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Old Nov 7, 2007, 12:39 AM   #1
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I took this last night as I was walking home from photographing Melbourne's Exhibition Building. Was walking past the lane, saw the chair, and thought it would make an interesting scene.

Canon EOS350D, Sigma 70-300 APO DG, f/8, 1/6 second.

Would welcome any comments, positive or negative, and especially suggestions for improving my technique! (I know the framing is slightly skewed, tripod on cobblestones!)


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Paul
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Old Nov 8, 2007, 4:41 AM   #2
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I really like this photo!And I think the skewed framing is kind of neat. My only suggestion would be to maybe crop off a little of the top of the photo...say from slightly above the building with the two posts to the top of the frame, a and maybe just a tad of the ground. I think the blur of the cobblestones kind of distracted me and took my focus away from the chair. I'd also isolate the chair a tad by doing some selective contrasting on the red. Not much, but just a tiny bit. Those are really my only suggestions. It's a wonderful photo with alot of potential.

I just bought a 350D and its nice to see what it can do

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Old Nov 9, 2007, 7:45 AM   #3
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i really like this image, it is extremely catchy to me for some reason, now i cant wait to get my 350d!
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I really like this photo!*And I think the skewed framing is kind of neat.* My only suggestion would be to maybe crop off a little of the top of the photo...say from slightly above the building with the two posts to the top of the frame, a and maybe just a tad of the ground.* I think the blur of the cobblestones kind of distracted me and took my focus away from the chair.* I'd also isolate the chair a tad by doing some selective contrasting on the red.* Not much, but just a tiny bit.* Those are really my only suggestions.* It's a wonderful photo with alot of potential.
Thanks Dani for your ideas. I cropped it, and played a little with it in Photoshop, and this is the result... quite a different feel to the original.

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Old Nov 18, 2007, 12:46 PM   #5
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I never saw the potential of the original, but I like the edited version quite a bit!

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Old Nov 19, 2007, 6:48 AM   #6
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Hi Paul!

(I'm also Paul). Interestingly enough I was in Carlton about 4 weeks ago. In Melbourne for a wedding, stayed at friends near Batman street (I think that is the name).

Some parts of Melbourne remind me of a "small London" (I lived in London for 6 years, have visited Melbourne several times over the past 18 years). This is one such shot.

The 2nd photo definitely brings out the potential / focus of the chair better. 2nd photo is more powerful imho than the first.

Regards

Paul (Tasmania born, resided in Transylvania for some years too.. now livin' in Adelaide)
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