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tjana

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took this picture as i was walking along the promenade in K. Kinabalu some time ago. guess i was inspired by Ponyo or something :bsmilie: original picture a bit overexposed, forgot to alter FEV. did some PP on Picasa to bring out the midtones and manipulate the colours, also cropped the pic a bit, but no other correction. would like some feedback on:

1. is the colour of the sky too unnatural?
2. the tilt - is it too jarring or does it add something to the picture?
3. overall impression on composition - my idea was to make it as if the goldfish is moving towards the sea. was this aim achieved or is it all in my head?? all i can tell is that this picture can be made better, but unsure how. maybe move closer to the fish?

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1/400s, f11, 10mm UWA on cropped sensor body

thank you for the critique.
 

tjana

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freedom to swim in the sea?
(pls ignore the Ponyo comment because i havent actually watch the movie)
 

calebk

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All I really see is a stone sculpture, some pavement, railings and sky. I don't see any of the freedom message brought across in the image. I can hardly see the sea in the frame; it is occupying too insignificant an area in the frame.

IMHO, don't worry so much about your post-processing first. Work on your composition and how your photo actually brings across your message. Shoot more.
 

tjana

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thank you for the honest comment, calebk. the small portion of sky (guess the sea not visible from this angle *sigh*) is supposed to be the goal the stone goldfish is trying to reach, and the idea is to convey a sense of movement forward. guess i have too much imagination :p anyway, i'm posting more pics at the candid section today, feel free to see and C&C! cheers :)
 

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