nice greens, interesting textural variety, but needs an element of contrast, eg something red, or something very different texture and shape, or a beam of light, etc etc, to give the picture a focal point. The grey pillar is not effective here in this respect. Also looks soft and out of focus.
:bsmilie: :bsmilie: i'm a very clean girl hor, always wipe up after myself.
this was taken in the morning abt 8+. following espion's suggestions, would it be better to choose another timing when the morning or evening sun's rays hit the weeds? I do get that kind of lighting in the backyard from time to time
I find this picture hard to critique, possibly because there is a harrowing array of lines, curves and straights taking place all over the image.
But then again, people are drawn to the obvious in the picture, and it is what the obvious attracts them in a picture. I yet cannot understand the message behind the picture, and I am only restrainted to commenting on technicalities.
well. I think the door is quite an interesting frame to play with, perhaps using it to experiment with the composition would produce more rewarding results. There is good textural showcase on the leaves, so this is a good point of the picture. Try taking the photo from the ground, not facing up per se but rather looking straight on.
This is a picture with good dimensional possiblities.
thanks for the comments xiaoming!
I wasn't thinking so much of a story to tell, but rather to show the contrast in textures between the leaves and the rough door frame. was also experimenting with colour adjustments and hue/saturations in PS.
will bear in mind your suggestions (as well as espion's) when i do the same spot again over the weekend. BTW, this is somewhere in katong also...
1st picture seems to have alot of blue cast. Perhaps you were trying to bring out the strengthen the color of green leaves.
While in the 2nd, evident of red cast. Maybe you were trying to bring out the pillar's rusty texture.
So to solve the issue, hue the whole picture wont make it better as it compromise on each aspect of the subject. Probably a better way would be selective hue. Outline the pillar(its the easier compared to the leaves) and bring the color out through hue or contrast.
Try it, it gives u greater control.
On a personal side, I feel that the composition is abit messy ba. If you would like to reflect contrast in texture, the impact might stand out better if you can simply use 1-2 leaves standing ahead of pillar. Zoom it and viewer might take a closer look into the beauty of the leaves and pillar. Too many leaves made my eyes scanning around the picture looking for main subject.
ryuggen - u were right. I was trying to do something similar to selective colouring in the first pic but didn't knw the technique for it. The green in the picture was something I wanted to bring out. With the help of Google, nw I knw :bsmilie:
The second pic was to contrast the green with red, the soft texture of the leaves with the rust on the pillar. LIke sprintist said, the over-saturation prb kinda spoilt the whole thing n made it unreal.
Thanks for the advice on the composition. Will try it out the next time I get to do this shot again.
Will post the new pic as soon as I get the chance to do it.