need harsh critique

Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by beetle_slayer, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. beetle_slayer

    beetle_slayer TPF Noob!

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    OK, lemme hear all your comments--good or bad. It's the only way to improve.
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  2. Walt

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    I think the first one may be better if you used a polarizer to get rid of the reflection on the windshield.
    So that's what happened to my car!
     
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    beetle_slayer TPF Noob!

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    Some of my first b&w shots.
     
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    I like the composition of the first one, but the image seems a bit flat. I think some added contrast, and like Walt said, perhaps a polarizer would help give your b/w shots some snap to them.
     
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    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    First one is good, but there isn't much of emphasis on the car. There is equal attention on detail throughout the whole photograph, means you lack depth of field. You can take the photo with a larger aparture to improve on that. Looks like you used a wide angle lens, which can make it harder, but it's worth a try.
     
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    beetle_slayer TPF Noob!

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    I used a 28-135 lens and I believe I was at 28 and i usually shoot wide open which is 3.5. How would I get better DOF?
     
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    the view feels restricted (tight borders, can't see around the car)

    thats kind of good, makes me feel like the subject is one of those things that's so horrible, but you can't take your eyes off it.
    looks a lot like something you might see in a good scary movie.
     
  8. beetle_slayer

    beetle_slayer TPF Noob!

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    WOW, different eyes see different things. I was taking the picture for a few reasons: I like cars, these are my grandpa's cars, and they have a sense of calmness and forgottenness (sp). I have another where the borders aren't so tight, but I think the point of view on this one is better--like a little more in your face. Maybe just scoot over a little bit?
     
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    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    I know what stv is talking about - in the first one I would have liked to have seen the rest of the tail lights.
     

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