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Copyright: Mustafa Shairani (mshairani) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 68 W: 0 N: 42] (184)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-13
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D 90, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, 46 mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-18 18:10
Viewed: 1684
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the picture of my local Borders - the largest book shop here in Dundee. People who know me might wonder what i was doing there as i hate reading books =P but in reality i was there a few weeks back for a quick cup of Coffee and a meeting with the armature photographers club.

It was late in the evening and i wanted to do something with my camera if i was out with it. Took a few shots of this building and this is the first one i processed.

I have slightly cropped the pic in a tilting angle of around 25 degrees and adjusted levels and curves and thats it.

When i look at this pic i think that something is still not right but i cant figure that out.

I hope my fellow photographers would point out areas for improvement.

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2009-08-18 21:09]

What...? a bookshop.... n u around there??? kidding me? hahaha :)

Hi bro

At least u gave it an attempt. I've few queries

1- Y tilt 25%? (to bring interest??)

2- Y 20mm when u can utilize 18mm (Lens distortion??)

3- Y u've chosen the POV which blocks the Architecture's view (bottom frame???)

4- Placing the Twisted (may be) brass stand rite in-front of the Shop's name (which was the 1st thing to hit my eye.

5- Was the Sky original or PP treated? (sky colors seems to be unnatural??? edges of the roof are somewhat hard too)

For Architechtures keep ur POI (point of Interest) specific, do not distract it with other hitting objects in ur frame.
I'd have preferred to keep the Building only in my frame taking few steps back and give enough room for digital composition (until unless i become expert for such compos)

All above are my personal opinions, u may dis(agree) :)

The colors are attractive, good contrast, nice sharpness at f/8 :)


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