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rocks sunset aswan

  rocks sunset aswan
rocks sunset aswan
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Jeff E Jensen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/8/2008
    I'm not sure how I feel about this one, Lisa. I like the tones and the reflection, but the dark shadow is distracting and I'm not sure that there's a strong subject.

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6/7/2013 4:14:33 AM

Rita K. Connell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/22/2008
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wow it almost looks like an arm coming out of the dark to snatch those ducks up...
I think the tone are wonderful,and the reflection is nice. I believe the problem is the ducks are to out of focus. so that takes away some of the subject we are viewing.

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6/7/2013 5:38:45 AM

Kalena Randall
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/13/2011

Lisa, I like the reflection and tone as well, but I struggle to see the swans. I think a smaller aperture would have given you a better depth of field with much more in focus.

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6/7/2013 6:58:38 PM

Anthony L. Mancuso
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/7/2008

I like the textures and tones Lisa, but I think the issue with the swans is they are too small to add interest and only serve as a distraction. I don't think a smaller aperture would help as Kelena suggested because judging by the distance you are from the wall and swans you likely had a very wide, if not infinite, DOF regardless of the aperture.

I find the left side of the image to be more visually interesting than the right and would try a vertical 5x7 or 4x5 starting at the left edge and utilizing the full height.

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6/9/2013 8:39:46 AM

Beth Spencer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/7/2006

I like the tones, but tend to agree the ducks are not quite sharp. I think the crop suggested might help.

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6/11/2013 8:56:51 PM

Stephen Shoff
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/23/2008

I think the constructive comments have already been made. I tend to agree with Ton that the more interesting elements of the composition are in the left third or so of the image.

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6/11/2013 10:33:39 PM

Debbie E. Payne
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2006

Lisa, I love the light in the rocks and the warm tones but agree with a lack of a true subject. The ducks are a bit problematic here because of the soft focus and I agree that the strongest side is the rocks to the left. This is someplace we want to see someday if the political situation ever calms down.

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6/24/2013 8:12:39 PM

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