Image Critique # 11
Image by Andrew Turner
Camera ~ Canon EOS
Lens ~ 17-35 @ 18mm
f5.6 - 1/640th sec - 100 iso -
WB - Custom 4800K
Image captured as a RAW
First lets look at the image in terms of technique and colour.
It is a good capture where Andrew has been mindful of a faster shutter speed to freeze the action. He has had to shoot quite wide to get the kite in. The custom WB has caused the image to be very BLUE, which could be a personal thing, also I think the image has been stretched as the person in the shallows looks that way, I could be wrong !! I'm guessing Andrew may have used a polarizer to cut some of the glare off the water, and there is fantastic detail in the sky, so a good tonal range has been captured.
BELOW is a cropped version, I have cropped the wave out in the foreground and resize to squash back to what I think looks normal. I think the square format adds a new dimension and there is a nice strong diagonal working between the kite and the observer in the shallows.
Why we Take Photos
Well done Andrew I think you have captured a great moment and it tells a great story.
Cheers Dean Cooper
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