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    Default Working Title: Dead Leaf in the Rain

    Hello all,

    Below is my submission for critique.



    1. in what area is critique to be sought?
    Composition, exposure.

    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    That life (rain) and death (leaf) co-exists.

    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    Afternoon, heavy-medium rain.

    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    I think the picture is well exposed with the right focus and shutter speed. However, it does look a little 'noisy' due to the downpour.

    Thank you all for dropping by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoe161
    Hello all,

    Below is my submission for critique.

    1. in what area is critique to be sought?
    Composition, exposure.

    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    That life (rain) and death (leaf) co-exists.

    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    Afternoon, heavy-medium rain.

    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    I think the picture is well exposed with the right focus and shutter speed. However, it does look a little 'noisy' due to the downpour.

    Thank you all for dropping by.
    To me, it is just a leaf. I see it everywhere, so it's always going to be difficult to make a common scene interesting.

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    Default Re: Working Title: Dead Leaf in the Rain

    yes...it's tough to make a common scene interesting. perhaps you could try cross-processing...
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    Default Re: Working Title: Dead Leaf in the Rain

    Quote Originally Posted by nitewalk View Post
    To me, it is just a leaf. I see it everywhere, so it's always going to be difficult to make a common scene interesting.
    Agreed. But the composition could be better. The crater at the right side diverts from the leaf. Also the splash underneath of the leaf, perhaps a drop falling on the side of the leaf, diverts.
    Perhaps the author has taken more shots.

    Interesting are the clear raindrops with the leaf in the background. The theme (life/death) doesn't fit then.
    A good picture does not need a theme.
    And to underly a theme (like in advertising) is not a question of snapshot moment.
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    Default Re: Working Title: Dead Leaf in the Rain

    Hello all,

    Thank you for dropping by, I thought this thread has already been 'taken out' :P

    Quote Originally Posted by nitewalk View Post
    To me, it is just a leaf. I see it everywhere, so it's always going to be difficult to make a common scene interesting.
    Ok, will try to be more creative next time. I thought I captured a moment, not realizing that is interpreted as a common scene. Thanks for the feedback!

    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    yes...it's tough to make a common scene interesting. perhaps you could try cross-processing...
    I have no idea what is cross-processing. Apologies for sounding like a noob. If you are willing, can PM me or explain here for me and anyone who is interested. Thanks for the input and the pic!

    Quote Originally Posted by jankap View Post
    Agreed. But the composition could be better. The crater at the right side diverts from the leaf. Also the splash underneath of the leaf, perhaps a drop falling on the side of the leaf, diverts.
    Perhaps the author has taken more shots.

    Interesting are the clear raindrops with the leaf in the background. The theme (life/death) doesn't fit then.
    A good picture does not need a theme.
    And to underly a theme (like in advertising) is not a question of snapshot moment.
    Jan
    Thanks Jan, will remember about good a picture doesnt need a theme. Will think of a better composition next time. Thanks for the critique!

    Have been busy the past few weeks with work but will try to post another picture for critique. Thanks again all for viewing!

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    Default Re: Working Title: Dead Leaf in the Rain

    i liked the orig pic... but the edit by zaren was fantastic.....!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren
    yes...it's tough to make a common scene interesting. perhaps you could try cross-processing...
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    Default Re: Working Title: Dead Leaf in the Rain

    I have two edits, hope the TS don't mind.

    I have darken the corners, sharpen some rain drops and replace the big splash on the right.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid
    I have two edits, hope the TS don't mind.

    I have darken the corners, sharpen some rain drops and replace the big splash on the right.
    Wow, I like the B&W conversion. Great job there

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    Default Re: Working Title: Dead Leaf in the Rain

    To the first pic.
    The leaf dont look dead to me..infact it look quite alive to me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    I have two edits, hope the TS don't mind.

    I have darken the corners, sharpen some rain drops and replace the big splash on the right.



    interesting. i like the mood

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    Default Re: Working Title: Dead Leaf in the Rain

    Ya! I personal like the original photo look, you may just add a bit of PP will do.
    Quote Originally Posted by sanki View Post
    i liked the orig pic... but the edit by zaren was fantastic.....!!

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    Dont mind sharing. what software do you use for cross processing?

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