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    1.In what area is critique to be sought?
    composition and lighting effects

    2.what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    to create a sense of peace and greatness

    3.under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    taken in Hong Kong 2 months ago in the noon

    4.what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    composition

    thanks everyone and gong xi fa cai

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    Some quick comments...
    Your title says 大佛 but I only see the 佛, no 大, especially in contrast with the size of the trees. The scene is underexposed. The white clouds appear greyish. Silhouette most of the times rely a lot on having clear/clean definition of the outline. It is not very clean here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamInit View Post
    Some quick comments...
    Your title says 大佛 but I only see the 佛, no 大, especially in contrast with the size of the trees. The scene is underexposed. The white clouds appear greyish. Silhouette most of the times rely a lot on having clear/clean definition of the outline. It is not very clean here.
    thanks for the comment, i will improve next time.

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    Like what was previously mentioned, I cannot see that the size is big. Maybe you can have one or two elements inside that can give a sense of scale. I do not feel that it is underexposed if a silhouette is what you are going for. Still, interesting picture=)

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Like what was previously mentioned, I cannot see that the size is big. Maybe you can have one or two elements inside that can give a sense of scale. I do not feel that it is underexposed if a silhouette is what you are going for. Still, interesting picture=)
    i trying to capture the silhouette, this photo has been cropped before

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    I see 黑佛...ha ha ha

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    Another angle would be to get closer on the right and photo upwards to your left, emphasising the Buddha's right hand.

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    Hi TS,

    My takes on this particular picture ...

    I felt that the picture would be better if the tress were not part of the composition such that distractions are being removed. Also, the statue of the Buddha if placed in the center of the picture to create a balance. Lighting wise, unless the intention is to create a silhouette effect, the picture is definitely incorrectly exposed.

    There are a few ways to create a picture that reflects a sense of peace. The facial expressions of Buddha is often a depiction of peace and serenity. Another alternative would be to compose the subject (in this case here the Buddha statue) with peaceful surroundings like bamboo forests, mountains .. etc.

    I was in Hong Kong recently too and took a couple of pictures of the 大佛 too. I was also trying to create pictures to reflect the "Greatness" and "Serenity" of this religious image that is oneof the key source of faith for the Chinese people of Hong Kong. If you don't mind (would removed it at your request), below are 3 pictures taken while at Nong Ping, Lantau Island.

    (1) I used the people climbing up the stairs for 2 purposes. First to show devotions and their demonstration of faith to climb uphill to pay their homage and secondly, to show the size of the Buddha statue as compared to the devotees. Timing of the shot was not favorable. It was already evening and a bit of a dull sky when I compose this picture near the entrance to the stairways.

    ...

    The second picture and third picture was while we took the cable car up and I saw the picture of the Buddha sitting with the sparse background of mountains. I quite like the effect and though it was shot behind glass, it gives a peaceful impression. Personally, i felt the 3rd picture below has a more peaceful effect.




    ..

    No intention to over sensationalize my own pics and I hope TS, you really do not mind me posting my own pics here. Just thought of sharing the little bit of knowledge that I picked up along the way. Photography is a journey and the more we observed, shared and shoot, the better we become over time.

    Cheers

    Daniel

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    1.In what area is critique to be sought?
    composition and lighting effects

    2.what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    to create a sense of peace and greatness

    3.under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    taken in Hong Kong 2 months ago in the noon

    4.what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    composition

    thanks everyone and gong xi fa cai

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    Photographing religious iconographic images are never easy. More understanding of what is presented in front of you opens up new photo angles/possibilities. But a start has been made, just keep at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracle0711 View Post
    Hi TS,

    My takes on this particular picture ...

    I felt that the picture would be better if the tress were not part of the composition such that distractions are being removed. Also, the statue of the Buddha if placed in the center of the picture to create a balance. Lighting wise, unless the intention is to create a silhouette effect, the picture is definitely incorrectly exposed.

    There are a few ways to create a picture that reflects a sense of peace. The facial expressions of Buddha is often a depiction of peace and serenity. Another alternative would be to compose the subject (in this case here the Buddha statue) with peaceful surroundings like bamboo forests, mountains .. etc.

    I was in Hong Kong recently too and took a couple of pictures of the 大佛 too. I was also trying to create pictures to reflect the "Greatness" and "Serenity" of this religious image that is oneof the key source of faith for the Chinese people of Hong Kong. If you don't mind (would removed it at your request), below are 3 pictures taken while at Nong Ping, Lantau Island.

    (1) I used the people climbing up the stairs for 2 purposes. First to show devotions and their demonstration of faith to climb uphill to pay their homage and secondly, to show the size of the Buddha statue as compared to the devotees. Timing of the shot was not favorable. It was already evening and a bit of a dull sky when I compose this picture near the entrance to the stairways.

    ...

    The second picture and third picture was while we took the cable car up and I saw the picture of the Buddha sitting with the sparse background of mountains. I quite like the effect and though it was shot behind glass, it gives a peaceful impression. Personally, i felt the 3rd picture below has a more peaceful effect.




    ..

    No intention to over sensationalize my own pics and I hope TS, you really do not mind me posting my own pics here. Just thought of sharing the little bit of knowledge that I picked up along the way. Photography is a journey and the more we observed, shared and shoot, the better we become over time.

    Cheers

    Daniel
    its ok bro, nice photos....i was over excited during the cable car trip and forget to take photos. Anyway the photo was taken using a Point and Shoot cam.

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