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When your heart goes bum

By Yebach
Heart shaped road in NE part of Slovenia. Taken with 18-135 lens.

Tags: Road Street Heart

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dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1778 England
13 Jan 2021 8:59PM
Technically, it looks fine, though I don't see any EXIF data.

This sort of shot, showing a feature of the landscape from an angle is often tricky, and it's not entirely apparent from the picture that it's a heart. Really, the kind of thing drones were invented for.

I presume there's no better viewpoint - maybe further to the right of the camera position?
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2190 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2021 9:00PM
Hello again, Vid, welcome back to the Critique Gallery.

A bit more information from you would be helpful.
In the comments section of your first upload to the site, "Light at the end", you were asked for certain things, such as your camera settings and your reason for choosing to put your picture up for critique. A bit more information in the Description box helps people to give you better critique.

When you uploaded "Sunset Winter Church" and filled the Description Box with information that is useful to us (you told us about your intentions), the resultant numerous comments and modifications were well received.

So please help us to help you.
You can use this comments section to give us a bit more information.

This is a wonderful viewpoint, and I can see the heart shape. It took me a while to find the cyclist, but once I found him, he became important. The building is well placed in the frame.
I feel that you didn't have an option to go higher and to include a bit more of the road that forms this side of the heart shape. This is a lovely scene.

I look forward to some feedback from you.


PS: John and I were commenting at the ame time.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2346 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2021 9:44PM
It's an attractive shot of a difficult subject, well done for finding a good vantage point. I love the placement of the church on its own summit. you found your composition filling the frame, then waited for human life to pass through it...

We do need to see the Exif, but this was clearly taken nearer to the wide end of your lens than the long end! Remember that one effect of wide angle is that it pushes the middle ground further away. This really would be more successful if the cyclist was larger in the frame.

I have taken the liberty of moving her... It's very crudely done, and doesn't really succeed because she is much softer than the area where I have moved her. But it's just to illustrate the virtues of timing. I wonder if you took any more shots?

PS I think your title should read 'When your heart goes boom', bum is something else... Wink
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 738 England
13 Jan 2021 10:23PM
I can see the heart shape though I agree you need a higher viewpoint in order to show it to its full advantage.
My mod has the sRGB profile applied (the original is showing as untagged, that is with no profile), a little warming and the shadows opened up, both small adjustments.
pablophotographer 9 1.8k 396
14 Jan 2021 11:56AM
Well seen, bravo.

I trust the camera has a flipping screen. Use selftimer, P function, point screen down, and raise arms and camera above head. If it works, why not? Think out of the box.


chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
14 Jan 2021 12:37PM
I too see the heart shape, just.
I do prefer the position of the cyclist as Moira has demonstrated and the warmer colours of Keiths mod.
Maybe a slight crop from the top would put the house in a better position and emphasise the heart a little more without so much of the darkness of the trees, I will try a mod to that effect.
chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
14 Jan 2021 12:47PM
In my mod...I used Moiras mod with the cyclist in a much better position, I enhanced the heart shape, cropped from the top, slightly from the bottom and RHS
Cloned away part of the big sign on the building and the flash of pathway on the right.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2346 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2021 1:48PM
Have any of the above comments helped you? Have we given you ideas to think about, processing suggestions to try? The Critique gallery works best when we get a conversation going, that needs your input too. It really would help us if you come back and let us know if any comments have been useful. Otherwise we are really operating in the dark.
chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
15 Jan 2021 1:58PM
As Moira has said above, it really would help us to help you if you responded to our efforts.
Did anything help or give you new ideas ?
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2190 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2021 2:31PM

Quote:I look forward to some feedback from you.
Yebach 2 Slovenia
26 Jan 2021 11:40AM
Sorry guys. I was away for a while. I really love your comments and the effort you take for your feedback so I am a bit ashamed I did not respond earlier.

Unfortunately this is a bit older pic so no Exip data avaliable. I couldn't get any higher or more to the left or right. This is the only place to take pictures of this scene. I was not so focused on the cyclist while taking the pic more on trying to show the heart shape - yeah placing her closer would stand out much better for sure. I mostly struggle with color correction.... usually I would want to give it more dramatic look. Too bad this place is a bit far from me otherwise i would do a long exposure night pic of it with lights from a car.

Thanx again guys
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2190 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2021 1:05PM
Thank you for your feedback, Vid, better late than never.
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1778 England
26 Jan 2021 3:33PM
Thank you for the reply - interruptions happen, especially in these strange Covid times.

You say that you struggle with colour correction - that's interesting - can you say a bit more about this, please - either here, or on a new image.

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