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    What Do You Think of These?



    What do you like/dislike about this shot? Is there anything I should change?





    Both taken by Lake Ontario with my 40D and 55-250 IS.


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    179mm, ISO 200, f/8, 1/250


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    232mm, ISO 200, f/8, 1/400

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    Re: What Do You Think of These?



    I like the tighter composition better: less distractions and mor intimate feeling.


    Great pics

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    I like the composition of the second one too. But I think you should crop the first one. It has better detail in the shadows, and you can see one persons face, which to me is a big difference. I like the seagull in the second one, but still I prefer the first one. The cranes are distracting too. Thanks for sharing them.


    Tom

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    What I *personally* dislike in the composition is the fact that the head *just* touch the edge of the water in the background. It causes 'tension' in the composition when a different perspective would have solved that. I don't like that part. Higher or lower (depending on lights on the heads, otherwise they would disappear in the backrground) would have made it a better shot. But that is just my two cents, so please do not pay too much attention to that. Hey: what do I know :-)

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    Re: What Do You Think of These?



    Very, very true Madison...


    I was on a beach, so going higher wasn't really an option.


    Actually, in retrospect, moving closer and setting the tripod higher would have solved the problem just fine.





    Lesson learned.

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    Now i'm starting to wonder if I should carry a ladder around on the top of my car...


    Or long shutter release and a really long monopod, with continuous shooting bursts....


    I think Madison has an excellent point, that I completely missed. But, still take the good where you got it. You captured well what looks like a meaningful moment.


    BTW, did you know these people, or were you just 'That creepy camera guy'?


    I was taking pictures of my kids in the park with a 100-400, and I was approached by a concerned mother (bless her heart) who wanted to know if I had taken pictures of her son, who was certain that I 'Aimed it right at him'... What a world.

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    Thanks Colin


    Anyway I was that creepy camera guy, but given the silhouettes, I don't think there's any reason for concern - I was at least a good 50-60 feet away.


    Also, they were facing away from me...

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