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Cherry Blossoms

By rowarrior
I took this in the Necropolis in Glasgow a couple of days ago. Cropped out the extra blue sky above, and a little extra pavement in the foreground, but I'm not sure I'm entirely convinced by the composition yet. Also, think I should get rid of the roof of the hospital on the left? Finally, not sure if the tree's actually in focus, or if I'm zooming in so close it's pixelating so it's fine!

Tags: General Cherry blossom Glasgow necropolis

Voters: WelshKiwi, User_Removed, FredF and 9 more

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WelshKiwi 10 3.2k 2 Wales
15 May 2008 12:51PM
Roof of the hospital doesnt bother me. Love the way the path starts off at the left hand corner and sweeps you into the image.

Colours are good, the blue, pink and the green stand out and give it punch and being a fan of velvia and polarising filters I like the look when its created naturally.

I did wonder about the tree, but it didnt distract me and I figured there might have been a breeze and these flowers are delicate. They are not close up so I dont think its a distraction at all.

Also like how the graves replicate the sweep of the path and the shadows on the tree trunk is nice to, which by the way is sharp Smile

Great stuff KT and I think your improving no end and its a pleasure to watch you grow Smile

Lee Smile

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User_Removed 10 172 1 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 1:38PM
Nice image, do like the way the road leads my eye in. To get rid of the roof, I would have shot the image from nearer the grass bank and a slighty lower angle, to give it a tad more drama. Possbly underexposed by about 0.3-0.7 just to give it a little more punch.
Great work, keep it up Smile

FredF 11 1 France
15 May 2008 1:39PM
Lovely shot.

Briwooly 12 452 5 England
15 May 2008 3:11PM
Like this Katy and the colours look right had a look at Marks and shade over done in my opinion Wink

User_Removed 15 39 6 Scotland
15 May 2008 3:35PM
Ah to crop the roof or not lol had the same problem when I was there was ducking and diving in a multitude of angles trying to cut out the scaffolding at the royal, how is it every time you go to photograph something there is always construction work.
Lovely shot and can not go wrong with the beautiful contrast of the blosson and the blue sky....yes blue sky in Glasgow what next !!

Luv Victor x
Grimm 11 587 6
15 May 2008 6:51PM
I agree with you regarding the composition. It is just not quite right. The problem is the piece of tarmac at the front. It goes from the bottom to the right of the image and ending nowhere. It creates havoc in the picture. It leads your eye outside the frame and not to a particular point of interest. There are two many things to see, It is too busy. It would have been better if you concentrated on one tombstone and on a different angle of view.

The tree occupies a very large part of the picture. it makes the viewers eye naturally look for details on it. But it is too far to have details so you tend to think it is out of focus. It also add to the chaotic effect.

The good points, I like the colours and the depth of field. It is focus all the way.

My piece of critique KT. Not sugar coated cause I know you like it better that way.
15 May 2008 9:47PM
Great shot and lovely p/f.
15 May 2008 10:21PM
Lovely colours.
rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
16 May 2008 1:05PM
Thank you to all, will try another angle next time (actually, will have to be next year as all the blossoms will be gone now!)
Simon_P 11 487 4 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 12:18AM
I like this, I have always fancied going there and never got round too it, I love graveyards etc (I should probably talk to someone about that) can you get in there at night, oh wait is that weird? Ha ha.

I probably wouldn’t have noticed the roof if you hadn’t mentioned it, I quite like the composition, the path for me draws you into the scene.

Composition in general will make your head hurt if you let it, or over obsess about it, yes there are rules and everyone should learn or attempt to learn them as much as possible, they are rules though and not laws, you can break them its ok and no one will get hurt (much) they don’t always work and in some situations they may not be possible.

“They wouldn’t have made the cane if you weren’t meant to break the rules”

I have the same advice for everyone, walk round (or move if applicable) your subject and try all the possible angles and points of view possible until you are happy, with digital you have instant feedback, so you can do it again straight away if you are not quite happy with it.

Lovely image, nicely exposed.
rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
26 May 2008 1:08AM

Quote:I love graveyards etc (I should probably talk to someone about that) can you get in there at night, oh wait is that weird? Ha ha.

Yep, I know quite a few people have done misty nights in there, one of them won the beginners comp at club with one
Simon_P 11 487 4 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 1:11PM
Thank you, maybe an autumn/winter project, it gets light before it gets dark at the moment ha ha.

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