Balance?

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  1. (Ghastly) Krueger

    (Ghastly) Krueger TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    Please let me know whot you think about the balance in this shot.
    I know the exposure is poor, I have to work no that...
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    Thanks!
     
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    Wow, what a shot. So many themes here. "Old vs New". If your asking about the composition, I love it!

    The exposure could be fixed in PS easily.
     
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    I like the shot! I Might crop it to the bottom edge is closer to the car's tire, but that's only if you want to exaggerate the distance between the two. Also, if the car was a little closer, might of help be even more balanced, but thats me being nit-picky.

    It looks great though!
     
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    This shot would have been great if it wasn't blown out. The horse's head leads your eye right to the car, and the car has some motion in it meaning that it's really booking it.


    It's just way too bright.
     
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    When I first saw this, I though 'wow. what a grab.' Although this shot is overexposed, it is a really impressively composed and very interesting shot - maybe as interesting as I've seen here. Lots of interesting things, lots of questions, lots of iconic pieces. The featureless but attention-grabbing sky is the problem.

    The composition of the shot, as is, is good but, if this were mine and I was really pushed to try and improve the composition, I would try cropping to remove sky while maintaining the three main objects of interest, the man on the horse the crouching man and the approaching car.

    The following try is certainly not ideal - and maybe not even better - but its the best I could come up with. Cropping seems to make the crouching man more prominent yet the man on the horse still is clearly identifiable - hat, western wear, saddle, quirt.




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    love the composition. cropped, stamped and showed the rest

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    Getting rid of the crouching guy looks a lot better to me. Very nice capture.
     
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    I feel that this shot is well composed and well balanced. In my opinion it does not necessarily need a crop, perhaps lifting the bottom of the frame a little like others have, but I certainly wouldn't take anything from the top and would not crop out any of the dust from behind the car.

    Here is my edit

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    I took out the trees on the right......


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  10. (Ghastly) Krueger

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    Thanks. that's pretty mucho what I was going for.

    I'm afraid not, since it's so blown out, I'd get greys instead of whites, but no detail...

    Thank you very much. I understand what you say about the crop.
    It was hard to get the car in the right position (passing by at around 100mph:p). To be honest I just saw the guy in the horse come by, take a few steps back (I was using a long-ish lens) and shoot a burst when the car went by. After that, the rider just went on his way and I had no chance to try again with the next car.


    Thanks, I appreciate it.

    *Hangs head* I know.
     
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    Thanks

    Understood. When cropping, I concentrate in including interesting stuff... I should take a look into removing unnecesary stuff. Thanks for your feedback.
     
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    Thank you. Reduced brightness, increased contrast. Will do it my self and see the results.

    And I have to practice cloning and stamping... it does look better without the guy crouching.

    Thanks

    Thank you

    This looks very nice! Would you mind telling me what you did to improve the exposure? My attempts led to a grey and dull image.

    Thanks. I understand, removing stuff again. ;)

    Thanks again everybody. You've been a lot of help. :mrgreen:
     

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