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An Indian female worker is silhouette as dark cloud began to gather for rain at Dimapur, India’s north eastern state of Nagaland. The Indian Metrological Department has forecasted a normal monsoon season this year bringing hope to millions of Indian farmer and policy makers. The south-west Monsoon which usually hit the country from June-September brings about 70% of India's annual rainfall, is crucial to India's economy as more than 60% of the country's farmland is rain-fed and half the working population is employed in agriculture.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D60 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 May 2011 - 3:47 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:silhouette
Username:caisiimao caisiimao
Uploaded:27 May 2011 - 12:38 PM
Tags:Photo journalism, Silhouette
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CathR
CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 2:34 PM

it's a great idea Caisii. The sky gives the shot lots of atmosphere and the silhouette adds a lot of drama. It is a little difficult though for me to "read" the silhouette and to understand quickly what is happening. I think I might have gone for portrait format to get the whole person in. A portrait format might have helped too to exclude the structure to the left. Not sure about the bars either. It's quite tricky with silhouettes to make the shape simple but convey all the information you need to work out what is going on. Good effort though.

best wishes

Catherine

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10845 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2833 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 5:08 PM

Really nice. I agree tis would be so much better without the bars, - and especially if the person was placed more to the left.


I have uploaded a mod with the bars removed, cropped, and I have boosted saturation and sharpness.


regards

Willie

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caisiimao
caisiimao  3 India
27 May 2011 - 5:57 PM

thank you for your creative comment Willie, hope i could improve my images Smile

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2011 - 7:59 AM

The idea is fine and could have been very good. The bars must go, but the figure is not distinct enough. You need the sky to be rather brighter in order for the figure to gain sufficient separation. Possibly underexposed at the time.

Paul

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ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014794 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2011 - 11:05 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

concepts great and I love silhouettes

however - with this one I'm not sure what I'm looking at till I read the text below.

I'd say we need more visual clues as to the what/where/who of the scene. the low angle is great, but its hiding most of the industrual background, so we loose clues there.

also the woman's body position is hunched up and shows no outlines/shapes we can recognise - maybe wait and take many photos as she moves around next time

you're onto a great idea here, hope those suggestions help for next time - remember, we need recogniseable shapes in silhouettes

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