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crystal clear, thanks! Looking forward to trying again, I think this is one of the more valuable assignments, at least for me. I struggle with composition and I think this will really help me
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote UncleLimpy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2016 at 01:36
Here's another attempt, taken at about 8,000ft overlooking beartooth pass

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2016 at 15:54
@UncleLimpy: Great example of FI. The motorcycle adds both depth and context. Well done (and a pass). Cheers... Brian
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Vietnam Memorial

Sony α57
Minolta 24mm AF f/2.8
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 0.4s
Aperture f/11
Sony HVL-F43AM used on manual (I can't remember exact settings)

Wish I could do something about those dammed reflections, but I only have my tablet, but there's only so much I can do with Lightroom Mobile.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 December 2016 at 15:24
@Gothrekr: I was about to give you a pass on the assignment, but can no longer see the photo. Please fix the link and we will provide more comments.

Cheers... Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gothrekr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 December 2016 at 18:48
Fixed the link; should be visible now.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 December 2016 at 22:05
@Gothrekr: Thanks! After some debate amongst the moderators, we have decided to grant you a pass on the assignment. The foreground provides context and depth to the photo. However, the background is grainy and OOF and overshadowed by the proportion of the image devoted to the foreground. The reflections, as you note, are also a distraction.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gothrekr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 December 2016 at 02:56
While I appreciate the pass, I also understand and appreciate the criticism and will likely be coming back to this assignment again (or at least posting the pic with better pp in critic's corner once I get a PC). Thank you.

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My first attempt
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a7rii + Batis 2/25
ISO 320 (Auto)     1/60s    f/3.5
Sony a7riv + Zeiss, Rodenstock, M42 and Schneider lenses
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 December 2016 at 14:34
@Dr. Harout: While the foreground certainly looks tempting, the background is OOF. The objective of the assignment is to use some element in the foreground to add interest and depth to the scene as a whole. Please try again.

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My first attempt at Foreground Interest. I spent ages waiting for a large liner to come up the Thames but to no avail so had to crop it in from the right to hopefully make the background balanced! I've got another shot in mind, just need the right boat so will keep trying whatever the outcome.



Taken on A65 with Minolta 50mm 1.7, 1/40s f/22 ISO100.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 June 2017 at 01:12
@Blue-Eyed Monkey: Glen, I'm afraid that there is to much foreground and not enough "interest". This assignment is best done with a wide angle lens and a very deep field of view. The foreground element should not dominate the view, but should give the image depth and give the viewer a point of reference for imagining himself/herself at the location. Please try again.

Cheers... Brian
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Thanks once again for taking the time to feedback Brian.

I've tried several attempts at this but can't seem to get it right with a wide angle lens, the shot I had in mind ends up looking dominated by the foreground. I'm hoping that these fit the brief! No PP and with a clean sensor at last - thanks for the comments @ Hezu



SONY SLT-A65V with SONY 18-135mm/3.5-5.6 SAM, 1/5s f/11 ISO100 120mm



SONY SLT-A65V with SONY 18-135mm/3.5-5.6 SAM, 1/13s f/11 ISO100 50mm. Cropped in from the top.

I also managed a similar composition but with the boats silhouetted - shame I've already completed that assignment

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2017 at 18:35
@Blue-Eyed Monkey: You get a pass for the first one, Glen. The background might have been more effectively composed if you had moved to your right so that the view of the cranes in the background was not obscured by the mast of the sailboat. Cheers... Brian
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