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Girish Vaghela
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/29/2005
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Let's play a game. What is wrong in this photo?


 
 
Let us play a game and learn.

The photo here cannot be a winner in the BP Contest.

There are many things wrong in this image.

Just review it carefully and find out those negative points.

You are allowed to write only one comment so that many BP Members can participate in this FUN game.

My comment:

1. The Subject in the image has not been properly defined.


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2/16/2006 10:51:43 AM

 
Damian P. Gadal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2002
  Looks fine to me....


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2/16/2006 10:53:57 AM

 
Yousif Jawhar
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/25/2006
  the tree branch and leeves on the top left corner are too bright! there are too many distractions (what is the main subject in this photo?). the light in the bottom-left corner is distracting and looks like a part of the frame 9looks like it's been cut-off the pic.) that's all! am I right?


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2/16/2006 11:44:27 AM

 
Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
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  This is a little like critique. I am NOT good at recognizing stuff that should/shouldn't be in a pic with the exception sometimes of distracting elements.

I'm with Damian, this one looked ok until I read your suggestion that it doesn't have a defined subject. Now that you mention it IF it does have a subject it seems the steps are overshadowing the main subject which should be the building. I don't shoot buildings much due to the composition problems involved with that type of photography.

It looks a tad drab to me. I'd use some levels, curves or contrast on it to enhance the image some.

The perspective needs to be fixed a little in PS. That's an easy fix.


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2/16/2006 12:15:03 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Also looks a bit flat to me - needs some hue/balance? - I'm off for the weekend guys, so will check again on Sun night/Mon - this looks like fun tho :)


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2/16/2006 1:16:50 PM

 
Collette Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
  Its to bright in the righthand bottom corner, distracts your eye. Not enough contrast, to flat, no subject matter.

yes? no? is this what you wanted?

-Collette-


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2/16/2006 2:17:41 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2004
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  Girish, the white steps, etc. on the right side of the picture do nothing for it, and since the eye goes to the brightest part of an image, you need to do some serious cropping unless your subject is Ugly Stairs On the Right.

Serious all around cropping might also give you a subject, Brownstone Greenery.


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2/16/2006 2:34:47 PM

 
Shon Kroff
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2005
  All I notice is that the person that lives on the left has air conditioning and is too lazy to water the window planters.......


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2/16/2006 5:41:38 PM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/3/2006
  1) Too busy... lets your eye wander. Actualy my eye keeps going to the top left corner of over exposed leaves.
2) Bad lighting - no shadows, contrast non existant.
3) Color is "flat"
4) Subject? None.
5) Overall its a "snap shot", not intersting, dull etc.
Cheers, Glenn


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2/17/2006 4:34:25 AM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  well so much for one comment huh girish?
lol
Id say the worst part is the bottoms of both staircases are cut off. Amongst "Other" things.
Craig-


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2/17/2006 4:42:30 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/3/2006
  Sorry - Girish (and all others who posted). I got caught up with this photo and did not see (1 comment only)
Please accept my appology.
Cheers, Glenn.


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2/17/2006 4:47:10 AM

 
Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
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  Hi Glenn, I think I messed up too then :o)!


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2/17/2006 8:59:46 AM

 
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