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The Bench

By supervm2
I took this in black & White as the sun was very bright I thought that the image was not very good in colour so I changed to Monochrome and was please with the tones and textures that the image has produced.
I have not done any post picture editing however I think the shadows to the left of the picture could be lifted a little.
I really like the simplicity of the shot.

Tags: Black and white Bench nature general

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alistairfarrugia 5 164 88 Malta
24 Oct 2012 11:11PM
I agree that you need a bit more detail in the shadow, and what would have probably helped is a slightly different angle to show the "depth" of the bench for a more inviting picture. This has been taken from too much of a full-frontal angle for me to be "inviting" enough to make one want to sit. Showing the arm-rest portion of the bench would give the picture a more 3D feel and also give the bench a "direction" so to speak. By direction I mean that when you imagine yourself sitting on it, you know which way you'd be looking when sitting back. Combining this with some negative space in the right place would add value to the image I think.

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Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2012 9:24AM
To me Peter it is a bit too full on without any particular focal point. Much better had somebody been sitting on the bench, reading a newspaper for example. You could even have sat there yourself and used a self-timer!

EXIF wise it is rather strange that you have chosen full aperture (Manual setting) here with a shutter speed of 1/1250sec. Did you not think about using say f8 with 1/300sec? This gets you on to a more efficient part of your lens whilst retaing a suitable shutter speed for the shot.

25 Oct 2012 11:12AM
Thank you the infomation on the exif has been really useful.
paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2012 6:49PM
For me, the image composition lacks interest and impact. It is just too full on. You needed some sort of close dramatic angle and some interesting lighting. Failing all that, my regular comment applies. You need a subject. Something on the seat at the left end to act as the focal point.


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