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Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by sweetlilvixen, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. sweetlilvixen

    sweetlilvixen TPF Noob!

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    Have at it. I took this picture at an Olive Garden. I loved the lamp and had to see if I could get a good shot of it. After a couple angles and a few looks from confused waitresses, this is what I got.



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    PS: I'm going to crop out the side of the wall on the bottom left hand side, I just haven't gotten that far yet.
     
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    Personalized Stamp TPF Noob!

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    Looks nice!
     
  3. Big Mike

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

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Here's my critique...
    While it's certainly a nice and some what interesting lamp...it's not doing anything for me...as the subject of this photo. It's in the middle of the image and the angle looking up at it...just seems ordinary. Maybe if you had a more abstract angle...it would liven things up a little. The shadow behind it...is kind of distracting. It looks like the light source was below the lens...was this done with flash (maybe an upside down camera)...or is the light coming from somewhere else?
     
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    sweetlilvixen TPF Noob!

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    Nope. No flash. I used a small digital camera one of my friends happened to have on her. LIke I said, I was in the middle of a restaurant. I agree that the shadows are a little harsh, but I love the picture. Simplicity.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, it's good that you like it...that's what counts. :D

    It does have a nice simplicity...Maybe I'd like it better if it wasn't so centred.
     
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    sweetlilvixen TPF Noob!

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    I think you may be right.. now it's annoying me. Thanks a lot! lol jk.. :)
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hallo sweetlilvixen and welcome to ThePhotoForum.
    This photo SURE looks like the in-camera flash fired while the camera was set to tungsten light, else there is nothing to explain the blue cast and the shadows. Both of which kind of ruin the pic for me since they make it look snapshotty. Sorry 'bout that. You may have tried all angles and in its making it may have been anything but a mere snapshot, but the outcome does not show it too well.

    If you find me harsh, please note that you placed your photo into our Photo Critique section which is designed for some very specific, sometimes even hard-on-the-poster critique (mostly so when the poster already declares they like their own photo very much). The General Gallery is the place where to post photos for general comments - and even within those you will find many good hints on how to improve.

    The Photo Critique section is much MORE dedicated to some quite SPECIFIC, clearly outlined critique the poster wants to get. A general "C&C welcome" is not enough for this section.
     
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    sallydance TPF Noob!

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    Almost looks like there was too much pf a filter use. NOt a great fan of the suject. Looks like a picture taken trying too hard to be artsy
     
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    rmh159 TPF Noob!

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    I agree with the others and will throw this out there as well. If I'm just taking random shots (meaning not out to shoot a specific subject) I'll try to ask myself what exactly the subject is and why it's interesting. If you can't readily answer both questions the pic might not be worth taking. You might also not give a rats ass and just take the shot anyway but I think it's important to be conscious of the potential impact that the pic may or may not have on some random person that strolls across the shot.

    That's my .02... I do like the pic though. Was it that blue at the restaurant? I think I would've been rubbing my eyes all nite after an hour in that place.
     
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    sweetlilvixen TPF Noob!

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    ok.. I got that I shouldn't have posted it here..
     
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    EBphotography TPF Junkie!

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    As the lovely Corinna has already said, usually someone in this "Critique" area asks for a specific thing, lighting, composition etc. Are there any specific items you would like? Although a few of us may sound harsh, I promise we do want to help you! You're just getting broken in to a lovely TPF experience!

    Edit: I do also see potential in the photograph, i left that out.
     
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    sweetlilvixen TPF Noob!

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    no, it's just a random picture I took and thought turned out pretty cool.. I didn't ask for anything because it's not that deep for me. But anyway, thanks to you and those who were at least mildly nice.
     

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