Hi iv'e just joined the forum


paulgee20

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 20:00
Hi Sophia

No I just cropped the shot only, didnt touch anything else. I did try to see if a slight sharpen would make a difference but decided no.


Paul
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 20:08
Welcome Sophia and good luck with your course. You've done well to join this forum where there is a wealth of knowledge and undertsanding available from people who love photography. My boy did AS and A2 photography a coup-le of years ago and learnt a lot.
This shot of yours:


is uncannily like one he took in Wales for his portfolio.

The crop above makes the sea-scape better, getting rid of the dead area at the bottom and focusing the viewer's attention on the main subject. Lovely colours.

Don't forget to work a location for all its worth, using the close focusing ability of your lens to home in on small details in the landscape and play around with depth of field etc. Take lots of pictures and discard lots too: when you get them on the computer screen you'll soon see what works!
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
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Ernst Hass
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davidtrout

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 20:36
fatspider wrote:
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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

The half way horizon is one of those rules of photography that I'm personally quite happy to ignore from time to time. In this case if the horizon across the centre of the image upsets you then get rid of some of the sky. Keep that glorious blue reflection which gets deeper and deeper towards the bottom of the image. My new K5 agrees with me on this.
David
PS I agree about getting rid of the boat though.
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Last Edited by davidtrout on 14/11/2010 - 20:38

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Sop

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 20:41
Hello everyone i appreciate all this feedback, really helps.. maybe this photo is a little better? obviously I would get rid of the grey lines around the photograph.


Last Edited by Sop on 14/11/2010 - 20:43

paulgee20

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 20:42
Hi Soph

Absolute bang on for me........

Works, fantastic sky


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 - 20:46
haha thankyou, evetually got there.

Sophs.

Blythman

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 20:49
Like the crop, but prefer the original processing
Alan


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Last Edited by Blythman on 14/11/2010 - 20:50

paulgee20

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 20:51
Keep posting, look forward to seeing how you progress. Good luck in your course, (but i dont think you need luck).


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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Photography is an index for measuring futility and pride.......

Paul

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Sop

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 20:54
Thankyou very much and yes will do.

Sophs.

CoDa

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 22:18
Prefer the crop & PP by Sop
Colin

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i-Berg

Link Posted 15/11/2010 - 06:40
G'day and welcome Sophie. No time wasted here then!
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darlene

Link Posted 15/11/2010 - 18:12
Hi and welcome to the forum.

GMatthews

Link Posted 15/11/2010 - 18:41
Hi Sophia

Welcome to the forum (or 'Pentax Penpals' as my wife calls it!) and good luck with your course.

Personally I much prefer the crop - it just goes to show that the rules (thirds in this case) are there to be broken. I'm sure the advice you'll receive on here will be a great help for a long time to come.

Regards

Geoff
Last Edited by GMatthews on 15/11/2010 - 18:43

Sop

Link Posted 16/11/2010 - 22:42
Thankyou

StephenLewis

Link Posted 21/11/2010 - 13:37
Welcome to the forum Sophia, good luck with your course. By viewing the preceding posts, I am sure you realize how friendly and helpful this place can be. Best of luck and may the light be with you.

Stephen
I gladly welcome C & C's. Being foggy minded they really help me learn.
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