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05/02/2004 08:40:00 PM · #1
I took this photo of my two daughters recently at their horseback riding lessons, please let me know your honest opinions, thanks.

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05/02/2004 08:56:22 PM · #2
Would of been better if maybe sun was blocked out more,,,
I dunno.....
It is a neat image almost silhoette like!
05/02/2004 09:14:51 PM · #3
Originally posted by bobdaveant:

please let me know your honest opinions, thanks.


The bright sun ruins it. In some cases that effect is neat, but here there is just too much of it and is a little too strong I think. And it's turned the colors of the ground reddish and the rest is a yellow-green color.
05/02/2004 10:31:29 PM · #4
If the main subject of your photo is the sun then it's a nice one! But if you were trying to focus on your daughters...the sun is really blocking them out.
05/02/2004 10:34:36 PM · #5
The rays are nice, but I would crop around the tree line so the bright sky isn't a factor. Then you might even play with the contrast/levels to see if you can bring out the shapes without losing the rays.
05/03/2004 12:00:21 AM · #6
Originally posted by nshapiro:

The rays are nice, but I would crop around the tree line so the bright sky isn't a factor. Then you might even play with the contrast/levels to see if you can bring out the shapes without losing the rays.


I agree too, looseen some of those rays by uping the shadows. It seems to me to bright and washed out. However, I do like how the rays hitting the dust at the bottom of the horses. This could be an easy fix. Hope to view again when and if you make any adjustements.

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05/03/2004 08:41:07 AM · #7
The sun is strong enough to be a major element here, and thus makes it too busy with the horses too. I agree with the others who posed here that a bit less sun would be good. The sun is there.. Can't turn down the sun.. what do you do about it?
Smaller aperature? Faster shutter speed? Wait until the girl is actually blocking the sun with her body?

I have a couple of silouettes done by pointing into the sun in my porfolio (link below), but have not accomplished the sun rays. That part is cool, just a too strong.

Message edited by author 2004-05-03 08:42:08.
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