Please critique my photo please :)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by gatepc, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. gatepc macrumors 6502

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    I cropped this image and set the resolution to be used as a wallpaper :) ( feel free to download it if you want ) I want you to be honest with me on this critique :)
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  2. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    First off, when it is opened in PhotoShop, the rez is anything other than wallpaper. Unless you are referring to real wallpaper, the stuff folks glue to their non-virtual living rooms.

    Dale
     

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  3. gatepc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't see anything wrong here? 2560x1600 is the highest res that you can get on computer monitors ( I am talking 16:10 ratio The 30 inch cinema display is 2560x1600 in res and I wanted it to go that high for people with 30 inch cinema displays and the like lol :)
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No rule of thirds, pedestrian subject (actually I can't tell- where is the focus? The road or the city?), and it is just kind of "busy"- I can imagine having to search for my desktop icons if I used this.
     
  5. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess Dale is referring to the resolution, not the size. Monitors display 72dpi, your pic has way more... If you resample it to 72dpi, you'll see that the dimensions will grow. If you shrink it then, the file will be much smaller.

    The picture: I think the foreground (street) is too dark when compared to the brighter upper part of the picture.
     
  6. NightGeometry macrumors regular

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    DPI is irrelevant to size on a monitor. The image is 2560x1600, that is 'how big' it will be on a monitor. DPI is only really relevant for print quality (for the purposes of this image size anyway - if you have two monitors of the same panel size and one has a higher DPI, then it would have higher resolution).


    Anyway - I like the image, kinda, but it does lack a subject, and is a bit busy. I wouldn't use it as a desktop image (too much going on), but think it would look better as a print.
     
  7. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, it definitely feels like a problem that your background is brighter than your foreground. My eye wants to look at what's in the foreground but is instead drawn to the brighter part of the image, which makes it a little confusing. I also would have framed out the powerlines, sign and streetlight on the upper right of the frame since you're cutting them off. The rest of your edges are really clean but that spot bothers me. The framing is pretty good but the image isn't working as a whole.
     
  8. compuwar macrumors 601

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    The leading lines lead the eye into the top right, but there's nothing to lead the eye back to the left- so you immediately lose the viewer. The dark mass of trees don't help anything- in fact they separate the bright upper left from the bright upper-right where the street leads the eye in quite a bad fashion. The bright upper left corner tries to draw the eye, but doesn't have enough in the way of geometry or detail to hold it. The clutter in the bottom left and the chopped off sign and streetlight on the right don't help either.
     
  9. gatepc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone for your great feedback I will be sure to keep that information in mind :)
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    nice picture, good idea, but a bit to crowded for me. the focus isnt really anywhere.
     
  11. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Not a photography expert here (it is interesting and informative to read some of the other responses) but I'd say its a good but not outstanding shot. The glob of trees in the middle and the train tracks seem out of place.
     

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