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Old Jan 11, 2007, 2:01 AM   #1
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I posted this in a different area (architectural), but I now realized that it should have been posted here if I wanted it to be critiqued.

This is a picture that I took while on a school trip to the Commercial Drive area in Vancouver. I realize that this forum is used primariily for digital photography, but I thought it'd be ok to post this picture that was taken with my old Canon T70 SLR. During the developement process I dodged/burned several areas of the photo to try to correct the contrast (with varying degrees of success as I had little experience in this process). I scanned the photo into my computer with a lower grade scanner, so I have no idea what the quality of this picture is going to be. Therehas beenno digital editing done to this photo (except I had to mirror it b/c I put the negative in upside down ...whoops), so what you see is exactly what the negative shows. Anyways, all that being said, I would be grateful for any pointers (regarding cropping, composition, lightingetc...)that you could give me as to what would make the photo better.

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Old Jan 27, 2007, 7:15 PM   #2
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I think the composition is the weakest part of the photo. There is no defined focal point and the right half is mostly dead space. I think the camera needed to be pointed much further to the left to capture street action. The man with the two dogs would have made for a nice closuep shot.
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Old Jan 27, 2007, 9:15 PM   #3
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I'm of two minds about this photo. I agree with gipper51, all the interest in in the left-hand portion of the frame. Yet, you are showing something of a transition of a residential area to a more business-oriented area, thus covering 2 aspects of the neighborhood with one shot.

This photo would work better in portrait orientation, starting from the left side.

I like the tree's shadow on the wall.

Personally, I'd like to see you post more photos taken with your Canon T70!
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