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By imdeb76
There is always light at the end of the tunnel. This is much more prominent in this covid times.Do not lose hope friends.

Tags: Light General Darkness Hope

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banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4233 Canada
18 Apr 2021 2:31PM
Did you mean to put this here for Critique, or perhaps its intended fir the general gallery?
18 Apr 2021 3:52PM
yes it was for gallery but still need someone to give it a perspective
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4233 Canada
18 Apr 2021 4:28PM
Its completely out of focus. Its as if the camera didnt focus on the candle at all.

Im not familiar with the Oneplus so cant think why this could be.

pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2214 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2021 7:21PM
Hello again, Debrabrata, it has been about 17 months since you were last here in the Critique Gallery.
You often offer some philosophy with your photos, and the "Hope" title is very pertinent right now.

Looking at your portfolio, you have shown some good pictures before, but this one is a disappointment because it is so unsharp. I can only think that this was taken in a dark place and the phone camera had trouble getting a sharp image, even though the candle light should have helped. Perhaps this was a very small candle, though?

You used a programme mode, so you had no control over the settings, and difficulty achieving a fast enough shutter speed to prevent the blur. Even so, I think you were asking a lot of your phone.

dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
18 Apr 2021 10:57PM
The EXIF suggests a mobile 'phone...

Pushed to the limit in low light, and the result, sadly, is not a technical success.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2404 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2021 7:57AM
You are trying to send a message, tell a story - that's in your title. But the title, the sentiment, isn't enough, the image needs to be strong enough and here it lets the title down. Nothing is sharp, as though the phone didn't even try to focus, anywhere

Maybe you were too close to the subject? Maybe you were not holding steadily enough? Most likely I think the brightness and movement of the flame confused the focusing function, it couldn't see through to the wick which is where I would have focused. If you are viewing this on a small screen you may not be able to see how unfocused it is...

It's a beautiful idea, but you need to get the image right. I suggest that you try again, and this time check results very carefully. All photographers need to be able to view their own work objectively.

I hope you will try again.
Robert51 12 7 121 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2021 8:22AM
What a simple but very effective image that reflects that hope. A little like what was left in Pandora's box.

I didn't want to change the image that much so I did a little sharpening and increased the reflection in the candle tray.
I hope you like it...
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2404 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2021 8:28AM
Robert has done a very good job of sharpening this, have a look at his modification.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
19 Apr 2021 8:46AM
I agree - Robert has made the image sing, and shown how it should look.

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