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At the Jamia Masjid Mosque in New Delhi shoes must be removed before entering. Many people wash their feet too and, as I wandered around this fascinating place, I spotted these two ladies in perfect symmetry. I took a quick grab shot - I'm glad I reacted quickly as the next second their positions changed.

I know the settings in the EXIF aren't great........my only excuse is that this was my first day in India and my head was in a spin with all of the strange sights and sounds I was experiencing - I wasn't thinking straight about my camera settings - just clicking away at all the fascinating sights!!

Constructive critique is always welcome and appreciated.

Thanks for looking

Elaine Grin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Feb 2013 - 12:42 PM
Focal Length:36mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.1
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:For Ladies
Username:WeeGeordieLass WeeGeordieLass
Uploaded:23 Apr 2013 - 9:37 AM
Tags:Humour / fun, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7417 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 10:18 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 


Quote: I spotted these two ladies in perfect symmetry.

But crucially you didn't take a perfectly symmetrical composition of them - that's the beauty here! Thinking outside the box, not going for the obvious. Your quick reaction implies an instinct for composition. I love the way the lettering on the left balances the figures.
I'd maybe like to see a bit more contrast - and that would make the lettering more important in the frame. Otherwise no criticism - and it's a shot that I'd love to have taken. Who needs fiction when real life can throw up interest like this?
Moira

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Newdawei
Newdawei  3 China
23 Apr 2013 - 10:35 AM

A very good image makes you thinking , love it a lot !
Chen

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NDODS e2 Member 33129 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 11:28 AM

An image which has been very well observed and captured at a moment in time which cannot be repeated. Great documentary photography.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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banehawi Critique Team 10843 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2833 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 2:32 PM

Certainly a unique shot. I like the composition, including the English ladies sign is important to make sense of this, at least for me. It also does what Moira mentions, gives a mix of symmetry and asymmetry.

A little warmer again works better I think, along with contrast, and the shot just needs a little straightening.

Well done, a nice addition to your collection.



regards



Willie

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WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 2339 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
23 Apr 2013 - 7:24 PM

Hi Moira,

Thanks for the great mod - it just goes to show, little changes can make a big difference.

I had loads of problems with the vertical and horizontal lines in this one. You've done a great job correcting them in your mod. I see you used the skew option...........I've not used that before but I'll use it in future so thanks for that tip.

Thanks for all your help.

Elaine Grin

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WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 2339 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
23 Apr 2013 - 7:25 PM

Hi Chen,

Thanks for taking the time to comment on my shot - I'm glad you like it.

Cheers

Elaine Grin

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WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 2339 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
23 Apr 2013 - 7:45 PM

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for uploading your b & w mod..........it's great. I think your conversion is really suited to the subject and the different tones are really nice.

Cheers for taking the time to do a mod for me.

Elaine Grin

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WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 2339 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
23 Apr 2013 - 7:47 PM

Hi Nathan,

Thanks for your positive comments - I'm glad you like the shot.

Elaine Grin

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WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 2339 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
23 Apr 2013 - 7:58 PM

Hi Willie,

Yes, a little warmer does look better, and the other changes are an imrovement too.

Thanks for your positive critique and showing how I can improve the shot.

Cheers

Elaine Grin

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7417 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 9:26 PM

Skew gives you the greatest degree of control, because you can work on the corners individually. Remember always to use the Grid, and watch the effects across the frame - pulling one corner out will have a knock-on effect elsewhere and will often mean that you need to make subtle adjustments at the other corners.
Moira

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WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 2339 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
23 Apr 2013 - 9:39 PM

Thanks Moira, I'll have a play around with it Grin

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