This is a continuation of my submission for XDrive Photo Lesson 4 – Breathing Space 😉 Mainly, I am trying to incorporate some (all?) of Raj’s comments.
(All photos were taken with Nikon D750.)
Raj said, “Pic 1: in my opinion there are too many things here. I would have eliminated the trees across the water and just left the tree reflection in the water.”
(The new one is on the left.)
Just for the fun…
Raj edited photo #2 (Thanks) and posted it on his blog, here. I tried to see if I could come up with the same result, but this is the best I could do. 😉 Well, I do like it better than before and that makes me happy enough. 😉
Raj said, “Pic 3: … But in this case since sky is pretty ordinary so probably you could have put only 1/3 of the sky here.”
I did. I thought I did. 😉 The problem is that the trees on the right are taller than the left. Based on the trees on the right, the sky was exactly 1/3. But Raj had a point that the sky wasn’t very interesting, so maybe it should be less than 1/3?
I spent more time on this photo than the others. After cropping out some sky, I felt I had too much of the foreground grass. And I wanted to keep a wide view… (on and on.)
Anyway, here is the final result. I still think it can be better, but this is it for now. 😉
Raj said, “Pic 4: Composition could have been bit to the left so the subject has equal space on either side. Also the pic needs some tilt adjustment.”
It’s too late to change the composition to a bit left, am I right?
Unfortunately, my old habit hasn’t left me. I often feel that I am under a lot of pressure to catch the exact moment. I feel I only have a second to take the photo before the scene changes, so I hurriedly lift the camera and click. This is one thing that I really would like to change.
I had thought of applying tilt adjustment before posting this photo (really.) After looking at the roof line, and many lines on the boardwalk, I got confused which line should be absolute horizontal, so I left it as the way it was. Of course, Raj would notice it…
What do you think?
(Lois, can you see that I have a lot of fun? 😉 😉 😉 Here is a big smile from me to you.)
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