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Old Jun 30, 2014, 4:36 PM   #1
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We made a trip to my wife's childhood home in South Dakota.

We took half a day to visit "The Badlands". The area is something to behold.

As I was taking photos of the landscape, I saw my wife taking photos. And I took this shot of her.

I look forward to reading your comments.

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Old Jun 30, 2014, 5:40 PM   #2
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G'day FP

You have posted your image in the 'for cc' area, so I will accept your offer

Apart from the horizon issue, I think that the image is best set to concentrate on the person & the LHS area that the person is pointing towards. The footpath at the RHS doesn't add to the composition & the person-of-interest, so it could be removed if desired

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Old Jun 30, 2014, 7:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice.

I leveled the horizon.
I tried to put the sky horizon on the top third of the photo and the photographer on the bottom third. (trying to appy the rule of thirds).

Do you think this makes the photo more interesting or does it make it more consistent with the rules of photography? (Please do not take that as me being sarcastic. I appreciate your feedback very much!!)

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Old Jun 30, 2014, 7:39 PM   #4
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Or maybe this?

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I like both the edits, but #2 tells the story better, IMO.
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Old Jul 1, 2014, 5:00 PM   #6
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G'day FP

Yeah mate - aready 1000% better overall

A 'final' fix might be a touch of contrast to better outline the background



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Yeah mate - aready 1000% better overall

A 'final' fix might be a touch of contrast to better outline the background


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The edits are much better than the original.
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