Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by ddunn, Apr 12, 2004.
My first photograph just wondering what you all thought on it.
First, welcome to the forum!!!!
Now, onto your photo. It's a gorgeous car, that's for sure! The photo is nice and sharp. There are a couple of technical things I'll offer advice on though...
- The filesize is pretty large. That's not a bad thing, it just makes it difficult for people with small monitors to view the whole thing at once.
- It looks like the car is pretty much centered in the frame. While it's not illegal in any state or country, it goes against a lot of photographic conventions; do a google search for the 'rule of thirds'.
- While I like the background--it has a very English feel to it--there's a lot of wasted space, especially near the bottom of the frame. This is more of a personal preference, but if it were mine I'd go for a much tighter crop around the car to emphasize its prominence.
Thanks for your comment Wik.
Also can others give a mark out of ten for the photo too please?
Hi, ddunn, welcome to the forum!
I don't mind offering a critique on your car image here, but I'm afraid I can't give it a "mark out of ten" rating - photography is way too objective for that sort of thing.
I like your image. I agree it's nice and sharp. That said, I would also agree that a tighter crop would focus one's eye more on the subject (the car). Also - while my eye is wandering about the image, I can't help but see this strong magenta cast to it. Was this done intentionally? The clouds, the street, all have a very strong pinkish/purple hue.
Thanks for your comments, and for the welcome. Just thinking there, are 13 year olds allowed on here?
As said, it's hard to get a good idea of the image as a whole because it's so big on my screen. Just about any image software will allow you to crop and/or resize your image.
From what I can tell, it's a pretty good photo. One suggestion would be to make the car a more definitive subject. As it is, the car and the rest of the image are fighting for attention. This might be accomplished by cropping out a lot of the other parts of the photo...or re shooting the photo with the car closer to the camera and therefore filling more of the frame.
Still a very good photo though, welcome to the forum.
What do you's all think now I have cropped it?
PS: just checked this. Anyone got any idea why it hasn't worked?
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