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Old Apr 26, 2010, 2:47 AM   #1
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First attempt at trying to create a more "artistic" type of shot.

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Old Apr 26, 2010, 2:51 AM   #2
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I like the slight silhouette of the shot and the monotone helps out. The uses of the dead space on the right seem to be the perfect amount and work to give the shot the effect you were after I think. Very good attempt, and I think you got the results you were looking for with this one.
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Not quite sure what you mean by artistic, what was the actual goal/style you were looking for?

For me based on just seeing the photo (without knowing the above) doesn't work as we don't have detail enough in the bird and if going for silhouette then the background needs to be interesting (generally a sunset). As for composition, it's good that you are not centred, but the dark area (edge of roof?) on the left is very distracting.

Please don't let this put you off, as experiment is key in progression. We have too many people here who just go for the normal, and are not imaginative so keep trying lots of different things, also study work of other people/styles that you like.
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As Mark said, the word "artistic" may be a bit off here. Rule-of-thirds is simply a technique commonly used to add interest to the composition. Personally I think the image has too much grey and not enough detail. I'd crop it differently.
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Thanks all for your feedback....we all learn that way
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I enjoyed it mate. Sometimes simplicity is it's own virtue.
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Old Apr 27, 2010, 11:41 AM   #7
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here is one for you dropmyload.
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Old Apr 28, 2010, 12:48 AM   #8
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fz35pana, good shot!!!
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I enjoyed it mate. Sometimes simplicity is it's own virtue.
Thanks Greg, I like it too. I just wish I had better pp skills.
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Thanks Greg, I like it too. I just wish I had better pp skills.
Don't bother, it's a great shot and you learn more by experimenting with settings in the camera while you are shooting, and try more than one shot with different compositions. IMHO you can get very tied up PP on a PC...

Bracketing in-camera is also a great way to have some fun and learn.
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