View Full Version : rock study

02-16-2010, 11:56 PM
I just can't seem to stop taking pictures of rocks these days.
Anyway, I liked this one, but opinions other then mine are always welcome.

02-17-2010, 01:32 AM
Good crop, Bambi. It's a nice shot because of the loose stones. I like it.

Mad Aussie
02-17-2010, 01:58 AM
Well there's nothing wrong with it, and you've found some nice textures in there, butI find myself struggling to find a strong focal point, a definitive subject. I guess in this case it's the entire rock collection but, for me personally, there's nothing there specifically holding my interest.

Looks like it might be HDR due to the sky colour variance. I think I'd have dodged that dark bit of sky to even it up.

02-17-2010, 03:58 AM
Hi Bambi, I think I'm with MA on this one, well there is nothing wrong with it, for me it lacks the key focal point, the thing that say's I took this shot because......

Still It is very pretty, I think I would try a more panoramic style crop just to see what that looks like.. but I'm just guessing now...

02-17-2010, 09:42 PM
okay thanks guys. I agree with the lack of focal point, I just loved all of it. Which is the problem I guess. When I go back I may just focus in on one of the round stones in the middle.


does this improve it at all?

Mad Aussie
02-17-2010, 11:29 PM
does this improve it at all?
Yes! In this one, the group of small rocks becomes the focal point. The first attempt seemed to be neither close enough or far away enough.

02-18-2010, 01:15 AM
Nice work Bambi, I like both crops! :highfive:

02-18-2010, 05:23 AM
Hi Bambi,

The crop works for me...

02-18-2010, 08:56 AM
thanks Everyone! :thankyou:

02-18-2010, 10:36 AM
Shot 1 was just too 'busy' for me.
I like shot 2 better but it still feels a bit busy. The light on the smaller rocks is throwing something 'off' for me, relative to all the other bigger rocks; the shot feels somewhat unbalanced.

Maybe a much stronger crop (2.5 to 3 inches from the top and 2 inches off the right side) would help give the shot better 'balance'. Just a thought....

02-19-2010, 02:40 PM
I see a nice interesting light here, I wonder if you waited for a certain hour where you have a side or backlighting.