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River Avon Type 3

By LiamBull      
please give me more critique and please dont just vote because others have, vote because u like what you see here!

Tags: River avon Landscape and travel

Voters: gazlowe, lotty_arvey, jamestheboy and 2 more

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Caitlin98 7 9 England
19 Jun 2012 9:03PM
Lovely Liam Smile

Caitlin x

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gazlowe 6 8 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 1:58PM
if i was taking this shot i would of focas on the midground just about where the bend in the river but i still like what you have done
LiamBull 6 7 England
21 Jun 2012 2:01PM
This Image Is Supposed To Be How It Is With POF.
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
21 Jun 2012 2:24PM
As you have asked for critique...

The river draws your eyes into the frame and riverbank and that is where your POF should be, selecting the shrub to the left in my honest opinion does not work in this image.

21 Jun 2012 4:45PM
I really like this photo. I like the way it looks like you're looking through a window Smile If u get what i mean Smile Very nice x
jamestheboy 8 447 5 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 6:44PM
Well done great looking image

KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
21 Jun 2012 6:44PM
I've seen your comment above which states you wanted the focus on the foreground, leaving the background slightly blurred. Personally (and remember this is just my opinion), I don't feel this works - there needs to be a stronger subject in the foreground. At the moment, because there isn't much in the foreground it almost looks accidental (which is why I don't feel it works). I agree with Trev, I would have liked the river in focus. As I've often said in the past, if you like it, then it's perfect! Smile

I've voted because I do like the scene, I can see what you are aiming for and I like the fact you are trying something different.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
21 Jun 2012 7:49PM
It can work Liam with pof close to the camera, and the background blurred, BUT the subject of focus has to be more interesting than the background, or at least the background needs to be much less distinct for it to work.

In this shot, the viewer "wants" to see whats blurred, and will find the sharp bush a distraction rather than a point of focus. Keep in mind the rule of thirds, - this is working against you here, as its whats ON the third that the eye will immediately go to. That weed at the bottom is also competing for attention here.

As simply an exercise in throwing the background out of focus, its would have worked much better using an aperture wider than f/8. This aperture leaves too much detail in the background.


LiamBull 6 7 England
21 Jun 2012 8:36PM
Thanks Lads/Ladies For the comments and votes

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