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Framing the Subject 1
  Framing the Subject 1
Framing the Subject 1
f/14.0, 1/50, ISO2500, 150mm (225mm, 35eq) daylight 7:45pm
© Karen N. Guertin
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  Align cyclist to arch
Align cyclist to arch
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Roxie Guilhamet
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    Good frame example! The nested frames of the small arches inside the big arch make the image more interesting and show how versatile frames can be. See how the dark background behind a subject makes a good frame. I'm really glad you included the bicyclists as subjects, thus avoiding a common mistake of confusing a frame for a subject—you've got both. And the foreground roses give depth. Nice.

Olympic-level: The image would be even stronger if the orange bicyclist was fully framed by his arch, the way the blue cyclist is. To position all three correctly is a matter of split-second timing, since you've got two out of three right already. This is why sports photographers shoot multiple shots to get everything lined up.

8/2/2012 9:11:50 PM

 
Roxie Guilhamet
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Upon further consideration: The framing idea is fine, but the photo is odd because of the mismatch between place and subjects. Unity and Fitness aren't satisfied with a beautiful church with modern cyclists and clothes that one should not wear in a church.

8/2/2012 9:25:54 PM

 
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