Your Photo: Our Critique

CJ Cruz submitted this image taken with a Sony A700, with an exposure of 1/160sec at f/8, ISO 100. This is not a setup shot, CJ came across this car sitting in the midday sun. Clearly there is some reflection from a nearby wall on the side of the car, which in a set up shot could be flagged off, but here he made it work. The shadows from the garage create a great background. Despite the bright overhead sun, the lines on the car show up from this angle. It is a shame there is a little flare on th

CJ Cruz submitted this image taken with a Sony A700, with an exposure of 1/160sec at f/8, ISO 100. This is not a setup shot, CJ came across this car sitting in the midday sun. Clearly there is some reflection from a nearby wall on the side of the car, which in a set up shot could be flagged off, but here he made it work. The shadows from the garage create a great background. Despite the bright overhead sun, the lines on the car show up from this angle. It is a shame there is a little flare on the bumper, but that can be dealt with in post processing if need be. A little more space between the top of the windshield and the frame’s edge would be nice. Overall the framing and perspective works.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__This photo gets four stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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