Old 03-26-2009, 02:48 AM   #1
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What do they mean by Composition/Balance: The composition of this photo is poor relating to the overall balance of the image?

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The subject is dead center. Try to crop off to the left or right in the future. Looks like poor image quality as well. Perhaps JPEG compression? Either way, I think it's one to just keep for yourself.

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Old 03-26-2009, 03:02 AM   #3
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Yea thats the problem with these (image quality wise) when I change the width from 1280 to 1024 any suggestions on that?
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Make sure you use as little compression as possible when you resize the picture, that may be your problem.
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Yea thats the problem with these (image quality wise) when I change the width from 1280 to 1024 any suggestions on that?
Are you applying USM as the last step before saving?
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Are you applying USM as the last step before saving?
USM?
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USM?
Unsharp Mask.
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USM?
UnSharp Mask - sharpening, in other words. Not to be confused with UltraSonic Motor . . .

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Even if the compression and crop issues are resolved, the lighting is poor - high sun, contrasty, no detail in the dark areas of the engine, just a blob of black. Personal collection, sorry to say.
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Yea thats the problem with these (image quality wise) when I change the width from 1280 to 1024 any suggestions on that?
I might have missed it in another thread, but what program are you using to process/resize your shots?
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I'm using irfanview
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They're doing you a disservice by only pointing out the Bad Composition. As J said, this picture has other obvious issues that will keep it out of the database.


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