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Old Jun 28, 2012, 9:32 AM   #1
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Default Confederate Statue at Shiloh, TN

This is a picture of the only confederate statue at Shiloh National Battlefield, in Shiloh, TN. The morning I was there, the light was from behind, but the picture of these two men, one with his head bowed in reverence, just caught my eye. I wish I had been there in the afternoon. Please comment on the picture and how I could have improved it given the conditions.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 5:01 PM   #2
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Aside from the lack of sharpness (maybe an upoad issue ?) depending on your distance from the statue,maybe use a flash to balance out the exposure....?
Meter for the background,focus point on the statue and experiment with flash output.
You may want to shoot this with a wide aperture setting for a shallow DOF also- and if it's too bright (and beyond flash sync speed) use a Neutral Density filter...
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Old Jul 5, 2012, 7:08 AM   #3
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Well, the subject is SOFT.
Composition is not great either.
And that background is too distracting!

The overall image just doesn't say anything, IMO it's recycle bin worthy!
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Old Jul 9, 2012, 6:16 PM   #4
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Some fill light would have helped a lot. Then again using fill light in this case would not be easy, being that the subject is metal and would act as a mirror. Of course shooting a flash into a mirror is not easy.
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