A mood for Love.


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letbox

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Camera: Canon EOS 1000D + 50mm 1.8II
Exposure: 1/3200 sec
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 50 mm

"it was like 7 minutes before dawn. :heart:

was at east coast park and my sight was planted on the waterbreaker.a couple was getting it on .i couldnt really see them,let alone make out their gender for the given sihoullette.i suppose theres some form romance and the standing fishing pole can only arouse my suspicion.

i decided to celebrate them in this picture.

while they wait for their catch of the day.i might just cannot resist making them mine. "

i had to rid of some folks in the pictures with photoshop.


please help me improve.i welcome all levels criticisms with an open arms as a threshold.:heart:
 

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Hi there! For me it looks more like a landscape photo (quite a pleasant sunrise!) than anything else because its so wide. Alas, if even you, the photographer, couldn't make out their gender when you were taking the photograph, then i doubt we viewers can, nor grasp the love between them. :what: you probably just need to get in closer.

o and a technical nitpick.. i see no reason why f2.8 was chosen considering how much of the landscape you are capturing.. i'm sure you could have taken in more detail with a smaller aperture. keep shooting! :)
 

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gpjuson

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.a couple was getting it on .i couldnt really see them,let alone make out their gender for the given sihoullette.i suppose theres some form romance and the standing fishing pole can only arouse my suspicion.
Vivid imagination, I'll give you credit for that! ;)

please help me improve.i welcome all levels criticisms with an open arms as a threshold.:heart:
Get in close! Don't be shy! Be a papparazzi! Bring your long zooms. Get the subject then your title will be more apt. ;)
 

aselley

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At first I was not even sure it was two people and it's only after reading your description and looking again that I could see them both. So a tele lens is a must.

Also if you are on PS to edit people out, it might be a good idea to straighten the horizon at the same time.
 

Rashkae

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1. Straighten the horizon
2. The tree is what dominates the attention. If you want to portray the couple, zoom in. Use a tele lens.
 

eosandy

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Yup, looks like "A mood for fishing" :bsmilie:

Nice sunset.

At first I was not even sure it was two people and it's only after reading your description and looking again that I could see them both. So a tele lens is a must.

Also if you are on PS to edit people out, it might be a good idea to straighten the horizon at the same time.
 

letbox

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eosandy, Rashkae ,gpjuson ,redtealongan,aselley

yay!

i'd like to extend my thanks for the advise and pointers. i have added ur comments to my harcopy private photoblog( print and paste into exercise book).

i will have another go tommorow.with the tips in mind . thank you.
 

Stoned

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For me there's not enough attention given to anything, so I get the feeling you can't really decide.

You need to figure out which elements in the picture you want to attribute importance to and cut out the rest that really don't add. For instance, in your picture, I would have attributed more importance to the couple(go closer, as some have said) and totally left out the vast expanse of ocean you have included on the left. I would have stopped where the jetty ends.

Currently your subject is also far too central and away from any visual lines, which is why so many people missed it at first glance. Try to place the subject along visual lines(see rule of thirds) to give them greater visual weight.

Horizons that are not straight also unbalance a picture, so most of the time try to avoid this unless that is what you want to achieve.
 

night86mare

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simplify. go closer here, will resolve the problem and get you what you want.

also, the horizon is tilted, something to take note of in wide focal lengths, like here.
 

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