Two from the museum

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  1. mtn_rider1407

    mtn_rider1407 TPF Noob!

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    Im very new to this but here are a few that I took yesterday. One is from a rocket engine that they had on display, it was freakin huge. The second was from the jet engine in a SR-71. C&C more than welcome.

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  2. LaFoto

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    While "move up close to your subject" was the first "rule" of photography I ever heard of (our dad used to say so to my sister and myself when we had our first cameras and tended to create frames with loads of space and a tiny subject in the middle), here I feel you did a little too much of a good thing. Without any context, these photos only speak to yourself (for you were there and saw the museum and its items with your own eyes, so you can add the necessary context from out of you memory), but they don't speak to other viewers. Well, that is a generalisation ... they don't speak to me, I should say (but I assume they don't speak to too many others, either, which could be wrong).

    What I just said might not apply to the same extent to Photo 2 and I think it does to Photo 1, but then Photo 2 suffers from underexposure, which would be my point of critique on that one.

    But I do applaud your not using flash for museum photography!!!
     
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    It is impossible to draw a whole picture from the given pictures
     
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    I agree, unless you really know what you are looking at, ie. jet engines, you cant really draw a good image from whats given. My eyes personally just wander around for a bit, uniterested. More image (in this case)= More interesting.
     
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    Cool thanks, with image one I wanted to get the skull and crossbones specifically and any further away I think they would have gotten two small. As for two my purpose for the composition was just to show a neat piece of machinery. Thanks for the C&C, keep it coming. Im still trying to find balances when it comes to exposures.
     
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    Wow, I almost asked where the skull and crossbones were. I wandered around for quite a while before I saw them.
     
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    Should I have centered the Skull and Crossbones a bit more? I was trying to invoke the rule of thirds as best as I could. Can I use invoke in that context?
     

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