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    Need help with the composition of these 2 pictures other than them being too overly exposed. I just thought they do not look right. It was a very very very hot day at the Sembawang beach.
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    for a start, get the horizon straight?
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    Hi foxfire,

    One very obvious flaw is the horizon. It should be kept leveled unless intentionally made slanted for artistic purpose. Otherwise a slanted horizon really looks unnatural and spoils the whole pic. Secondly, I think the shots are overexposed as they look washed out. As far as composition, I think your subject is the boat, so the 1st shot is the better one, but I would move it slightly up and to the right to place the boat around the cross point of the thirds...

    Hope that helps

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    Originally posted by ziploc
    Hi foxfire,

    One very obvious flaw is the horizon. It should be kept leveled unless intentionally made slanted for artistic purpose. Otherwise a slanted horizon really looks unnatural and spoils the whole pic. Secondly, I think the shots are overexposed as they look washed out. As far as composition, I think your subject is the boat, so the 1st shot is the better one, but I would move it slightly up and to the right to place the boat around the cross point of the thirds...

    Hope that helps
    Oh okay. Thanks. The horizon was not slanted for artistic reasons, probably the tripod was sinking into the sand. I did ponder when I took the picture if I should have kept the horizon straight. Maybe the hot sun fried my brain and shot every one of them with a slanted horizon. Thanks again.

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    Originally posted by foxfire

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    Originally posted by ziploc


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    Originally posted by ziploc


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    besides the horizon ......the composition is not bad......take more shots......post it here....

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    The first pic nice... But the bottom of the boat a bit chop off... print the put a little higher with the rules of the third (as mentioned by others) will be helpful... Well, the beach may no be levelled with the horizon... so maybe the tripod isn't sinking, just the ground is not levelled...

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    well maybe if the picture was taken with polariser it may turn out nice.

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    I would go for the 1st picture..but like most said..slanted.

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