These are some of the photos I took with the Nikon D7100 I got like two weeks ago. What do you guys think?
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Posted 06 February 2017 - 03:51 PM
Nice captures, except for one thing that is a pet peeve of mine. Things and animals that move need a composition that gives them space to move into, otherwise the photo looks a little cramped. Composing that way gives the added advantage of visual tension compared to a centered composition.
Posted 06 February 2017 - 07:26 PM
I find the fact that you've cut off the rider's head in image number four troubling. I realize that your interest is in the horse but casual viewers can't be expected to automatically know that. They will likely judge the picture as a whole and many people find cut off heads creepy. If you cropped the image at about the rider's waist (just below the power lines) I think it would work better. However, Peter is right about needing some space ahead of the direction of movement.
I personally like numbers one and five the best. Numbers two and three are a bit too soft and there are problems with the background. The first four could also use a bit more contrast. However, they're a nice set of photos overall.
Posted 27 August 2018 - 07:24 AM
The DRL of these captures seems to have been completely overlooked!
The whites are blown, the mid-tones are not tamed and so impairing any
micro-contrast and micro-saturation.
I understand the idea of allowing more space in front of a moving subject
but it is a matter of speed. Here, the horse in the first three is not moving
fast so I think the frames are quite receivable.
A quick tweak suggestion…
Posted 28 August 2018 - 11:36 AM
I agree with Ron about image 4 - even if you were trying to get the horse, you really didn't get its face so that one is a no for me. The first three look a bit soft and I agree with Peter on moving the subject off center when it is moving...even a very slight difference between front feet and back feet can make a big difference in the perception of the image. What shutter speed were you shooting?
I probably would have move the horse in image 5 so that it was looking into rather than out of the image, but excellent exposure with or without that change.
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