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Even Angels Need Their Sleep


Even Angels Need Their Sleep
Copyright ©2005, Catherine Gardner ¤ $

Spotted this one when I was not really prepared. Did not have my flash or tripod handy. :-) For this one I can at least retake it so any suggestions are more than welcome.

Photographer: Catherine Gardner ¤ $
Folder: Catherine's
Uploaded: 2005-Sep-01 21:45 EDT
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 400
Aperture: 5.0
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Focal Length: 76mm
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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Don't know why you'd want the flash or the tripod Catherine? Looks ok to me.

But please feel free to demonstrate.

Chris Cooke HoF ¤1 at 21:59 EDT on 2005-Sep-01 [Reply]


I canít use flashes myself and Iím unsure of what effect you would want it to have here, but I suppose you would have wanted the angle to stand more out from the background. I like that you have placed the angle so far to the right and that I can see the gravestones in the background (without them being too visible). There are also some nice colours in the background, but I think the blurry highlights there makes the picture a bit too busy. The main appeal of the picture is the cute angel, but itís hard to give you credit for that one as the angle is made by somebody else (itís a straight on shot where I canít see that you have given the angle something more or something else than the maker of the angle already had given it).

p.t. Inactive Win ¤1 $ at 06:09 EDT on 2005-Sep-02 [Reply]

Thank You Chris And Caroline

For having a look and your comments. Unfortunataley without the flash I was very limited as to which angle I could take this shot from (considering the lighting). My feeling is that with the flash I could turned a bit more to the right and have the back light give a bit of a halo to this Angel.

I also think using a tripod would help to make it a bit sharper. As it was I used my flash bracket to help me support my camera. For the highlights I think my next investment might need to be a ND filter.

Thanks again

Catherine Gardner ¤ $1 at 11:17 EDT on 2005-Sep-02 [Reply]


A beautiful, cute picture and very well composed. The light, color and depth of field are lovely. Maybe a flash would have allowed you to change your position and get the "halo", but I am not at all sure the result would have been as good using fill flash. This looks so lovely and natural.

Frank Brault ¤1 $ at 12:55 EDT on 2005-Sep-03 [Reply]

Thanks Frank

for having a look and for your comments. it is shots such as this which keep me motivated.

Catherine Gardner ¤ $1 at 01:13 EDT on 2005-Sep-07 [Reply]