it can feel static and dull, whereas an off-centre subject is more pleasing and dynamic. Having the ferry heading towards the middle of the frame, in my opinion, makes the image more pleasing to the eye and stops it from guiding the viewer's eye out of the frame.
Here's another interesting consideration. Because we read from left to right we also tend to look at an image from left to right, and so it feels more comfortable when an object is moving in that way. See my second modification, which is simply mirrored, and see how you feel about it.
Pamela.

Hi Pamela,
Thanks for above comments, was moving in the same direction with your mod (Right to Left) which I like. It is always nice to get a second opining.
Mike.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 6:43 PM

A wonderfully pleasing and in many way a rather comforting composition which really draws the eye and lifts ones spirits

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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MuresMaria
28 Apr 2013 - 9:08 PM

It touches the heart... This is what I expect from Art. Wonderful!

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 9:59 PM

Pamela's Mods touch on an interesting paradox. In your original upload the boat is head leftwards (retrogressive, towards the past), but the arc of the rainbow is a rising diagonal, pushing rightwards - that's positive, optimistic, looking to the future.
I rather like Pamela's second Mod. It seems to place the boat as sailing ever onwards, determinedly, but perhaps against destiny...
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 28 Apr 2013 - 9:59 PM

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