Ad
Ad
Ad
Pages: [1]   Bottom of Page
Print
Author Topic: door with leaves  (Read 3118 times)
vin
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5


« on: November 05, 2007, 06:38:26 PM »
ReplyReply

here is a new picture. what do you think of it?

« Last Edit: November 05, 2007, 07:04:45 PM by vin » Logged
spidermike
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 123


« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007, 08:25:27 AM »
ReplyReply

Quote
here is a new picture. what do you think of it?

I quite like it. The contrast in textures and shades works well to my eye and creates the sort of abstract I like.

The only thing that struck me was that having the focus right at the front of the picture with a relatively shallow DOF almost stops me being invited through the door. Moving the point of focus between the door and the second upright (and with maybe a couple of leaves further back as well) may 'pull' me through the door with the windblown leaves.

A nice picture
Logged
Kagetsu
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 196


WWW
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007, 03:56:42 PM »
ReplyReply

I like the feel the photo gives, I have to agree though, that the leaves behind the door loose focus quickly, which frustrates me a little as an observer, as I'm drawn immediately into the handle for the door, and the clumb of leaves just behind it.

The tones a very nice however.
Logged
vin
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5


« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007, 04:55:55 AM »
ReplyReply

thank you, guys. you are both right.

I wasn't in a perfect situation: the light was not much, and I didn't have a tripod. So I had to choose a shallow depth of field. But spidermike's suggestion is probably right: I should have tried to focus on other points...

There are many interesting images, in that place, and I'll probably return there soon.

Thanks!
Logged
popnfresh
Guest
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007, 01:13:06 PM »
ReplyReply

There's an interesting photo here that can brought out with a little judicious cropping. There's too much out of focus background and doorway in the shot. The picture's subject is really the leaves on the floor in the foreground and the composition needs to revolve around them. The shot as you posted it contains too much that detracts from the image's potential.

I've taken the liberty of cropping your photo, and here's what I came up with. I think the composition is stronger. What do you think?

« Last Edit: November 07, 2007, 01:18:31 PM by popnfresh » Logged
popnfresh
Guest
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007, 01:24:03 PM »
ReplyReply

Or maybe even this:

« Last Edit: November 07, 2007, 01:24:48 PM by popnfresh » Logged
vin
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5


« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2007, 05:31:21 PM »
ReplyReply

mmmh, I don't know. I prefer the first one, of the two you posted. but I think that my version has something more. that feeling of something that goes on even out of the frame, given by the doors on the opposites...

But your cropping is nice indeed, and really focuses on the leaves.

Thank you for your suggestions!
Logged
papa v2.0
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 198


« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2007, 07:45:40 PM »
ReplyReply

maybe it should be called
floor with leaves

the door is not apparent that it is a door!
and as the leaves take the eye across the floor the picture becomes out of focus, very fustrating

2/10
Logged
DarkPenguin
Guest
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 09:57:30 PM »
ReplyReply

It has a great feel but my eye wanders all over the image.  I think this would be great with a tilt shift or lens baby.  Run the focus from the leaves in front right through the doors.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Top of Page
Print
Jump to:  

Ad
Ad
Ad