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    Default CHRISTmas by the river

    Hi,

    I saw this at a shopping centre and took a shot. My objective is to caputre the mood of Christmas and the reflection to show the activities along the river.

    Please comment to help improve the pic, particularly on the composition.

    Thanks.


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    Default Re: CHRISTmas by the river

    Great shot! Maybe can try another shot with wide open aperture? Tighter square crop?
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    Default Re: CHRISTmas by the river

    Thanks swishbrade, you mean shallower DOF when you mentioned wider aperture?

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    Great shot! Maybe can try another shot with wide open aperture? Tighter square crop?

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    i think i have no qualms abt it. its good enough

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    Thank you sprintist.

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    i think i have no qualms abt it. its good enough

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    i am a noob but 1 thing i wanna maybe say,... maybe closer to the golden ball? cose the first thing i saw was all the balls and took awhile to see the reflection...
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    Thanks freezemaster for the honest comment. Yah, a tighter crop is an alternative to bring out the reflection.

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    i am a noob but 1 thing i wanna maybe say,... maybe closer to the golden ball? cose the first thing i saw was all the balls and took awhile to see the reflection...
    Thats for me... a noob.

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    Default Re: CHRISTmas by the river

    i prefer the wide perspective of colourful blings blings! heh personal likings!

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    Yah, actually thats for me too....I would prefer the reflection to be an added bonus supprise for the viewer.

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    i prefer the wide perspective of colourful blings blings! heh personal likings!

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    If there were more colored balls behind the golden one, filling up all the spaces showing the roof, then it will really bring out the one golden ball. I know this is something that cannot be helped, but perhaps another angle?

    As for the reflection, I like the idea that though it may not be obvious at first, on closer look, the viewer may suddenly say:"hey look, there is a reflection in the golden ball!"

    I think it is a good effort.

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    Hi tsjcsl,

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions. Yah, I did try to look for different ball for the reflection, but the rest are showing the mould seam and only this one is showing the good side and I love the river reflection, so can only walk around this quadrant of the tree.

    Quote Originally Posted by tsjcsl View Post
    If there were more colored balls behind the golden one, filling up all the spaces showing the roof, then it will really bring out the one golden ball. I know this is something that cannot be helped, but perhaps another angle?

    As for the reflection, I like the idea that though it may not be obvious at first, on closer look, the viewer may suddenly say:"hey look, there is a reflection in the golden ball!"

    I think it is a good effort.

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    Last edited by travelEworld; 15th December 2007 at 03:51 PM.

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    Hello travelEworld,

    Thanks for the and I definitely won't mind you showing different versions of the pic. Its good to see how others will PP the shot. Both the mono background and "shallower DOF" are good for bringing out the reflect.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice and sharp. Nothing much to complain abt except opening up your aperture would have been better...
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    Default Re: CHRISTmas by the river

    Hi yehosaphat, thanks for the comments and tips.....I did PP to blur the BG already, may be should have done it more.

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    Nice and sharp. Nothing much to complain abt except opening up your aperture would have been better...

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