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02-04-2010, 12:51 PM

Wicked Dark
02-04-2010, 01:18 PM
Overall, very pleasing. Nice lines in the bridge. Good silhouettes. Do you have any with less sky and more water? That would be interesting to compare.

02-04-2010, 01:39 PM
No, I had been down on the river paths and on another bridge for a few hours. It was very cold and I was starting to freeze up. As I was heading back, the sky turned this incredible but subtle shade of pink/lavender so I stopped to silhouette the bridge against the sky. I think the processing turned out very well and conveys what I saw though. :)

02-04-2010, 01:59 PM
I like this image and the composition here, i see where wicked is coming from, and i too would have liked to compare....but for me this works just as it is. I LOVE the hunched figure at center right

You know how some images just seem to be laden with themes and symbolism, this is one of those images for me and i eat this stuff up. :highfive:

This is a very strong image for me.

Hope that helps - Marko

02-04-2010, 03:42 PM
I love the colours in the sky here and the quiet, dark tones of the ground/bridge. Really evokes a feeling of quiet solitude for me. I wonder if the composition would be better if you cropped in so the bridge tower was in the left 1/3 (rule of thirds)?

02-04-2010, 07:04 PM
I will give it a try. The reason it has been sitting on my computer is because I kind of rushed it and ended up with it very unstraight so I had to crop it bit to straighten it. :( Then I was kind of preoccupied with the shape of the bridge overall before coming to the conclusion that the people on it were a stronger element. :)

02-04-2010, 07:33 PM
Ok here we go:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2716/4331413206_0f9cb9dd4c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4331413206/)

02-04-2010, 08:06 PM
I really like this. I have to say the original crop works better for me. Maybe because I prefer wider crops rather than square ones. Also in the original crop I like how the main pillar is in the middle, making it look like the the wire is holding the picture together, also forming a pyramid shape, which is very pleasing.

What I like about the closer second crop is, how the silhouettes of the people on the bridge are bigger and thus get more attention. So I feel storywise (if that's a term) the new crop is stronger, since the focus shifts to the people on the bridge especially the hunched figure Marko pointed out. Whereas the original is more a beautifully captured landscape.

So in case of a story picture I'd consider sacrificing even more of the - without a doubt - beautiful but in this case recessive sky in favor for the story. (I'd probably cut closely above the pillar,JMO)

In case of a more landscape oriented theme, I really like the first one just as it is. If anything, I would also liked to have a look at a comparison with more of the river beneath. But it works nicely as it is.

Great work!

02-04-2010, 10:22 PM
I love the new crop. It really works for me. While it's interesting as a landscape it's the people that really do it for me here. Very nice stuff, JAS.

Mad Aussie
02-05-2010, 01:42 AM
I'm liking the new crop as well.

02-05-2010, 05:10 AM
Nice pic. What shutter speed and aperture did you use to take this shot?

02-06-2010, 12:08 PM
This crop is far superior imo.:highfive:
I might suggest cropping even harder maybe to 1- 2 centimeters from the top of the bridge.

Diagonal lines can add tension to images and the diagonal lines will be more apparent with a harder crop.

Hope that helps - Marko

02-06-2010, 03:04 PM
I love the new crop!

02-06-2010, 04:15 PM
Thanks, all. Ok, I will crop it down more before putting it on imagekind. I think I will be needing to stalk that bridge some more. :)

Canthaiwan, I almost always link back to flickr, so you can just click on the photo and all the info is there, in this case exif data is:

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/11.0
Focal Length: 48 mm

02-14-2010, 01:52 AM
Final crop on this photo:

Mad Aussie
02-14-2010, 02:54 AM
Looks the goods to me!

02-14-2010, 05:14 AM
I like this image, nice colours. Well done Jas, I agree with everyone's comments, everything I thought was already said. :highfive:

02-14-2010, 10:02 AM
my fave crop thus far :)

02-14-2010, 12:54 PM
really works for me :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: