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    Default Which way up?



    1. In which area is critique or feedback to be given?
    Composition and angle of tilt

    2. What were you hoping to achieve with this image?
    Hoping to achieve an 'illusion' from the tilt. The tree is right side up but the house is not etc.

    3. Under what circumstance was the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    Taken on a hot afternoon at about 4pm.

    4. Thread-starter's personal thoughts about the image.
    I feel that i overdid the tilt. Just trying out some creativity. Don't know whether is it right.
    Sorry if it's not.

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    Interesting..! But the tree looked underexposed

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    the reason why most people would frown upon tilts is because we don't really go through life with a slanted head. well, most of us anyways....

    a dynamic (or good) tilt is hard to execute - there has to be a compelling reason for it.

    here, perhaps it is a fun shot, but i can't say that it works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eworms View Post
    Interesting..! But the tree looked underexposed
    Alright will take note of it! Thanks for commenting!

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    the reason why most people would frown upon tilts is because we don't really go through life with a slanted head. well, most of us anyways....

    a dynamic (or good) tilt is hard to execute - there has to be a compelling reason for it.

    here, perhaps it is a fun shot, but i can't say that it works for me.
    Thanks for the feedback!

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    The Botany Gardens is always a nice place for photography of any kind - i.e. people, scenic, children, etc.

    For those of us who are familiar with the Gardens, this 'tilt' experiment is good lesson though somewhat expected as there are several places in the Gardens with trees that grow in various angles.

    Perhaps if you waited a little longer, some things could have happened - a child come running along, the sun setting coloring up the sky, or frame it from the pavilion, ...

    However, it is the contrast between the branches, leaves and the somewhat cloudy skies that drew my attention.

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    1. In which area is critique or feedback to be given?
    Composition and angle of tilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by EADGBe View Post
    The Botany Gardens is always a nice place for photography of any kind - i.e. people, scenic, children, etc.

    For those of us who are familiar with the Gardens, this 'tilt' experiment is good lesson though somewhat expected as there are several places in the Gardens with trees that grow in various angles.

    Perhaps if you waited a little longer, some things could have happened - a child come running along, the sun setting coloring up the sky, or frame it from the pavilion, ...

    However, it is the contrast between the branches, leaves and the somewhat cloudy skies that drew my attention.

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    I was there for quite awhile and it's a weekday so not much people only a few tourist. Walked about 6-7 rounds around the pavilion. Lol.

    And i don't quite get you. You mean the leafs and branches took your attention?

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    Your post title is Which Way Up, isn't it?

    It would be the contrast between the 'hard' dark crooked branches and the apparently pleasant 'easy blue' sky mediated by the 'soft' leaves.

    Some useful cropping might just turn your picture into another subject matter altogether.

    Quote Originally Posted by crystal1993 View Post
    I was there for quite awhile and it's a weekday so not much people only a few tourist. Walked about 6-7 rounds around the pavilion. Lol.

    And i don't quite get you. You mean the leafs and branches took your attention?

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    well it looks fun to me at least... in life u got to experience all dimensions right. cheers..

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    i feel giddy...

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    Just 1 cents opinion: Maybe you are trying to make people think: "How come the pavilion is tilted" after they see the tree being 'upright".

    If it is so, I might attempt to crop away the bottom area showing the grass and the path because they make it obvious that the camera is being tilted since the 'horizon' is tilted.

    With the lower area removed maybe it will make people ponder for a few split seconds wondering if the pavilion is the one that is tilted since there is no 'horizon' to take reference from.

    Secondly you may try to move to your left a little, give more space between the tree and the pavilion. I feel the picture is very 'tight' with the two main objects so close together. Just my preference.

    Sorry if I am talking rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepper0104 View Post
    well it looks fun to me at least... in life u got to experience all dimensions right. cheers..
    Thanks for the comment!

    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    i feel giddy...
    Ahahahaha!

    Quote Originally Posted by gundamseed84 View Post
    Just 1 cents opinion: Maybe you are trying to make people think: "How come the pavilion is tilted" after they see the tree being 'upright".

    If it is so, I might attempt to crop away the bottom area showing the grass and the path because they make it obvious that the camera is being tilted since the 'horizon' is tilted.

    With the lower area removed maybe it will make people ponder for a few split seconds wondering if the pavilion is the one that is tilted since there is no 'horizon' to take reference from.

    Secondly you may try to move to your left a little, give more space between the tree and the pavilion. I feel the picture is very 'tight' with the two main objects so close together. Just my preference.

    Sorry if I am talking rubbish.
    Alright i will take note of it!

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    Default Re: Which way up?

    the tilt dun work for me

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    Default Re: Which way up?

    Personally, I found the tilted shelter threw me off and felt slightly uncomfortable. My display picture on my laptop happen to be the same shelter with the shelter dominating the bottom right third of the frame, but still an upright shelter. I'm not quite sure if I should look at the tree that is dominating the foreground, or the tilted shelter in the background.

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    Experimentation is fine, but tilting the camera for the sake of tilting is a different thing altogether.

    Here, the tilt doesn't work at all. The "illusion" you are trying to adds nothing to the photo - an illusion like this merely causes the viewer unnecessary discomfort.
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