View Full Version : Clouds and Fence and....

03-30-2010, 09:25 PM
Is ther to much stuff in this shot? I like it but... it's pretty busy.

03-30-2010, 09:42 PM
Hmmmm.... Interesting. Your initial question I think I can answer. No, it's not too busy but I don't think the subject is well defined. The subject in this image is the fence. The fluffy white clouds and blue sky is a great back drop.

Having the horizon in the middle doesn't work for me here. I would like to chop off some of the background on this one as the foreground is interesting, however, the fence post is positioned in such a way that you run the risk of cropping that off when you try to move the horizon around.

Overall it has a lot of promise and it's a good find. I like the DOF, the exposure's pretty good though the light is a bit harsh, I'm thinking a lunch time shot? Your instincts are right, I would just work on the composition a bit.

Mad Aussie
03-30-2010, 10:23 PM
I think in this case not being so close to the fence and making much more of the cloud formation would have been a stronger composition. I'd have also shot from a higher camera angle as well.
What this would have achieved would be to reduce the various elements and busy-ness of the fence into one element ... the fence .... with a very strong, cool cloud heading it's way.

04-01-2010, 12:07 AM
thankyou for the suggestions. Gale

04-01-2010, 03:18 PM
Answering your question, yes I think there is too much in the picture. A crop around the fence corner would sound much more like me.