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Sop

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 15:06
Hi my name is sophia, I'm doing A-level photography and im borrowing my dad's pentax K100D camera. If i post some pictures up would you give me some feedback to help me improve. This is my first picture, its one i took at the Whitby goth festival.



http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/j327/SophiaElizabethH/

^ that link takes you to other photos i have taken.

Thanks, Sophia.






Last Edited by Sop on 14/11/2010 - 15:32

paulgee20

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 15:37
Hi Sophia

A warm welcome to the forum. You will find lots of help on here.
For me I would possibly crop the pic a little to remove the small vessel from the left and and a little from the bottom, say 15% from each edge - personal choice, great pic.

Regards


Paul
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fritzthedog

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 15:44
Hi Sophia

Welcome to the forum.

For a photo from a Goth festival - there appears to be a shortage of Goths in evidence

There are some nice elemnents to this image - good use of light and colour. To me there is just a bit too much dead ground. I would crop it vertically to the right of the mock pirate ship and horizontally just below the reflection of the white clouds in the sand,

I think this will give the image more impact.

Other than that - nice image

Carl
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fritzthedog

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 15:45
Just noticed Paul got his post in just before me - and we seem to agree
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more

paulgee20

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 16:20
This might be a little over cropped but shows what me and fritz mean.






Regards


Paul
K5's (2)both gripped, K10d gripped, Pentax 28-90 f3.5, Sigma 18-250mm, Sigma 150-500mm. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Sigma 10-20 f.4-5.6.EX DC, Hoya 135 f2.8, Take on 28mm f2.8 Pentax AF360 flash, 2 fill in slaves. 30 metre remote release, Rt angle viewfinder, Giotto NOT 3261B Tripod with Manfrotto 808Rd4 ball head, Manfroto 4861RC2 monopoly, shoulder stock, various filters etc, Panasonic SET HBS HD Video cam, Tamrac Explorer 8x backpack and a sore back.....
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Sop

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 16:23
Thankyou very much for your comments. Very helpful. I agree it does look better cropped.

Thanks, Sophia

CoDa

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 16:45
Hi, and welcome to the forum.

The cropped shot is better.
Colin

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TOZZA27

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 17:04
Hi Sophia and welcome to our world - love the shot.

Tony
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I am now on Flickr which is nice !

Sop

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 18:08
Thankyou both

Sophia.

davidtrout

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 19:07
I disagree about the crop from the bottom. As I said when you entered this in the Gallery I like the wet sand reflections along the bottom of the image.
David
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fritzthedog

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 19:13
In fairness to Paul he did say that he may have pver cropped and I think he has - to me it neede a trim - this one has had a grade2
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fatspider

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 19:15
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I agree it does look better cropped.

It would probably help to explain why the cropped image works better than the original;

As Paul has already pointed out the boat on the left was a distraction and not adding any interest to the image especially with it right on the edge of the frame.
The other suggestions and example of cropping the bottom has also removed a large area from the bottom and bottom right that had little interest, David has argued that the reflection of the cloud could have been left in but doing so would have resulted in the image being split equally in two by the horizon, I'm surprised David didn't notice that he must be more interested in his new camera

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paulgee20

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 19:40
I did over crop, and noticed it as soon as I posted the shot> I was a little occupied though as Son and Daughter in Law was here and we were looking at my new Grandaughters photos's - to my other child.

I probably cropped about 10% more than would have worked even better.


Paul
K5's (2)both gripped, K10d gripped, Pentax 28-90 f3.5, Sigma 18-250mm, Sigma 150-500mm. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Sigma 10-20 f.4-5.6.EX DC, Hoya 135 f2.8, Take on 28mm f2.8 Pentax AF360 flash, 2 fill in slaves. 30 metre remote release, Rt angle viewfinder, Giotto NOT 3261B Tripod with Manfrotto 808Rd4 ball head, Manfroto 4861RC2 monopoly, shoulder stock, various filters etc, Panasonic SET HBS HD Video cam, Tamrac Explorer 8x backpack and a sore back.....
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stub

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 19:56
I think only a limited crop was needed to remove the boat. Also at the bottom of the image to the cloud reflection...That works better for me,
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Sop

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 19:58
Yeah I think i should just crop the boat out and just a little off the bottom, Paul did you higher the mid tone contrast ? your lighting looks better.

Sophia.
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