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    Default Where are you my love?

    Well thats the phase which immediately came to my mind when i saw this scene...
    Its a candid shot after a concert.. i was backstage covering the event, then as everybody was leaving going home, my friend just stood there as everyone else is going home...
    It felt for me as like shes waiting for her better half to appear, even though its getting late, almost everyone has left, if he is coming, he would have came by then.. But nonetheless, she
    is still patiently waiting for him to appear...
    Btw this is wad i felt the pic was to me...
    Dunno wheather if my fren is already attached...



    I want to ask if the compostion is okay?
    And about the pp done.. how is the b/w conversion.. should i made the picture softer... like reducing the contrast.. or is it okay?
    All C&c is greatly welcomed!
    Thanks in advance...
    Last edited by jkuean; 16th August 2008 at 06:36 PM.
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    hi, jst wanna say the compostion is out, maybe try centralize the subject? you brought her out well.. the colors are ok.

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    I can't tell from the composition where the theme comes in...until i read your description. It looks messy...i don't know where is the subject initially and the background (ppl in black walking around) is rather distracting.

    Things i can tell from the pic: this is a symphonic band concert...it has just ended...you used flash.

    This shot is too candid and IMHO a shot that i'll try not to take. You can try taking from the back or position yourself in such a way to make your subject and the theme more obvious.

    How? 1. Use depth of field to isolate your subject
    2. Change your perspective...dun take from where you are
    3. Or simply finding other subject...too much distractions around.
    Dun blame the camera...blame the one behind the viewfinder :bsmilie:
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    very , very cluttered.

    conversion to black and white is probably a good choice, i.e. it is marginally better than the color version. but it is still very, very cluttered.

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    nope, composition ain't okay to me.
    the whole picture seems too messy, but the colors were brought out well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCahHTC View Post
    ... but the colors were brought out well.
    Er, right. What colours?

    Did you mean tones...I don't think tonality-wise, it's very varied either. Too much contrast, but not the right kind of contrast.

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    Too many things inside.

    To simplify it, consider a frontal shot, or even a shot of her back, with the flowers just peeking over her shoulders.

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    LOL.
    sorry.
    the white tone.
    yeah.

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    agreed with most of them, very cluttered background.

    try to take from the back of the girl, to have a more obvious " wait "? hm.. well seeing the rest go away... leaving her looking at them actually... hm.. well i duno if it works anot. just my tots.


    well Catatac whats with the ..snapshot thingy going on in ur posts? hahaa

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    Hey thanks all for all the feedback!


    So from what i gathered, the pictures is basically too cluttered and too messy and to portray my theme better i should have done a frontal or a back shot with just the flowers peeking over the shoulders...
    Correct right?

    Yup these 2 pts i would certainty take note next time before i shoot next time... but just asking ar, being a snapshot, i thought i sort of captured the moment... No?
    Anyway yes i noe that there are better ways to go about doing it and would try next time i approach a similar situation...

    Once again thanks all for the feedback!
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    Yeah.Very messy. Seems to have no subject.

    Nevermind,We all learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by screamedinfidelities View Post
    Yeah.Very messy. Seems to have no subject.

    Nevermind,We all learn.
    I thought that since the girl is in white it should be obivous that she is the subject?
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    A bokeh of her with blurred people leaving the hall taken from her front lower left would make it better I feel. Make sure she is staring to the front and far away makes it looks like she is longing for someone. My opinion oni la.
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    A good sketch speaks a thousand words.
    Your captions makes no sense while your picture is so messy.

    There's is no photography elements inside, instead i find it like a ... picture, a scene, a record.

    Sorry i felt quite agitated after looking at ur picture.

    That's my opinion, what do you think?

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    Looking at the pic, I cannot relate to your caption (although I think I get your intention). Your candid snap kinda missed the essence to the lead subject - the eyeball - which is so important to portray emotion/feeling... hence, it fails to bring out the "where are you my love" feel...

    Somehow, I also got very distracted by the exit sign at the TLH corner...

    IMHO ya...

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