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Dubai in Winter 2020

By aya_photography88
before warning about staying safe at home because of corona virus (COVID19), I was enjoying going out in Dubai and it was ranny ...

Tags: Astrophotography Landscape and travel

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2406 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2020 9:58PM
Hello again. I have some thoughts on this, but first can you tell us the reason for the tilted composition, what it says to you? What effect were you aiming to convey?
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1843 England
17 Apr 2020 9:15AM
I'm with Moira - this looks like a grab shot, and I need to know more about how and why you took the picture.
can i ask both of you a question ? Didn't you liked my shots ? or you think that I don't look like profestional photographer ?
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2406 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2020 11:24AM
NB: Notes at the head of the Critique Gallery home page:

Quote:To Uploaders: To assist critiquers, we ask that you to tell us about your image: what you intended, any processing you've done, if you had a specific idea about how the image was supposed to look, what areas you feel need improvement, and to provide us with your EXIF data. We recommend that you refer to the guidelines for Posting Photos in the Critique Gallery.

chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
17 Apr 2020 12:14PM

Quote: Didn't you liked my shots ? or you think that I don't look like profestional photographer ?

It really isn't a question of whether we 'like' your images or think you are or are not a professional photographer.
It is the image in front of us you have asked for constructive critique on, liking the image or not we can offer advice but without any sensible input from you, as has been requested, it is difficult for us to help you.

Do you like this image ?
Why did you take this at such an angle ?
What would you like help with ?

Answers to the questions will help us to help you
Please refer to the guidelines for posting in the Critique gallery as directed above.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1843 England
17 Apr 2020 5:08PM
This seems so different from your previous post, Aya, and I wondered why.

As others have said, we ask for some information: and the more you tell us, the more we can respond to your own needs and wants.

And we generally find that if there's a conversation going on, the Critique Gallery is more useful to the people who post pictures here, and more fun for the team!
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4235 Canada
17 Apr 2020 5:10PM
Simple question. Why did you tilt it?

It does work fine in many instances, so were wondering why this one, was it intentional or accidental, did you consider cropping it to a square format, etc.and it helps us provide the best feedback!


banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4235 Canada
18 Apr 2020 8:16PM
I have done a very nice variation of this I can upload when you provide feedback, - its not hard!

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2406 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2020 9:00AM
Aya, we haven't heard anything further from you so we still don't know what you were trying to convey here. But this in the Critique Gallery so here goes...

First of all you have asked us a question,

Quote:Didn't you liked my shots ? or you think that I don't look like profestional photographer ?

'Liking' is of secondary importance, but the answer is No, this doesn't look like professional work. There is colour noise in the sky, it's underexposed on the buildings. (You were shooting into the light so this needed a plus exposure compensation.) The question is as another site member would immediately ask - if this is professional, who would pay for it?

And then there is the angle. A tilt can add a dynamic feel. NB though, an upward tilt is positive, optimistic, literally upbeat. A downward slope as here is depressive, literally downbeat. Was that intended?

Water does not slope, full stop. An acute angle can work with water sports shots, say water-skiing for example - it can give a spontaneous feel. But for a view, as here, it rather makes me think that there is water flowing out of the side of my computer.

And then there is the actual composition, the placement of the waterfront in the frame. You have a cut-off triangle of building peering in on the left, apparently floating in space. And on the right the waterfront disappears midway along the edge of the frame. If you have a diagonal it is much better to tie it securely to the corner of the frame.

The diagonal does give scope for an abstract approach, but that needs much more careful composition.

I have prepared a modification, it will appear under the blue Modifications button under your upload. I lightened on shadows to get more detail into the buildings, and cropped to square which generally suits abstract work because it does not send the eye to explore in any particular direction. The crop avoids the cut-off triangle on the left, and brings the waterfront diagonal into the bottom right corner.

It's a lot tidier. But it still says that water is flowing out of the side of my computer...

Critique Team members are volunteers who give their time to help other members. So next time, please follow the Critique Gallery instructions and participate in the discussion.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1843 England
19 Apr 2020 9:51AM
Moira's expressed a frustration that all the members of the Critique Team feel, because we put time and effort into our comments.

We appreciate that not everyone wants to spend as much time on photography as we do, but we do hope that people will respond in kind, and reply, even argue, when we've looked at their picutres and taken the time to respond.

And we know that - while most site members are in the UK - not everybody who posts here is a native English speaker, and so you may find Google translate useful to express your thoughts, ideas and feelings.

But without a response from you, there's little point in posting in the Critique Gallery.
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2020 9:02AM
I do feel for the critique team. This image, and comments, illustrates why I have just had a long lay off! My only constructive criticism might not be appreciated.


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