Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by LifesMirror, Jan 7, 2007.
Feel free to do what thee will...
Sorry if I sound rough, but this photo says so little to me at all that I don't feel like I would want to play with it. I don't see what MIGHT have been your purpose in taking this photo, in choosing the aperture you chose, in using that tilt and in not making use of the shadows.
No Corinna, go ahead. I need it if Im gonna learn. I think I have others of the blocks from other angles. What would YOU have done with these? Less FOD?
With FOD you mean DOF, I assume?
Well, I think I would not have bothered to take their photo in the first place. I don't find them in any way attractive or show-worthy ... they are just big squares that block off something. Don't know ... I feel there are more attractive things about.
I tend to agree with Corinna about the subject. It doesn't say much, in my opinion. The angle is interesting, but doesn't make much of a statement. The only thing that might interest me is the textures, which I would have made stand out more, since they go rather unnoticed in your picture. I also dislike the crop, as it doesn't really put focus on anything, IMO.
What did you want to capture with this pic?
Anyways, if it was my pic and I wanted to keep it I'd do something like this:
i just dont like the picture
yeah, its empty
the picture is kinda bland. theres not enough contrast between the blocks and the floor. the highest point of focus, in my opinion, is where the right side of the blocks kinda clash with the shadows on the floor. while on the topic of shadows, the shadow on the front block is unusual. some depth of field would have been nice. since alot of it is in focus, and consists of lots of texture from the floor and the blocks and some trees in the back, the image comes out almost noisy. the quality of it all seems over exposed and a little saturated (like, maybe you had it on the wrong white balance setting). maybe if you posted the settings you used, we might be able to help a little more. but thats what ive observed.
it appears a bit overexposed and colours are quite off, but not in a way that i would shift the colours intentionally.
apparently some thought went into the composition and angles. but the rocks furthest away do not really resolve as single blocks of stone anymore
:meh: umph ... being a bit more specific would help.
Well, It was taken with my old Pentax K1000. I thought the blocks were cool, so I tried to find a quick shot of them that didnt show the parking lot behind me,lol. My personal theme of that day was shapes, which is why these "blocks" attracted me. Im still trying to learn how to use this old thing which is my main goal. I just got into photography a month ago so I welcome any C&C I get. Thanks for your time
I had a go at doing something with your photo - very often we don't get a chance to see something in a shot until we do something with it.
In this case I started off by splitting it into cmyk formats - inverting the k file - rejoining it - tweaking the contrast, color balance, color hue - then rotating it about 15 degrees - and cropping out the background.
Adding the frame and a title just gives it a little bit of confinement.
It would look better if I had a higher resolution file to work with.
Hope you like it.
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