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I started photography two years ago and I'm here to learn and improve.....Your comments and criticism are highly appreciated!
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  • Dry

    Quote:There are some lovely strong lines in this (and b&w allows the eye to concentrate on lines). The one boat leaning in on the left, two leaning back against it. All against a flat, empty horizon. I like the arrangement - medium, large, small.

    My main criticism is that this needs more space. Below the main boat to complete that buoy, and above to complete the masts. Cut-off masts are a bit like cut-off feet on humans, they look awkward, unbalanced. So step back and allow quite a bit more distance. The set the boats off-centre against a low, wide horizon. You would still have the attractive balance of lines and angles that you have here. Or alternatively this is a subject made for portrait format!

    A couple of other points:

    Your Exif is odd! Using ISO 400 will slightly reduce your image quality, and there was no need for such a fast shutter speed. Even if you wanted to stick to your wide aperture of F2.8, 1/1000 second at ISO 100 would make more sense!

    But just because your lens gives very wide aperture doesn't mean that it is compulsory to use it. The area for optimum performance for this lens is in the range of F4 to F8. F5.6 would still have allowed a shutter speed that was amply fast enough for hand-holding steadily, and would have isolated the boats attractively against a softer background But it would have given you more of the foreground vegetation and mud textures in focus. As it is, I think you have done some sharpening there, and the result looks a bit false.


    I thought the same as you about "the need of space" and the "portrait format", in fact I uploaded another version of this. But this time without the 3rd boat because as I was about to take the shot I fell into the I called it a day!
    Regarding the Sharpening, I tend not to add a lot...the "false results" are probably due to the clarity that I added exclusively to the boats.
    About the Exif, I completely agree with you....but I didn't think about it a that time as I got the result I wanted anyway.
    • 12 Mar 2014 6:28PM
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    Thank to all of you for your comments!
    This weeekend if I'll have time, I'll try to go back to the spot where I found this subject and use all your suggestions for an another shot! And perhaps I'll post a new version!
    Thank you again!
    • 12 Mar 2014 4:16PM
  • Wreck

    Hi! Thanks for your comments!
    I'm quite new to photography so, this could be a stupid do I get a "wider tonal atitude"?
    • 10 Mar 2014 4:38PM
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  • A very inspiring and amazing portfolio!

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    • 26 Apr 2014 11:39AM
  • A truly amazing portfolio! Awesome work!

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    • 25 Apr 2014 8:16PM