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Potting shed

By xwang
Struggling with light,I converted the photo into B&W.
I don't know the name of the object.It was taken in a church in Brig in switzerland.I'd like your help.Any comments and criticisms are welcome.Thank you.
Update news:
This photo was called "Untiled",because I didn't know what to call it,and now thanks to Pamela's wisdom,it has a new name: Potting shed.

Tags: Architecture Black and white Landscape and travel

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paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2010 12:27PM
Potentially a nice shot, but you must do something about that over bright background area - grabs the eye totally.,

PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2010 10:31PM
Nice composition like the texture of the door in the background. Paul
paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2010 10:29AM
Yes, the mods are a great improvement. The brightest area in the frame tends to drag the eye and if it is over bright it becomes more pulling than the subject.

Experiment and try things.

xwang 11 56 8
10 Jan 2010 11:32AM
Thank you very very much for your encouragement and kind help,Paul.
I'm so delight that I got it right,especially when you say so.
Your vast knowledge of photography and wisdom are invaluable for me,I'll remember them all,thank you so much.
Best wishes to you.
clicknimagine Plus
10 723 101 India
18 Jan 2010 4:04PM
another beautiful composition, as you have mentioned that you have struggled with the light in this image, i should say it is only for the high contrast ratio, we can see 50000:1 from the brightest part to the darkest part, by our bare eyes, but our camera can not do this, our camera can hardly capture 500:1 resulting lost detail in the highlighted part as well as the darkest part,

in this image too, you have tried to frame the pot by the door, resulting lost detail in the day light bright area outside the door, i do not use the camera you are using, but from the specifications of the camera found on the web, i find that it is a high end compact camera, in this situation the best way is to expose for the brightest part of the scene and use your in camera flash, to evenly lit the subject as well as there will not be any lost detail in the brightest part,

if you try to improve this image in the post processing, you can use the burn tool for the brightest area, and to adjust the darker areas you can easily enhance it by the level/curves adjustment,

wish you best of luck for your future works...
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2168 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2010 3:33PM
I haven't got anything to add in the way of critique, but just want to say that I admire your composition on this one.
xwang 11 56 8
9 Mar 2010 6:37PM
Thank you so much for your commpliment,Pamela.That's very kind of you indeed.I actually learned a great deal from YOU.

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