Critique My Pic

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    Hi All,
    I am new here. Was looking around here and thought this is a good place learn and get good feed back. So following a photo I took at a park. What do you think?




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    Welcome to the forum! I am not an expert by any means but if I may just offer my opinion.

    The sun glare is the first thing that draws my eye instead of the intended subject of the kite flyers. I feel that you are too far away from your subjects for them to be the focal point of this picture. It is also not in sharp focus on my screen. Again, I think distance has to do with this. I like your idea of the shot, but for me it just doesn't do it.

    I am sure that others here will be able to give you better details on how to fix this, but my comment would be to get in closer, with better focus and watch for light glare.

    Keep on shooting!!!!
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    Welcome to the forum

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    Thank you Horseaholic, Yorkshireman.

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    Welcome!


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    Hallo,

    In the first place also form me welcome.
    As for as youre post concerned, I think also youre too far away from the scene, but honestly I must say I like this picture anyhow!

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    Welcome,

    I too think the sun-glare pulls the eye and ruins the photo. And I too think it is too far away. The sun-glare could be fixed in Photoshop and the focus might be improved by using an unsharp mask filter, also in Photoshop.

    I don't think it can be completely "saved" but with a little help from Photoshop it might look better.
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    Ok, Thought I would play just a little. The edit could be much better but this gives an idea of what could be done. "Burned in " the grass, cropped the imag, and ran smart sharpen (all in Photoshop CS3)

    I currently spend a fair amount of time on Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/103236949470535942612

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    ^ I see. Yeah, I agree it looks better, Thank you all. I appreciate your feedback. Irony is I added that glare on purpose, thinking it would give some sort of a cool feel to the photo.


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