Not quite right?

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  1. Kyle-Cox

    Kyle-Cox TPF Noob!

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    I was really anticipating a great shot here, but after going home to look at it, it's not quite what I had expected...
    Is there not enough DOF or is the framing and composition not right?

    Any advice is welcome, and please feel free to edit.
     
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    I think composition-wise it's fine. the dof... hm... Maybe the lion (is that a lion?) should be more in focus. also i think it came out a little under-exposed.
    That being said, i like the idea of this. :thumbup:
     
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    Both the tiger and DOF need to be corrected. sett your f-stop to 22 and make sure the lion is in focus if the lion is even slightly out of focus the picture will be off. Also try taking a couple one with the whole lion another where the lion fills the bottom left corner of the shot if you know what I mean. I think you may like the 2nd one better.
     
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    Beware! Newbie posting possibly a silly suggestion.

    What about a little fill in flash to bring the Lion out?

    Slight more depth of field IMO.
    There is nothing in the background worth looking at but so much going on that it distracts.
     
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    In my opinion you could have improved this shot by setting the aperture to about f11 - higher will probably give starbursts which you may or may not want. Focussing on the column would be ideal is it's about 1/3 of the way into the scene. I agree that a tiny fill flash on the lion would be handy as it's not as bright as the rest, but it would have to be TINY otherwise it'd bleach out as it's already exposing alright.

    If you are using a tripod, push the ISO down to 100 or so and the aperture around f11/f22 and shoot in aperture priority mode using focus lock on the column.

    Rob
     
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    Who the hell are you Binglemybongle? I'm just throwing a suggestions out there. I think we all can agree with digital you can never shoot too many pics so re-framing a subject is often a good way to create an interesting shot.
     
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    I think you have misunderstood, D-50.
    Binglemybongle was, I think, being self-referential with the 'silly suggestion' comment.
    It was not aimed at you.
     
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    Oh I see. Sorry about that Bongle. Had a bad mornign and was taking out frustrations online. I should learn to control my anger. Sorry again
     
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    It takes a big person to admit that. Good on ya.

    As for the picture, I don't have anything to add that hasn't already been said.
     
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    as for my opinion on the dof, i think it should be a little more in focus. but i like the comp and idea here! keep shootin!
     
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    For what it's worth, I really like it as it is. I think too much detail in the background would stop you wondering what it was and what it was the lion was lookng at. I like the glittery magical element of not knowing. A bit more light on the lion? Perhaps? But I like it. I first saw it yesterday and had the same reaction today. So there we are. I'm very inexperienced but what I like is what I like! I think I only wish the column wasn't there. :)
     
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    Not to worry. Don't think i'll ever be in a position or frame of mind to say that someones suggestion is silly other than my own.

    Subjective thoughts cannot be incorrect only questionable.
     

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