Hyogen. Your compositions are proper. If you've been shooting less than 5 years you are far advanced compositionally than your peers. I can see how you are experimenting with subject placement for maximizing impact. Photography is a interesting art. you can have the gear heads that love the mechanical, electrical, optical, accessorizable elements of it and you have the people that use it to create visual images to their liking. but to complete the criticism with the bridge shot may try it a bit sooner when the sky still has a touch of blue in it. A Twi-night photo. It'll be a better challenge for you anyway as you have to balance the sky to the city light. think you can pull it off? but manually as the exposure should remain constant for panos.
Thanks for the encouragement. I have only been shooting seriously for several months and an SLR for a couple years...I've always loved taking pictures and used to shoot a ton with point and shoot cameras--moved on to waterproof cameras--and before SLRs was into the Casio Exilim high speed cameras that take super slow mo videos and 40-60fps...haha. I'm only recently starting to get the hang of an SLR and trying to optimize the use of my camera and lenses, but I have lots to learn. I'll definitely try the twi-night shot sometime. My cousin has asked me to shoot his wedding for him several months from now, so I feel the pressure to get as good as possible before then.
New years morning.
i wish I would have framed this better--had to stop on the highway bridge and quickly take this--I just took one (I was lucky my wife even let me stop for one :P) How better could I have framed this? It only somewhat follows the rule of thirds in this crop.
Here it is in "normal" aspect ratio with part of the guard railing cropped out:
I added a lot more blue hues to this one below--real life was closer to the above picture.
I saw that Costco sells those stretched canvases for a decent price--I might print either the top photo or the night pano shot in my previous post at like a wide 16x36" for around $65. Which one should I print... This landscape or the city above?
Edited by hyogen - 1/2/13 at 1:05pm