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Old Nov 29, 2008, 2:37 PM   #1
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Having introduced myselvhere today as a new member:http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...p;forum_id=101
I'll stick out my neck right away and start with this one here.



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Old Nov 30, 2008, 9:06 AM   #2
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Walter, that's a pretty nice shot! Excellent exposure and a beautiful subject. Something about the dock bothers me. Perhaps its too "busy." But then again, it may just be me. Overall its a nice shot!

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Old Nov 30, 2008, 6:17 PM   #3
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I like the shot and agree with Glenn. I think what is causing the dock to feel a bit uncomfortable is that you are looking down too much on it in the lower part of the frame.

Generally where you are being lead away into the shot by something it is better to be lower looking along more than down. I think this edit helps out here. Give that a bash next time you are near such a subject.

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Old Dec 1, 2008, 3:18 PM   #4
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Thank you both for commenting my picture.

And yes, now I see it as well. The forground of the dock is too "attention-seeking" as it were. The new composition done by Mark1616, with some of the foreground-dock cut away, is moreeasy onthe eyes.

That is why I like photo-criticism so much. Other photographers who look at a picture for the first time - with new eyes - will generally spot things right away that the owner of the picture misses, because he/she has seen it so often and has not enough detachment to be able to criticise properly.

It happens to me as well. I can more easily come with suggestions to other poeples picture, while I am totally lost trying to improve my own shots...

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