Gotcha
by: © Leonard Aschenbrand
9.7
Overall
Rating
10
General
impression
10
Subject
of photo
9
Composition
& Perspective
9
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
10
Depth
of field
10
Color &
Lighting
10
Focus
General
impression
A great image that says a lot about iconic images. The original is almost 100 years old, but everyone seems to find a new use for it. Leonard you've captured the latest incarnation superbly - and I can see why the CEOs love it!! Well done.
10/10
Subject
of photo
This icon has been a favourite for years - Uncle Sam seems to pop up all over the place and this is a great take on the original.
10/10
Composition
& perspective
I like the cropping on this image for the wording - I keep thinking "Got what?" although I get the feeling the original wording is more along the lines of "Go T. . . . " I personally would have cropped the bottom of the wall away and left a tiny bit more above his hat.
9/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
The exposure looks a little over - the blacks are a little wishy washy, but not by much - maybe 1/2 stop.
9/10
Depth
of field
DOF is great.
10/10
Color &
Lighting
Love the colours - Uncle Sam and the wording really jump out at you.
10/10
Focus
Focus is spot on.
10/10
Description
This billboard just struck me in my earlier days as a photo to take.... All the CEOs in the area love it because of its content and color. No special message to convey...  see all >
This billboard just struck me in my earlier days as a photo to take.... All the CEOs in the area love it because of its content and color. No special message to convey...just having fun
Technical Details

Nikon D60

Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Exposure time: 1/200 ,
F-stop: F8
ISO: 1600
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Nanette Reid
20+ Years
Thailand
Architecture
41 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
Cropping is important - but try to leave a little extra around the subject just to anchor it well.
2.
It's possible the exposure meter got a little confused by the dark jacket and yellow writing, causing the slight over exposure. Manual mode will help with this immensely. Give it a bit of a tweak in PS to pull it back a little, and see how the colours deepen.
3.
Leonard, I'm not sure if you have a lot of these around, but could make for an interesting photo essay in the future.
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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:
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Location:
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