Framing / Composition neophyte

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by Keta, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Keta

    Keta TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The challenge for me is that I rarely get a chance to 'set up' a shot. If I'm close enough to an eagle I just shoot, then deal with the framing later by cropping.
    This time I had a chance to put on my small lens, so could try to 'organize' the image slightly. The Heron wouldn't let me get any closer, otherwise it would have been a tighter shot.

    [​IMG]

    Any comments at all would be appreciated!
    I like the drama of the wind blowing his feathers, and the play of the weak winter light.

    More pics from that day . . . .

    Storybook


    or is this better ?

    [​IMG]


    (whups, sorry! I keep posting in the wrong forum! :( )
     
  2. Keta

    Keta TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Aw!

    Come on you guys, it can't be SO incredibly bad that not one of you has a single comment to make??
     
  3. kristyiclaremore

    kristyiclaremore TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Claremore, Oklahoma, USA
    I really like the first one better
     
  4. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    5,136
    Likes Received:
    149
    Location:
    Grimsby, Ontario Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    its a really cool shot.. my main critque would be that we can't see the eyes of the heron very well.. very much a key in wildlife photography.. do you have another shot with its head turned?
     
  5. Keta

    Keta TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I certainly do!

    telephoto

    [​IMG]

    small lens

    [​IMG]

    Thanks so much! :thumbup: Now you're telling me something I need to know. Anything else??
     
  6. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    5,136
    Likes Received:
    149
    Location:
    Grimsby, Ontario Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit

    Ok, i see an eye! this is great, i love the scene, and the pose.. now, the horizon looks a little tilted.. can you correct that?

    Extremly important to have a level horizon in any landscape/nature shot.
     
  7. Keta

    Keta TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    OH! I did not know that. Hmm, I thought it looked kind of cool, especially in the first one, with the mountains sloping downwards towards to the left. But I look at those hills in person every day so I guess it's different for me!

    Thanks so much for the help, guy. :heart: I have some landscape shots being developed today, so I will press for more insight later in the week.
     
  8. Big Mike

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

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,822
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Welcome to the forum.

    The first two don't do anything for me...mostly because the bird is head on..which does not give it much shape or detail. Maybe an extreme close-up would work with that angle...but not this shot (IMHO).

    The next couple are much better.

    Where is that, by the way? It looks very familiar but I don't remember the names too well, since I only visit the coast every few years.
     
  9. Keta

    Keta TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    It's Spanish Banks. West of Kits Beach, past MacDonald street, to Dunbar street.
    Jericho Beach starts there, and just past that is my eagles' nest. I go as far west of Spanish Banks as I can, right to the start of the University Endowment Lands.

    The view is of the north shore mountains.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

framing composition