Black & White Photography Photo Critique
To where the life takes me...
by Ana Isabel Martinez
Category: Black & White Photography
Canon Eos 450D
Lens: Standard: 30-50mm
Description: It would not be able explain it. It is a step in the life. To where it takes us ... i see all >
It would not be able explain it. It is a step in the life. To where it takes us ... it is a decision of each one.
Subject of photo
Composition & Perspective
Use of camera, exposure & speed
Color & Lighting
Depth of field
I like your vision very much, It reminds me of a shot I did years ago of my footsteps in the sand disappearing into the ocean. It reflected the way I felt being stuck on a very small Alaskan Island for a year in the military.
Perfect, It creates a very definable "tension" of the legs only being seen on the body.
excellent, I see no problem at all with focus, DOF seems to be great too
I don't think you used a tripod which seems to be fine for this type of shot, and the perceived motion of the foot works very well without being blurred. I'm a little conflicted by the blacks, wondering if they could be opened up a bit?
The specular reflections work very well and are not always easy to attain
As I said above it appears to be just fine.
In general I'm not into "Artsy" photos but this one took me by surprise. One thing I was taught years ago is that you can line up 10 photos on a wall and your eye will immediately go to one or two. First impressions are key and don't need to be explained...they just "Work"
How to improve your photo
I generally don't like "centered" shots but you made it work. I don't see any reason to do anything different.
Take a look at the blacks in "Post edit" and open them up just a tad and see if it looks any better to you. I use a calibrated monitor here so mine might look a little different than yours.
Just keep your vision....it works for you! Good luck
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