Annie + Bridge

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  1. maxbennett

    maxbennett TPF Noob!

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    I appologize for posting in the critique section twice in a row, but I really wanted people to critique this photo:

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    File Type: Compressed RAW
    Lens: 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5 G
    Focal Length: 18mm
    1/200 sec - F/11
    Sensitivity: ISO 200
     
  2. rob1116

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    Love the composition, and the shot in general; but it looks a little over-satured and the levels seem to be exaggerated a little much... ie. lacking midtones, IMO.

    On the other hand, that depends upon the context of this picture. This level of adjustment would probably suit a commercial intent... but as far as a 'photo' goes, I would turn it down a bit.
     
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    I'd crop it just above a bridge. I don't like the sun up there while I think that the levels on the dog are great.
     
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    I really like the exposure on the dog and the river, but the sun above is really blown out. I would recommend cropping it out like Mentos mentioned.
     
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    lol... really shows how much of this is personal taste; I love the blown out sun! To me, it shows the source of the 'beam' of light illuminated a column of leaves before hitting the dog.
     
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    i dont think the sun adds much to the illumination of the dog except for the ridge line of his spine. the dog appears to have been exposed with fill flash. i agree the sun needs to go as well as a lot of the sky, it looks unreal; which is typical when you bump saturation levels and the like. the composition and exposure of the dog work for me....not too keen on this rest.
     
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    If you're really set on keepin the sky then I would try adding a fill layer, probably using blue and try different blending modes until it looks more real. The purple in the upper part really throws it off.
     

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