- October 30, 2013 at 10:11 pm #111936
- October 31, 2013 at 12:03 am #111939RaviParticipant
Have you read the ‘Shark Tank’ rules?
Its not just rude but also dumb to just post a snap and expect people to scamper and tell you what a wonderful shot you got there.
- October 31, 2013 at 5:00 am #111944P MarioneBlocked
- October 31, 2013 at 1:36 pm #112000jeffParticipant
Have you read the shark tank rules ‘dude’?
3) Always be polite (this is about being helpful, not nasty)
5) Always post in a spirit of friendship and genuine helpfulness
- November 6, 2013 at 10:23 pm #112535
Thanks for the heads up. I will locate the rules and read them.
By the way… other than the governance issue you have raised, do you have feedback on the photograph?
- November 6, 2013 at 10:25 pm #112536
Thank for putting the effort into providing guidance. I will locate the rules and apply them. As above can you provide a comment on the photograph.
I would appreciate some feedback.
- November 6, 2013 at 10:26 pm #112537
You provided a quiet conclusion.
Thank you for the feedback.
- November 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm #112566
- November 7, 2013 at 5:46 pm #112582Fred FurzeParticipant
What I like:
Love the bird and motion of the wings while the rest of the body is in sharp focus.
Love the colors of the seagull and the light from behind.
What I don’t like:
The hand in the shot
The cut off seagull
The composition overall
Although it has some nice elements I feel the overall photo looks like a lucky snapshot. Living near the beach in South Florida, this is a common scene and I know that with a little more effort this could have been a much nicer shot. I guess it feels like you did not put much effort into it overall.
- November 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm #112591GrahamParticipant
A funny thing happened today, I was looking through a book, “The Joy Of Photography” published by Kodak and came upon this picture: (sorry the image is terrible, but you can see why I came to post this)
Your shot looks like a fun snapshot for a memory book in terms of subject matter.
Composition is broken up nicely in the frame, but there is not enough variation in tone. The background is flat, and the foreground is not well lit, flattening it as well. Squint… how many values do you see? I count 3, maybe four if you count the gray bird torso. The blue background – 1; white tail – 2; and everything else is nearly black -3.
The lighting, composition and content all contribute to it looking like a snapshot.
The seagull’s eyes and textures around his skull are compelling, but that is such a small part of the picture.
- November 8, 2013 at 5:01 am #112619Duane S. LoyaParticipant
I was trying to do this for a shot at one of the lakes in Ohio this late summer, My family thought I was crazy for even thinking about doing it. None the less, I was unable to get this to work with all the people in the boat making so much noise. I like the shot, what would have been great is if we could have seen the whole bird in this photograph it would have made it a real nice photograph.
It would have been better to shoot it bigger and crop it later. Something like this should be planned try and keep the other persons head and so on out of the way so you can get the biggest shot of this that would include all of the bird and then crop it to fit the frame. Very nice attempt to create a super great photograph!
- November 8, 2013 at 5:44 am #112624
What an amazing coincidence…..looks very similar.
Thank you to all who have supplied feedback. The photograph was intentional, with composition and angle planned. Using the guidance from the comments will help improve the next photograph. Unfortunately I do not get to the coast frequently.
- November 8, 2013 at 5:49 am #112625
Thank you for the supportive remarks.
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