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paulbroad 12 131 1289 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2011 12:01PM
Not too sure what you are showing here. The main white building looks like a shed and could do to be on the top right third with the bright sky at the top cropped off. Even then, the content has very limited interest which might be better in colour.


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CathR 13 151 564 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2011 2:57PM
Lovely grasses El Ria and a general feeling of abandonment.

The exposure is quite tricky because you have a wide range of whites and shadows. The hut is overexposed and lacking in detail. Getting in the habit of looking at your histogram after you have taken a shot will soon let you know if you have got the exposure right. You can even set your camera so it blinks at you if you have got overexposure. I have uploaded a mod for you where I have tried to correct the exposure using the brightness tool but it is a little difficult to deal with as there is no infromation recorded in the whites to work with. I have toned down the grasses just slightly too.

On the composition it would be better to exclude the bright area at the top of the photo as it draws attention away from the main scene. It lets the eye escape from the photo, if you know what I mean. I have used the burn tool to darken this area.

You need also to stop down the aperture as 6.3 is not giving you enough depth of field. The fencing is very blurry at the front of the photo. Try something like f 16 and focus a third of the way into the shot to get max depth of field.

Hope this helps and best wishes

Steve-T Plus
13 56 66 England
17 Mar 2011 12:55AM
I can agree with many of the comments already made but feel others are a bit harsh. If we choose the conical construction as the main subject I think there are elements in this image that can make an interesting picture. I think the fence can lead into the main subject. The lack of depth of field can be exploited by extending the blur to the rest of the image excluding the main subject. A crop then focuses everything on the main subject. A tone and a bit of texture can then be added to provide a bit more of an atmosphere to the image. Hope this provides some ideas - I'll also do a mod to demonstrate this. Steve.
Elria 9 South Africa
17 Mar 2011 4:42AM
Thank you for all your comments, appreciate the advise!

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