Park benches, please C&C

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  1. jands

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    1. Body: Nikon D90
    2. Focal Length: 105mm
    3. Shutter: 1/100
    4. Aperture: f/9.0
    5. ISO: 200

    I felt like there was something there before I took this photo, but I feel like I missed something. Should I have shot from a different angle? Is there nothing here to take a picture of? Besides the crappy fence, what would've made this shot better? Thoughts? Thanks.
     
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    Tiny picture is tiny. :sexywink:
     
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    sorry. Meant to hit preview first. Trying to figure out how to make it bigger. Give me a minute.
     
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    phew. First time posting from Picasaweb. Had to figure it out. :peacesign:
     
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    What did you want to emphasize in this picture? Was it the repetition of chairs, or the fact that they're all empty?

    Personally, I might have sat on the curb (photo, right) and framed a shot with two or three empty benches and waited for someone to walk by. Might have also used a slow shutter, like 1/8 or 1/15, to create motion blur.

    So when you know what you want to emphasize, it becomes easier to remove things from the frame.

    Couple general tips: shoot from the subject's level (unless intentionally doing otherwise for effect), and keep your horizons level.
     
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    What drew me in was the repetition. Although if there were people (or a person) on any of them, I don't think I would have taken the shot. But maybe I would be wrong? Thanks for the new perspective, I hadn't thought of that. I appreciate the general tips too. I guess I should put some more thought into it before I shoot. A lot of times I don't know why I am drawn to a certain subject/angle/composure... I should probably start figuring that out!
     
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    Lower angle would have been better if the subjects are the benches.
     
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    There is a lot of dead space to the right of this photo.
    Maybe shoot this in a portrait type and even try to get some elevation when doing so. Try a couple of different angles to see which one you like best.

    I think there are many ways that may work. Even try shooting through the hand rails. Experiment, don't be afraid to make any mistakes - break some rules ;).
    If you can get back there, maybe experiment...if you do, please post.
     
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    I agree! Portrait style may get some better results..and maybe from a lower angle as well. The vacany on the right side kills it for me. Also it just seems that the whole picture is off a bit on the angle, but that may just be me.
     
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    clone out the person walking? Or just do a vertical crop?
     
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    not catching my interest...
     
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    i am not sure that what is your subject from your picture.
     

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