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10-02-2010, 03:35 PM   #1
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Just looking for some good advice. What do you pros think?

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You'll have to wait for one to show up, it sure isn't me, but I like it....not usually what I care for, but the colors are smooth to my eye and the focus just in the right place. I could do without the blown highlight, but in reality, it is what you might well see in a scene like that, so it does make it realistic. I'm also drawn to the tiny speck on the rail....tiny spider perhaps? Fly?
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There just isn't enough color, lighting, or contrast of shapes to make this abstract work.
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Clean enough spot focus, but perhaps change the angle or lessen the bokeh to allow the photo to have more substance. Still tho, not a bad shot.

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I guess these guys are right, they are better than me, but I still like it....not sure I would print and hang...but I still like it for the reasons I stated.
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Thank you Rupert for the compliment, and i wouldnt hang it either

And thank you CasualPhil for the advice. I need it!
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The issue is that your eye is drawn to contrast (or light over dark in this photo). Unfortunately, that is to the right where nothing is in focus. The next place the eye moves is to the undiscernable object towards the bottom. If that is the area you want us to focus on, then a tighter crop might be in order.
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Tatum,
no pro advice from me, just an opinion.
Above comments are right. Subject matter isn't clear enough and the eye is left searching for a while looking for a conspicuous object.

What to do? Difficult here - I'd suggest having an idea in your mind what you want to capture and how you wish to portray it before you release the shutter. Then there will be more meaning to the shot than simply a play with shallow depth of field.

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