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mauvais

change has become unavoidable
It's a decent photo but the HDR is way overcooked. What's the original like?

You've got dust on the sensor (assuming digital) too ;)
 

donkyboy

Crazy cat man
It's a decent photo but the HDR is way overcooked. What's the original like?

You've got dust on the sensor (assuming digital) too ;)
original is crap. I've deleted it. Yeah, there is some marks on the lens. It's my brothers camera. the fool never put a lens cap on and this is the result. :rolleyes: sony a200 dslr.

 

mauvais

change has become unavoidable
original is crap. I've deleted it. Yeah, there is some marks on the lens. It's my brothers camera. the fool never put a lens cap on and this is the result. :rolleyes: sony a200 dslr.

The dust is possibly on the sensor inside the camera - might be removable with a dust blower. Or the back of the lens. Generally marks on the front of the lens don't matter too much to the image as it's outside the focal plane.

Anyway if you had chance, try stuff like gradient filters (e.g. in Lightroom) to bring something back from the sky but without pushing the image further than the data really tolerates.
 

weltweit

Well-Known Member
So, today I took this photo:
DSCF1410w1.jpg

I was thinking about the lines in the field. I cropped it a little to give me this below:

DSCF1410w.jpg

But I am not happy with it.

What would you have done? Apart from not taking it at all :)
 

RoyReed

Must fly!
So, today I took this photo:
View attachment 115428

I was thinking about the lines in the field. I cropped it a little to give me this below:

View attachment 115429

But I am not happy with it.

What would you have done? Apart from not taking it at all :)
I prefer the first version - I like the way the line of trees at the top edge of the photo frame the green field in the distance.

But I'd have tried a couple of different things - a vertical photo and a panorama.

field1.jpg

field2.jpg
Neither of these are perfect by a long way, just a different way of thinking.
 

teuchter

je suis teuchter
Not a bad photo, but this being the criticise everything thread, my comments would be:
- I'd make the basic composition deliberately less symmetrical because as it is, it's almost-but-not-quite (rotationally) symmetrical
- I'd try and take it so that the stain-marks on the central portion of steel were running exactly vertically and not converging (ie. parallel with the sides of the frame). For me that would make it stronger as an abstract type composition, although I realise that bit of steel might have been leaning at an angle which might make this impossible.
 

Winot

I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint
Yeah there were 3 separate panels curving at different angles. I snapped from the only perspective that got them all in the frame. I don’t think it would have been possible to have done what you suggest.
 

RoyReed

Must fly!
Taken on my phone... Give me both barrels, critics!


The lighting's great - just like the 'You're never alone with a Strand' advert from the 1960s. I bet it would look good in b&w too.

It's a shame that the bloke is in front of the bus stop rather than to the right or left of it. Apart from that I think it's a nice shot.
 

mauvais

change has become unavoidable
I took this from the inside of a Richard Serra sculpture.

View attachment 118881
I think it's a decent photo, albeit the image fidelity seems a bit low - phone photo? Ignoring that, maybe there's some more detail to be brought out of the dark LHS.

It does however run into the age-old issue of 'what is your photo really adding', i.e. is all the work here actually done by the sculptor?
 

Winot

I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint
I think it's a decent photo, albeit the image fidelity seems a bit low - phone photo? Ignoring that, maybe there's some more detail to be brought out of the dark LHS.

It does however run into the age-old issue of 'what is your photo really adding', i.e. is all the work here actually done by the sculptor?
Yeah it’s taken on an iPhone 8. Was really just a snap - I didn’t do any exposure adjustment or anything.

This is the sculpture from above - in the newly renovated Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco:


D2E492DF-6ACB-4A10-B6F6-D04AFFDC3B68.jpeg
 

Stanley Edwards

1967 Maserati Mistral.
R.I.P.
Taken on my phone... Give me both barrels, critics!



It is quite nice. Nothing special. The Marilyn Manson poster over powers everything. That is the biggest problem. It could be a bit more than quite nice without that, but as it is, it is just a promo for the poster. Nothing more.
 
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