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It's a shame the manggoes on the left not all included. Comment and critique welcome, wants hearing your opinion.

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S2950HD
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jun 2012 - 2:30 PM
Focal Length:48.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Username:arhab arhab
Uploaded:20 Jul 2012 - 3:29 AM
Tags:Fruit, General
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20 Jul 2012 - 4:18 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Again Muhamad,

I'm a little confused with this image because I have no idea of why you took the shot as you haven't added this to your description. The light on the Mangoes isn't the best ever and sunlight and shadows don't make for a good look. Also I have no idea what the main subject is, is it the yellow rotten mango or the other two or a comination of all of them. You have to remember that a picture needs to convey the story to the viewer who has no idea of why you took the shot.

Obviously you saw the potential for a photograph but maybe you need to have a closer look at what you are taking and you need to somehow improve the light on the subject which can either be by just waiting to take the shot or by using a reflector or a flash/strobe unit. I also think that you need to try and improve the background as small areas of bright sky shining through foliage rarely make a good background. With regards to composition, it is a shame that you missed the left edge of the mangoes and had you taken the shot in landscape instead of portrait you would proabably have got them all in. Alternatively, move back and then crop in post production. Also you need to lighten up the things like the stalks that the mangoes are attached with, they are underexposed and quite dark whereas the sky shining through is fairly bright. This is a problem when you use multi segment metering, it has to make a decision of what it is going to expose correctly and here the stalks lost the battle. You caneasily brighten them a little in post production.

I have uplaoded a quick mod where I blurred and desaturated the background to seperate the mangoes from the foliage. I then enhanced the green in the mangoes, lightened the stalks and sharpened.

I hope this helps


Last Modified By Davesumner at 20 Jul 2012 - 4:30 AM

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arhab  343 forum posts Indonesia2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 7:11 AM

Welcome back Dave, I intend to take the tree of manggoes. I thought i had enough to isolated the manggoes from the background, but when I saw your mod ..wow... your mod is excellent.

I tried to more brighten the mangoes and the stalk with my photo editor (photoscape) but it won't work. I'll try with gimp later. And I note all of your suggestion and will try again. Thank you Dave.Smile

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