The Angel in a different lightby: © Leonard Aschenbrand
9.9
Overall
Rating
10
Subject
of photo
10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
10
Focus
10
General
impression
9
Composition
& Perspective
10
Depth
of field
10
Color &
Lighting
Description
Still trying to get the perfect "staight" inverted photo of the angel.......Think I got the right exposure this time and took photo from the right spot.....Tell me what you think
Technical Details

Nikon D60

Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Exposure time: 1/400 ,
F-stop: F8
ISO: 1600
Flash: None
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Nanette Reid
20+ Years
Thailand
Architecture
41 Jobs
Nanette Reid is an Australian architectural photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand. She specialises in creating inn...
General
impression
I really like this image, and the PS manipulation actually adds to feel of the original photo. The red of the sky works nicely with the angel - almost monochromatic in feel.
10/10
Subject
of photo
Statues with lots of texture - very nice subject material.
10/10
Composition
& perspective
I like the low perspective - it matches the angel perfectly - and the symmetry of the plinth anchors the subject really nicely. You've almost nailed the composition as well - I would have liked to see a little separation between the rear wing and the face - not a lot, but just enough to see a little sky behind.
9/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
I think you've nailed that exposure too, Leonard. Nice detail in the highlights as well as the shadows - well done!
10/10
Depth
of field
DOF is good - nice and sharp front to back and for this shot, the rear wing tip is just as important as the front one.
10/10
Color &
Lighting
Lighting is very good as well - I can see the detail and texture in the wings and the robe. Looks to be side lighting which works really well with the subject.
10/10
Focus
Focus looks spot on.
10/10
How to improve your photo
1.
Once you get the angle that you think works best, don't be afraid to step a little right, left, backwards and forwards to adjust the view slightly. Sometimes it makes the image stronger, and other times it doesn't work at all - but by trying different things, you learn regardless of what makes a photo stronger and/or weaker in the process.
2.
Seeing this shot, makes me want to attempt it myself in B&W. The original is a little dull in colour - so the PS technique you chose has really set it apart. Give B&W a shot in PS, and see how you can improve further on that original.
3.
Leonard, you've done really well with this image - exposure, lighting and composition have all come into play and you've executed your technique beautifully. Well done - this is certainly a favourite for me.
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Nanette Reid
Experience: 20+ Years
Nanette Reid is an Australian architectural photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand. She specialises in creating innovative architectural images for the architectural industry. Nanette has worked in the photographic industry for over 20 years, working both in the UK and Australia. From 2004 - ...
Specialty:
Architecture, Black & White, Commercial, Documentary
Location:
Thailand
Jobs: 41 Jobs
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