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Old Feb 28, 2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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A couple of pics of the idols in the temple at home

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Awaiting critique. Thanks.

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Old Mar 13, 2012, 10:43 PM   #2
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Any & every critique will be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Pics look out of focus. Also the flame in #1 is distracting to the main subject, as is the glare on #2. I'd recommend concealing the light source and keep the emphasis on the idols.
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Thanks for your reply.

The idea behind keeping the lamp in both the pics was to hopefully lend a sense of divinity to the subject. [In our part of the world, every prayer starts with the lighting of the lamp (diya)]
In the 2nd pic, I wanted to have a sort of halo around the head of the idol.

As regards the sharpness I don't really know how else I could improve. Maybe I'll have to use a tripod?

Thanks again. I'll keep working.
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If you want to include the lamp/flame as part of the composition, perhaps try to keep it more integral to the image. for e.g. change the perspective so that the idol remains the dominant part of the image and the flame adds the context. In it's current form, the flame appears to be too glaring relative to the idol. Additionally, you might want to use a smaller aperture in order to get greater depth of field and there by getting the flame in focus as well.

As for #2, you might be able to achieve the halo effect by yet concealing the light behind the idol and using some supplemental light for the front. It is a tough assignment!



For both cases, definitely use a tripod!
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