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The photo was taken on another Jetty in Whitby. It was going to rain,most of the people retreated to the land, but this couple regardless the on coming rain, still kept walking towards the sea. The sky, the wall, the couple and the seagulls gave me a sense of vast and distance, the world of their own...but composition wise, I'm not sure if it's good or not... I'd like to have your ideas. Thanks.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Sep 2012 - 2:17 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/180sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:On the wall
Username:xwang xwang
Uploaded:27 Sep 2012 - 9:12 AM
Tags:Black & white, People, Sky, Wall
Votes:Voting Disabled
Unique Views:26
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like this LF wide open and nice split with sky and land


sorry wall sun was hitting my screen wall is even better

paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 10:38 AM

Nice light captured and contrast.

Focus_Man  5481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 10:51 AM

Hi Jasmine I notice that you also stayed out to face the weather!

Well spotted this and as you say, you are unsure about the composition. I do feel that your main subjects are rather central as is the wall top. I will upload a mod with a shift in composition to remove some of the wall's lower section and to brighten up the section which is left. I will also crop a bit from the LHS to place the couple closer to a third the way in. I haven't altered the highlights.

This pic does convey space and the gloom of the oncoming weather, well done.


27 Sep 2012 - 11:02 AM

Hello JasmineGrin I like the image................... I have done you a mod, I have just done a crop, removing a bit of the wall (great detail and light but the sky is more interesting)to make it less 50/50. I wanted to get rid of the two blocks on the wall so they have gone too in the crop.......... I know the rules should be leaving the two people with more space to walk into than behind them, but they are steering to the left so they are not going to get to the end of the wall. If that makes sense.
I removed a touch of contrast too. Hope you like itGrin


Lovely composition Jasmine

paulbroad  8108 forum posts United Kingdom964 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 7:59 AM

A great deal of potential here. My kind of image. The picture is the sky and the couple. You needed a large bottom crop and a left crop to put the couple on the bottom left third. If I did that as a mod the image would be too small but I'm sure you get the idea.


xwang  632 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 2:28 PM

Yeah, thank you very much Paul... but I had to watch a video about the rule of the third. I'm always baffled by the rules..I feel that the rule of the third is emphasized more by photographers than painters. I only heard of the rule of third when people talked about Renaissance Art.
Your kind of image?Grin.. I did tell you that I liked your photos before.. I'd picked up your photos from thumb nails before I knew you do critique when I just joined EPZ.
Thank you Diane. Is that mine was 50/50? Grin I didn't know that. It's just view finder composition, I could hardly see them. Thank you for your MOD.
Thank you Frank for your MOD and your help of my understanding the rule of third image.. most of the time, I'm not too bothered by the rules, accidentally I might be in the rule, most of the time I'm outGrin. I'm not against the rules.. just too much to think about, but one definitely gets safe and better picture within the rules. Thanks again.
Thank you all.

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