Discussion in 'General Critical Analysis' started by nikonian2001, Oct 15, 2007.
I like it, but the horizon seems alil crooked.
It doesn't work. Considering the fact that the coming storm is the main centre of interest there needs to be more visual emphasis and sharpness to the condition of the waves to produce a more dramatic shot.
Straighten the horizon.
But I think it worked, it feels moody and empty, deserted. It looks like the point of view of someone enjoying the scenery alone, and momentarily looking over her shoulder to see if anyone else is there.
Try looking at the shot more closely. The obvious LOW angle of the shot from the camera makes your view total imagination unrelated to the image..unless the "shoulder" belonged to someone 3 feet tall.
Actually the person in question [lets call her the imagined lonely person] should be sitting on the floor like the homeless on the street. Sitting in a bench is too dignified for a depressed mood, I know there are other ways about this, but for this shot it works this way, from a low angle, looking up at the world wishing you could be as happy.
This is why I like the shot, it gives me a feeling accurately, even if it's not intended.
If a viewer has to STRETCH their personal imagination to "like" a shot, then it is definitely not a good one. A good shot appeals to a majority of viewers, including those with less active imaginations.
Is art ever easy to appreciate? Can you like Beethoven's 9th Symphony immediately after first listen?
in stead of just saying how bad it is how would you have shot it strate on like every other shot of the beach I see?
Please keep discussions confined to the critique of the image.
There is little point in posting to the Critique Forum if you're going to turn defensive when receiving someone's objective assessment. This is how we learn.
Well since the title is Storm Beach, the challenge is to emphasize the storm. I would have got closer to the waves shot at a similar low angle toward the clouds in the distance. If I wanted to get similar to your idea, I would have considered an empty beach chair for perspective and perhaps a beach towel on it, being blown by the wind. A high ISO would be necessary to stop the wave motion while maintaining depth of field. I would also try to line up the shot for diagonals which create more visual tension than horizontal lines.
there title change is this more fitting?
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