Rate this picture and help me out please

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by GreyFox1221, May 1, 2006.

  1. GreyFox1221 macrumors regular

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    I took this picture. First off, what is good about it and what is bad about it. Also what do you think I can do to it in Photoshop. Thanks for the help!
     
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    lol I second that.

    But maybe this is the picture. In this case, your use of empty space is exceptional. The feeling I get when I see this photograph sends chills down my left leg...wait that was the cat. Anyway, the point is, I admire your willingness to break all the rules of photography. Well done mate.
     
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    When I lived in London, I often visited the Tate Modern Art museum. On one of my visits, there was a glass of water sitting on a small shelf attached to one of the white walls. A descriptive card beside it said it was a "Tree." Why? According to the "artist" *cough*, it was a tree because that's what he called it... a "tree." It wasn't a "glass of water" because that's not what he made. He created it, and he had the right to call it whatever he wants. He made a "tree". It is a tree to the creator, and you should consider it a tree as well.

    This is just a similar piece of modern art that you unimaginative nitwits will never truly understand.
     
  5. Blong macrumors member

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    Well, yeah ... it would just be better if it was posted a bit bigger.
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    How confusing! :eek: :confused:

    Sad, but true... ;) :)
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    That would probably help too! ;) :)
     
  8. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    i have got to be honest and say that i dont like it...
    it's just not my style... :eek:
     
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  10. Whigga Spitta macrumors 6502

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    the picture came out well, but i think a more creative angle/crop could do it alot more justice.
     
  11. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    tighter crop, maybe boost the contrast and do black and white? Try using a longer lens and shooting from the front.
     
  12. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I agree with everything, except the shooting from the front. This angle adds some excitement.
     
  13. Sammis89 macrumors regular

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    I like that its from the side,but with cropping it, i find the mound of sand distracting. I know it helps the aura of the picture, but it draws my eye away from her.
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I like to hit it from the front to the back. :eek: :eek:
     
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    Can you just crop it so that the width (short side) of the image is made a bit shorter, which would then make the length seem relatively longer than before? This means cutting out the sandbox completely.

    The photo has a lot of things that are distracting, so cutting stuff out is a good idea. I like the angle, but what would the photo have looked like if you took it from the other side of that track? What sort of things were behind you? Everything from the trees to the fence make the photo too busy.

    I really don't know much about composition, but that's just what I see. I'd rather the image look like this (and sorry for cutting out your name from the original photo).
     

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  16. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    I think it would look kinda cool if you desaturate the back ground. I just pulled the image into photoshop and did a really rough extraction. Here's an idea of what it could look like. Or perhaps if you just mute the background a little. The trees blend into the girl's shadows too well.
     

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  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I like Fritz's idea, but if possible, keep the rest of the rear foot. :)
     
  19. snap58 macrumors 6502

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    The longer lens would help the most by throwing the background out of focus.
     
  20. whee900 macrumors member

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    That crop feels too tight. Wouldn't it be better if the whole hurdle was visible?
     
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  22. GreyFox1221 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I really like Abstracts idea so im going to play around with it like that. Thanks for all the positive input and constructive critism. (I wish I could shoot with a longer lens but im using a Kodak Easyshare e740. I'm getting a Pentax *ist DL soon though!)
     
  23. jak119 macrumors newbie

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    See Hurdle

    I really think that you should be able to see the hurdle
     
  24. jak119 macrumors newbie

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    You can still shoot with a longer lens you just need the lens adapter for it although the new camera will help you out a lot. The only problem is that behind the girl was all the other competitors all though it would have been nice to show her beating everyone else by a lot. The background would not have been as picturesque if it were to be from the front. I would like to see the picture from a lower angle (ex. camera on ground pointing up if lense flair could have been avoided).
     
  25. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I would make it a taller picture, and include the hurdle.
     

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