Camera: Canon Powershot SX100 IS
Shutter speed: 1/200sec
Aperture: f/4ISO: 80
Reader Kshounish Guha from Jalpaiguri, North Bengal, has sent us this photo of the sun’s reﬂ ection in a paddy ﬁ eld. He wants to know how the picture can be improved.First, let me say that the picture is good. The sun’s reﬂ ection is in the right place as per the Rule of the Thirds; and there is enough ‘warmth’ around the reﬂ ection; Improving a good picture is not always easy. Anyway, let me try.I ﬁ rst increased the Saturation a wee bit (I don’t know if that will be visible in the magazine print). I felt that a slight increase in edge contrast may ‘pep up’ the image, and so I sharpened the image slightly. I further felt that the black border does not lend itself to the picture, and so I removed the black border and replaced it with a white 15 pixel border. In my opinion, the picture looks improved (Edited image 1). In Edited Image 2, I have cropped the foreground. I think this further improves the picture.