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    1.in what area is critique to be sought?
    I hope to receive comments on how i can improve my technique

    2.what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    I want people who saw this picture to feel hope, like i did when i saw it on my com, enlarged. Because, the ray is shining through the dark clouds, which to me are like troubles and obstacles.

    3.under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    I took this picture while waiting for the sunset. Was waiting, when suddenly a hole appear in the clouds and the ray shone through.

    4.what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    I think this picture is one of my best picture taken so far, i hope i can get some comments and feedback, to help me improve my technique, cheers!

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    Exposure is good, but frame more dark clouds. There's not enough of a visual contrast between light & darkness at the moment. Alternatively, most people would expect the rays to shine on a landscape to make a complete picture.

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    i agree that you should have more contrast but having a little yellow in the pic works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxtwo View Post
    Exposure is good, but frame more dark clouds. There's not enough of a visual contrast between light & darkness at the moment. Alternatively, most people would expect the rays to shine on a landscape to make a complete picture.
    Thanks, will note those points next time.

    Quote Originally Posted by clioboy View Post
    more contrast and turn it b/w?
    I feel the clouds have a special colour, but thanks for the suggestion.

    Quote Originally Posted by coolin View Post
    i agree that you should have more contrast but having a little yellow in the pic works for me.
    Thanks.




    Is this better than the original?
    Last edited by La Vida; 28th December 2008 at 04:47 PM.

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    i think keeping closer to the one-thirds would frame the shot nicer. its too much into the corner.
    and i think the original looks better than the B&W..
    the B&W ones seems too contrast`y and the colors of the original is of a nice tone, like it was nicely saturated.
    well to each their own!
    Last edited by deklan; 31st December 2008 at 01:14 AM.

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    i find the b/w version nicer, and more clouds would be better.
    my 2 cents =)

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    Find the dark clouds have too little detail.... original better than b&w
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    pic not dramatic enough to suit your title. Nice pic anyway.
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    i would prefer a strong contrast, blown out would be nice, actually.

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    Thanks alot!

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    Hi, I felt the clouds lack of contrast and it just a patch of black.
    Maybe you can try expose slightly longer. It would be good if a polarising filter is use to bring out the contrast of the clouds too.
    IMHO.

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    Thanks, i appreciate all of you guy's comment. I'm just starting out photography, bought my camera on deepavali '08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Vida View Post
    Thanks, will note those points next time.


    I feel the clouds have a special colour, but thanks for the suggestion.



    Thanks.




    Is this better than the original?
    Quote Originally Posted by EOS Revolution View Post
    Find the dark clouds have too little detail.... original better than b&w
    i prefer the original version as well..
    like one of them mention, it would be nicer if the ray shine down to a landscape. The picture
    would be complete.
    Nonetheless nice one..
    cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Ng View Post
    Thanks. Now i know why so many people say it'd be better with some landscape. Mine looks boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Vida View Post
    Thanks. Now i know why so many people say it'd be better with some landscape. Mine looks boring.
    not really, yours just lack of a 'subject'...



    its like if you see such rays, you should also find a subject to 'receive' the rays... else its just plain looking at the sky... nice as it might seem, but lacks communication.

    above pic, i just stood there and wait for the cloud formation... was actually waiting for more lights to fill up the area... but was rushed to move on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    not really, yours just lack of a 'subject'...



    its like if you see such rays, you should also find a subject to 'receive' the rays... else its just plain looking at the sky... nice as it might seem, but lacks communication.

    above pic, i just stood there and wait for the cloud formation... was actually waiting for more lights to fill up the area... but was rushed to move on...
    That's nice! The place i took the photo was beside the sea, can't really find subjects able to fit into the picture.

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