Red Boat & Ropes - C&C please

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  1. Jon_Are

    Jon_Are TPF Noob!

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    Looking for input on composition, lighting, whatever.
    Thanks for looking,
    Jon


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    I love the colors and the composition is good! I tried cropping out the top of the pic (removing the boat) and that looks cool too!
     
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    Thanks, icassell.

    I'd be interested in seeing your crop if you wouldn't mind posting it.

    Jon
     
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    Will have to do it when I get home (no PS here at work ...)

    I just held a piece of paper over the image on my monitor :)
     
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    LOL -- I did it on Picassa ... not perfect, but you get the idea ...
     
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    Thanks, but I definitely prefer the boat (and houses and sky) included. :mrgreen:

    Jon
     
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    that's cool!
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like the "canvas background" aspect of those houses, they are in a slight haze and therefore look a little unreal to me, which is interesting. The colours of the ropes are so much strong in comparison.
    I prefer the composition of the original photo, the quay wall cuts a nice diagonal line through the photo, the heaps of rope have a nice element of repetion and something like a vanishing point, too, in so far as they get smaller and smaller the further they are away.

    If I were to consider a crop at all, I'd crop below the numbers 00069 on the boat. The photo feels different then (no more person to be seen, and no "canvas background").
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The background does look like a canvas or mural. Or is it HDR? Not sure how I fell about it. As for cropping I would cut off the bottom to make more of a 4x5 format
     
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    Nice picture.
    IMO, there's too much at the top, which distracts
    from the main composition.

    This is how I'd crop it –

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    This way, there's a (mirror image of a) 'Z', which
    creates homogenous composition and "connectivity".
     
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    Hmmm....I really like that, Ben.

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
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    Here's a cropped version similar to Ben's; which do y'all prefer?

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    Original:

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