Help with this shot or is there a shot to had?

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  1. Hair Bear

    Hair Bear TPF Noob!

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    This is my kitchen sink, looked great through my eye and through the lens. You could see the grain on the wood and I thought the shads looked great

    But the results are disapointing, have any in put on how the shot could work?

    Is there a shot to be had?

    I can shoot this again when the sun comes out to play so any input would be cool.

    1st one shows whats there with flash
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    No flash
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    no candle!
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    Tighter crop
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    And B/W for effect
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  2. Hair Bear

    Hair Bear TPF Noob!

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    Sorry about the rotation
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The last one has a nice feel to it...almost abstract.

    The first few just look too cluttered.
     
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    +1 I agree.

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  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It feels like with the many shadows (which made the scene particularly nice, I should think) your meter suggested you have to expose for longer than the bright parts really needed. So the sunlit parts, those that looked fine to you at first, got overexposed.
    I like 2, for example, with the candle and the old scales (I think they are) in the background. But the very wood that you wanted to capture is blown out. You ought to have underexposed your pic (or underexposed even MORE than you maybe already did).
     
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    shareefy TPF Noob!

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    the problem i have is i cant quite tell what everything is, im not sure what the point of the picture is. Perhaps if something was made more prominent or less items of display visible maybe?

    no flash is my favourite aswell btw
     
  7. Hair Bear

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    I was shooting the shadows and highlights, jus thought they looked nice.

    So maybe it should be more abstract
     
  8. Hair Bear

    Hair Bear TPF Noob!

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    Here are two more

    the first is slightly rotated so the middle is on the horizontal

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