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    I took this picture at the Singapore Zoo Water Park on Good Friday. It was really pack and many families brought their kids to have fun.



    1. in what area is critique to be sought?
    Composition and Message

    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    Shows the bond between father and child. Just spending time together and having fun.

    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    Late afternoon with a bit less light. Have to step up iso to 400, to get 1/800 at 210mm.

    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    I think it is a nice picture. It would be better if the child's left hand is not crop.

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    Any comments is appreciated.... Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapnut View Post
    Any comments is appreciated.... Thanks
    My 2c since I myself am also new. I thought it's a nice candid shot; both the child and father's smiles nicely conveys what they were feeling. They seem to be walking within some fountain or something.. I kinda like that effect - 1/800s got the water frozen. Technically, they fall within the rules of third from what I can see, which in my opinion, is nice.
    Last edited by wildcat; 9th April 2010 at 01:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapnut View Post
    Any comments is appreciated.... Thanks
    Nice , bu......t no use of breathing space there to me. Cro...........p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    My 2c since I myself am also new. I thought it's a nice candid shot; both the child and father's smiles nicely conveys what they were feeling. They seem to be walking within some fountain or something.. I kinda like that effect - 1/800s got the water frozen. Technically, they fall within the rules of third from what I can see, which in my opinion, is nice.
    Thanks for the kind comments.... 2/3 rule, I'm lucky this time... need to remember this.

    Quote Originally Posted by dw8888 View Post
    Nice , bu......t no use of breathing space there to me. Cro...........p.
    Noted, a tighter crop will make the photo cleaner... many thanks.

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    hmmz..i actually would prefer more breathing space...
    i would like to see what they are doing that made them smile..if not ur picture is just that. smiles. a wider shot might tell a better story

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    Quote Originally Posted by nysheng View Post
    hmmz..i actually would prefer more breathing space...
    i would like to see what they are doing that made them smile..if not ur picture is just that. smiles. a wider shot might tell a better story
    To include a bit more background to tell the story... I will keep that in mind.
    This day may be a bit difficult... as the park is pack... the background will have lots of other people to compete for attention.
    Maybe if I use a shallow DOF... hmm...

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    this is a pretty decent shot, though i might consider conversion to bnw for no other reason other than the fact that color is providing a huge amount of distraction here, whether it is in the background or on the child's underwear.

    as a standalone shot it isn't a "wow" sort of photo, but it could potentially be a nice addition to a set of images with the same theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    this is a pretty decent shot, though i might consider conversion to bnw for no other reason other than the fact that color is providing a huge amount of distraction here, whether it is in the background or on the child's underwear.

    as a standalone shot it isn't a "wow" sort of photo, but it could potentially be a nice addition to a set of images with the same theme.
    This is an encouraging feedback from you.
    I did not realize the colours was distracting... now I do notice the pink is quite loud.

    I will get a "wow" pic one of these days.... needs to work harder, learn more and depend less on luck.

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