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  #62 Fill the frame
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The War Memorial       ©2009 Lo
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       25th place, 22 points
1/125s, f5.6, ISO 80, 141mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, flash
 
Post-Processing: Cloned to remove distraction and highlight central figures, intensified colour, resized.       Extra Info: The National War Memorial in Ottawa is 21 M high. This is the central portion, about 10 M in height showing 23 Canadian soldiers from WWI, each about 7 ft tall. Rememberance Day services are held here each year on November 11th.
 
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Lo
Aug 13, 2009
    Sorry about the white line Broph - I didn't realize it was there. I'm just learning how to use Photoshop, and should have made one final check of the photo before I uploaded it to the site. Glad you liked the photo.

Rafinmelb, I tried several colour variations to give the photo some strength; I had even taken a shot in sepia to lend a historical flair, but it just looked washed out. I just ended up intensifying the colour - perhaps why the sky is a bit too strong.

Jade, the central part of the statue is about 20 feet above the ground, with not too much leeway as far as angles are concerned. I like your idea of doing a closer focus on the faces - I'm sure I'll get another opportunity to try it.

Jade O.
Aug 11, 2009
    I disagree with raf since I think without the harsh light, the bronze would be too soft or flat. I see no outstanding blown highlights and the contrast here is necessary to bring out the depth in the images. I still think my comments on the angles could have made for an outstanding image.

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broph
Aug 8, 2009
    A great find for the theme.
Filling the frame with fighting men.
Lighting is beautiful and does the Memorial justice.
Not sure why you left the white band at the bottom of the frame as in my opinion it is distracting.
My #1

Jade O.
Aug 7, 2009
    I had considered a similar shot of a bronze statue but I feel you have really missed the opportunity here. This image occupies a lot of the frame but it is not full frame and full frame would have been easy to achieve even by cropping. But given the light, I think you had a great opportunity to shoot this at several different angles and up close which could have made for a dramatic series of images; a facial profile with another behind it, looking up at a face from below, looking over a shoulder at other soldiers in front or behind. I don't know how high this bronze is or how accessible but this image seems too obvious and I'll use the word, touristy.

rafinmelb
Aug 7, 2009
    The harsh light and shade was not your friend here. I think that loses a lot of the impact of this shot. Also the sky looks a little off in colour.
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