New photo critique/help

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  1. sklar

    sklar TPF Noob!

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    Now that my ski season is almost done we are starting to break the kayaks out
    We were trying to get some night shots and this is what we ended up with

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    Shot on a Nikon D2X, shot at f/5.0 13 second exposure, ISO at 640? i think, focal length at 34mm

    The kayaker is lit up by a person sitting on the rocks to the kayakers right with a speedlight

    I like the shot, and think it has potential. I'm looking for critiques, and ways to capture the kayaker better.
    Thanks
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Since this isn't a gallery or critique section of the forums you may not get many responses.

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    i guess i'm not really looking for critique, but for how to get this shot to work out better, because the kayaker does not look very good
     
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    Oh! :scratch:

    I don't think you can make it work better because:

    The kayak only occupies about 1/150th of the frame, is motion blurred, a quinary (5th level) image element, and I'd say you needed at least 3 lights: the one you had (but further back to show the rocks), another 20 feet upstream (aimed down stream), and a 3rd downstream aimed back up towards the kayak.

    “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.” - Robert Capa

    If it was me, I'd loose the street in the background and just concentrate on the kayak, with the kayak filling more than 50% of the frame.
     

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