Black & White Photography Photo Critique
by Ana Isabel Martinez
Category: Black & White Photography
Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Description: I was struck by the symmetry of the lines and the light reflections in the water. Spe see all >
I was struck by the symmetry of the lines and the light reflections in the water. Speed 0,8S Exposure f4,5 ISO 200
Subject of photo
Composition & Perspective
Use of camera, exposure & speed
Color & Lighting
Depth of field
I really like the subject but find it a bit distracting, I'll try and explain below.
I realize you were on one side of the river and couldn't move to the right to get a better position to get some of the buildings in the background out of the frame. I am wondering if cropping may do something to improve the photo.The buildings behind the "Harp" like structure are not an issue, it's the bigger ones to thr right that bring the eye to them instead of to the beautiful sweep of the "Harp"
Very well focused, no problem here.
Looks like your Canon rendered the exposure perfectly with beautiful creamy whites and dense blacks.
Beautiful night time shot, no problems here.
Even at f4, (You hopefully used a tripod, my pet peeve) the DOF looks fine
In spite of my problem with the buildings to the right, I think this is a gorgeous shot showing a beautiful flowing structure, beautifully lit to define it's shape. The reflections in the water lend a nice depth to the shot as well. I especially like the texture and lighting on the boardwalk to the left.
How to improve your photo
It just came to me!!!! I think if you had moved the camera slightly to the left to include more of the boardwalk and less of the right side with the buildings, that the balance would have been much better.
You may try cropping the photo to eliminate the distraction and see what you think.
Try cropping just to the left of the brightest part of the bright windows on the top of the tall building and see what you think, I don't think you will lose what you are trying to convey by doing this. Sometimes Less is more!
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