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 Reading Bible or Magazine? ur choice?
Reading Bible or Magazine? ur choice?

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Challenge: Choices (Basic Editing I)
Camera: HP PhotoSmart 320
Location: in our house, manila, Philippines
Date: Jun 11, 2004
Galleries: Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2004

what will you read....

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07/21/2005 06:00:29 PM
how could you?
06/28/2004 11:43:52 PM
Greetings from the Critque Club!

Your composition seems a little forced. The photo doesn't appear very natural, more like forced, like you took this shot to fit the challenge. Which doesn't help it. Your background (the blanket?) is slightly distracting, A blank background such as a table, or solid color would've helped this. There isn't much room in any direction except the top. The bottom of the bible is cut off as well as the right side of the magazine. Getting 'the full picture' will help you quite a bit.

It seems like you wanted to hide the title of both subjects. Not sure why. As people commented it is extremely distracting, and I really can't think of why you would need to do that.

It looks like your flash was used for this photo. The flash was too close to the subjects so it wound up adding glare to the bottom of both the bible, and the magazine. I think you'll find much more natural colors using natural light in your house, or moving further away from your subject using flash.

Your picture looks to be in focus, no motion blurring or anything like that. The photo seems too bright at the bottom, and too dark at the top. Getting that uniform exposure with natural light will greatly help your photo(s).

I can't see much editing done to the photo. It looks like it was cropped and or resized. (see composition) The glare at the bottom can be removed in editing software by adjusting the contrast / brightness etc. This would also help your photo.

You chose a nice theme, one I choose very often. Your photo could've been much better carried out, however. Most importantly the composition, both the background and the too tight of crop. The lighting needs work for this photo to be better. I recommend you take a little time to setup your photos better. Think about the end result as you get it ready. Try to picture in your mind not just a photo that matches the challenge of the week, but really is a photograph without the challenge to make it work. Try to take photos you'd be proud to hang in a picture frame on your wall.

I look forward to seeing your future submissions!

Message edited by author 2004-06-29 06:20:51.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2004 05:41:29 PM
well, the magazine obvoiusly (you said my choice). well, not that magazine, but a magazine. perhaps there's a magazine about bibles? would that be a test of faith? ANYway - why did you cover up the title of the magazine? i can see it's health today from the web address at the base! also, for such a composed shot, a plain boring background would work better, as would slightly less harsh (but perhaps brighter) lighting. possibly from a window? shot also seems a tad noisy / grainy / pixelly. a gentle going over of neatimage works miracles!
06/19/2004 01:41:54 AM
Good idea, but the background is distracting. I would have isolated the two items and not used tape to hide the name of the magazine.
06/17/2004 02:29:49 PM
Taping over the title of the magazine is distracting, to say the least.
06/16/2004 05:32:52 PM
the tape on the top of the magazine spoils this for me .and the bottom and right being lost from the shot

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