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Offline Jasii

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Sunset Fisherman
« on: January 13, 2014, 12:52:28 PM »
This pic taken on a recent visit to Pong Dam in Himachal Pradesh, was a coincidence that the fisherman had his hand extended at the right moment, at the right place when I pressed the shutter.
I quite like it. The orange lit sky to me is a mood elevator :)

Presenting the same for your critique for self appraisal and further improvement.

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Offline somnath goswami

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Re: Sunset Fisherman
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 05:16:54 PM »
Jasii ji . I like the shot but I see some issues ...

the positioning of the subject , had it been to further right , would have been nicer IMO. Eye is demanding more negative space to the left.

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Re: Sunset Fisherman
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 05:41:51 PM »
Jasiiji, if you could position yourself in way so that the fisherman is exactly against setting sun, it would have been better. here sun and it reflection is drawing attention parallely with the silhoeutte of the fisherman. Just my opinion. Experts may not agree.  :)
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Re: Sunset Fisherman
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 06:36:37 PM »
Jassi ji, a nice attempt at silhoutte...

Some critique from my side:

1- The frame needs more breathing space on the left side as said above. Why? Because that's the direction the fisherman is looking, and we want sufficient space for our eyes to follow his line of sight.
2-The sun is high on the horizon and very bright, thus competing with fisherman for our attention. Either it could've been kept out of the frame completely, or if you wanted to keep it in, then this shot was more suitable when the sun was down at horizon and diffused.
3-Since this is a silhouette shot, a faster shutter speed, say a 1/500 or even 1/1000, would've also worked. It will keep the fisherman's silhouette intact , while also darkening the BG sky further to give more of those orange hues which you liked.



was a coincidence that the fisherman had his hand extended at the right moment, at the right place when I pressed the shutter.
Slowly as you progress...you will be ready with your finger on the shutter in advance, anticipating the right movement to happen  ;)
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Re: Sunset Fisherman
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 11:13:59 PM »
Good attempt Jasii and there has certainly been some success! The pros have highlighted the shortcomings so I guess it will help next time.
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Re: Sunset Fisherman
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 11:23:12 PM »
Very nice Jassi ji. I liked the shot very much. What I feel could have enhanced the pic is-

Including the whole boat instead of cropping it, if it was possible.

A bit darker bg.

keeping the sun out of the frame.

But very nice shot none the less.. Keep it up..
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Offline Rakesh J.V

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Re: Sunset Fisherman
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2014, 10:16:01 AM »
What I like:

1. The mood created by the color of the sky.
2. You got the exact frame where he is about to touch the boat, but still has not. This is what i like the most about the picture.

What could have been done better:

1. Space to the left (already explained in above posts)
2. You could have shot this a little wider. Again, I am not sure about the FL or geographical restrictions that you might have had.
3. You could have shot this from a ground level. Might have been a nice perspective :)

Best of luck :)

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Offline Jasii

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Re: Sunset Fisherman
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2014, 10:51:25 AM »
Points absorbed Rakesh ji!
Thank you Sir!
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Re: Sunset Fisherman
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2014, 11:09:46 PM »
Hi Jasii.

I feel that sensation of needing some space to the left also. With the existing image, this may be accomplished to some degree by cropping away the rightmost ten percent of the image. Just putting my hand over that part of the (whole) image, as I view it on my monitor, makes it better to my eye.

There is also a speck over the mountains that I cannot make out. Is it a plane? Is it a bird? No, it's Superman! (just kidding, of course). I think I would just clone that speck out.

Finally, I think I would experiment with post processing the image to have a more saturated background. The silhouette is already black, so it will get no blacker in the process. I think the effect will be somewhat more dramatic.

Anything I say is pure prejudice, of course. Just know that.

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Re: Sunset Fisherman
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014, 07:10:53 AM »
Nice Try...