February 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm #37064
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! 🙂 Thanks in advance!
Canon EOS 60D
Canon 70-200mm f/4
Focal Length 70mm
Shutter Speed 1/200
Aperture f/5.6February 11, 2019 at 5:01 pm #37066February 11, 2019 at 7:52 pm #37071Lydia BParticipant
Beautiful doesn’t even seem to adequately describe this scene! 🙂 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! 😀
– 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!February 12, 2019 at 1:41 pm #37090February 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm #37108
Thankyou for your encouragement, @bennett-family! 🙂 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! 🙂 Thanks for asking!February 12, 2019 at 9:01 pm #37109
Thanks for taking the time to talk through these images on the webinar today, James! It was great to hear another perspective. 🙂February 13, 2019 at 11:39 am #37134James StaddonKeymaster
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/February 14, 2019 at 12:43 am #37145
Here’s a link to the replay
Thanks! And, yes! It was a great webinar – and there wasn’t one internet glitch the entire time! 😮 😀
Thank you for your specific questions. It helps me know what to talk about 🙂
Ok, I’ll keep that in mind for next time!
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