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    Caitlin Compton
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    I shot this picture early last year on a morning walk with my brothers through the paddocks. The golden light was so beautiful, and this was the only thing around for a good subject! Interested to hear any thoughts on composition, editing, etc. A couple of queations that came to mind as I looked at this image are – Is the lens flare adding to or taking away from the picture – should I edit it out? Is the starpost on the side too dark and heavy, thus taking away from the main central starpost which should be the focus? Should I have gotten down lower and included less blank sky? There seems to be something about this picture that isn’t quite right, so it’ll be good to hear some different perspectives! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks in advance!

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    Canon EOS 60D
    Canon 70-200mm f/4
    Focal Length 70mm
    ISO 100
    Shutter Speed 1/200
    Aperture f/5.6

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    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    And this is the unprocessed version!

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    #37071

    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    @creative-click-photography

    Beautiful doesn’t even seem to adequately describe this scene! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love it! It’s very interesting because as I look at it, I think “contemplative” & “full of life” – those two terms don’t seem like they would go together, but somehow you managed to capture that! ๐Ÿ˜€

    My thoughts:
    – I believe removing the lens flare would be a good idea
    – I think if you cropped in so the dark post was on the edge of the picture, it would serve as more of a frame feeling vs. distracting from the other post in the center
    – Getting down lower would’ve probably helped pull the eye in more powerfully, but I do like the open space in the sky too, it helps with the airy feel of the photo.

    Looking forward to hearing what others have to say, as well!

    #37090

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Great questions! Let me address them on the webinar tonight.

    #37108

    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    Thankyou for your encouragement, @bennett-family! ๐Ÿ™‚ And thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts! I didn’t spend a great deal of time thinking about what the mood of this image was (naughty me!), but I think you’re right – contemplative (or dreamy) seems a good way to describe it! I’m going to have to have a go at removing the lens flare – hopefully it will be as easy as James made it look tonight! lol

    BTW, the chat closed before I got to answer your question – so, no, we haven’t got it up and running yet, due to busyness! But, we’re hoping we’ll find time to do it soon! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for asking!

    #37109

    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    @jamesstaddon

    Thanks for taking the time to talk through these images on the webinar today, James! It was great to hear another perspective. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #37134

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    It really was a fantastic webinar! Thank you for your specific questions. It helps me know what to talk about :). Here’s a link to the replay if you ever want it: https://www.lenspiration.com/video/webinar021219/

    #37145

    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    Hereโ€™s a link to the replay

    Thanks! And, yes! It was a great webinar – and there wasn’t one internet glitch the entire time! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thank you for your specific questions. It helps me know what to talk about ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ok, I’ll keep that in mind for next time!

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