View Full Version : Some photos to get some more critiques going.
13th of May 2002 (Mon), 14:12
I went to France about a month ago, and for the trip I went and bought a G2.
Amphitheatre @ Arles
Amphitheatre @ Nimes
Notre Dame, haha ok, its the Eiffel Tower.
Le Tour Eiffel
I'm fairly new to photography, so any technique or artistic criticism is greatly appreciated.
13th of May 2002 (Mon), 19:36
These are great by me, Chaz. I love lines and these were well placed and drew my eye to the center of the shot, except for the second shot.
I see a "old/new" or "ancient/modern" contrast here which is exciting concidering the setting. The second shot could have echoed this farther with more of a side_by_side straight on shot.
The Eiffel Tower gets photos just because it is the Eiffel Tower and you paid a fortune to take them. Good for grandma and the kids but one or two seems to be plenty, if you know what I mean.:) Good job on these.
As a photographic statement, I would love to see more "ghosts", so to speak. This could have been a theme for the whole trip and you could have filled a C drive. Great job, thanks for posting!
14th of May 2002 (Tue), 15:27
Very nice shots!
15th of May 2002 (Wed), 15:27
Thanks for the feedback.
I agree about the tower being the subject of many shots, but being right there, its hard to resist. :+)
17th of May 2002 (Fri), 21:11
Welcome to the world of traveler photography. What you get is what you see. What you see is where you are -- and when you are where you are. You take it or leave it.
It is with that in mind that I would like to talk about the light in scenes 1,2 and 3 -- adding that the illumination of these scenes --as posted -- may not be what you are looking at on your monitor.
So, these images need better lighting. A better time of the day. Especially so for Shots 1 & 2 where the foreground is lost in shadows. I am not against shadows when used as patterns and lines to coax the eye to travel across a photograph. But here I think that these shadows hide information. Take a look at Evercloud’s travel diary on Scotland and Skye.
That's my "Rough Guide".
HOWIE (Ottawa, Canada)
PS: (I was in Paris and the tower in June '67.)
20th of May 2002 (Mon), 07:57
Yeah, I tried finding better lighting but the big ball of fire in the sky was stubborn and wouldn't move for me. I did get to the aquaducts in southern france at dusk, so the lighting was much nicer.
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