canon 500d, 18-55mm, f/5.6, ISO 100, 1.6sec, on tripod, 6.55am
Hello, this is my very first post for c&c in Clubsnap and my very FIRST post in the photographic community! I am very excited to hear comments from the people in clubsnap, especially criticism which I can learn from! I have been taking pictures for a few months and have finally mustered enough courage to put it up online, for advice, knowing that it would be the best way to improve greatly in my photography skills. Do feel free to criticise this image! Thank you very much!!
1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Still fresh in this passion, I do not know what is considered good for a Cityscape image. I love nature and I've more knowledge on nature photography than cityscapes, to be honest. I would like to know if this shot has too many distractions and if the warm colour of the road work against the picture.
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
I hoped to achieve a balance between nature and the urban jungle. and that my composition did lead the viewer's eye to the sky in the background.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
I still remember that my camera was left outside at the balcony the entire night, with my friend's cameras (we, or rather my friend, was doing a timelapse shoot that night). at about 6.30am, we jumped out of bed, realising that we overslept and ran to the balcony (half awake) to compose our shot. 10 minutes later, the sky got coloured. it was amazing.
as it was cold, and dewy in the morning. I had a few minutes to wipe the dew off,compose my shot, warm my lens to fire my shots. It was frantic yet I'm thankful I manage to catch shots of the sky.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
this is by far one of my favourite cityscape shot because of the cool and warm hues from the sky and the road. and it brings back memories of excitement when dawn broke that day. however, that said, I feel that something might just be lacking in this shot but I have no clue. Please do help me along here!
I look forward to receiving some advice and tips! I am very open to negative comments! and I hope the image size is okay (not really sure on how to post images here yet)
Thank you very much!