Isolated Subjects (two pics)

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  1. Paranormalist

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    Two photos from earlier for your C&C.

    #1 Stuck in the Middle
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    What do you think about the central composition & horizon being in the centre in this shot?

    #2 Abandoned in the Mist
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    Have I left too much foreground space? I wanted to show its isolation and composed the shot as such.

    Thanks for looking.
     
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    The subjects are too central as they stand for me. That sort of foreground would work better with distinct lead lines IMO.

    That said, I'm hopeless at landscape so take what I say with a large pinch of salt.
     
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    If only everywhere had lead in lines!
     
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    I like the composition of the first, the sysmetry makes the shot, seems a tad underexposed, burn the centre of the image slightly?

    The second again a tad dark, having said that I do like contrasty images:eek: Its not dead centre to me slightly left and high. They do remind me of this dull dreary winter were having though. Credit to you for getting out with the cam.:thumbsup:Also 2nd one needs slightly rotating,
     
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    I personally like the second one best. I like the mood of it, and I don't mind the empty space there because the grass is interesting enough without needing a foreground interest, and you are right, it does give a feeling of isolation.
    The first one needs something. Maybe an interesting sky, maybe if the tree was indeed isolated and werent any other trees in the backround. I don't mind the centered horizon actually, only if the sky was more interesting.
     
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    Burn? Dodge, right? To lighten it?

    I've read that it's ok to clip shadow areas if it's not in a critical area such as the subject.
    Slightly rotated would be good. :)

    Thanks for your input.

    Cheers
     
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    I'd be out with the crop tool on these personally and trying to cut out some of the foreground as neither pic seems to have enough interest in this regard, not trying to be overly critical (I take pictures all the time and do exactly the same thing).
     

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