AvanRooyen wrote in post #15033257
I'm new here. I've been taking photo's for some time and in the past the level of my editing skills was "Auto Levels" and "Auto Contrast" in photoshop.
Recently I've started taking photos in RAW format and taking more time to edit them.
So here are some pictures for CC.
You're doing some cool stuff, but I think all of these images have some problems. I'm not going to talk about all of them, and I won't really get into any of them in-depth, but here are a few quick comments.
1) the bird silhouette. This is a very moody high contrast image. I think that aspect definitely works and conveys a certain emotion. That's important. Unfortunately, I think that the composition is a bit lacking. There are just too many branches. Since the shape of tree branches is pretty random, this results in a lot of random lines. And the birds are so small in the image that they are sort of getting lost. Very cool use of black and white, but the branches aren't really showing any intent with regards to shape and form, and then the contrasting shapes of the birds are just getting lost too much.
2) Cool bee photo. I love photographing bugs. But this bee just isn't sharp enough. More to the point, NOTHING in the image is really sharp. So I'm looking through the image to see what I'm supposed to focus on, and I can't really find anything in sharp focus.