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POTM [06/07] Flying at dusk

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Naked_Dave, 14 Jun 2007.

  1. Naked_Dave

    Naked_Dave New Member

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    Bournemouth's tethered balloon at dusk. Taken with a Nikon D70 using the kit lens. Sharpened and saturated in Adobe Lightroom, and then shrunk quite a bit, obviously!

    1/320 Sec at f3.8
    27mm Focal Length

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  2. feckless2k1

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    Nice shot, you could try cropping tighter around the balloon, enriching the orange of the flame and maybe darkening (and increasing the contrast of) the sky - to give me a moodier look?
     
  3. Naked_Dave

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    Uploaded edited version
    Kept the crop the same though.
     
  4. feckless2k1

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    That is much better, but there is a lot of empty concrete at the bottom of the picture, and removing some of the tree on the left might 'frame' the balloon a little better.
     
  5. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    There's too much clutter in the shot for me.
    It would have been cool if you could have got closer and taken a shot from below the baloon.
     
  6. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    The white sign in the trees is very distracting.
     
  7. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Second that. I would also have bracketed the shot or increased the exposure.
     
  8. Naked_Dave

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    I'll admit that this was designed to be more of a plain shot of the town for my Gran than anything particularly arty, hence why there is a lot of stuff in it that isn't relevant to the main point of focus.

    I deliberately underexposed to make it look more like the time of day it actually was when I took the photo. Using the normal exposure settings just made it look like noon, which ruined the mood I was trying to capture.

    I left the paths in at the bottom because I liked the texture of the rain on the concrete, and felt it added to the moody evening theme. I thought the two trees framed the pic quite well too. Obviously there was nothing I could do about the sign without moving to a totally different location, and taking a more close up shot would have lost too much of the surroundings that I wanted to capture.
     
  9. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    Just noticed that this wasn't on the voting site so I added it.

    Login details are in the post (PM) dave :)
     
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