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Old Nov 24, 2005, 6:00 AM   #1
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Hi all. Only my second submission to this forum but have been reading the advice left for others every day. Have a look and give me your honest views. Thanks
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Old Nov 24, 2005, 6:59 AM   #2
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Honestly... you almost got it. With the title being stepping stons I would rather see just the stones or someone actually stepping on them but in this case the foot is cut off. Nice attempt and good idea.
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Old Nov 24, 2005, 8:51 AM   #3
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I don't like giving critiques because most of the time all I can critique on is where the photographer has failed to comply to the rules, which are actually guidlines sometimes taken to seriously IMO, but here goes:

1. Very good idea and the photo has captured the mood of the girl well.

2. My eye wonders to the background and I want to know what was there so its a bit distracting. Maybe a higher angle would eliminate it, or a lower angle would reveal more.

3. Alot of people will say always leave space in the photo for a subject to move, but sometimes I feel its just as powerful to show where the subject has come from, however, I do feel the framing is a bit squashed and would love to have seen her foot.

4. There are two subjects here, the girl and the stepping stones, IMO the girl is the more interesting subject, therefore a shallower DOF with the focus on the girl, and the use of the steps to lead the viewer toward the girl would have been stonger.

Please note - this is all just my opinion, and as you already know, opinion differs greatly amongst different people. Nice photo anyway and keep posting.
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Old Nov 24, 2005, 10:04 AM   #4
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i think if you had just a bit more on top, left and bottom (the foot), this would be fantastic. she looks terrific, i like the sense of movement and lightness she brings in contrast to the heavy stones in dark water....almost there- a very good effort.
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Old Nov 24, 2005, 12:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the comments. The missing foot did bother me but she was moving too fast for me to get her and the stones in the frame. I'll have to get her to slow down next time. (Never easy!)
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Old Nov 24, 2005, 2:22 PM   #6
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Hi,

I think that maybe you should have backed up a little and caught this girl a little earlier in her movement (advancing into the frame and not out of it). I do like the conversion though...

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