Working Title: Dead Leaf in the Rain


Apr 16, 2010
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Ang Mo Kio
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Hello all,

Below is my submission for critique.



1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Composition, exposure.

2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
That life (rain) and death (leaf) co-exists.

3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Afternoon, heavy-medium rain.

4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I think the picture is well exposed with the right focus and shutter speed. However, it does look a little 'noisy' due to the downpour.

Thank you all for dropping by. :thumbsup:
 

nitewalk

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#2
johndoe161 said:
Hello all,

Below is my submission for critique.

1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Composition, exposure.

2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
That life (rain) and death (leaf) co-exists.

3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Afternoon, heavy-medium rain.

4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I think the picture is well exposed with the right focus and shutter speed. However, it does look a little 'noisy' due to the downpour.

Thank you all for dropping by. :thumbsup:
To me, it is just a leaf. I see it everywhere, so it's always going to be difficult to make a common scene interesting.
 

zaren

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#3
yes...it's tough to make a common scene interesting. perhaps you could try cross-processing...
 

jankap

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To me, it is just a leaf. I see it everywhere, so it's always going to be difficult to make a common scene interesting.
Agreed. But the composition could be better. The crater at the right side diverts from the leaf. Also the splash underneath of the leaf, perhaps a drop falling on the side of the leaf, diverts.
Perhaps the author has taken more shots.

Interesting are the clear raindrops with the leaf in the background. The theme (life/death) doesn't fit then.
A good picture does not need a theme.
And to underly a theme (like in advertising) is not a question of snapshot moment.
Jan
 

Apr 16, 2010
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Ang Mo Kio
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Hello all,

Thank you for dropping by, I thought this thread has already been 'taken out' :p

To me, it is just a leaf. I see it everywhere, so it's always going to be difficult to make a common scene interesting.
Ok, will try to be more creative next time. I thought I captured a moment, not realizing that is interpreted as a common scene. Thanks for the feedback!

yes...it's tough to make a common scene interesting. perhaps you could try cross-processing...
I have no idea what is cross-processing. Apologies for sounding like a noob. If you are willing, can PM me or explain here for me and anyone who is interested. Thanks for the input and the pic!

Agreed. But the composition could be better. The crater at the right side diverts from the leaf. Also the splash underneath of the leaf, perhaps a drop falling on the side of the leaf, diverts.
Perhaps the author has taken more shots.

Interesting are the clear raindrops with the leaf in the background. The theme (life/death) doesn't fit then.
A good picture does not need a theme.
And to underly a theme (like in advertising) is not a question of snapshot moment.
Jan
Thanks Jan, will remember about good a picture doesnt need a theme. Will think of a better composition next time. Thanks for the critique!

Have been busy the past few weeks with work but will try to post another picture for critique. Thanks again all for viewing! ;)
 

sanki

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i liked the orig pic... but the edit by zaren was fantastic.....!!
 

cichlid

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I have two edits, hope the TS don't mind.

I have darken the corners, sharpen some rain drops and replace the big splash on the right.



 

jurvistan

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#9
cichlid said:
I have two edits, hope the TS don't mind.

I have darken the corners, sharpen some rain drops and replace the big splash on the right.
Wow, I like the B&W conversion. Great job there
 

TWmilkteaTW

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May 30, 2011
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To the first pic.
The leaf dont look dead to me..infact it look quite alive to me..
 

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Dont mind sharing. what software do you use for cross processing?
 

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