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  1. sleist

    sleist Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    A work in progress. Looking for thoughts on composition.
    I have some room to work with.

    Thanks.


     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    First of all: I instantly like what I'm seeing just now.
    You're asking for ideas on composition?
    My most immediate thought upon seeing this one was: "Oh, the street signs". I think I was contemplation whether - had this been my photo - I'd have cropped them out or not. I might...
    Second impression is the amount of foreground bokeh. Again I'm debating with myself "Is it too much, is it just right? Would I crop out the corner? Would I leave it there?"

    In the end I might have decided to crop from the right (to get rid of the street sign), and then from the top in order to stay within the normal picture ratio. I guess...
     
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    Wouldnt change a thing. The off-balance of the kid to the right and the tilt of the sign are epic...good shot.
     
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    Jaemie No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think you nailed it. Very, very nice.

    (I love urban scenes. This one reminds me of places in San Francisco.)
     
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    KenC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    This could be a great shot, but right now two things are really bothering me, the extremely bright background and the OOF foreground. You could crop left and bottom (I'd try 1/4-1/3 of the frame in each direction) to deal with the foreground, which would also make the subject larger. The background I think is best dealt with by processing the raw file separately for the background to really tone it down quite a bit. Just my two cents - probably most people will like it as is.
     
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    Fantastic shot, whats a nice idea ! Looking so great image.
     
  7. sleist

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    Thanks all. The parts you mentioned as negatives were things I had considered changing:

    Street signs
    Foreground - a closer crop to eliminate the corner and the pole.
    The brightness of the background.

    The street signs would not involve a different crop, but the other 2 would (unless I just darkened the background).
    That's why I wanted opinions on the composition/crop/framing before altering the image significantly.

    Thanks for the input!
     

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