Back Modifications (1)
Views: 37 (19 Unique)  Award Shortlist   

Tree Fellas

By WeeGeordieLass    
We visited Sunderbans in West Bengal, the biggest tiger reserve in the world. Unfortunately we didn't spot a Royal Bengal Tiger but my eye was drawn to this activity in the trees!!

I like the way the boys create a diagonal line in the composition.

I'd appreciate any constructive critique.

Thanks for looking.

Elaine Grin

Tags: General Landscape and travel Portraits and people Humour and fun

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
2 Jun 2013 10:21PM
very casual SmileSmile

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

2 Jun 2013 10:29PM
Hi Jeff,

They certainly didn't seem to be worried about the possibility of a tiger attack.

Mayhap they knew something we didn't............for 2 days we scoured the mangrove forest - not a tiger in sight!! Sad


Elaine Grin
iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 8:37AM
Good one and well spotted composition. I like this.
I've done a mod (which is my view view and not necessarily better) this crops out the boy on the ground. Why I prefer it is, firstly it concentrates the eye on your main diagonal composition, is a standard 5x7 format rather than nearly square, also removes the boy on the ground whose feet are missing.
See what other think, some people will want three figures in the image for better balance and it could be argued that the third boy is part of the diagonal.
3 Jun 2013 10:39AM
Hi Ian,'ve got me thinking!

I read your comments before looking at your mod and my first thought was "why clone out the boy on the ground"?

But looking at your mod I get what you're saying.

I'm in a quandry now as to which is the best comp (I could correct the boy's missing feet with a slightly larger crop at the bottom and a narrower border).

Thanks for your mod......It would be interesting to see what others think.


Elaine Grin
iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 5:39PM
If you have his feet in the full original then my mod is less valid.
However I tend to favour crops to standard photo formats mainly for printing and framing reasons as odd crops can be difficult. In my view most images look better in standard formats which are used for good aesthetic reasons.
Good image as you presented it,
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 6:30PM
I like Ian's mod, Elaine. The other two boys are interacting with the tree, the boy on the ground is the odd one out, he's not doing anything except looking at you. With the tree as your feature, and two boys playing on it, it really works well, is tidier and concentrates the action. Well done, Ian.
3 Jun 2013 8:52PM
Hi Ian and Pamela,

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction with the comp on this one Smile

I've looked long and hard at both versions and I agree that Ian's crop gives the scene more impact.

Cheers both for all of your time and great advice.

Elaine Grin

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.