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    Location: Kranji
    Equipment: Nikon D40
    Aperture: f/16
    ISO Speed: 800
    Focal Length: 19 mm
    Exposure: 1/1000 sec.

    This picture of my wife and the sunset behind her was taken at Kranji War Memorial not too long ago.

    I was actually pretty disappointed on that particular day because for some reason, I had "photographer's-block" and my pictures didn't turn out well at all. Then as we were getting ready to leave the memorial, I turned around, saw the sunset behind her and quickly took a snap. And this is the result.

    Would it look nice if I had cropped out the underexposed bottom part or just leave it as it is? And do the colors look flat? Constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated!
    Last edited by Moruzawa; 29th August 2008 at 10:06 AM.

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    great colors, great sky, not so great silhouette - the action she is doing is blending into the other shadows.. if she was more distinct it would be great. also, more of her would be better - you can do this easily by adjusting perspective and squatting down to shoot up.

    and yes, the underexposed bottom is not required. perhaps you can crop to a 3:4 format. and no, the colors do not look flat - when you underexpose overall for a scene during sunset you will never need to worry about colors and contrast.

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    Hey thanks for the feedback! Maybe I should've taken a few shots from different angles at that point of time instead of just shooting one, then gawking at it.. lol thanks again.
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    This photo is great. I could be better, if your wife
    were to stare at the eagle and make better compo.
    Hmmm colours and all nice. Good job. (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    great colors, great sky, not so great silhouette - the action she is doing is blending into the other shadows.. if she was more distinct it would be great. also, more of her would be better - you can do this easily by adjusting perspective and squatting down to shoot up.

    and yes, the underexposed bottom is not required. perhaps you can crop to a 3:4 format. and no, the colors do not look flat - when you underexpose overall for a scene during sunset you will never need to worry about colors and contrast.
    I agree with him here.
    Its not so bad a picture, i would do the same if I were you, just that most of the time, I take photos alone; she wouldnt tag along with me lah... Hehehe...

    Quote Originally Posted by Moruzawa View Post
    Hey thanks for the feedback! Maybe I should've taken a few shots from different angles at that point of time instead of just shooting one, then gawking at it.. lol thanks again.
    The common mistake I make also, taking one pic, then gawking it long long wonder wonder, rather than take several from more angles to have plenty to choose from.
    Last edited by cheguthamrin; 29th August 2008 at 04:52 PM.
    Already abused my D40 and D80 for my flickr

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    Hi

    Just curious about your setup. Is there a reason why you use iso 800?

    Cheers

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    IMO the colors look good as it is. You could try boosting the blues a slight bit but then again, that would depend on personal taste. As for the bottom part, yeah I think it needs to be cropped out.

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    Just to nit-pick. I think the horizon is a WEEE bit tilted which somehow or rather affects the picture a lot to me.

    Other than that, I think it's a keeper for your friend! =)
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    Just an observation, there is a dust spot near to the long thin cloud on top.

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