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    Hanging around till Spring

    Took a little walk after work yesterday and noticed a neighbors front yard swing left alone and forgotten untill warmer weather. Very strong back light coming over the roof of the house. I tried to crop to avoid lense flare. How about the image?
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    A little too busy I think, but play with the angle and crop down in the finder a bit. I think you're close to having an interesting shot.
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    close-up?

    agree that it's a little too busy... can you go back and get a close-up? that might make for a shot with a "lonely, waiting for a child to play on me" kind of feel...

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    Thanks guys

    Quote Originally Posted by stew
    agree that it's a little too busy... can you go back and get a close-up? that might make for a shot with a "lonely, waiting for a child to play on me" kind of feel...

    -Stew
    A agree with you on the busy part. I tried to crop down some more on the image but lost the main idea of the swing when I did so. The scene is close by and I may try it again with morning light rather than after noon. I shot from various anges but other were even busier. I appreciate your comments and advice.

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    Don't crop

    I agree with you - you can't crop this without losing the branch the swing is attached to, or the ground. Both would be a mistake, imho. I like how the tree trunk and branch are used to frame your composition. I think you're right about trying with different light. Somehow you need more light on your subject, the swing. Fill flash? Also, perhaps blur your background more to help emphasize the swing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer
    A agree with you on the busy part. I tried to crop down some more on the image but lost the main idea of the swing when I did so. The scene is close by and I may try it again with morning light rather than after noon. I shot from various anges but other were even busier. I appreciate your comments and advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer
    A agree with you on the busy part. I tried to crop down some more on the image but lost the main idea of the swing when I did so. The scene is close by and I may try it again with morning light rather than after noon. I shot from various anges but other were even busier. I appreciate your comments and advice.
    Since you are going back, I'd suggest a shot with a shallower depth of field to try and make that busy background less intrusive and get a little seperation. I don't think you'd want the background blurred out- just softened a little.

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