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  1. Baywing


    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Please critique. The Bard was a magician, storyteller of old. This shot was taken at a Renaissance Faire, I saw the shot coming when he hung his banner. Having seen the act before, I knew at some point he would do his straw-man routine and was ready when it happened. All I needed was a minor adjustment of my position to get this.
    My biggest question is relative to the banner. It is slightly OOF. Is the banner too OOF, not enough OOF or just right?

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  2. kpstatz


    May 13, 2008
    I like the composition as such, but the banner is too OOF and therefore distracting for my taste.
  3. JusPlainCrayzee

    JusPlainCrayzee Administrator Administrator

    I think the banner is too OOF, and because of it, for me, it becomes distracting.
  4. Baywing


    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Thanks. A question for those who think the banner should be sharper; if the banner were in focus, would it be distracting from the magician? Focus is one of the objects of composition, your eye tends to go for what is in focus. Were the banner sharp, would there be a less clear definition of the subject, or possibly two competing subjects?
  5. if the banner were in focus, would it be distracting from the magician?

    Yes that's my opinion it's the magicians who makes the picture,when the hole scene is sharp then you got a postcard.
  6. I think the banner is right. If it were too sharp, it would just look like a p/s snapshot with too much background stuff in focus, taking away from the subject. It's still legible, but blurry enough to separate the magician from it.
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