Fine art Photography Photo Critique
Tree: Texture & Shadow
by Lynn Sears
Category: Fine art Photography
Nikon Coolpix S230
Lens: Wide: 20-30mm
Description: Liked the contrast between the details/colors in the tree bark on the left juxtaposed see all >
Liked the contrast between the details/colors in the tree bark on the left juxtaposed against the tree shadow on the right. The curl on the bak and the uneven surface of the tree contrast with the smooth glass and exterior of the building.
Subject of photo
Composition & Perspective
Use of camera, exposure & speed
Color & Lighting
Depth of field
A nice set of differing textures and qualities - another abstract shot! It's becoming your forte!
Because a shot like this is a kind of intellectual exercise it relies on getting everything absolutely perfect. Make sure all horizontal lines are straight - you can do this by rotating it in a photo editor. Love the big curl on the bark, my eye feels drawn to it every time! I also like the reflection in the window which actually shows the view behind me at the same time as the view in front of me - nice touch! So many nice textures and colors in this shot - well done Lynn!
Exposure of f/4 is ok here - speed of 1/50 is fine - focal length is good too to maximise light.
No hard shadows which is good especially for bringing out the different textures. A little bit flat though.
The elements of the picture are on two separate planes so it is important to choose an aperture small enough to give a depth-of-field sufficient to get both planes sharp. F/4 is sufficient for this.
Quite an intriguing shot (sorry, I keep using that word!) - definitely in the Fine Art category!
How to improve your photo
Crop it in a photo editor - just a little - crop out the top left where the little bit of sky peeps through, and crop out the bottom right where a piece of the window shows - this should increase the abstract feel. Oh and rotate it slight to get the horizontals straight.
Try increasing the contrast in the photo editor - it will give it more 'punch' if you don't overdo it.
Nothing else to add, just keep up the good work Lynn! And maybe start saving towards buying yourself an SLR one day :)
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