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Old Dec 19, 2005, 12:06 PM   #1
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what's wrong with this picture?

i can't put my finger on it, but something about this shot bothers me.

how about you?
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 11:24 AM   #2
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its the edge that makes it look funny..it almost looks like its double exposed on the top, i think position may be a bit low too not showing shell of to its best, maybe if u had proped the shell up on something u could have still got blue sky as well



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Old Dec 20, 2005, 11:48 AM   #3
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thanks, gary.

position was definatly working against this shot.

i have a few more shots of this shell, but the sun was so bright that it washed out

all of the detail.

i'll take a few more when the sun decides to visit us again (around july!)

thanks again


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Old Dec 20, 2005, 11:56 AM   #4
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i think its the uninspired composition.. its very centered, isnt close enough to be a macro.. and the sky is too dark, to the point of looking fake.. i think those are the main problems..

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Old Dec 20, 2005, 10:22 PM   #5
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but it was such a pretty shell.............
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Old Dec 22, 2005, 12:14 AM   #6
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Agree with Crawford.
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Old Dec 22, 2005, 3:33 AM   #7
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Your b&w version is much better, though this one is a little bit too close:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...amp;forum_id=7

These pictures need more surrounding - I love weathered wood!

I was taught to keep the distance and search the right frame in pp (we have enough pixels today at hand). Perhaps you should try some starlike reflections on the coloured version, but it is still centered afterwards...... Are you sure that this shell needs full sunlight? My camera does not like this contrast range.

....just my little thoughts

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Old Dec 22, 2005, 1:50 PM   #8
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i actually gave up on this shell, but sven gave me some shed some light on a few new

ideas.

thanks sven.


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