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Old Nov 14, 2007, 3:40 AM   #1
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Hi again,

I took the opportunity of a family holiday and wild and wooly weather at the Lorne pier in Victoria. The photos can't show me holding on to the safety rail due to the extreme wind!

I'm keen to get thoughts on these photos. Specifically, of the first two pier shots, which orientation works better, and why? The final shot of the fisherman: how would one crop, and why?

It seems that post-shoot techniques are just as important and mysterious as shooting techniques!

Thanks,
Paul
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Old Nov 14, 2007, 3:42 AM   #2
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The fisherman shot where I wonder about cropping (OK, and horizon levelling :roll: )
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Of the first two, I like the portrait one better.
The colours looks better the longer I look at it, but at first it looked quite plain. Maybe also try doing a high contrast B&W?


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On the first two: Our attention is naturally drawn to a vanishing point (the seeming convergence of two or more line off in the distance), so the focal point in both frames is the end of the pier. But you're not giving us anything when we get there. Neither shot gives us a view of the ned of the pier.

I like th eothers though, but in the last one, I think it would have been better if you had included a little more of the pier.
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Of the first two, I like the portrait one better.
The colours looks better the longer I look at it, but at first it looked quite plain. Maybe also try doing a high contrast B&W?

Thanks, Carrots, for the idea. I've tried what you said; here's the result:


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On the first two: Our attention is naturally drawn to a vanishing point (the seeming convergence of two or more line off in the distance), so the focal point in both frames is the end of the pier. But you're not giving us anything when we get there. Neither shot gives us a view of the ned of the pier.

I like th eothers though, but in the last one, I think it would have been better if you had included a little more of the pier.
Thanks for that; there's a couple of useful ideas for shot composition in the future which I'll try to remember and employ.

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