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espion

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boring?

a circular light beam. so?
 

The_Cheat

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I think it's a good effort on your part to capture something that most won't bother to take a second glance at. However, light paths are normal occurrences. So, unless the overall image have the ability to bring the light path out in a more dramatic fashion or a more attention grabbing manner, there will be a tendency for people to dismiss the subject as just another "snap-shot" of something "boring".

In photography nothing is or ought to be boring. Everything has its own appeal value, and the challenge to the photographer is to bring certain subjects out to the attention of viewer. Some subjects are obviously easier to capture hold of attention than others. However, quite a number of outstanding photographs ain't really based on these easy subjects; they are based on subjects that are otherwise mundane or "boring" day-to-day occurrences.

For the picture you'd shown, the obvious problem is that the light path is not attention grabbing or dramatic. Moreover, the paths make the light path even more diminished: the paths and the circular floor pattern (from a playground?) which criss crossed the light path inappropriately, are much more attention grabbing than the light path.

There's really nothing much that can be done to improve the picture into an extraordinary one. However, you may wanna play around with photoshop to improve on some ideas to dramatise the light path. For instance, you may wanna crop away the background that is as bright as the light paths. You may also want to play around with brightness and curves or colour saturation, to dull the whole scene generally, but making the light path brighter and more dramatic by putting in another colour or whatnot.
 

Pablo

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The_Cheat said:
I think it's a good effort on your part to capture something that most won't bother to take a second glance at. However, light paths are normal occurrences. So, unless the overall image have the ability to bring the light path out in a more dramatic fashion or a more attention grabbing manner, there will be a tendency for people to dismiss the subject as just another "snap-shot" of something "boring".

In photography nothing is or ought to be boring. Everything has its own appeal value, and the challenge to the photographer is to bring certain subjects out to the attention of viewer. Some subjects are obviously easier to capture hold of attention than others. However, quite a number of outstanding photographs ain't really based on these easy subjects; they are based on subjects that are otherwise mundane or "boring" day-to-day occurrences.

For the picture you'd shown, the obvious problem is that the light path is not attention grabbing or dramatic. Moreover, the paths make the light path even more diminished: the paths and the circular floor pattern (from a playground?) which criss crossed the light path inappropriately, are much more attention grabbing than the light path.

There's really nothing much that can be done to improve the picture into an extraordinary one. However, you may wanna play around with photoshop to improve on some ideas to dramatise the light path. For instance, you may wanna crop away the background that is as bright as the light paths. You may also want to play around with brightness and curves or colour saturation, to dull the whole scene generally, but making the light path brighter and more dramatic by putting in another colour or whatnot.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: Very constructive :thumbsup:
 

loudhailer

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Your comments highlighted the have-nots in my pix. I definitely have a lot to learn in this area. Thank you very much!

The_Cheat said:
I think it's a good effort on your part to capture something that most won't bother to take a second glance at. However, light paths are normal occurrences. So, unless the overall image have the ability to bring the light path out in a more dramatic fashion or a more attention grabbing manner, there will be a tendency for people to dismiss the subject as just another "snap-shot" of something "boring".

In photography nothing is or ought to be boring. Everything has its own appeal value, and the challenge to the photographer is to bring certain subjects out to the attention of viewer. Some subjects are obviously easier to capture hold of attention than others. However, quite a number of outstanding photographs ain't really based on these easy subjects; they are based on subjects that are otherwise mundane or "boring" day-to-day occurrences.

For the picture you'd shown, the obvious problem is that the light path is not attention grabbing or dramatic. Moreover, the paths make the light path even more diminished: the paths and the circular floor pattern (from a playground?) which criss crossed the light path inappropriately, are much more attention grabbing than the light path.

There's really nothing much that can be done to improve the picture into an extraordinary one. However, you may wanna play around with photoshop to improve on some ideas to dramatise the light path. For instance, you may wanna crop away the background that is as bright as the light paths. You may also want to play around with brightness and curves or colour saturation, to dull the whole scene generally, but making the light path brighter and more dramatic by putting in another colour or whatnot.
 

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alright think of this. Does the picture does something to you? Does it stirr some kind of emotion? if it just asethically nice well people will maybe say nice for a moment den it will be forgetten.your picture is pretty interesting but i dun get see the reason or understand what does it mean. Maybe you cud do some processing to make it stand out. What does the light path lead to you can ask yourself? Is there something that will actually travel on the path..things like that can actually change ur picture. once u understand it den u will have an idea how to process it. I say that your picture will actually be nice if you cud actually blend in with another picture maybe say a kid? you could do some photoshopping. Overall good try to notice it.
 

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