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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blue-Eyed Monkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2017 at 22:15
I agree but physically couldn't get there unfortunately because of the mud flats. That was why I had to settle for the longer focal length as well.

Am guessing that the second isn't a pass?! I was hoping the mud flats would lead you to the driftwood, which would then lead you to the boat and into the picture. I've looked again and it probably works better cropped from the right.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Metroruss Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 November 2017 at 01:42
Hello,

1st photo is of a tail light trail, going up a hill towards a shopping area, there is more up the hill.
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2nd photo is of an accident site
I was hoping to capture a police car strobe to draw people in to see what was behind the barricade.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 November 2017 at 20:24
@Metroruss: The police car provides a (slightly OOF) foreground element and adds a bit of depth to #2, but neither image has a sufficient background detail (IMO) to complete the assignment. Please try again.

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P.S. Daylight will allow a higher f-stop and DOF so that the foreground element and scenic background are all in focus.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 April 2018 at 20:59
Assignment 3. Not so sure about this one - a bit worried that the foreground is too much of the picture.

At the Castle Gate


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Gamma adjusted to correct for some overexposure (something odd going on with this camera/lens combo).

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 April 2018 at 21:15
@Phil Wood: You're on a roll, Phil! The gate in the foreground provides depth and a point of reference for the viewer. Well done.

Cheers... Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 April 2018 at 21:23
Thanks again Brian - I had been working out ideas for an alternative shot, but now I need to check out the next one on the list.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2019 at 23:27
Now to give this one a kick at the can.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2019 at 00:07
@LAbernethy: Lots of foreground there, Lee, but not much background. The foreground should add depth and interest to the background, which should be a more prominent element of the composition. Please try again.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2019 at 00:39
take two


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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2019 at 00:56
@LAbernethy: Still not enough background. Imagine your shooting a landscape... stop down really tight (>f16) and include something in the foreground to give the viewer context for the overall image. This will add depth and connect the viewer to the scene as a whole.

Here is an example.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2019 at 01:12
ummm… the one pass on that page "Walk on a stormy beach...." was a technical fail; "While there is not a single object in the foreground, the overall effect of the folliage give a sense of presence to the image that works for me."

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Here's another
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2019 at 01:21
and another
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2019 at 02:54
ok. A tough assignment in a mostly suburban environment; unless you own a Genie Boom Lift; but I shall regroup and come at it from a different angle.
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