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I used to take photos through arch way a lot without knowing it, until one of the member pointed out. I stopped a bit. But it seems that the old habit dies hard. When I took this one, it was the front view of the arch attrated me at the first place, again. There was a beautiful tower located in the middle, but I didn't want to repeat myself too much to bore you to deathGrin,,so I shifted a bit... ( I secretly took one with the towerGrin). It was a bit dark, I tried flash. I'm trying to learn to use flash, I didn't know what would come out, and when I saw it yesterday, I didn't know what to do with it either.Perspective wise, I made it "thiner"; light wise, I brightened it up a bit, increased the middle tone's contrast, darkened the left top. I'd like to have your ideas, anything, everything..all welcome. I'll upload the original for you to have a look or have a play ..Just for fun.
BTW, I've received Lynne's (LynneJoyce) MOD of my last uploading ( The lamp) with beautiful border and corrected perspective. I'll upload it here for you to have a look as well. And also want to say thanks to Lynne for her kind help and time.Very much appreciatedWink
Thank you all.
Photo location: Budapest.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 May 2012 - 5:23 PM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.8
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:On, Fired
Title:A view
Username:xwang xwang
Uploaded:9 Jun 2012 - 2:25 PM
Tags:Arch, Architecture, Bridge., Figure, Flash / lighting, River
Votes:Voting Disabled
Unique Views:33
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jdinne  12 England
9 Jun 2012 - 4:24 PM

Looks great to me Jasmine. I'm not technically able to offer Critique Smile


xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 4:33 PM

Thank you John. It looks a bit flat ..I don't know the technical term.. lack of the depth..Am I right?

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 4:56 PM

love the comp jasmine wonderful detail and colour too a belter nice one Wink

pdcche  4 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 - 5:16 PM

Nothing wrong with the image Jasmine, looks very good and well taken.. Peter

canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 - 7:00 PM

To my eyes Jasmine this image looks perfect

paulbroad  7107 forum posts United Kingdom938 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 8:20 PM

I think you have over done the flash a bit. I would have reduced flash power a little to add detail in the arch but retain the correct exposure of the view through the arch. I think possibly a bit more scene and a bit less arch for me - retain the full framing but move physically a bit to the right if possible.

There is nothing really wrong at all - just could be even better.


LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 10:58 PM

I love it too.

xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 11:02 PM

Thank you very much,Paul. I just felt it was too flat...Yes, over done. I need your expertiseGrin
I wasn't quite sure about the composition, only tried to avoid doing the same thing again and agian..also I trid to get a view of the figures...Maybe it's not a good idea either, too many objects..a bit "noisy".
Thank you all for your kind support.

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