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    Hi all,

    first post in this sub forum hence a newbie.

    wanted to capture the majestic feel of the flyer's silhouette against the reddish tint of the setting sun

    C&C on composition, exposure, anything welcomed

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by phreakey View Post
    Hi all,

    first post in this sub forum hence a newbie.

    wanted to capture the majestic feel of the flyer's silhouette against the reddish tint of the setting sun

    C&C on composition, exposure, anything welcomed

    thanks
    Cannot see the photos leh....

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    i see it just fine

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    I like the composition and the silhouette effect. Works for me!

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    I feel that it's a little murky. You can still afford perhaps 2/3-stop brighter exposure, while still retaining the silhouette. It'll also bring out a little more colours in the sky.

    The tone is a little reddish/purplish. Is that achieved in post-processing, or was your whitebalance fooled? Typically one would see a more orangey palette of colours, so generally colours and exposure don't quite work for me here.

    I'd say composition is quite good here. There is quite a good balance. My only grievance is how one capsule (top of frame) is cut off.
    Last edited by calebk; 26th September 2008 at 12:26 AM.

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    Looks gloomy, more like a rain cloud expecting a storm, and from this angle, doesnt quite bring out the "majestic" feel...
    Already abused my D40 and D80 for my flickr

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    Details are lost in the flyer.. Your pic makes me pay more attention to the sky than the flyer. BUt I really love the sky and tinge.. =)
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    Interesting perspective but it's a little underexposed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    I feel that it's a little murky. You can still afford perhaps 2/3-stop brighter exposure, while still retaining the silhouette. It'll also bring out a little more colours in the sky.

    The tone is a little reddish/purplish. Is that achieved in post-processing, or was your whitebalance fooled? Typically one would see a more orangey palette of colours, so generally colours and exposure don't quite work for me here.

    I'd say composition is quite good here. There is quite a good balance. My only grievance is how one capsule (top of frame) is cut off.
    The tone was a result of post processing. The original tone of it was quite dull, almost close to B&W so I had the levels boosted in PS.

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    A big thanks all for the comments. All the comments would definitely help with me improving my skills

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    Sorry that I interrupt; here's my take on the flyer being "majestic" - would be great to show its greatness and its volume of size; from the bottom up OR top down to show / compare its relevance to the surrounding environment.


    maybe my definition is different from yours, but perhaps you should have seen more examples and make comparisons too.
    Hey~Keep on shooting!
    Last edited by cheguthamrin; 26th September 2008 at 12:16 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheguthamrin View Post
    Sorry that I interrupt; here's my take on the flyer being "majestic" - would be great to show its greatness and its volume of size; from the bottom up OR top down to show / compare its relevance to the surrounding environment.


    maybe my definition is different from yours, but perhaps you should have seen more examples and make comparisons too.
    Hey~Keep on shooting!
    What majestic sensor dust you have...

    I agree though, that this gives you more sense of awe and presence. Using a wide angle lens helps to exaggerate the height of things (or people, if you want to make them appear very dominating). With a telephoto lens, they appear more subdued and neutral.
    Last edited by calebk; 26th September 2008 at 12:30 PM.

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