Outdoor Photography Photo Critique
by MICHAEL WEYMES
Category: Outdoor Photography
Lens: Standard: 30-50mm
Description: This house was close to a cemetery and in my youth it was the home of a widow, I had see all >
This house was close to a cemetery and in my youth it was the home of a widow, I had not seen it since 1968, but when I revisited the area in 2008 it brought back many memories so I shot off a few frames
Subject of photo
Composition & Perspective
Use of camera, exposure & speed
Color & Lighting
Depth of field
A good mix of colours and shapes, with loads of detail, but not too much 'noise' to take away the focus.
It does make me wonder what happens to the right of the frame, but can be both a bad as well as a good aspect of a photo. I like the vague diagonal created from right top to left bottom. Depending on possibilities it might be better to show more of the subject or a different green/sky balance. If you would go a little higher or lower, then the roof would not 'touch' the tree line in the back. I would crop a bit tighter from above/below or both.
Difficult to tell from the small picture here, but seems that all is in focus, which is good for a subject like this.
Seems well lit, the on board flash might have added some nice fill light, though I am not sure if it is strong enough on this Olympus for this distance. Not sure if White Balance is correct, maybe a bit too cold, but that also depends on preference.
Like the colour and well seen with the great sky. I would probably stress the light building against the dark skies by adding some contrast/clarity (graduated filter) and some fill light. See previous comment about WB.
See Focus: all in focus as the subject requires.
Well seen, nice mix of light and colours. Some minor additions in post processing might make it 'pop' more. Still Wondering about the rest of the building, a panoramic shot might have been great (a stitch of 2 shots)
How to improve your photo
Crop a bit tighter, at least below, but maybe also above
Next time, take 2 or more images and stitch them together, to show the entire house.
Make it 'pop' more by darkening the sky, maybe higher WB (or a colour filter) and some contrast
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