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TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2015 10:26AM
Well it's a brave image, I'll give you that! Grin I like what you're trying to do here, and I like the sense of negative space above and around the figure. Though I do admit to struggling a little with the fact that it's all blurred. I'm wondering whether something in focus would give the viewer's eye a point from which to explore the rest of it? The shoes, maybe?

I don't know if this is how you took it (i.e. deliberately making it out of focus) or whether it's something you've introduced in post processing, but I do like the idea. It explores the concepts of reality/non-reality rather well ... which is another reason why I say about having just one thing in sharp focus, even if it's small. It would be a tiny point of 'normality' for your viewer, which may well help them connect better with the overall image.

Something to think about?
11 Nov 2015 12:27PM
Interesting. I like this alot. Smile
Rwade 5 Australia
11 Nov 2015 10:53PM
Thanks for your comments. This picture was a bit random. I struggled to control focus based on the fact there was so much water mist moving around. I literally decided to point and shoot and this is the result. I have done very little post processing. When I am taking photographs, I try to look for different perspectives and to capture images that speak to me. However Tanya, the idea to have one point of focus like you suggested the shoes would provide a point for the viewer to explore. I will keep this point in mind should a similar opportunity arise. Again, thank you all for commenting, I am enjoying the learning experience.
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1775 England
11 Nov 2015 11:26PM
This looks like a slightly different version of the shot you posted in the Critique Gallery a couple of days ago, if I remember rightly, which seems to have disappeared.

From what you wrote about that shot, I recall that you were shooting through the geyser, I think. In such circumstances, AF systems can struggle, as they do with veils and textured glass. The best option, if the camera allows it, is to switch to manual focus.

Including the feet (not present last time) and not having a word over the top makes the shot more accessible to most people, I think.

As a general point, it works better if posters leave images up in the Critique Gallery. For the individual, it provides a record of progress, and of comments received: for others visiting the Gallery, it shows where togs have gone before them. Of course, every individual has the right to control their own creative work!

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