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Underwater Photo Contest Entry

Taken by: Vincent Hong

Soft-on-Hard Corals
Soft-on-Hard Corals by Vincent Hong
VOTES: 27
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011- (11/13/2011 11:01:00 AM)
Category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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message this message is important Dear Vincent,
Thank for your latest submission to the UWP contest smile

You've requested a critique of your photo. How it works :
I will structure my critique into a few chapters and will list some suggested solutions to problem zones ( if there are any ). My critique will be like 2-3 posts in total, please wait with any answers until you see the note 'photo critic completed' - thanks smile

As we photo critics do this job as volunteers, a 'thank you' is always appreciated (no 'thanks' = no more critiques ).

Photo critiques here at UWP are meant to give a helping hand with an analytic review & to suggest solutions. The objective is to see you here as winner one day smile

And here we go ( critique/review starts with the next post ) !

 
Rico Besserdich
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message  Photo Critique

First impression
Good start, interesting shot that would be just great with a diver inside ;-)

Technical ( score from 1-6, best is 6 )
Exposure : 4, Colours: 4, Sparpness: 4, DOF ( depht of field ) : 4, Contrast : 4


Suggestions :
Warm colours, nice blue water, sharpness : Technically a successfull shot !


Composition
A working composition that could just deserve the small "extra".


Suggestions :
The soft corals following a diagonal line : this looks nice to me. The "little extra" could be a diver swimming in the blue water ( or close to the corals and watching them ). Shots like this do need a second subject as "reference".....and for this, dive buddies can be usefull ( sometimes ! ).
 
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message  Subject
A beautiful coral scenery. Let's say : "a classic" smile


Suggestions :
5-6 years ago, a photo like this one would be a contest winner. Now, where million good pics are around it needs to go a step further....especially for the contest photographer smile Think of different angles, composition, lightning or something else that brings the "WOW ! effect" .


Epilogue
Welcome to the UWP contest !!! You've it made a good start and you seem to master already basics of photography techniques. As said before : Good start !! Looking forward to your next submissions ;-)

All the best,
Rico


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Rico Besserdich
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message Thanks for the critique Rico. Appreciate it.
 
Vincent Hong
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message You are welcome, Vincent smile
 
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