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Photo Critique #218

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Friday Photo Critique is our weekly community project, where we publish a photograph submitted by one of our wonderful readers, then ask you all to offer constructive feedback on the image. It’s a great way to learn more about photography, express your viewpoint, and have your own image critiqued!


Quick Ground Rules

  1. Play nice! We’ve deliberately chosen photographs that aren’t perfect, so please be constructive with any criticism.
  2. Feel free to offer any type of advice – composition, lighting, post-processing etc.
  3. You can also link to photographs that you feel offer a great example of this type of image shot exceptionally well.

Without further ado, here is this week’s candidate for Friday Photo Critique!


The Photograph

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Photo Details & Inspiration

  • Sony A57
  • 50mm
  • f/16
  • 8 seconds
  • ISO 100

I went out to this swamp near to where I grew up as a kid and simply wanted to get some shots of the rising sun. Since the sun was rising behind a fairly unattractive little forest and there was no pond in the direction of the sun neither, I decided to look out for an alternative and this little spot with the two trees on the side caught my attention. I liked the colors and the washed out condensation trails in the sky as well.

Photographer: Oliver Koch


Please let us know what you think in the comments – how would you have approached the scene or taken the photo differently? A massive thank you to everyone who commented last week.

The most constructive and helpful comments will be featured on the site. Interested in submitting your own photo? You can do so here!

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