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Old Jan 9, 2008, 7:24 AM   #1
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there was a big ship in town and i wanted to capture it alone with the harbour bridge in view, but wasn't sure how to compose the shot
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 2:41 AM   #2
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Nice capture, in the first place, which reminded me of Istanbul : )

Though I appreciate the virtue of simplification,I'd retain some elements toallow hints about the setting and dimentions. You may tryfurther croppings + some clonning out as well, using the lines as diagonals for the composition.

Such scenes always call for further shots; )
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 5:29 AM   #3
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hey Bahadir,

haven't been to Istanbul although I'd love to one day

i had another shot where the horizon was set about 1/3 from the top but it just didn't look right to me

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Old Jan 10, 2008, 6:20 AM   #4
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hey Bahadir,

haven't been to Istanbul although I'd love to one day

i had another shot where the horizon was set about 1/3 from the top but it just didn't look right to me
I'd also be interested to see that other shot from the creator of 'Xmas Lights Pics of Sydney' series Btw, I wonder if that one is from Sydney, too
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 4:18 PM   #5
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You have a very nice shot of the harbor. But the ship is a sideline and certainly not a centre of focus. I cropped it down so it is the centre of attention. One with the small boat for comparison and the other cut off just past the bridge which you also wanted included.
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 10:14 PM   #6
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I agree with Bynx, the cropping lets you see the ship as the main subject.
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 10:50 PM   #7
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Hey Bynx and Calicajun

Initially I was thinking of vectors and the ship and bridge are both diagonals in the same direction.
Does this make the pic unbalanced?
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I prefer your original shot. But the big ship is clearly not the center of attention. You would have to move your camera position to the right and shoot more left.
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As Bynx also suggested above you might trysliding the point of view slightly to the right @ PS ; )
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