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I can see the pub from here!

I can see the pub from here!
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Holiday snap from Italy. One of those quick snap pictures that you might think looks good when you look at it on screen at home.

Photographer: Ben Gaunt
Folder: Ben Gaunt
Uploaded: 17-Jul-2005 07:34 CEST
Current Rating: 7.00/1
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Camera: Olympus C8080
Exposure time: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f/2.4
Focal length: 7.1mm
Focusing method: iESP
ISO: 50
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Re-size and unsharp mask.
Image resized to: 661x881

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I can see the pub from here


Technically it is one of the best images. The composition is almost the worst though. It looks cut off from under and with the tree right in the middle of it. It would be better to have the tree on one side (1/3 of the right) thus opening the view in the middle.

- Sergey

Sergey Green at 09:26 CEST on 19-Jul-2005 [Reply]


Fair comments, but the rule of thirds has never been a strong point in my book. As for how to fram the shot, idealy I agree it would have been better as you say but sadly the constraints of the area wouldn't allow it. IE its on the edge of a cliff, a viewing platform is on the left and a brick wal to the right and finaly a great big fence in front. Idealy yes, the tree could of done with being to the side but this would leave the land way off center and the viewing platform that is on the right already taking up a large part of the screen. The crop you are after can be done in Photoshop but your soon find the shot just doesnt work. For me its my perfect Holiday Snap, shows the weather, the view and the lay of the land :)

Ben Gaunt at 10:36 CEST on 20-Jul-2005 [Reply]