Calatrava
by: © Ana Isabel Marti­nez
9.3
Overall
Rating
9
General
impression
8
Subject
of photo
8
Composition
& Perspective
10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
10
Depth
of field
10
Color &
Lighting
10
Focus
General
impression
In spite of my problem with the buildings to the right, I think this is a gorgeous shot showing a beautiful flowing structure, beautifully lit to define it's shape. The reflections in the water lend a nice depth to the shot as well. I especially like the texture and lighting on the boardwalk to the left.
9/10
Subject
of photo
I really like the subject but find it a bit distracting, I'll try and explain below.
8/10
Composition
& perspective
I realize you were on one side of the river and couldn't move to the right to get a better position to get some of the buildings in the background out of the frame. I am wondering if cropping may do something to improve the photo.The buildings behind the "Harp" like structure are not an issue, it's the bigger ones to thr right that bring the eye to them instead of to the beautiful sweep of the "Harp"
8/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Looks like your Canon rendered the exposure perfectly with beautiful creamy whites and dense blacks.
10/10
Depth
of field
Even at f4, (You hopefully used a tripod, my pet peeve) the DOF looks fine
10/10
Color &
Lighting
Beautiful night time shot, no problems here.
10/10
Focus
Very well focused, no problem here.
10/10
Description
I was struck by the symmetry of the lines and the light reflections in the water. Speed 0,8S Exposure f4,5 ISO 200
Technical Details

Canon EOS 7D

Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
F-stop: F4
ISO: 200
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Timothy O. Sutherlannd
20+ Years
United States
Black & White
86 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
It just came to me!!!! I think if you had moved the camera slightly to the left to include more of the boardwalk and less of the right side with the buildings, that the balance would have been much better.
2.
You may try cropping the photo to eliminate the distraction and see what you think.
3.
Try cropping just to the left of the brightest part of the bright windows on the top of the tall building and see what you think, I don't think you will lose what you are trying to convey by doing this. Sometimes Less is more!
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