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Cardiff Bay.

By Perry_95
I dislike this image as it seems boring and quite postcardy, i prefer wide angle shots to have more drama. Also the buildings look quite soft. I am uploading this shot so that people can tell me how i could of acheived more of an atmosphere on a bright sunny day.

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

Voters: Tynnwrlluniau, KarenFB, jamestheboy and 1 more

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24 Mar 2011 10:46PM
I'm no expert but IMO I think it's too busy. There isn't a focal point. There is too much info to take in.
Even wide angel shots should be clear and have a focal point to draw your eye.
This is just from lots of stuff I've read - but as I said before I'm no expert!!
Nice colours and DoF sharpness.

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24 Mar 2011 10:48PM
BTW, really like Last Plant Standing in your PF!
24 Mar 2011 11:19PM
Look at your image. Top and bottom there's not much going on. Focus about a third of the way in - at say the foot of the mooring frame in order to maximise front to back sharpness. Our eyes see more of a dynamic range than can be recorded on the dgital sensor and the photo will fall short of your recollection of the scene in harsh sunlight. Try to use the tog friendly hours around sunrise and sunset. Make sure the frame has no distractions and a clear focal point if possible. Distractions for me would be the thingy along the bottom left hand side of the frame, the dust bunny right of top centre and the con trail. In pp there are things that can improve the perception of the scene. A digital grad will strengthen a weak sky at the top while careful sharpening on a separate layer with the blending mode set to luminance and the opacity reduced to suit the image can work wonders. HTH.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
25 Mar 2011 7:19AM
As you say, it is very 'post cardy' - but that isn't always a bad thing. I love the clear, bright colours and it shows us what Cardiff Bay looks like. If you wanted drama I have to agree with Alun, lighting makes all the difference - going at sunrise or sunset would give you a totally different look.
jamestheboy 8 447 5 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2011 5:16PM
I like the detail in this photo which there is a lot of

james SmileSmile
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
25 Mar 2011 7:58PM
A super waterfront image - good advice from folks - I might have been tempted to crop the water in the foreground - see what you think Smile

Fran x

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