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Piper 2

By Sone  
Taken as homework for outside high angle. Reflector was used. Some editing done.

Tags: General Lighting

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paulbroad 10 123 1242 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 9:15AM
You seem to do a lot of homework. This is one of the strongest most technically competent images I have seen from you. Very strong and a good viewing angle. You would get a pass mark from me for this one.


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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 11:49AM
First of all the use of the reflector has paid off handsomely, the light on the sculpture is gorgeous, warm and mellow.
Focus and focal length are just right. I like the angle, it creates a very satisfying balance between the face and the curve of the arm. I wish you hadn't cut off the hand on the left though, this needs the full width there.
I wonder if the sculpture is fixed, or if you could move it around? The background is rather bright, and is divided between russets and greens. I find it a bit distracting. F5.6 has isolated the subject against it very nicely in terms of focus, but those colours are still very bright.
I can see three possible adjustments that I would try - partial desaturation of the background, to push it backwards; or possibly a straight b&w conversion; or just possibly a square crop from the upper part of the frame, which is where the main interest is.
I'll try a Mod or two.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 12:03PM
Three Mods uploaded - designed simply to reduce the impact of the background. I haven't touched the sculpture itself, which you have captured beautifully.

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