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Seoonmie

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A Boxfull of Autumn Light
« on: October 19, 2012, 01:13:49 PM »

Hi all!

I found this place when looking for a nature and wildlife oriented photography forum. Some very impressive images here, I'm really looking forward to joining your community and maybe even making a small contribution.

In short, I'm a Finnish hobbyist with an interest in nature photography. Most of my shooting has lately been very kid-oriented due to the lucky circumstances of life. Occasionally I sneak out of the house and try to get some fresh air & images. Well, that's enough about me for the time being. Here's one from this autumn.



Thank you for watching!
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Re: A Boxfull of Autumn Light
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 03:00:08 PM »

I like the discontinuity between the top and bottom halves.
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Re: A Boxfull of Autumn Light
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 07:02:22 AM »

I like the discontinuity between the top and bottom halves.

I agree. having them completely seperately works really well. but I'd have accentuated it a bit more:
Maybe try rotating the shot slightly so that the bridge is perfectly parallel with the top and bottom of the picture (this is where I would have said take the shot again, as in rotating it, you will make the waves of the water no longer parallel - but hey! thats just me).

Also, try cropping the shots so the the bridge is dead in the centre between the top and bottom. These seem like small details - but those are the ones that will make shots stand out against others.

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Re: A Boxfull of Autumn Light
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 10:16:11 AM »

Excellent shot as is, but I agree that James' suggestions are worth a try.
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Re: A Boxfull of Autumn Light
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012, 11:26:27 AM »

Tim, James and Eric, thank you so much! I appreciate you taking the time to comment the image. All very valid points, thank you again. This picture is a part of series I hope to accomplish some day. I'm taking pictures in this very same location at different times of the year. What caught my eye in the beginning was indeed the "box" of light under the bridge. And then the series started to take form...

Here's the beginning, as seen on June 5th, 2012:

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Re: A Boxfull of Autumn Light
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2012, 01:22:30 PM »

Unfortunately this one doesn't work as well. Maybe too much high contrast at the bottom edge.  I think it would work better cropped out.
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Re: A Boxfull of Autumn Light
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 02:27:16 AM »

Yes. I agree.

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Re: A Boxfull of Autumn Light
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 03:38:58 AM »

Thank you Tim and Mike. That's a valuable opinion. I was going after the reflections here, that's why I chose this crop.
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Re: A Boxfull of Autumn Light
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2012, 04:41:25 AM »

Unfortunately this one doesn't work as well. Maybe too much high contrast at the bottom edge.  I think it would work better cropped out.

I agree 100% on the last one. The bottom has to go. I don't think that what's eventually won by the bottom reflection is worth it. Without it, the image is simpler and stronger.
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