Haji Lane


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fantasium

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This was taken a Haji Lane.. wanted to try a different angle..



Taken with D40X, 18mm-55mm
Shutter speed : 1/60
Lens Aperture : F/10
Focal Length : 18mm
ISO speed : 100
Metering mode: Centre Weighted

Any comments to help improve my photography? Thanks in advance.. :)
 

hongwei

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nice try but the angle you took is making my head spinning .... ;p

Hope you dun mind ... just joking ...

Back to the topic ... I do find that the angle is tilted too much and to me it is over cropped.
Sorry ... it is not working well for me ....
Can see that you have done some PP to bring up the colors ... not bad.
 

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It's certainly a different angle. But there's no life to the shot. Nothing except slanted buildings.
 

fantasium

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ok.. thanks for yr comments.. :) will take more photos to improve.. maybe lack of a more prominent subject..
 

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newbie here.. but it does make me feel compelled to tilt almsot 90 degrees to see this
 

zac08

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Angle is difficult to view properly and the colours seems muted.
 

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what is it that you wanted to show your viewers?

1) lonely, outdated lane.
2) new life has been injected (there are many new and young shops).
3) lazy, layback place.
4) old buildings that had been painted over with lots of striking colors.
5) what u wabt to show when you tilt it purposely.
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knowing what you want helps.
 

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I think it looks better if u take the the convention levelled way using a wide angle lense.
Then boost up the colours using ps.
 

fantasium

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ok.. thanks guys.. i will take note of all yr comments.. :)
 

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Is there a way to shoot so that the sky does not become a blanket white?
ND filters (note that this will reduce the amount of light entering the lens and does not help if there is a blanket of clouds ;))

A grad ND can also help if you are doing landscapes with defined horizons... I dun think it can help much in this case though.
 

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ND filters (note that this will reduce the amount of light entering the lens and does not help if there is a blanket of clouds ;))

A grad ND can also help if you are doing landscapes with defined horizons... I dun think it can help much in this case though.
Thanks zac08. I get such white skys in some of my photos and have wondered how not to have it... but I guess there are situations where not much can be done...
 

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Don't be afraid to just wait for some clouds to come by. Especially since the buildings won't really run away :)



Skies like this make a great background.
 

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Don't be afraid to just wait for some clouds to come by. Especially since the buildings won't really run away :)



Skies like this make a great background.
understanding of exposure also very important. in this case i would like to point out that you are not helping him in any way, because the display of understanding is also not there.

your scene is one of buildings in the sunlight. his are more or less definitely going to be shaded no matter how he likes it. this is because of the tightness and distance of the two rows of buildings. compared to your picture, this is vastly different. it is entirely possible that his skies, beautiful, raging and torrential were there, but they are blown out. in fact, it is more or less definitely going to be blown out - just look at the whites at the top part.
 

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ts -

the main trouble here is the composition. there is no careful arrangement of elements, no thought put into the perspective taken, and a tilt which serves no purpose. all these add up to something that looks like it was taken without purpose, and this makes it boring to whoever views it.

walk around, when you look through the viewfinder, ask yourself if you think it is a good scene. if it is not, do not snap it. if it is, snap it, and then review it later on, or on the spot, and ask yourself it is good. if it is not, understand why, and then delete it. everyone definitely has a basic sense of aesthetics.

shophouses - i myself am not sure what haji lane is like, but a quick search on flickr gives me some photos that i think have some learning points:

polka dot
chain reaction
haji lane, new look
the flowers and the trees (direct translation from chinese)

there is a lot to see, but you have to find the focus in it to make a photograph interesting. cheers and keep shooting :)
 

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