Ferris Wheel - II


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Title     Ferris Wheel - II
Photographer     babumani/Babu (26,925) Send mail to this user
Portfolio     Chicago_Collections
F-stop     f/16
Shutter speed     8 sec
Categories     Random
Tourist
Scanner     minolta dimage scan dual II
Lens     Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6 G AF
Camera     Nikon F80
Format     35 mm SLR
Film     Fujicolor Superia 400
Assignment     2003 12 ~ Faith and Hope
Submitted     January 27, 2004 10:01:25 AM CST
Views     604
Rating     13 Thumb-up

Ferris Wheel - II
[2nd in the series of earlier submitted Ferris Wheel - I]

Tech Spec:
Location: Navy Pier, Chicago.
Date & Time: Nov-16-2003, ~5:00 pm
Camera: Nikon F80
Focus: Manual Mode / Focus, Camera firmly handheld on a bench.
Lens: Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF
fStop: 16
Shutter: 10 Sec
Film: FujiColor Superia X-Tra 400
Scan: 35mm Negative Scan, Minolta Dimage Dual II

Welcome your critiques, will write a critique in return to each constructive critique I receive.
If you get a chance take a look at my other images too. Thanks.

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Thumb-up    from rvwv/Ray (11,652) Send mail to this user on February 2, 2004 8:32:04 PM CST (7)

Babu guess you don’t need me to tell you the first shot was better. I wouldn’t give up on the subject if you can make it there again.

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From babumani/Babu (26,925) Send mail to this user on February 3, 2004 8:27:25 AM CST

Thanks Ray, for your inputs.
Sure, I will try again when I visit Chicago next time and let you know when I upload it.

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From rvwv/Ray (11,652) Send mail to this user on February 3, 2004 6:45:14 PM CST

Sounds good to me.

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Thumb-up    from niggmanfred/Manfred (55,349) Send mail to this user on February 2, 2004 10:36:37 AM CST (9)

hello Babu, the motive pleases me, the night submission of the ferris wheel in the entertainment park, unfortunately works in the second version the colors so washed and the Brillianz is missing thereby, unfortunate for the photo work, the focus should somewhat more strongly be, otherwise badly, does not excuse my English, best regards, Manfred

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From babumani/Babu (26,925) Send mail to this user on February 2, 2004 10:43:42 AM CST

Thanks Manfred, for your critique.

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Thumb-up    from chungho/Ray (24,705) Send mail to this user on February 2, 2004 9:21:59 AM CST (8)

Babu, compare with last submission I think the pic is OK, but suffer the problem of horizon tilt. Also, the car at the left side should be avoided, because the main theme is a wheel. Finally, I prefer to change the color in more cold tone (Blue in higher) by adjusting the level in Photoshop.

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From babumani/Babu (26,925) Send mail to this user on February 2, 2004 9:27:31 AM CST

Thanks Dusty, for stopping by and your suggestions.

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Thumb-up    from herbjort/Kjell (32,239) Send mail to this user on January 28, 2004 1:41:53 PM CST (10)

I think in this version the fact that you where a bit late doing this shot is even more apparent. The contrast between the lite areas and the sky is almost breaking up the shot, creating a black upper and a tendency of creating a void of light. Ok, that is taking it to far, but the point is there. As said before, I like the car, and I think it is a great contribution to the composition, of coure I would have liked to see just some more space too. Well, this time is is more visilbe, a plus. Your previous version was to my eya also a crisp/sharp. I think this extra touch lack here. The weel then? Absolutely ok, but I actually had even higher expectaions...

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From babumani/Babu (26,925) Send mail to this user on January 28, 2004 2:04:12 PM CST

Thanks Kjell, for your review. Sorry for not meeting your expectations, but you will definitely see improvements next time.

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Thumb-up    from mc66/Marco (7,374) Send mail to this user on January 28, 2004 11:28:27 AM CST (7)

You've got some nice ingredients here, but I can't really get excited about this picture. Apart from what others already have mentioned (overexposed ferris wheel, tilt, close crop on car bumper, etc.) what bothers me is the lack of people animating the scene. This contrasts to the fact that the amusement park is operating (at least the wheel is) and makes me a bit uneasy about it.

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From babumani/Babu (26,925) Send mail to this user on January 28, 2004 12:49:01 PM CST

Thanks Marco, for stopping by and sharing your opinion. 

I agree with you that having people in the frame would be interesting and add some meaning to this image subject, but as I have mentioned in my reply to one of the critiques in my previous submission [Ferris Wheel -I], the weather conditions were very bad and there were hardly anyone to ride the ferry wheel. I guess the wheel was just illuminated but may be not fully operating. And few decent people who were passing by, noticed me composing this shot, stood away and waited with patience until I composed this one and I did thank them :-).

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Thumb-up    from mtpsuper/Maria Teresa (39,958) Send mail to this user on January 27, 2004 5:42:02 PM CST (12)

Hi Babu. It's an interesting shot of an unusual frame; I like the colours and the little sensation of sadness due, maybe, to the humidity on the floor; I think that the tilt that I see of the image could be corrected, and maybe it could be better. Regards.

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From babumani/Babu (26,925) Send mail to this user on January 28, 2004 8:26:05 AM CST

Thanks Maria, for your opinion. I made some tilt correction at the left side (near the car) and tried at right side too, but that correction lead to cropping some details (especially the star) in the image, so didn't go for it.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from kienmoser/Gisela (65,819) Send mail to this user on January 27, 2004 12:16:17 PM CST (15)

hello Babu , with this second version from the night shot the old car is good to see in the foreground, through the clarification of the picture the bright and strong colors were lost , I find the contrast and the screen layout good ...best regards , Gisela

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From babumani/Babu (26,925) Send mail to this user on January 27, 2004 12:21:24 PM CST

Thanks Gisela, for your critique and observation. Yes, because the exposure duration is longer (10 sec) than the previous one.

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Thumb-up    from djk3d/Donna (2,475) Send mail to this user on January 27, 2004 11:49:32 AM CST (10) Early critique

Gotta say...great job listing your specs for this image (now that's being thorough!). The composition works very well. I like the car in the foreground & the wet pavement. The ferris wheel looks to be a little bit blown out. Also, I'd make the sky a true black but, keep the subtle glow from the ferris wheel (an easy fix in PS). I'd get rid of the slight green cast & brighten the colors overall slightly. Nice job!

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From babumani/Babu (26,925) Send mail to this user on January 27, 2004 12:18:22 PM CST

Thanks Djk, for your time and inputs. Sure, I will apply your suggestions in my future shots.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from dickm865/Richard (2,811) Send mail to this user on January 27, 2004 10:13:21 AM CST (11) Early critique

You deserve credit for a good idea and a steady hand. I think a shorter exposure might have been more effective. You can't really tell unless you make several images. IMO the composition isn't best; maybe a more direct angle on the wheel would work better despite maybe some loss in the sense of place.

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From babumani/Babu (26,925) Send mail to this user on January 27, 2004 10:39:23 AM CST

Yes, shorter exposure [like Ferris Wheel -I] would be effective and would be more effective if the wheel was rotating fast. If you notice in this one, during the 10 seconds duration, wheel has rotated only around 10 degrees. Thanks Richard for your critique.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from chabre/Jonathan (347) Send mail to this user on January 27, 2004 10:06:17 AM CST (11) Early critique

A great idea! The old car gives a good touch, but I think it is too bright the ferris wheel, dont you?

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From babumani/Babu (26,925) Send mail to this user on January 27, 2004 10:10:37 AM CST

Yes, it is, I guess it is due to the high speed film (ISO-400). Ferris Wheel - I is less brighter.
Thanks Jonathan for stopping by.

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