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Over the Lake
Over the Lake

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Camera: Nikon Coolpix 3200
Location: Pleasant Lake, MI
Date: May 28, 2005
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2005

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06/01/2005 08:33:40 AM
i think it can work fine that the person is just a silhouet. I think the photo is exposed fine. I like how the person is on the right of the image.... not centered. Nice blue color on the water.. The horizon is a bit tilted. Perhaps it would be more interesting for me if the person was doing something.. reaching, stretching, walking, looking.. perhaps if the person had moved out a little farther as well so that they didn't mesh with the boat in the background.
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06/01/2005 06:44:33 AM
Thanks for the comments! I actually meant for the person to be in silhouette. I the "unaltered" photo, he's still a silhouette. :)

Thanks again! :)
06/01/2005 02:19:27 AM
It's always interesting how two people see completely different things in a photo. For that reason, my own observations:

To me, the "overpowering glare" is spectactular. I love it. The inclusion of the three brances provides crucial reference to the upper left vanishing point and resulting perspecitve depth. I'm glad they're there. The silhouette of the person with no detail shown enhances the central subject - the wonderous glare on the water. The "over-exposure" in the clouds adds to a sureal effect making this photo tend toward art and away from a quick snap-shot of nature - yet not so much as to remove the reality of the pure beauty nature displays here.

Well done!
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05/31/2005 10:31:27 PM
Observations: There is no visible detail in the person. It is just a black silhouette. There is a lot of flare from the sun. There are a lot of blown-out highlights in the clouds. The tree branches in the upper right don't add anything to the photo and should have been taken out of the composition. I hope these observations help you when you attempt a similar shot again. Overall, I am drawn away from the subject and pulled more into the flaws in the image exposure and composition.

Message edited by author 2005-05-31 22:32:18.
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05/31/2005 10:19:05 PM
I like this shot. It stood out of the four. I actually like the light and didn't find it all that distracting. I like the "ray" of light. But I am also still pretty new to this.
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05/31/2005 10:01:53 PM
Nice shot. The glare is a little overpowering for my personal tastes, especially when there is also a person in the pic. Have you thought about trying to balance the light with the visibility of the person a little more (i.e., I noticed the light on his shoes as pretty much the first detail about him)? Just a suggestion from someone who's fairly new to the biz... I do like the shot though.
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