Looking for some C&C on the composition of these shots

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  1. c_pass

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    I took these at this 9/11 memorial in NJ...

    Let me know any thoughts..


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    WOW! I really love picture 1. That is a really nice photo. #3 is just really cool.

    Thank you for sharing. :wink:
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    All of them have pleasing tones and set the mood quite welll. The first one feels to me like the strongest composition, the best geometric arrangement of forms. The second is the image I like best, the woman in the background connects the image to reality and places the memorial stuff in context. The last two feel too formal and centered up to be terribly interesting. Centering works sometimes, and I think it does give a strong formal feel here, but the lost visual tension is not, to me, worth it.
     
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    Thanks alot for the comments!
     
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    The "Ghosts" in the first image really add a unique aura to the shot. Very nice.
     
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    I like the first two for the same reasons as the others here, but I think both have a little too much empty space on the left.
     
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    Image three does it for me.

    image 2 seems to distract me from the girl in the right part of the frame
     
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    Thanks. I like this one alot also...

    The funny thing is that I was actually mad at them that they walked into my shot, but then I looked at the shot afterwards and was cool with it... I took another one with them in it and you can fully see them, it doesn't have the same feeling



    Thanks! You could be right... I'll see if it works



    Thanks Alot! If I could take image 2 over, I would have Change the depth of field so that she was out of focus...
     
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    Why not just wait until she's out of the FOV. Sometimes simply waiting can improve a shot.
     
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    I actually like her being in the frame, I just would just change the DoF so it focuses on the framed letter...
     

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