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    A pic taken from my neighbour's toy windwill.



    Focal distance: 11mm (DX)
    ISO 200
    Shutter: 1/60
    Aperture: F/6.3

    1. in what area is critique to be sought?
    Particularly, the shutter speed
    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    The intention of this picture is to capture colourful spectrum in motion.
    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    Daytime, windy, which of course causes the windmill to take. Emotion wise, should be childhood dreams.
    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    I realise only after I left the place that I shot this at a wrong apeture. I thought I should had open it wider. But, an afterthought, I do not know how to control a low shuttle speed while maintaining a higher aperture. I can't go much lower in term or ISO.

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    I find the blocks behind rather distracting, try going lower to make the toy windmill thing fill up more of the frame to block out the blocks of flats

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    I find it distracting too. Was trying to use a larger apeture to blur out but I couldn't because of the shutter speed that I need to maintain.
    Thanks for the critique

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    Any help guys?

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    Another method you can try is from bottom shoot up so that the sky is your bg. No harm trying. If don't like just delete.

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    I would love a sky in the BG. It would be great!

    But physically not possible from the angle that I was at. The opposite HDB will still be in the pic. Only hope to blur the building out as much as possible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    I find it distracting too. Was trying to use a larger apeture to blur out but I couldn't because of the shutter speed that I need to maintain.
    Thanks for the critique
    to achieve a larger aperture when your ISO and shutter are fixed, you can consider using a ND filter to 'block' the light.

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    Default Re: Colour in motion

    I quite like the composition but the background doesn't fit the foreground, i.e. a foliage background would be preferred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    I would love a sky in the BG. It would be great!

    But physically not possible from the angle that I was at. The opposite HDB will still be in the pic. Only hope to blur the building out as much as possible...
    Have you tried placing the windmill some where else so that the bg would be nicer?
    If really want extreme bring out the windmill to a nice park or garden and shoot.

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    It's my neighbour's. I took the shot without the owner knowing

    So physical space is a limitation for me.

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    i think you can try zooming in or using a lens with higher focal length to result in bluurer background if your intention is to blur the hdb flats
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    maybe you could bend lower to get the shot without too many distraction in the background? I think you can take your time with this shot as the neighbor is most of the time not there. I'm staying very very near you I see this windmill toy every morning and evening.

    ps. try shooting in the morning like around 7-8am when the windmill is backlighted

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathrequiem View Post
    i think you can try zooming in or using a lens with higher focal length to result in bluurer background if your intention is to blur the hdb flats
    LOL what if, later TS needs to ask permission to shoot from inside his neighbor's house?

    i think. just use a lens with a wider aperture..due to the space constraints.

    then photoshop the flats away. i once did that LOL

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