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a scene from Dalgety Bay, Scotland

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron AF Aspherical XR Di 28-300mm 1:3.5-6.3 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Oct 2009 - 10:19 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Solitary
Username:LisaDelp LisaDelp
Uploaded:23 Jul 2011 - 10:06 PM
Tags:"black and white", Black & white, Silhouette, Tree
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Georden
Georden  3 England
23 Jul 2011 - 10:18 PM

Great image. Might have been better with th ewhole tree, but I guess you got all you could!
Very nice,

George

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LisaDelp
LisaDelp  3 United States
23 Jul 2011 - 10:23 PM

Thank you, yes you are right, having the tree top in there would have made for a better picture. Thanks for the input!

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sawsengee
sawsengee Junior Member 74 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2011 - 7:29 AM

Just some honest, friendly opinion:
1. the composition is too tight....maybe zooming out would bring a little more balance to the picture by adding more foreground for composition stability and the possible inclusion of the whole tree;
2. the sky & water horizon look burnt out, probably you wanted a more graphic high contrast image, but a lower EV could add more grey shade gradation for the sky & water.
Best wishes.

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LisaDelp
LisaDelp  3 United States
24 Jul 2011 - 4:37 PM

Hi, Thank you. Good feedback to learn from! Lisa

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pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2011 - 7:10 PM

Hello, Lisa. I liike the strength of the blacks and whites, with the bench and tree silhouetted against the background. I feel that the trunk of the tree would be better nearer to the right side of the frame, to act as a sort of framing for the man on the bench. In order to include the bench and the tree, there wasn't much you could do about the composition, but it would be better if the man were not looking towards the outside of the frame, but in towards the scene. I have therefore used free licence in my modification, and have mirrored the man on the bench. I then cropped, and adjusted levels a little. This tighter composition gives you two thirds sky and one third water on the vertical.
Pamela.

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LisaDelp
LisaDelp  3 United States
24 Jul 2011 - 7:30 PM

Hi Pamela,
Mirroring, cropping and adjustments, much better. I like it alot! Thank you, Pamela. I learn by reading of critiques, but much more by seeing a visual example. Thanks for taking the time. Lisa

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom840 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2011 - 7:32 PM

Potentially superb. Pamela's mod is a great improvement and mono works here, but, for me, you need much LESS tree and more at the bottom. I would crop the top and add a bit at the bottom. Then you have a cracking salon grade image - with the density as Pamela's mod.

Paul

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LisaDelp
LisaDelp  3 United States
24 Jul 2011 - 7:42 PM

Hi Paul, thank you! I'm learning alot from all your inputs on how to compose a photo. Lisa

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MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 8MalcolmM vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2011 - 7:54 PM

Have a look at 'Darkphotographer' 's image ( first on his page ). Sorry can't do the link. It is so well composed & taken - yours reminded me immediately of it.....
Great potential in the shot.
Malcolm

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LisaDelp
LisaDelp  3 United States
24 Jul 2011 - 8:15 PM

Hi Malcom, Thank you! I'll give Darkphotographer a look. It's great to learn by example. Lisa

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LisaDelp  3 United States
24 Jul 2011 - 11:55 PM

Hi Malcom, I checked out the Darkphotographers shot. We have definately crossed paths. Very fun to view his scene and how he set himself up in the shot. You are right, very well composed, I like it in the 5x5 format. Lisa

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