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Fall from grace

By Relic01  
Was out for a walk when I happened upon some local boys jumping of the pier.

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dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
12 Aug 2015 5:30PM

Of course, I'd like to see the bloke against either sky or water, but the moment is perfect, and you couldn't have got it and the composition.

Grab it while you can!
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2015 7:55PM
God try. Ideally he needs to e very much larger in the frame and you could have doneto stand as near the edge of the jetty as you could to get a side view and thus greater animation.

You havedone well but viewpoint is a bit of an issue.

pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2015 8:17PM
A great opportunity, well done for not letting it pass by.
You used a good fast shutter speed to freeze the jumping action of the boy, and used some positive exposure compensation to counteract the fact that he is against a light background. Very good.

The angle is a bit of an issue. We can't see how high the jump is, how near the water is, so a side-on view might have given us some idea of that. This will add drama.
Seeing the boy's face would be good, but it's not a problem that we can't. As Paul says, this could be achieved by standing closer.
I also agree with John when he says it would be nicer if the boy was set against either all sky or all water, instead of having the two behind him. A good clean background is always a bonus.

Although the scene is nice and the sky is interesting, there is far too much space around your subject.

All of this advice may be worth remembering for a future opportunity, but I feel sure you were intent on getting the action and couldn't really think about much else. These considerations will come with practice. Get your first shots of the action, then try to consider other aspects, taking more pictures, changing your viewing angle, taking more pictures. If the action stops and you can't get any more shots, at least you have captured the best that you could under the circumstances.

banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
12 Aug 2015 9:17PM
Its probably as good as youre going to get.

Its likely a quick opportune shot, and the timing is good. if you had the time, and more opportunity, getting lower as suggested can give some better angles and perspectives.

Using the + 0.67 EC was a good idea.

Mods are uploaded, mainly white balance, which this camera on auto makes very, very blue in the sunlight ( these non Canadians will think we never get those endless days of sunshine that we do get!), so at least once, try to set the white balance to sunny, when its sunny, just for fun.

I mentioned this before, and its very obvious here that the left side of the image is very soft, especially compared to the right side; this may be just how it is with the camera, but if its one thats under warranty you might get it checked. You may not see this softness at all zoomed in a little, with a smaller aperture, byw.

Mod 2 is what dudler was hinting at!


Relic01 10 8 Canada
12 Aug 2015 9:53PM
In Mod 3, how did you open up the space between the boy and the pier?

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