Old 03-08-2022, 06:10 PM   #1
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I wouldn?t have been shocked to receive a cloudy day rejection but I liked the shot so I gave it a try. The composition balance rejection surprised me though. I feel like it follows the rule of thirds or am I way off?
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Old 03-08-2022, 11:15 PM   #2
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I think the problem is too much sky/foreground. I know the sky is interesting ( although cloudy! ) But I would crop some off of there, and also use a 3x5 aspect. I find it works better for me with photos of this type. See attached example of my take on it.
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Old 03-09-2022, 02:51 PM   #3
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I think the problem is too much sky/foreground. I know the sky is interesting ( although cloudy! ) But I would crop some off of there, and also use a 3x5 aspect. I find it works better for me with photos of this type. See attached example of my take on it.
Agree with this completely. I use 3:5 crops a lot for shots like this.
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Old 03-09-2022, 03:42 PM   #4
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I concur that the 3:5 crop would work much better. I think the foreground is more excessive than the sky in this case. I would start cropping that away first.
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Old 03-09-2022, 03:54 PM   #5
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I concur that the 3:5 crop would work much better. I think the foreground is more excessive than the sky in this case. I would start cropping that away first.
Yeah, that's why I posted a second one getting rid of some of the foreground. He had a blur effect on the foreground and I wasn't sure if that was something he was going for and wanted to keep. I think this would be a great shot on a well lit day.

ETA: I would also drop the part about the gloomy skies. I learned my lesson on that one! haha.

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Old 03-10-2022, 02:49 AM   #6
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It seems to me that you minimized the sky with the intent of avoiding the cloudy day rejection. IMHO, a sky with this kind of texture is exactly what will overcome the cloudy day rejection. In this case the dead space in the foreground is your biggest enemy.
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The recrop as others suggested did the trick.

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Sure did! Thank you guys for the input!
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