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« on: September 25, 2006 04:42:11 AM »


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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2006 05:58:14 AM »

I like the second seventh and eighth ones the best. I'm not sure if you are in a photography class, or if you've heard of the rule of thirds, but maybe a few of the pictures could be a little improved if used the rule of thirds? But dont get me wrong!! They are all very pretty. Great job.

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2006 06:36:50 AM »

yeah i was just taking pictures.. ;x
rule of third? what exactly does that mean.. sorry ;x

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2006 07:45:42 AM »

yeah i was just taking pictures.. ;x
rule of third? what exactly does that mean.. sorry ;x

It means that if you divide your frame in thirds vertically and horizontally (giving you 9 squares like a tic-tac-toe board), the lines and intersections are the most visually important areas.  For example, if you're taking a picture of a tree in an open field, don't put the tree in the middle of the frame, put in on one of those tic-tac-toe lines (or if it's small in relation to the scene, put it at an intersection). Even portraits, where the face is centered, should have the eyes (the important part) on the top horizontal imaginary line.

As for your pictures.  I agree -- the silhouettes are nice.  The Universal Studios thing has power.  The others are, well, uninteresting -- I'm not sure what to be looking at.  Have a look at your pictures of the bridge/aquaduct/whatever that is.  The sun is just starting to poke through the clouds.... now, imagine that you had a bit more light through there and it lit up the top of that bridge thing ... it would really stand out.  We would know you were saying "hey -- look at this awesome structure... and don't it look great this morning!"  In general, I'd say your first bunch of pictures (the scenery ones that are not supposed to be silhouettes) need more light.  It looks to me like you headed out one evening that seemed just perfect for taking pictures, and you were feeling the groove, but your light faded too fast.  I'd suggest that you consider re-visiting these locations under different lighting conditions and take a whole lot of pictures zoomed in and out, arranged differnently, in full sun, full cloud, in the rain, morning, night, etc.  Wait for rainbows and really impressive skies and that kind of thing.  It just takes practice.  And keep posting your work!

[edit: just had another look... the first one is good... except that the landscape has some kind of weird geometric shape that is distracting because I don't know what it is -- beautiful sky... love the tree in the foreground, nice reflection.  In the second one, the shape is more distracting because it's more dominant (and it looks like you've over-blown the image digitally and lost some clarity)]
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2006 07:39:06 PM »

Hey morbid! I think you did a great job on those photos. Funny, I have an almost identical photo from Universal. They'd be nice framed for presents. I know I love getting photos!  Smiley

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