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Hang in there man!

Hang in there man!
Photo Information
Copyright: Niel Muller (docdexter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 175 W: 0 N: 114] (731)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-22
Categories: Action
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S DX 18-135mm ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-01-01 15:15
Viewed: 1921
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a shot taken from my folks' house close to the beach in Mossel Bay in South Africa.
Every day these guys would glide on by the house, going up and down the coastline, riding the winds. It was a magnificent sight; they look so peaceful and of course the gliders are eerily quiet.
I played around with the focusing systems on my Nikon a bit, and eventually got his shot.
Hope you like it!

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Unfortunately this is not a good photo.
Horizon on this picture is askew. Main subject - man - is to central and too dark - spot (or CW) metering could help.
So keep trying because this is interesting subject for good photo.

Hi Niel,
I am with the other person about the faults of this shot. I think it can be rescued though. Some rotating, cropping and dodging should do it. I'll give a workshop a try.

hie hie
After reading the first two critiques I had a quick giggle. Yes, they are most propably correct and in our camera club it will not go far. However, to get the man to turn around and face you is difficult. The light could be fixed in photoshop... do you want me to do you a workshop?

it looks like a lot of fun! didn't you get a big zoom in the christmas stocking?


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