View Full Version : Kitchen Hut in Tasmania

12-11-2008, 09:44 PM

12-11-2008, 09:58 PM
Nicely captured. This image is a classic case of one where the use of a polarizing filter would have made a world of difference, taking it from good to great. That aside, I'd suggest a bit of doging to lighten the background foliage just slightly, and a little burning to bring some more colour and texture into the sky.

12-12-2008, 05:05 PM
I agree with TiredIron.

I looked at this image for some time, and am not really sure what to say. It is well exposed, and I really like the the detail and colour of hut.

It is a picture of a hut (as titled), I wonder what you can do to this shot to improve it compositionally. Perhaps:
- crop the photo so that the hut is centered on one of the 1/3 segments of the photo
- walk around the hut and see if there is a particularly interesting section that can be the focal point for the image (the rudimentary latch on the door, the "door-shaped window" just above the door, etc.,)
- Maybe a creative angle, a wide angle shot taken from close to the hut, maybe more of surrounding area telling us a story of how this hut is in the environment, etc.,

Just some thoughts,


12-12-2008, 08:30 PM
Thanks for the comments. The polarizing filter is an excellent suggestion. I do have one but not for the camera that I used. This photo was taken on my old Olympus C750 ( http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/c750uz.html ) so filters were not really an option.

Michael Van der Tol
12-17-2008, 10:38 AM
One other approach on the sky, which I often employ (especially if I'm using a tripod) is to bracket my shot (+2,0,-2 stops). I don't always use the bracketed shots, but if I've got blown out highlights (or something close) I can overlay the -2-stopped image and mask-in the areas that are blown out.

Of course a big assumption is that you have software that allows for this like (Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 - Sale on Now!!! or Photoshop).