Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

The Boat House Newmillerdam

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

PRIZES GALORE! Enter The ePHOTOzine Exclusive Christmas Prize Draw; Over £10,000 Worth of Prizes! Plus A Gift For Everybody On Christmas Day!
Add Comment

Just straitened it and auto enhanced.
This was an oppertunist shot. I am limited by the lens I had on at the time.
Appresiate any suggestions.
Thanks in advance. Wink

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:70.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 130.5 - 559.4 mm) Tamron Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jun 2012 - 2:41 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.233573
ISO:2500
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The Boat House Newmillerdam
Username:markjnorris markjnorris
Uploaded:12 Jun 2012 - 9:58 PM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel
VS Mode Rating 98 (0% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:Voting Disabled
Critque wantedCritique Wanted
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)
Awards have been disabled on this photo

Comments

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
Davesumner
13 Jun 2012 - 3:35 AM

Hi Mark,

Nice shot and given that you say it was a grab shot there isn't much more you could have done. Newmiller Dam, now there is a place I haven't been in a lot of years. Your comment does have me wondering what compromise you had by using the lens as a 70 - 300mm would cover a fairly large range and as you used it at the 300mm end I don't see you getting much closer when there is water in the way. Maybe it was way too far away and you've had to crop your original quite a lot?

For me the shot is a little flat and needs some contrast to give it a little punch and I'm not a fan of the close crop at the bottom. Also the horizon line (waters level) isn't straight either. The main problem being that the building being a boat house already looks sunken and having the water cropped so tightly emphasises this even more. I also wonder if you've tried to include a little bit too much in the shot on the right and whether it might work better as a portrait or maybe going really wide might be a better shot? I think what would have made it for me was a person in red sitting on the bench.

Anyway, I have done a small mod where I've cropped the right side off and a little off the top, cloned out the tree trunk and added some colour to the building. Last of all I sharpened the shot.

Hope this helps

DaVeS

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 11:54 AM

Good comments above, I can only add a mod to show the position that I would have left the water in, it does seem to be chopped a little short.

I cannot understand the logic of ISO 2500 it is way too high for good finish unless you want a grainy finish to it and the exposure compensaation is set at a pointless level, I feel sure you will agree that a figure to 6 decimal places is over the top. In actual fact no compensation is required here anyway.

Frank

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.