Your thoughts on this please

10 years 6 months ago #4793 by Obadiah
Hi all,

I am new here, and would love your comments on a pic I took on a recent trip to the USA. This was taken at Arlington Cemetry in Washington DC.



Happy to hear all constructive criticism. :)



Cheers


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10 years 6 months ago #4996 by mggraz
I like it! The only thing I would consider doing is using the clone tool in Photoshop to take out the white stone that is in front competing with the main subject.


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10 years 6 months ago #5909 by flyingv
Nice photo!!


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10 years 5 months ago #7988 by bdroberts
I have taken the liberty of working on the image to demonstrate the composition.
With the angles of the stones and the one that is different, you already have a command to look. but by placing the one that is important in a proper composition it has more dramma and impact.

I have changed the crop to place the important story telling feature in the composition of thirds.
using crash point 3.

BD Roberts, M. Photog., CPP, EICPP

www.bdroberts.com

Photo Consultant to the industry

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10 years 5 months ago #7989 by ldkd
you seem to be full of photography knowledge...keep posting so i can keep learning!!


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10 years 5 months ago #7990 by Martin

bdroberts wrote: I have taken the liberty of working on the image to demonstrate the composition.
With the angles of the stones and the one that is different, you already have a command to look. but by placing the one that is important in a proper composition it has more dramma and impact.

I have changed the crop to place the important story telling feature in the composition of thirds.
using crash point 3.


Excellent job!!


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10 years 5 months ago #8089 by bdroberts
IDKD...
I am like an outboard motor. If someone pulls the starter cord, with a question or thought, then I respond by running 4 cycle, and things just come spinning out. LOL:ohmy: :P

Yes, I started in this business in 1963, and have logged a lot of experiances.

And what I have found is that one never stops learning no matter how long you have made a living or played at/with photography.
It is a stair step learning process. YOu learn, then do for a time, then learn more and step up a notch, then learn some more.
For those just starting out the best advise I ever received was being told to look back 5 years to see the improvment in knowledge. High end professional photography is not learned overnight or in a year or two. Just because you have a good camera no more makes one a quality photographer than me owning a carpenters square make me a builder of quality homes.

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10 years 3 months ago #23135 by TAHIMY
This is a beautiful shot! :thumbsup: I wonder if you took one with a lower view...

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10 years 3 months ago #23309 by Britt340
IMO, the branch or whatever is in the upper right hand corner is distracting and it takes away from the perfect formation of the rest of the picture.
The white stone in front of the main subject stone is taking away from the main subject.


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10 years 3 months ago #23326 by Stealthy Ninja
Nice, but what's been said I mainly agree with.

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10 years 3 months ago #23449 by Obadiah
Thanks for all the feedback...very helpful!


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10 years 3 months ago #23519 by canon4me
In an online photo course...I took a pic of a cementary with a mound of rocks- a grave... and the teacher commented that I should have gotten closer to it! lol I just couldn't do it.... this is good with that one gravestone different from the others.. I think I would get rid of the branch up in the right corner...otherwise..I think its pretty neat!


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10 years 3 months ago #23588 by Rob pix4u2
Nice shot- :thumbsup:

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10 years 3 months ago #23608 by Scotty

Britt340 wrote: IMO, the branch or whatever is in the upper right hand corner is distracting and it takes away from the perfect formation of the rest of the picture.
The white stone in front of the main subject stone is taking away from the main subject.


Agreed. It also appears to be really soft.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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10 years 2 months ago #29739 by Rob_W
Nice shot, without the branch and the white stone
in the foreground it would be very good...


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