Moving Vietnam Memorial

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  1. TimboAA

    TimboAA TPF Noob!

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    What could I do/could have done to make this better?

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    Here's what I think would have helped. Imagine if you had got rid of the flags and focused on the people there.

    Those people were looking up a name, a family member probably. That shows a story and focusing on those two people would have told the story. The flag pole/flags add distraction to the story there.

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    Thanks, i was wondering that as well.

    Here is a quick re-crop, if i had zoomed in more in the beginning I think I could have had something here.

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    Edit: after looking at this...it appears that the two columns of names directly infront of the two people are lighter than the others. I just want to say that I didn't edit it to be that way, it must be the light reflecting off of them.

    Edit 2: just noticed the picture that you posted Jon_K. It didn't load before when I did mine crop.
     
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    Yeah, it makes a much more interesting picture I think.

    It's funny I gave this great advice here but if that was my picture I'd have probably made the same mistake.

    Maybe my critiques here will help me think more when /I'm/ in the field. So often I go out and take a shot and notice the perfect shot within the shot I took (after I'm home of course.)

    Perhaps you can go back here sometime and catch somebody else doing the same thing and get "the shot"! ;-)
     

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