Image Critique # 13
- Canon 5D Mk3
- 16-35mm lens shot @16mm
- f14/ 148 sec/ 100 ISO
- WB custom 10,000K
Have a look at the histogram on the above capture and you will see there is no clipping, ie all the tones are inside the graph, so David has done a great job to get his exposure right in camera. I would also guess that there was maybe a Hard Grad placed into the sky as that bright spot in the sky where the sun is would normally be a problem and blow out the highlights.
Now have a look at the histogram at Davids edited version and you will see that we have some clipping at both ends, so we have some darks that are now blocked and some highlights blown out.
If we look at the lower 2/3rds of the image we have a rectangle that is split into two triangles, the rocks being one and the water being the other. These are fairly even and this subconsciously creates balance in the image. Triangles also push the viewers eye into the picture, so having the rock ledge as a triangle shape it pushes our eye into the image. Have a look for this next time you are out shooting and try to incorporate it into a composition as it works beautifully.
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