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Old September 17th, 2008, 05:53 PM
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beautiful marble...

I am in a photography class at school now and i was bored so i started taking pictures around the class room and i found this bright green marble on a grey paper stand. Thought the colors were cool. What do you think?
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Old September 17th, 2008, 05:59 PM
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i like the sharp focus and basically the overall colour of the photo, i find that the thing the ball is on is kind of dividing the photo in two giving this distracting negative space on the left side.

over all though the curve the ball is in dose leave a leading eye to the ball but maybe a lower angle in my opionion might of improved the composition.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 07:00 AM
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I'm gonna have to agree with grif, however I do like your dof and the reflection adds a lot to this, too. It is a neat shot and glad you went out of the box to capture it.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 11:07 AM
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I like it, I wouldn't have guessed it was a marble without reading your title. I think the colors go well together, and I enjoy good shots of 'average' items lying around.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 06:05 PM
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thank you everyone! very encouraging! thanks for the tips
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Old September 19th, 2008, 08:18 AM
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With a little more attention to composition, this could have made a superb shot! I like the green marble and it's reflection on the steel/tin. Some nice curves and lines there, and a wonderful contrast in color and shape. The background stuff - the yellow (desk?) and the lighter (walls?) - really takes away from the shot. You saw the marble and the interesting shape and the way it all worked together. You filtered out the surrounding stuff in your mind. The next step is to filter it out with your camera too.
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Old September 19th, 2008, 10:43 PM
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In the composition what would u change?
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Old September 20th, 2008, 08:30 AM
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In the composition what would u change?
First off, remember that it is your shot, and you need to be happy with how the image reflects what you saw or had in mind when you tried to photograph it. So the first thing to look at would be what you like/don't like about the shot; what parts were successful/unsuccessful in your view.

Secondly, this is only one (my) opinion. Other people viewing your photo might have a different take. I find the top part where the yellow and white meet to be distracting to the main subject of the picture - I especially don't like the 2nd part of white (the white object) that is to the right of the marble. I also would have liked to have seen a more complete right edge of the object that the marble is resting on.

For some reason, I kind of like the yellow band along the bottom.

Anyway - as I said, that's just me. I like the fact, as others have said, that you are trying to stretch a little beyond the ordinary when taking photographs. It's something that I need to do more of myself. Keep shooting and posting, Terra.
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Old September 20th, 2008, 07:42 PM
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Thank you sooo much! You are very encouraging!
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Mario pretty much summed it up! You can just about take any boring object and turn it into a superb photograph. What you can look at is composition and your dof. Just go nuts with different angles, and compositions. Once you have a feel for it then you can start to concentrate on taking the shot you want the first or second photograph. I think experimenting is key when you are first starting out! Keep posting! looking forward to seeing some more of your work.
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