Discussion in 'General Critical Analysis' started by matt3756, Jul 10, 2007.
I took this picture in Pittsburgh, PA- July 4th. Please critique!
I like it, the fireworks look great but the angle is bothering me. I think I would like it better if it were straight.
I agree that the horizon should be straight, and I also feel that this could have used an extra stop of exposure to really bring it to life. The composition is fairly interesting, but if you were trying to capture a "fireworks picture", I wonder why you were not closer and why you didn't choose to fill the frame more with fireworks than city.
I wanted to get both the fireworks and the city. I was on a bridge taking that picture and it was extremely crowded, it's amazing I even got the picture . I agree and see what you mean about the horizon. I adjusted the levels and it looks better when the picture is larger (brings out more of the lights from the city.)
The angle is a little off. Also, I don't think there is much of anything to carry my eye through the picture. The fireworks get all the attention and they are at a very awkward spot at the edge. As far as colour, texture, or pattern there is nothing of interest anywhere else to balance this shot.
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