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By Pallabi
These Picture was taken at varanasi ghat in early morning...

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kousik 9 India
14 Feb 2017 4:25PM
Well capture.. The birds surrounding the sun looking nice. In the foreground the person looking up , & sm how towards the few bird in his left complete the frame. But... never keep the horizon tilt if it not making any sense. Here the tilted horizon doesn't help your frame. So it better to keep it straight. Good try otherwise.. Welcome to the family of ePHOTOzine. A institution it self.

Regards: Kousik..
14 Feb 2017 4:30PM
Thank u so much Mr kousik ... It will help me a lot...
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2523 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2017 4:50PM
Hi Pallabi, a warm welcome from me too. I see that you just joined the site today, I hope that you will enjoy it here.

When you uploaded you ticked the critique box - that means that you disable votes and awards on the picture, in the hope of getting more in-depth comments. \i hope that's what you intended!

As Kousik says, the problem here is the horizon - the one thing that never slopes is water! By ticking for critique you also enable other members to download the picture and modify it, so I'll prepare a version with a straight sea level. It will appear in a little while, click on the blue Modifications button under your upload and then on the number to view it. See the difference it makes!

What device was this taken on? The site isn't picking up details. Photographing into the light tricks the device's 'brain' into underexposing on the foreground, which is why the man appears as a silhouette. It's a very attractive effect that a lot of photographers seek out. The birds' silhouettes add a lot. Whether you can counteract this if you want to will depend on what device you are using, I suspect...

Meanwhile do take care to hold straight and level, it saves fiddling with images later!

I'll go and see what I can do...
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2523 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2017 4:57PM
Modification uploaded now, I rotated to straighten - unfortunately that means cropping slightly because you lose the corners.
14 Feb 2017 6:22PM
Thank u mam.. Yes. I did hurry to capture the pic & forget to keep the horizon in mind. I will try to mainrain it. I dont hv any camera right now. But i love clicking. So i am using my mobile. But yes i would like to know the technical details/fault of my click too. It will improve my process.
Thx a lot again mam. Keep guiding me.. 😊
14 Feb 2017 6:39PM
Beautiful silhouette ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2017 7:26PM
I'd like to welcome you, too, Pallabi.

This is an excellent image with which to start your portfolio on EPZ.

Although I would prefer your subject to be looking over to the left where the birds surround the sun, you have to take what you see, and get that shot before your subject decides to move off altogether.

Apart from the sloping horizon, there are a few birds that are extremely close to your top frame edge, and this looks untidy. Since a crop is needed after the straightening, they can easily be removed. Otherwise, they would need to be cloned out.

Look at the difference their removal makes in Moira's modification. They can be classed as distractions. We look at different elements according to their visual weight. Each element in a picture has a given value, or weight. An element near the edge has more weight than one in the centre.
They can also be considered as intrusions into your frame, and such intrusions will distract your viewer.

Moving on from there, I would have also removed the two birds flying around your subject's face. Again, they are distractions. But this is a personal choice.

Well done for capturing a fine sunrise silhouette, and also for including those wonderful birds.

15 Feb 2017 5:06AM
Thank u so much sPkr57 plus.. 😊
15 Feb 2017 5:12AM
Thank u so much mam... It will help me a lot.... Tnx a lot mam..Keep guiding me mam 😊...
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2017 8:16AM
A good start because it has impact. It makes the viewer look and that is always going to be good. The main problem is the horizon as stated and mobile phones tend to be used one handed, thus many shots tilt. It is rarely a good idea to use any camera one handed unless forced to and I smile to myself when I watch people shooting like that, which is regular.

Hold it steady in two hands. Ideally the figure, who is looking to the right, could be nearer the left of the frame, balancing composition better.

15 Feb 2017 5:23PM
Thank u Mr paul.. I will keep in mind next time... Thank u so much sir..😊
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1933 England
15 Feb 2017 8:57PM
And welcome from me, too.

There's no automatic problem just because there's a tilt when you shoot. Edit before you post - as Moira has done - and the problem is solved. However, 'phones are hard to use, as they lack a proper viewfinder. Composiing at arm's length is harder work than I like to do!
16 Feb 2017 5:42AM
Thank u so much sir.... 😊

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