John Gafford, Doric Temple at Segesta
(Digital - Advanced)
Interest: 6 Composition: 5.8 Technique: 5.8 Total: 17.5
- Taken near midday, the exposure of this scene is very good with no apparent overexposed or underexposed areas. The maker's intention to focus the viewer's eye by blurring most of the background and some of the foreground is not completely successful. Cropping the image and using a vignette might produce better results.
- The ruins are stunning. The out of focus foreground and background are a huge distraction. Consider a tighter crop
- Well executed for the most part.Instead of darkening upper and lower areas crop more tightly. And figure out how to eliminate tourists from your shots.
- Excellent texture, color & detail in the bottom half of the image. Consider changing aspect ratio for a long narrow composition to delete the blurred vegetation at the top & bottom. Blurring effect seems inadvertently applied to the top of the rear wall. Image is a bit static because the temple is placed in the center. Consider placing the temple further to the left, which would enhance the leading lines provided by the road & people walking on it.