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12297pigwalk
Pigeon Crossing

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tozzo


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Registered: December 2004
Location: New Jersey
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· Date: Thu January 13, 2005 · Views: 4750 · Filesize: 91.4kb · Dimensions: 640 x 435 ·
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Keywords: new york crosswalk street pigeon bird
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T Paul

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Registered: August 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 2,987
Tue January 18, 2005 9:01pm

You have a nice every day life approach to photography that is refreshing, however it stills needs a bit of focus to really make your images more eye-catching. Try following these basic rules and you will see a dramatic improvement in your photos.

1. Move in Closer:. You’d be amazed the difference this will make. Take your typical photo then move in closer so that the subject fills the frame and take another shot. Compare the results and see what you think. As a general rule, details are just more interesting than overall views.

2. Rule of Thirds: This is great for calling attention to your subject matter. Just imagine that your view finder/lens is divided into thirds (2 evenly spaced horizontal lines and 2 evenly spaced vertical lines) and place your subject on one of the four points where the lines cross. You can add dramatic interest without upsetting balance, and this approach is much more appealing than just centering an object.

3. Compose with care: It’s easy to just point and shoot and sometimes we just get caught up in the shot and forget to take the time to really look at our surroundings. Things to think about:
a. Keep the horizon level
b. Crop out extra elements that do not add any interest to your photo
c. Experiment with perspective to help lead your eye to your main subject
d. Be selective and try to keep anything that would distract from your subject out of the photo. You may have to move around and try different angles until you find the one that works.

Without your title, I would have never known this photo was about a pigeon crossing a crosswalk.
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tozzo
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Registered: December 2004
Location: New Jersey
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Tue January 18, 2005 9:29pm

thanks for the feedback.... I actually utilize the points you mention... even though you may not notice it...... if you feel like it, check out my main site and take a look at all the images: http://www.tozzophoto.com

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tozzo
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Registered: December 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 5
Sat January 29, 2005 2:29pm

How could you not know it was a photo of a pigeon crossing? Just look at the photo.... the tumbnail is not going to reveal everything about the photo. I experiement with various kinds of settings and composition... so "rules" may not apply to this style.

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crescentdave
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Registered: December 2007
Sun December 16, 2007 10:08pm

I think depth of field is real important and you have too much as the result of what looks like an "auto" setting. Larger aperture would help to bring the pigeon into greater prominence. Personally, I appreciate your willingness to post on this site and thanks for the pic.
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