Bringing in another calf
by: © David Siebers
8.3
Overall
Rating
7
General
impression
7
Subject
of photo
8
Composition
& Perspective
9
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
9
Depth
of field
9
Color &
Lighting
9
Focus
General
impression
For all the reasons stated above and for the previous photo in this series.
7/10
Subject
of photo
As per the other photo. However in this one we don't know what's going on (why is the calf being dragged, why are the people running) and that's creating some tension in the photo. If we only had this photo however it wouldn't be as interesting. Both photos are working together.
7/10
Composition
& perspective
You are in the right spot for this photo. Something is happening and about to change quickly. The camera is tiled a bit, the horizon line is slanted. Something we all have to watch for. Good work w/o a tripod.
8/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Good. The little bit of blurring dust kicked up by the calf adds interest. Capturing the boy in red at the moment of his action also adds interest.
9/10
Depth
of field
Good. In this case the wide angle large DOF is working for this photo.
9/10
Color &
Lighting
Good. Think about using a speedlight too.
9/10
Focus
Good
9/10
Description
A record of friends and family at work at calf branding. Everyone works girls, boys, men and women. Calf branding has been done this way for generations, some details cha  see all >
A record of friends and family at work at calf branding. Everyone works girls, boys, men and women. Calf branding has been done this way for generations, some details change, propane instead of a wood fire, to heat the irons, but the work is the same
Technical Details

Olympus SP-590 UZ

Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Michael E. Stern
20+ Years
United States
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How to improve your photo
1.
You have waited for the moment but is this the best moment? You're in the right position but have you really worked the scene?
2.
Work on remembering to check the horizon line, when they're off they can be distracting.
3.
Although you can't control the sun, adding a speedlight can make any photo more dramatic.
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Michael E. Stern
Experience: 20+ Years
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