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Aguilas field trip

Post  Richard on Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:34 pm

Better late than never, here are my efforts.....


Shutter speed 1/250, Aperture 3.6, FL 18mm



Shutter speed 1/4000, Aperture 5.6, FL 105mm

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Re: Aguilas field trip

Post  Sheilsoft on Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:37 pm

Richard,

Two very good images from our field trip!

The second image in particular of the dove in flight is extremely good, and you did well to catch it... I tried and failed!

The first image does lend itself to a tad of tweaking, when it comes to cropping. To get the most out of an image like this, where there is a lot of background detail, consider the edges of the image. For some reason, if you have part of an object sitting on the edge of an image, it tends to draw the eye away from the subject. If you can eliminate these distractions, either by cropping the image or cloning them out, it 'centralises' the eye on the subject again.

In your image, that little bit of plinth at the bottom, the slightly leaning edge of a building on the left, the object on the roof, part of a leaf on top edge, and palm & lamp post on the right... although all minor objects, all combine to visually 'mess up' the edges. An easy fix though... just apply the crop tool and see what crop takes out most of these distractions without impacting too much on the space around your subject. I managed to to take out most with a slight crop (see below) and any leftovers were easily cloned out.

    

I hope you accept this as constructive criticism... It's another one of those post processing points to consider before doing your final save on an image, particularly when deciding on alternative composition options.

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Re: Aguilas field trip

Post  Richard on Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:38 pm

Always happy to receive constructive feedback Howard.

I had already cropped this image substantially and felt I couldn't make it that much smaller, although I agree the bits and pieces at the sides do detract from the overall picture.

Interestingly, I had other pictures I thought were better, but I just liked the one of the loco!

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