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i'm as much of a newbie as possible when it comes to photography - i think this is my favorite shot from my trip to NYC - any feedback? Thank you!

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Its not really doing it for me, it is too out of focus for me. There is also no point of subject to draw my attention. I think these couple things could have made the picture much better
-Lower vantage point
-higher view to catch the tops of the buildings
-focus a little better
-And I know the traffic is a pain in the ass but the taxi is right in the way and since its yellow it draws my attention and takes away from the picture itself
 

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What is your subject?

What are you trying to "say" with this photo?

Why is this your favorite shot?
 

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What's the cross street?

That's the Dakota so it's got to be 72nd.

I agree about the angle and making sure you get the top of the building. Personally, I probably would have made the "East Side" sign the subject - low angle, closer to the sign, out of focus Dakota in the background but still recognizable. Low enough angle and you don't have to worry about the traffic.
 
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I liked this photo because I felt it captured a lot of things i think of when i hear NYC- Central Park, Sabret Hotdogs (of course! lol), Taxi's, & beautiful buildings... but maybe thats what makes it not so great, too much going on in one shot?
 
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Its not really doing it for me, it is too out of focus for me. There is also no point of subject to draw my attention. I think these couple things could have made the picture much better
-Lower vantage point
-higher view to catch the tops of the buildings
-focus a little better
-And I know the traffic is a pain in the ass but the taxi is right in the way and since its yellow it draws my attention and takes away from the picture itself


I see what you mean about out of focus, but when i look at the original pic in Photoshop, it seems focused to me. I uploaded this to shutterfly, and then copied the URL. Could that make the pic look different? But thank you so much for the notes!
 

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Some photosharing sites do ruin pic quality but it wouldnt turn some of the pic out of focus, that I believe is just the way the picture was taken. I use flickr and it always keeps the picture quality very high so you may want to switch to that but like I said I dont think it has anything to do with this case.
 

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What is your subject?

What are you trying to "say" with this photo?

Why is this your favorite shot?


I liked this photo because I felt it captured a lot of things i think of when i hear NYC- Central Park, Sabret Hotdogs of course! lol), Taxi's, & beautiful buildings... but maybe thats what makes it not so great, too much going on in one shot?

It's a memory shot - for you. It's tied to memories for you but there is nothing else in the shot that is interesting for people who don't have those memories.
It's a personal snapshot, not a photograph that has any meaning for anyone else.
 
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Thank you guys! :) I appreciate the feedback, it definitely helps and makes sense... Gonna do some research about taking classes.
 

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