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    Default Girlfriend under the shower

    Just tried my first attempt on people photography...after a million shots I found one acceptable...as always, tips and comments are more than welcome.

    Moniek Shower

    Greetz Sven

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    I like the strong lighting on the left of her face mixed with the highlighted drops of water near her.

    I would potentially crop a bit harder on the left side to bring the subject (your gf) more into the image - mabye crop along the tangent line at the base of the visible wrist (the white pole or beam would end up the border of the pic.)

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    definatley a cropping job, as xysmas has suggested it can be done and still retain the theme of the photo
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    I really like what you captured here. The lighting makes this shot and I too agree that cropping the image a bit more (maybe to a square aspect) would make it much better. But hey you camera doesn't do square so the shot as it is is great. Good work.
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    Hey all!

    Thanks for the comments...I cropped the photo twice, first on a 2 x 3 ratio, because I do prefer to keep my photos like that, but for me it doenst do the trick and I can't say the picture really improves.

    Moniek2

    But that might be very personal...the (almost) square ratio is nicer I think:

    Moniek3

    Feel free to do your own cropping on the original photo:
    http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...57600149046636

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    svenblom,

    Yes, on the (almost) square one. Even though a strong diagonal is formed, or because of it, I like the overall feel/look of it. I would have tried to highlight the water droplets a little more, just for effect.
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    The maturity on this board is incredible, I was expecting a dozen people to say "Show us the other million attempts!"
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    Did that post not make it up here? I thought I said that
    "Say, Click take a pic" I have a 4 yr old and a 19 mo old so yeah I watch Diego.

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    O yea, show us the other million attempts - good to critique the whole series at once..

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    one more thing (i'm in on the "maybe a little bit of cropping") but... if that's your GF... what's with the wedding ring on the finger!?.. sorry... right... now I should sleep! s... (300 views in one day - you're onto something there!)

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