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photoblog image I wrecked the bridge!

I wrecked the bridge!

After struggling to stay out late night, I've taken this disastrous shot. I am still going to post it because I would love to have your criticisms/advise on what I could've done different.
By the way, this is the Tower Bridge of London. :(

I wrecked the bridge!

After struggling to stay out late night, I've taken this disastrous shot. I am still going to post it because I would love to have your criticisms/advise on what I could've done different.
By the way, this is the Tower Bridge of London. :(

comments (4)

uhmmm...looks interesting.
my only question would be why didn't u take more of the interesting reflections in the water and less of the rather boring sky?
Abisola Fatokun: how true. Now that I think of it, I guess I should've done that instead. Thanks for that.
This is nice bisola! I like the lights here...Nice!
Abisola Fatokun: Thanks ChaCha. Thats very encouraging. Am happy you like the lights smile
  • Kay
  • 12 Aug 2007, 02:52
Bisola, this is not a disaster. It's a lovely shot. I agre with deji77, which is to either crop out the top part of the photo, or bring the camera down just a little bit to capture more water.

All in all, it's still a great picture. You've given me a nice view of the bridge!
Abisola Fatokun: Thanks for the hint Kay. I'll give it another try in the near-future and will try for a more balanced composition next time.
Hi Abisola............. If I had had the opportunity to take this shot, I think I would have
(1) stepped back a bit (or used less zoom) to get both ends of the bridge in, instead of cutting one end off.
(2) taken less sky and more waterand reflections (as others have said)
(3) found some point on which to focus the check that the bridge was straight - to me it looks as if it is tilting (i.e. if you had a daylight horizon, it would not be straight.)
(4) I would check the other photos (you didn't take just one, did you?) and see if one of them corrects any or all of the above.

So that's what I would have done, but "each to his own" as the saying goes, and other visitors may have different suggestions. So you didn't wreck the bridge, but you could improve it - and if it gives YOU satisfaction then there nothing more to be said.
All the best, Sheila of Themes
Abisola Fatokun: wow! Thanks so much Sheila. I'll try to remember all of this. Thing is sometimes I feel there's so much to think of while composing my shots that I tend to forget the obvious in my bid to remember other things.

You're right, I did take more than one shot of the bridge. I think I may be able to rescue a 'cropping' from another shot that shows more reflections in the water. It is off-centre, though. Looks like I should've walked a few yards more to the left before taking my photos.

Thanks for taking time out to give these tips, Sheila. I 'preciate it.

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