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Old 08-23-2009   #1
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Picture taken today near Zürich with my new D90, I love this camera.

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Old 08-25-2009   #2
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Great capture but way too much empty space at the top

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Old 08-26-2009   #3
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Thanks for the comment!

I am well aware of the rule of thirds and other fundamentals of compositions, I personally thought the image became interesting because it challenges these ideas.
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Old 08-27-2009   #4
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I have to agree with the too much open space at the top. However, it might be mainly because of the size of the image. On my monitor, I can't see the whole image all at once so I have to scroll to view the rest. That, in my opinion, takes away from the image and eliminates the full view. Perhaps printed, or sized digitally in such a way where the full image could be viewed all at once, might showcase the interesting color shift and the rise of the balloons better.
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drkranger, if you are using windows, try right-clicking the image and choosing "view image" from the menu that pops up. It will show the image in a new window, sized to fit.

I like it as is; I think the space at the top works.
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drkranger, if you are using windows, try right-clicking the image and choosing "view image" from the menu that pops up. It will show the image in a new window, sized to fit.

I like it as is; I think the space at the top works.
Thanks loeee, I sure have missed that tip before!!

mikman, I also think that there is way to much sky in this photo. But that is just my opinion and in the end, the only one that really has to like this photo is you. I do like the bottom part of the picture with the silhouette!

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I'll defend it. Yes, there is a huge expanse of sky at the top. To crop it out would limit the graduation of colors. It's not something that I'd do ordinarily but in this case it think its okay.

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I have to agree with the too much open space at the top. However, it might be mainly because of the size of the image. On my monitor, I can't see the whole image all at once so I have to scroll to view the rest. That, in my opinion, takes away from the image and eliminates the full view. Perhaps printed, or sized digitally in such a way where the full image could be viewed all at once, might showcase the interesting color shift and the rise of the balloons better.
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I'll defend it. Yes, there is a huge expanse of sky at the top. To crop it out would limit the graduation of colors. It's not something that I'd do ordinarily but in this case it think its okay.

two-cents please.

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I agree with both of you. Normally, I'd also say that the proportions are off and that the picture would look better if there were far less sky. However, that gradual change from orange to blue is interesting enough for me to ignore the fundaments of successful photography for a second.

I think I'm going to get this one printed, if anything just to see how it works. It's always a little difficult to say on a monitor, no matter how large it is.

Thanks for the input, I thought it was an interesting picture to upload.
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Old 08-31-2009   #9
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I too forgot about the view image thing and now seeing it as a full image, I like it too. I'd almost go to say there's too much black at the bottom over too much at the top. Print, mat, and frame. That's a keeper.
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I'd get rid of most of the open space leaving some left. Nice shot though.


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