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Keep Shooting! Photography Assignments (04 Feb 2013)
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This last week I had to travel and took my camera with me. On the back of the hotel there was a river, and each morning I saw the exact same man doing the same thing every day. He was fishing and used his "boat" to go around the river. One of the days I thought it would result on a nice photograph if I could get a good composition and, of course, exposure. Thus, I thought to share this photo with all of you and see what you think .
The camera I used was a Canon 7D with a 18-55 IS II lens. The settings were f/11, 1/200 and ISO 100. Hope you like the photo
I agree fully with Bill. The image is much too wide. The focus is on the man in the boat (you said so in your post), but he occupies only a fraction of the image's space. I would advise zooming in more to include just the man in the boat and the bridge (and the water of course) because these are your main focus. Like Bill suggested, a different angle/perspective may also benefit the shot.
Don't get me wrong, it's a nice shot, it's just a pity because it could be a really nice shot. The exposure and all of that is perfect, it's just the composition that's lacking a little. Don't worry too much though, that will come and improve with time and practise.
Thanks for the post Tom; always nice to see your shots.
Shot more the RHS and zoomed in more to remove the distracting foreground, then converted to a nice smooth black and white would work great.
I would have waited a little longer until the guy moved further out a bit more, which would guide the eye more toward that wonderful bridge, and those great reflections in the water.
Less is more
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