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09-01-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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09-02-2013, 03:41 PM - 1 Like   #2
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There really isn't a subject here or any type of composition. Just looks like a snapshot of a leaning telephone pole. There's just too many lines and busy items in the shot to look at.
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I'd have to agree with K-9. It's a jumble of competing lines and shapes and different objects, wires, netting, poles, pole transformers,signs and buildings in the background. If the object of the photo was show a tangled jumble it does that but by the title I'd guess the subject is the leaning powerline pole but without the title as a clue the viewer wouldn't know. Maybe there was a better POV to take the photo, but then some things are hard to photograph in an interesting way and just don't work as a compelling photo.
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If you have Photoshop or the GIMP, try out the Levels tool or Curves tool on this. See if you can reduce the busy-ness by making the pole you're interested in stand out from the rest of the composition.


You may want to try standing back a bit further when shooting a scene like this, to reduce the "busy everywhere" effect. Remember the viewer needs cues for what the subject is, and what you're trying to convey - you can make it the most contrasty item, the darkest/lightest item, center it in the composition, make it take up more space in the composition, etc. When you're working on a problem like this, try several approaches in different shots. Also remember that in even the busiest image, unless you want to make the viewer uncomfortable, there need to be simpler, plainer areas as a visual rest for the eyes.

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QuoteOriginally posted by K-9 Quote
There really isn't a subject here or any type of composition. Just looks like a snapshot of a leaning telephone pole. There's just too many lines and busy items in the shot to look at.
QuoteOriginally posted by Gregory_51 Quote
I'd have to agree with K-9. It's a jumble of competing lines and shapes and different objects, wires, netting, poles, pole transformers,signs and buildings in the background. If the object of the photo was show a tangled jumble it does that but by the title I'd guess the subject is the leaning powerline pole but without the title as a clue the viewer wouldn't know. Maybe there was a better POV to take the photo, but then some things are hard to photograph in an interesting way and just don't work as a compelling photo.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nagelbh Quote
If you have Photoshop or the GIMP, try out the Levels tool or Curves tool on this. See if you can reduce the busy-ness by making the pole you're interested in stand out from the rest of the composition.


You may want to try standing back a bit further when shooting a scene like this, to reduce the "busy everywhere" effect. Remember the viewer needs cues for what the subject is, and what you're trying to convey - you can make it the most contrasty item, the darkest/lightest item, center it in the composition, make it take up more space in the composition, etc. When you're working on a problem like this, try several approaches in different shots. Also remember that in even the busiest image, unless you want to make the viewer uncomfortable, there need to be simpler, plainer areas as a visual rest for the eyes.
Thank you for you time of discussing this pic. I see the flaw of composition in this photo.
Cheers.
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