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    Lightbulb You play with fire & you'll get burnt

    Hi gang,

    I've got those really irritating lyrics stuck in my head now! damn that Madonna!!!

    As always, I appreciate all frank and brutal comments and suggestions - no need to hold back or justify a negative commentary, we're all here to learn innit?



    This was a performance by fire walkers/eaters in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

    I didn't use a tripod, but am quite curious why there appears to be shake in the background, but not in the foreground. I think the effect while not intended seems quite effective. any thoughts?

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    looks like camera shake all over, just less visible on the foreground

    tips: use a tripod or monopod
    slow sync flash to fill in and freeze a moment
    go closer and crop tighter

    anything that does not add to an image
    distracts

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    I think the image has potential. What I don't like so much is the many people and the doorway in the background which distract from the juggler. Tighter framing/cropping might help.

    The other thing is that the juggler's legs are blocked from view by some kind of box. Due to the perspective, that box looks more bulky and prominent than the juggler himself. Maybe one could work around this by cropping the picture so as to include only the upper body of the juggler.

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    Guys,

    Thanks for your comments, everyday I give thanks for the existance of Photo editing software! Here's what I've done to the original I posted earlier. I basically decreased contrast, decreased brightness and increased intensity...



    what do u guys think now eh?

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    This is much better than the original.
    The man's expression is very haunting.
    Somehow it would have been better if he had been looking at the flame. Would have drawn viewer's attention to it. Now it looks a bit disjointed.

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    Any more thoughts folks? can i put up my next pic for scrutiny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sejok
    Any more thoughts folks?
    I like it. If the resolution is still good enough after cropping, it oculd make a nice poster.

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