Can't figure out why I both like and hate this photo
Posted 22 March 2009 - 09:50 AM
Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:01 AM
As a critique of what i don't like about it is the downward rushed feel to the photo. It gives the impression you were moving when taking the shot, maybe chasing or rushing to get the shot ?
So found a great subject .. but maybe rushed the composition a little bit ?
Posted 22 March 2009 - 01:23 PM
You like it going in and dislike it when it pitches you out!
If it is so easy every one would be doing it!
Nikon D 7000, Subal Housing, Inon Z 240 strobes.
Posted 22 March 2009 - 02:52 PM
Olympus E-520, TLC arms, Inon Z-240s, 50mm, 14-42mm woody's diopter
Posted 22 March 2009 - 05:54 PM
Like Giles said, I like the trumpetfish and it's colors alot.
Like gary said, I like the diagonal angle but the photo was taken looking down on the trumpetfish slightly, it would be better eye-level or angled up. This means getting lower to the ground.
I dislike the background, it's quite distracting, a less cluttered background would also help, imho.
Where did you take the photo? congrats on getting into UW photography
hope this helps,
Underwater Photography Guide
Posted 22 March 2009 - 08:25 PM
Nikon D2X. Subal ND2. 2 Inon Z220S
Posted 23 March 2009 - 04:40 PM
I am a new to the underwater world, only 25 dives to date, but I am loving it. 10 days in Kona in April...hopefully I will be better after reading everything here on Wet-Pixel.
The photo was taken while diving the wreck Lesleen M. in St. Lucia.
Canon 950 IS
very slowly saving for a D700 housing and strobes.
Posted 24 March 2009 - 12:31 AM
Curious that no one saw sex in that image but me.
Flight that long huh? LOL
"Journalism is what someone else does not want printed, everything else is public relations."
"I was born not knowing, and have only had a little time to change that here and there.
Posted 24 March 2009 - 03:33 AM
The overall composition is very busy, which makes it hard to focus the eyes on something. here's what I would improve:
1) Crop to the subject. Remove from the left and the top. The fish subject is swimming away from the center, which is distracting. if you cut left and top, the subject will be more centered.
2) The background disturbs, try to blur it for better subject isolation. For this kind of shot, use a wider open aperture.
3) Try desaturating the background slightly so the vibrant colors of the subject stand out better. Might work, just a hunch.
What I like in this image:
1) overall colors
2) bottom right part over top left.
Edited by simonmittag, 24 March 2009 - 03:34 AM.