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Old Sep 14, 2003, 8:18 PM   #1
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An old tobacco shed in South Windsor, Connecticut



Camera Model: Canon PowerShot G5
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: 4.0
Exposure mode: Program
Flash: Off
Metering mode: Evaluative
ISO: 200
Lens: 7.0 to 28.0 mm
Focal length: 7.0mm
Subject distance: 5.17 m
AF mode: Single AF
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Old Sep 15, 2003, 11:57 PM   #2
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I wish I knew more about this type of photography. I can appreciate the shed, and the downfall of it. It is magneficent and looks like it needs just one wolf to breathe on it before it falls down to the ground with the three little pigs inside...
but somehow the photo is not so eyecatching.
And that is something that I am trying to find out why....when afterall it is an interesting shed...
What is it that makes a photo dynamic and not another?
Does anyone know?
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Old Sep 16, 2003, 9:41 AM   #3
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I wonder if the gray sky has anything to do with it. All my pictures from that day suffered from that overcast.
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Old Sep 16, 2003, 10:20 AM   #4
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...but somehow the photo is not so eyecatching.
And that is something that I am trying to find out why....when afterall it is an interesting shed...
What is it that makes a photo dynamic and not another?
Does anyone know?
Yes, the shot is intriguing but there's something missing.
I try to give my explanation about it :
My mind is thinking of the perspective lines of the shed as diverging lines.They could be also seen as converging but the first impression for me is diverging ( and for you ?)
In this case the shed is like being expanding on the left.
And what do you get after this expansion ?
The shot border.
A rather castrating effect.
No open space in front of it as this expansion would have aimed to.

So , just think of a shot where the shed is in the right part and the open field is in the left one.
How would you figure it out ?
Better or worse ?
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Old Sep 16, 2003, 11:46 AM   #5
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Just for fun and to realize what I was saying :

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Old Sep 16, 2003, 11:51 AM   #6
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Damn this guy is good!

I totally hear you and really never thought of that when I was composing.
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Old Sep 16, 2003, 12:23 PM   #7
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That's ok JoshuaB !

It's a rule of thumbs in composition : try to leave space in front of the direction where an object is moving.

Let there be space either in the real way ( a moving car for instance ) or in the virtual way ( the perspective lines in this case ).
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Old Sep 19, 2003, 3:47 AM   #8
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Where do you get all these rules? I want to be like you when I grow up. Amazing how photograph is changed to better.
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Old Sep 19, 2003, 6:53 AM   #9
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Where do you get all these rules?
Well, there ain't a unique place where "all these rules" can be found.
Internet, books,magazines and great steve's forum members are my sources.

However , let's have some starting point on composition (maybe not so wonderful ...):
http://www.neisd.net/data/staff/agen...ps/thirds.html

Check out this Klaus DK tutorial ( and have a look at all the other ones ) :
http://www.hertz-ladiges.com/galphot...re/2compo.html

Some personal error examples at steves :

Disturbing elements in the background :
Italian Flowers :http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9988

Cut elements :
Highway Station :http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=11473

A more sofisticated question ( similar the one in this topic ):
Roof Corner :http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=11547
http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=11561
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Old Sep 19, 2003, 7:35 AM   #10
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Thanks, that's very nice from you.
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