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03-30-2011, 11:40 PM   #1
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At a lookout, my friends and I were taking some shots. I had one point at me to add to the feel of us snapping away at the view and used a bit of fill flash.

The flare was rather annoying but B&W helped it out a lot. The foreground was much sharper, in focus, and brighter, so I tried to even that out.

Any critiques on the framing, idea, setup, post, etc?


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03-31-2011, 03:55 AM   #2
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Any critiques?
Your friend needs to be more careful when shooting at the edge of a precipice!
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Looks fine and fun.
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Nice job. The flare may not have been intended, but i actually like it in this picture. I can't quite figure out why, but it works for me. On another note that's one of my favorite short hikes when I'm in the area. Absolutely beautiful views from the top.

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I like it. The subjects lead you to the bridge, then upriver. Well done.
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I guess I do need to add that I think it's a very good photo--just hope you left with as many friends as when you arrived The WA makes it look more perilous that it really was. I've looked up to that spot many times, btw, but never down from it.
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First and most important, the photo is very well done.

Because it is a very busy image, in my extremely subjective opinion the proximity of the photographer at lower left dominates (and detracts from) the impressive vista.

And I'm left wondering about the identity of the two bright objects in the river. If they aren't important, I'd be tempted to make them more grey so as to avoid having them detract from other parts of the image.
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I'm left wondering about the identity of the two bright objects in the river.
pylons of an old bridge.

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the proximity of the photographer at lower left dominates (and detracts from) the impressive vista.
It's about the photographers, not the vista :-)
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It's about the photographers, not the vista :-)
I agree, I think the image works very well as it is. Well done.

Funny thing is, I've driven by that exact point a handful of times recently, but it's not nearly as scenic at 2am when you're driving back from the casino
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Awesome picture! What lense did you have? I'll probably buy a wide angle lense in the next future and quite like the way your pic is distorted
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Thanks! This was with the Zenitar 16mm f2.8.
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