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Underwater Photo Contest Entry

Taken by: Dmitry Vinogradov

Sataya Reef.
Sataya Reef. by Dmitry Vinogradov
VOTES: 49
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Posted: Saturday, March 3, 2012- (3/3/2012 7:40:00 AM)
Category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
location: Red Sea Egypt
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message this message is important Dear Dimitry,

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 untill
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 ) !

 
Roland Bach
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message  Photo Critique


First impression

Would love to dive with them smile


Technical ( score from 1-6, best is 6 )

Exposure : 4, Colours: 3, Sparpness: 4, DOF ( depht of field ) : 5, Contrast : 4



Suggestions :

I have made the grade as a natural light shot and hope you agree when I move it in that category. Just missing a bit of white balance (to much cyan on the dolphins).

Composition :

I like the position of the photographer. We can see the surface and this two dolphins in front gives your photo a 3D effect. But there is to much free space below the dolphins.


Suggestions :

If you go a little bit deeper and shoot more against the surface will be perfect. If you made this shot while snorkeling on the surface I recomend a horizontal shot (3x2).

 
Roland Bach
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message  Subject :

Spinner dolphins are always a perfect subject. Especially if they are in a school like here on this pic.

Suggestions :

No suggestion, because how they move and playing together looks perfect. Well done. smile

Epilogue :

I really like this photo. Only the white balance and to much free space below the dolphins could be improved. Anyway... a very interesting shot. Let me know if you agree when I move this photo to the category “natural light”. Looking forward to see your next submit here at UWP.


All the best,

Roland

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--------Photo Critique completed--------

 
Roland Bach
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message Thank you! No problem for “natural light”! )))
 
Winograd
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message Thank you! )))
 
Winograd
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message Thank you so much! )))
 
Winograd
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message I am happy to see this great ( and true ! ) photo critique by Roland well received & appreciated smile
 
Rico Besserdich
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message Thanks, me too!
 
Winograd
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message The change to the category "wide angle - natural light (no strobe) is done. Just watching the other uploads from you. We can see that you are not the first time photographing underwater. Nice photos. Glad to have you here at UWP.

@Rico: Thank you very much. Nice to get sometimes a praise. wink
 
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Answer I am also pleased to be here!
 
Winograd
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message You just should change your profile photo....you are frightening me !! ( meant as a joke ).
 
Rico Besserdich
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Answer  )))))))))))) grin
 
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