View Full Version : Critique my photo please

03-26-2012, 01:21 PM
Location: Gm RenCen, with Ambassador bridge.


03-26-2012, 09:33 PM
A little too much water at the bottom, it'd probably help quite a bit just to crop it so there's more sky than ocean

03-26-2012, 10:44 PM
Personally... :) I think you captured good colors. I don't think you can never have too much of anything. Ocean. Sky. Whatever. But I have to say, having too much ocean is a disadvantage in this photo. And that's too bad because it could have been such a good potential photo! It's just that it's hard to know what was your 'subject'/'model' in the picture, so definitely having a lot of the ocean had taken the photo away from 'interesting'. It's usually suggested for a more 'interesting' photo is to place your subject off-center or the Rule of Thirds. And maybe a different kind of angle could have made the photo more interesting!

But cropping could also help. Just have to keep your intent in mind and we'll see what you had envisioned to show us. :3

03-27-2012, 02:56 PM
I think you captured a great image! with a little cropping on the water and the sky you will be all set. Keep up the good work!

03-27-2012, 02:58 PM
I think if you make the sky 2/3's of the photo and the water 1/3 it would look fantastic :)

03-27-2012, 05:17 PM
Updated the photo.


I cut out more of the water and some of the sky anyways thanks for the comments.

03-27-2012, 07:41 PM
Looks great now :D The orange surrounded by blues really draws attention to the bridge without it being overwhelming

04-09-2012, 12:27 AM
Location: Gm RenCen, with Ambassador bridge.


Too much negative space, sorry. Next time I'd reccomend shooting it with a few differently composed frames, and or different angles, if not focal lengths ;P

04-09-2012, 11:07 PM
I think the focal length you used was ideal for composing the hanging bridge into the rule of thirds. The platform on the right takes my attention away from the bridge. Taking the photo from a perspective that would have eliminated the platform on the right would make for a cleaner composition

Your re-cropping out some of the water was a big improvement. It created a vertical use of the rule of thirds, which was lacking before. There was no need to show that much water in the foreground, since the look of the water did not change much as it got towards the bottom. The sky, however, shows a nice gradation of warm color that becomes more cool as it gets toward the top of the frame.

The time of day you chose to take this photo was well chosen for soft, colorful light, with almost a silhouette effect.

I might recommend to play up the color saturation a bit in photoshop.

Congratulations on getting the horizon line level. That is usually a very good thing.