YAY! A BALL! BALL BALL BALL!

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    This is very different from what I usually do. But in my attempts to get better at this thing they call photography sometimes I do experiments with the basics as well as expermiment with concept. This is an exersize of composition. Tell me what you think about the angles and everything having to do with the composition of this photo
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    The photo needs more surrounding in my opinion. It's cropped to tightly around the ball. i think the angle could work better with different cropping. But in general I don't like the composition. It doesn't really say anything to me except "here's a tennis ball".

    Maybe try having the tennis ball as the subject of center in a much larger photo. But still only have the tennis ball, no other features.
     
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    I'm with Daniel. And, as far as I know Hertz, he would say: "why did you take this photo?" :) What is going on there? It is just a picture of a ball, which says nothing. Ok, it's a ball on a street, but how to interprete this?
     
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    theres no interpretation, it's only an experiment or detail, composition, and focus. When you look at it as long as I have you start to see the hidden beauties in the shot.
     
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    maybe im unartistic. but the "what does it mean?" stuff has always bothered me. art can exist without intention or purpose in my opinion. it doesnt have to say anything to everyone all the time. i think its a nice picture. it combines soft and rough textures. i think thats all it needs to be appealing.
     
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    I am with "the opposition" on this one. Art is different to each person yet there are common threads in "good art". When I was taking photography, I was able to be technically correct with every negative given to me. My shades, mid-tones and highlights were perfect but there was something missing, the message - meaning - or story. I see a tennis ball on a road, taken at a bad angle. To be brutal it looks like you hit the shutter release while walking and happened to have a tennis ball in the shot. However, if you are experimenting with technical expertise I think you did a fine job, DOF, color, contract all look good.

    We as "photographers" (amateur or professional) use the camera as a tool to help us covey a message of what we see to the viewers. We want to capture the entire story, all the emotion and give that to the viewer. You gave me a tennis ball. I would walk right by it or flip the page, others many not - some my hang it on their wall with pride. Long-winded again I know, sorry.
     
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    well i doubt she shot this for artistic purposes, so let's look at other areas, like she actually asked...the composition is allright, a little centered for me. i think if you cropped off some of the top (to get rid of the highlight at the top right also), it would help the composition. Personally, I think this would make a nice commercial/stock photo. So that is good. The exposure is nice too, good smooth tones, and good lighting, nice and even.
     
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    :confused: Im Dizzy :lmao:
     
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    Im with him...
     
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    Good eye! I think the shot is playful. Like what a dog would see. Hence the title (I think?). I enjoy the textures of the road and tennis ball. I would try and crop the sign on the right.
     
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    hehe, the title was my A.D.D goin on the fritz actually. Thanks
     
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    Interesting! Nice angle! Great shot! Maybe crop the bottom of the photo so that the tennis ball is on bottom instead of in the middle of the photo. I like it.
     

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