Quick C&C?!

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by benp2k6, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. benp2k6

    benp2k6 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I am very new to B&W photography and have developed no eye for it as of yet. Please C&C this before I print on the expensive paper :)

    I can see something is just not right about it but cannot put my finger on it...




    [​IMG]












    [​IMG]
     
  2. reg

    reg TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,487
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Stuck inside of Mobile with the GTFO Blues Again
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Rule of thirds, or lack thereof. Save the centering for portraits.
     
  3. benp2k6

    benp2k6 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks for the feedback, however at this point no changing the composition... And, my take on the rule of thirds (as of any rule...) it's meant to be broken :)

    Can you see anything in other aspects of the photo?
     
  4. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    37,391
    Likes Received:
    10,665
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I'm not sure that the rule of thirds is really applicable to this sort of shot; you'd tend to lose too much of the car I think. What does bother me is the fact that the car's set back in the image, and the background. The building is very interesting, architecturally, however it's too grey, and has way too much detail. All the lines and geometric patterns grab my eye, and I barely see the car.
     
  5. midlight21

    midlight21 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    It's a nice picture of a car....but that's about it. I'd love to give you more of an idea of why my opinion is so but I can't think of the best way to describe it.
     
  6. tomhooper

    tomhooper TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gary, Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    It seems a little one dimensional to me, sort of flat, but that is just my opinion. Very sharp and well exposed but to be honest not very interesting. Just another car picture and they really don't tickle my fancy. But again that is just my opinion and others, I'm sure will vary.
     
  7. kellylindseyphotography

    kellylindseyphotography TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Haverhill, Ma
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I'm not sure what you want here- its an average picture of an expensive (?) car (I know nothing about cars). To get a kick in it, or for a more high key look, try upping the contrast +25
     
  8. benp2k6

    benp2k6 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I couldn't agree more. Tirediron, thanks you nailed a big flaw in this pic. Here is a new copy with some focus drawn to the subject.

    Kelly, I am going to try adding to the contrast!



    [​IMG]
     
  9. reg

    reg TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,487
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Stuck inside of Mobile with the GTFO Blues Again
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Okay then...

    :confused:
     
  10. benp2k6

    benp2k6 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Reg, I appreciate your feedback, and will def. keep it in mind in the future!
     
  11. intrikal

    intrikal TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    man the contrast on that bmw is awsome very nice snap shoot
     
  12. knoxvilleD50

    knoxvilleD50 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    the background is too interesting ha it kinda distracts from the car car. the building being darker overall on the right kinda catches the eye and then you start looking at all the windows and the brick work then you realize that you aren't looking at the car anymore. just kinda how it felt to me.

    honestly with the majority of the background being white and the car being dark. you might get a better attention draw towards the car if you reverted it to color again and made the color of the car pop against the bland colored background. unless of course you need it to be in B&W for the project.
    just a thought
     

Share This Page