Arching Abstract

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  1. ShutteredEye

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    I was looking to portray this particular subject in a way most people don't normally look at it.

    Looking for a general critique, does it work? And is it interesting?
     
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    Without your title it would have taken me some time to figure out what I was looking at. I dont particulary care for the ange it leaves a lot of negative space and makes it hard to tell exactly what I am viewing at such a horizontal. The DOF seems to be a little to much... with someting so smooth I feel like it needs all the texture it can get to produce a subject amongst itself.

    Its also alot of muted gray... I think it would stand stronger with a good white spot some where to create some contrast.
     
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    Thanks Vmann!! You always come through with a critique for me.

    I thought a lot of the same things you mentioned. It was really an attempt to salvage an image I wasn't sure about. I really liked the angle of the shot myself. But it came out very blue, with the sky reflected in the Arch itself. I think maybe a reshoot with a flash, or with a hot spot from the sun might benefit the image by creating some definition.

    I tried boosting the contrast, grey scaling it, and then adding just a tad of grain to capture some texture. I'm pretty sure it's not the best shot I've ever taken.
     
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    As strictly an image, I actually like it. Mostly, however, b/c I have no idea what it is. Even with the "arch" reference I can't get my head around it.

    So I like it, as an abstract image; it makes me stop and look. As an abstract image of something (what, I'm still not sure), I'd be a tad more concrete.
     
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    I dig this shot. I like the shapes and lines. Maybe crop or include more of the hot spot near the left side of the frame. I agree with kicking in some highlights.
     
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    Second angle, has more high lights, but a tad more obvious....
     
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    well said.
     

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