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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:16 pm 
Gazing out the window at a local shopping mall watching it rain...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:50 am 
Hey great composition... really like how he's sort of looking up at the sky. The first thing I noticed is that the photo is a bit blurry... perhaps your shutter was a bit too slow? If it was anything under say 1/125 of a second, you will see photos become blurry quick. If not it could have also been a focusing issue.

The photo is slightly over exposed but i think with a little more practice, your really off to a good start.

Hope this helped

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:33 pm 
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I don't mind the overexposure - I like it, and I feel that's why the photographer was going for. However, I do agree that the SS was perhaps too slow. It looks like motion blur to me, not a focus point issue.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:19 pm 

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i don't know it might be on purpose he might have added the blur and just not cut out the eyes i some times add a blur to soffen the skin as for the blowen out details i like it (it centrelizes the subject)
and i have to ask are you realy a doc and if yes what do you specilize in

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:45 am 
Thanks for the feedback guys.
The image was done like that on purpose.
I wanted a "heavenly" appearance to the image.

Darth, I'm not really a doctor. Its kind of my trade mark.

I own a company called The Driveway Doctor ( and my clients love that I use the Dr. title. Its more of a marketing thing. So when I started doing photography I followed the same trend.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:20 am 
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I like the colors and even the softness. :wink:

Two little points:

Maybe I'd have tried not to get the head in the middle of the photo but more a bit to the left ("rule of thirds") - giving some more space to the window (that's what he looks through so seeing the shot you wish to see more of that part yourself). But in the end that's just up to your personal preferences.

Were there really green and pink colors in his cap or is it a problem with the shot? Maybe I'd try to reduve the saturation in that part of the picture.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:28 am 

Directly to each side of the subject were big ugly steel bars that run up. Thats why he is centered.

And yeah those colors in the hat really are there in the hat lol

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