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dalethorn

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« on: December 30, 2008, 10:15:30 PM »

A key part of this gorilla's expression is in the eyes, which are recessed well into the shadows.  If you look closely though, you can just see them.  I would have preferred to have more space in front of the subject than in back, but unfortunately it didn't work out that way.
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 05:14:45 AM »

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A key part of this gorilla's expression is in the eyes, which are recessed well into the shadows.  If you look closely though, you can just see them.  I would have preferred to have more space in front of the subject than in back, but unfortunately it didn't work out that way.

You could always crop it on the left side.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009, 01:53:12 PM »

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You could always crop it on the left side.
I was going to suggest that, but that would count as post processing and dalethorn seems to have a wierd aversion to things that can improve images after capture.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009, 04:52:53 PM »

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I was going to suggest that, but that would count as post processing and dalethorn seems to have a wierd aversion to things that can improve images after capture.
Since Dale is smarter than you, he knows what to avert. Poseurs like you, for example.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 06:15:38 PM »

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Since Dale is smarter than you, he knows what to avert. Poseurs like you, for example.
If in fact you were smart, you wouldn't be on a forum where the people [mostly professionals] are so very keen to make the best images they possibly can, when you seem to despise that.  And then you post pictures that are so bad, even you don't like them and don't even want to improve them with a bit of tweaking. So you are either a troll or a bit dippy.
And I'm not going to waste any more time on your crazy posts.
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dalethorn

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009, 07:56:58 PM »

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If in fact you were smart, you wouldn't be on a forum where the people [mostly professionals] are so very keen to make the best images they possibly can, when you seem to despise that.  And then you post pictures that are so bad, even you don't like them and don't even want to improve them with a bit of tweaking. So you are either a troll or a bit dippy.
And I'm not going to waste any more time on your crazy posts.
Really?  Am I supposed to care?  You must be having a hallucination.  BTW, good riddance to your nonsense.
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2009, 10:32:40 PM »

Compositionally, I would have placed the animal on either side of the frame. As of now, it looks like he is skewered by the branches that should appear to be in the background. Since there is front to back depth in this photo, all of the elements become very 2D looking, whereas a wider aperture would set the subject away from the background.

There also seems to be some technical issues, namely that the image isn't very sharp.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2009, 08:13:52 AM »

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Compositionally, I would have placed the animal on either side of the frame. As of now, it looks like he is skewered by the branches that should appear to be in the background. Since there is front to back depth in this photo, all of the elements become very 2D looking, whereas a wider aperture would set the subject away from the background.

There also seems to be some technical issues, namely that the image isn't very sharp.
Good critique, thanks. I was fortunate to get even this with the little Pana TZ5.  On apertures and blurring backgrounds, I generally agree, but it's hit or miss for me when shooting animals due to their movements (note her hand).  Some photogs take that to extremes, but your suggestion seems much more reasonable.
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