In this edition of “photo critique” I received two wonderful images by Eric Cheung. Let’s see them.
My Comment: I think I would be happier without the reflection on the round surface at the bottom of the image. The composition is OK with the white sky at the middle flanked by black and the “panels”(?) at the right.
Eric’s explanation:It was a snap shot during my visit to the Gallery, a young lady was sitting on the chair at the left hand side, I quickly took a shot and left. I intended to keep the round shape as a front object to make the photo looks dimensional. I will pay attention to front object for similar shoots.There was a net hanging on some bamboo at the right hand side. I used it to balance both sides of the photo.
My Comment: I like the composition, except maybe for the crop on the tree trunk in focus at the very left edge. It is a good use of the DOF with the focused trunks on the left and the rest of the background in a upwards diagonal to the right. What is distracting and unappealing is the white glow at the top – is it a reflection on glass? If yes, it was probably hard to avoid even with a polarizer.
Eric’s explanation: From the photo you can see, there were tree Trunks ,wood planks and books, all made of wood. I focused on the book which was hanging on the Tree Trunk, using multi metering, the sun light came from the top, this was why the top side was over exposed. Apart from the tree trunk, everything was out of focus. However, I over looked the over exposed place will lure the attention of the reader. Thanks for reminding me.