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  1. ddunn

    ddunn TPF Noob!

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    My first photograph just wondering what you all thought on it.

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    First, welcome to the forum!!!! :D :D :D

    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.


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  3. ddunn

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    Thanks for your comment Wik.
    Also can others give a mark out of ten for the photo too please?
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    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. :D

    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.
     
  5. ddunn

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    Thanks for your comments, and for the welcome. Just thinking there, are 13 year olds allowed on here?

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    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.
     
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    What do you's all think now I have cropped it?

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    Dave
    PS: just checked this. Anyone got any idea why it hasn't worked?

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