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By micaelapriscilla  

Tags: Landscape and travel

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Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
17 Mar 2013 7:52AM
This is a lovely photo !
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 7:59AM
You give us no information to go on. A few obvious comments though.

You need to straighten up the image. Your church, the focal point, has a strong lean to the right.

You are a bit under exposed, so need the image brightening up.

Nothing is sharp, so you have camera movement. The shutter speed is too slow and the result is a blurred image. Support the camera or use higher ISO.

chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
17 Mar 2013 8:14AM
Hi Micaela.
This looks like a very interesting place,lots of nice architecture.
You need to straighten this a little,as everything seems to be tilting,you can do it quite easily,making sure you vertical lines are straight.
Just a tad dark at the bottom & some of the sky is over exposed,a difficult situation to cope with,You could try taking 2 images,one exposed for the sky,the other for the fg...but,you will need to use a tripod to make sure you camera stays perfectly still...this one looks a bit blurred,,,handheld perhaps.
If you don't have a tripod then try to exclude the sky & concentrate your efforts on the street scene,that way the exposure metering will be much more even.
Sadly there is no exif data included here,so it's a little difficult for us to help with your settings.
I have done a modification for you,I attempted to straighten things up & just lightened the fg a bit,I used photoshop but most editng software will do these basics.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 5:24PM
Hello, Micaela.
You have uploaded this to the Critique Gallery, where people will try to help you to improve your photography, so I hope that's what you would like. However, it's difficult to advise you on camera settings because you haven't provided us with any Exif data. For instance, the image isn't sharp, but it's hard to say why, and there can be a number of reasons for this.
It would also be useful if you told us more about your intentions in the "description" above. If you wanted to photograph the church (as your title suggests), you could have gone in closer and avoided those overhead wires, and the dark trees on the left, or moved more to the right to include just the church and red-roofed building (part of the church?) in your frame.
Decide on your subject and try not to include anything else that is going to distract from that subject. By doing this, you wouldn't have had so much sky in your frame and your exposure would have been better.
The slant has been mentioned already. Try to use the side of your frame, when viewing the image prior to shooting, to judge the straightness of your verticals.
that picture was taken during motorcycle ride.i was riding at the back of the driver of motorcycle and holding mycelphone camera.when we passes by the church i made a quickly shot of the church.
im only using celphone camera,because i dont have the real camera,that professional photographer use.thats why i joine different photo contest to won camera.if ever.thank you for appreciating my photos.all my photos that inserted on my album are all shots by celphone camera.
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 3:03PM
There is nothing wrong with a cellphone. I have blown images from my daughter in laws iphone up to A3 with great results. Not many of us have professional cameras as such, depending what they actually are.

The basic procedures are the same and the learning curve for a decent image is the same for a cell phone or a 1000. Camera. Hold it still, line up a nice composition and press the button. You should always try for sharp well exposed images, composition and content being more of a personal issue. The back of a motorbike may not be a good photographic platform.


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