Cades Cove Methodist Church
by: © Martin Alpert
9.6
Overall
Rating
9
General
impression
10
Subject
of photo
9
Composition
& Perspective
9
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
10
Depth
of field
10
Color &
Lighting
10
Focus
General
impression
Overall a very nice photo and definitely suitable for competition. I would lighten the very dark areas of the pews and perhaps crop the top off. Well done.
9/10
Subject
of photo
I think you did a great job of finding this empty church. Always a good subject.
10/10
Composition
& perspective
The large empty walls are haunting. Makes me wonder just what type of service goes on in there? I cropped the image via a screenshot as I think you have too much ceiling. If you'd like to see it, send an email and I'll shoot it back to you.
9/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Seems to me like you nailed the technical aspects with the exception of I think the back of the pews are too dark. I find this a bit distracting especially when compared to the rest of the tonal range in the image. This is being VERY nitpicky just so you know.
9/10
Depth
of field
Seems appropriate.
10/10
Color &
Lighting
The way you have handled this image is very evocative of the olden days. Your comment about it being timeless is spot on. In my opinion.
10/10
Focus
Although it is difficult to tell at this size, the focus appears to be appropriate.
10/10
Description
Really a travel photo. How ageless and timeless it is. Looks great it color and better in B&W. I've toned it and burned the edges slightly. Is it good enough for competition?
Technical Details

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
F-stop: F4
ISO: 400
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Michael E. Stern
20+ Years
United States
People
51 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
Always have in mind that the camera (really point-of-view) is dynamic and floating. In other words make sure you always shoot the same subject from three perspectives: eye-level, ground-level and as high up as you can muster. You'll be amazed at how camera height affects the emotional import of an image.
2.
The toning of the edges into a lighter tone is superb. Now try to lighten the very dark areas so the balance is a little more subtle. This is a subtle image and the tones need to be subtle. (In my opinion)
3.
I'm a believer in judicious cropping and in this case I think less white walls makes for a more compelling overall image.
Get your photos reviewed by this GuruShots Pro
Michael E. Stern
Experience: 20+ Years
I've been a professional photographer since the early 80's and have spent most of my time performing commercial work for a variety of entertainment industry clientele: Disney, WB, Universal and Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures. I've also been into photography education since the late '80's and have...
Specialty:
People, Travel, Sports, Commercial, Architecture
Location:
United States
Jobs: 51 Jobs
Liked this photo review? share it with your friends: