Crucifix

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  1. (Ghastly) Krueger

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    Hello,

    This statue is located in a hotel I've visited a couple of times. From the first time I liked the image and thought it couls make an interesting photo, but seemed to lack something. The last time I went there, rain had poured over it the previous night, giving it the added contrast I missed. The stone and moss had a darker color.

    I tried the old trick of a low shot, pointing up to make it more imposing... thing is, at the moment I didn't realize I had cut one hand off...
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    The questions are: Is the cropped hand too bad to need a reshoot?
    Is a reshoot worth the effort or the image is poor anyway?

    Thanks for your comments!
     
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    If this is your thing, then it's worth a reshoot. The hand doesn't bother me so much, but there's too much foreground.
     
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    What do you mean with foreground? The part of the tunic bellow the waist?

    Thank for your comment
     
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    Yeah. The part below the waist. There's too much of it. And the out of focus-ness doesn't lead me upward as much as it does make me search around the frame for something in focus- if that makes sense.
     
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    Yep, makes sense. Thanks.
     
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    I agree!
     
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    Thanks, aammore
     
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    I think Max hit the nail right on the head.

    Although, I also think the white balance may be leaning a bit too blue for my liking. But that's really a personal preference. A reshoot is in order good sir.
     
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    Gotta agree on the crop,

    WARNING : PUN COMING -----> but on the other hand, <--- sorry!

    I think with this crop, the hand missing should now be there...but it is also a strong shot...
     
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    Thanks for the comment. Yep, I tweaked the colors a bit... maybe over did it.

    Yep, I also thought many punny titles for this, but chickened out on them ;)

    Yep, If I re-shoot this a little higher, it will be easier to compose (for this one, the camera was almost on the groud and I couldn't look through view finder or at the screen).

    Thanks for commenting
     
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    Personallt I am not a big fan of photos of artwork but I think you do need to shoot a little higher where the stomach and chest areas are not the main focus of the image.
     
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    I think this could be good if you kept low but backed away abit. Used a wider angle and cropped it if you had to to keep the entire thing in the frame.
    Taken from the perspective of someone there i think would look cool and then process as a contrasty B&W. Darken the wall behind it a tad before messing witht he contrast.
    Only my opinion though
     

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