Looking for some C&C on a couple shots

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  1. RockDawg

    RockDawg TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking for some input on these two shots. I struggle to with composition and finding interesting shots.

    This first one was taken at a really cool, old cemetery, but this is the only interesting shot I came away with. I intentionally allowed the background in focus because I liked it better being able to read the headstones in the background. Bad choice?

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    This second one isn't the most original, I know, but I was driving through a local metro park and thought the view was worthy of a snap. I didn't notice the couple distracting leaves in the upper right until I got home and viewed it on my monitor. Really disappointed with that. Other than that, what are your thoughts on this one?

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    Awesome work...I think you made the right choice on image one...Image two I would go back at night and wait for a car to pass by and get the red streaks; but then again I don't see any street lamps so I would go during sunset.
     
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    C&C per req:

    1. Nicely done mono conversion, but it could be just a touch brighter I think. I agree, keeping the whole image in focus works in tis case, but the tree along the RH side bothers me somewhat; it's a rather heavy, dark border and I think could stand to be cropped.

    2. Technically a fine image, and you've got a perfect compositional element in there, but what you're lacking is a main subject. What would make this image perfect is something for the eye to see as it tavels down the road.

    Just my $00.02 worth - your milage may vary.

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    dang, i really like em both.
    for number one
    try more of a lower angle lookin up

    #2 is great, but like John said, its missing the main sucject. Try what cvnang said. i think it would look really good.
     
  5. RockDawg

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    Thanks for the input. I tried capturing #2 with a car, but I couldn't get it right because it was windy and the long shutter blurred all the leaves. I'm going to try going back and getting that again. I like the idea of doing it at dusk. I think I'll try that.

    Would love some more feedback.
     
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    the both look great to me! Good job!
     

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