too much space?

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  1. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    so....i caught this gull (and that's a whole other question cause i've never seen a gull of this color) on the potomac and decided to crop it down. do you think i left too much space?

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    I really it this way. Gives a great sense of movement with the waves and the gull. Awesome color on that gull and you point out, I've never seen any this color either.
     
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    If you are going to do a drastic crop...why not go all the way and make is a long panoramic? That's what you did and I think it works well.

    The texture of the water is great, which lets you get away with all of the extra space.

    Nice work.
     
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    it's ok for me... the color is fantastic
     
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    Totally agree. Makes the picture more dynamic too - distance for the gull to travel. Another good shot.

    Maybe the colour is from the pollution in the Potomac River -genetic mutation :shock: Just kidding :)
     
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    I quite like it the way it is. I might even go a bit bigger.
     
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    Well, that is awesome! Might look better longer, but fantastic as it stands. Was he by himself? If he was larger than the other gulls, he may just be another member of the albatross family.
     
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    the eye line is what i think lets it work, he is looking strait as if he has that much more to go on and if he were looking up i think it would pull the subject too much. i like it as is.
     
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    I love the way you have left space infront of the bird. I think it works because it tells more of the story, a kind of - what happens next feel to it. Maybe that's what I need to look for when taking my photos, making them more interesting by telling more of the story.
     
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    Yep - works a treat for me.
     
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    Great shot! Nothing strikes me funny about the comp. I like it. I've never seen a gull of that color either. That's really neat.
     
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    Well from my time spent near the coast in Cornwall I'm pretty certain that young gulls are a sort of light brown colour... that might expalin it...

    Good pic however and I love the composition.
     

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