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Thx for the inputs Ian. point taken on the exposure, iam still trying to figure out my new camera its a eos m2 which is quite a departure from the standard dslrs ive been using prior to this...which probably explains the 2/3rds compensation coz i didnt even realize it was set that ways until i had the shot on my pc and looked at the exif .
Yes we Indians are typically not too fussed about camera's pointing at us......I can imagine though that a place like Varanasi can be quite chaotic and at the same time be very colorful
A very restfull scene i like the way the boats are arranged in a line and the color in the sky overall just a few things i would correct:-
iam a little unsure if this works com positionally for me....while it creates curiosity on what the kids are focusing on in that little group i feel the lack of any of their faces / expressions in the shot take away some of the impact, again this is purely subjective and others might see it differently i would probably have worked to get a angle where i could capture the story of them playing in the sand box and also capture the expressions while they do it. lastly on the shot itself it has a soft feel to it overall not sure if thats due to an upload thingy or if the original was like that.....
I dont have an answer to your question but did google for it. Check out the you tube video below may give you some answers http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=r1Sdyqcn8FI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dr1Sdyq...
Thanks Willie, i always shoot RAW and this one isnt an exception, this was taken quite early in the morning at around 7.30ish but the African sun can be pretty harsh starting quite early in the day, though i think the issue is the contrast as you say.. rather than the light....i spent some time here in front of the Deli and i think i have shots where there;s just one person let me see if i can find em..
Its a nice idea, but i feel the composition is a little unbalanced from the point that the building becomes the primary element competing for attention against the model, which you only notice in the overall scheme of things later...like Paul says there is also the issue of overexposure on the top right which immediately draws the eye. Have done a mod where i have cropped down from the top to sort of balance the image and give the model a bit more prominence...i couldnt be sure but there also seems to be a greenish cast to the image, have tried to correct that in the mod. The model doesnt seem as sharp though as the rest of the building could be due to the lo-res image uploaded.
South African sunsets are some of the most beautiful ive ever seen, but iam afraid this doesnt do much justice to them . And i think the prime reason for this is the camera used, the sheer range of a sunset i would imagine would be beyond that of a Nokia Asha cell phone's capabilities
I love the perspective and composition on this one Andrea pretty good you'v got the bike at the right place, taken with the right perspective, all in all a pretty good shot, there;s some barrel distortion but easily corrected in post . I just have two minor observations here :-
its a pleasant shot of a nice sunset....it took me a while to locate the fishermen though ...the sky and the light tower catches the eye first and thats largely because they dominate over every other aspect of the shot........i think for this to work with the fishermen being the primary element you would have needed to be closer enabling them to be a bit more prominent in the shot. Having said that though this still works as a pleasant scene on its own .
Yes its captured it well ...i like the detail in the ducks and the composition works, just think the color cast requires a tiny bit of correction, i have loaded a mod in terms of what i think this should look like ,,,have also played around a bit with the tonal contrast to see if more detail could be brought out....
I would agree with Nick, the processing seems to overwhelm what looks like a pleasant scene....though i can understand the desire to do something different with a scene like this, but it needs to be done with a lighter touch, bringing out the detail in the shot, enhancing what looks like a interesting sky...different while yet retaining the feel of the original ....if you get my drift