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Nov 05, 2017 17:21 as a reply to  @ post 18486449 |  #10291

Cool shot, I like the white light underneath the truck, 7/10.


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Nov 07, 2017 10:16 as a reply to  @ post 11759301 |  #10292

A nice landscape scene scene and view, well seen a d good photographed. This road nice leading eyes forward. Sun is situated in a good place in frame and it helps for a good composition. Slightly cropp keft side of photo due to the fact that some of these branches are cutted in left up corner, I think that it is a matter of taste.


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Nov 07, 2017 10:19 as a reply to  @ post 11759521 |  #10293

A good photo of this horse. I agree with previous comment about horse's eye. I also would like to slightly cropp up part of photo, because in my opinion a part of this cutted lamp in up part of photo is not so necessary to put it here into this frame.


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Nov 07, 2017 10:25 as a reply to  @ zip0154's post |  #10294

Fine details here on this guitar. Besides position of this guitar in diagonal helps for a good composition. B&W works well for me here. Value of f-stop is well set here and well used here, I like this shallow DoF. For me this photo works as it is. I guess that this grey area out of the focus which is situated near the right down corner it is a part of this guitar.


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Nov 07, 2017 10:59 |  #10295

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Fine details here on this guitar. Besides position of this guitar in diagonal helps for a good composition. B&W works well for me here. Value of f-stop is well set here and well used here, I like this shallow DoF. For me this photo works as it is. I guess that this grey area out of the focus which is situated near the right down corner it is a part of this guitar.

Hey Mkl ... if you put up a critique, you have to post a picture. That's the name of this game. And it's just that very last photograph you are permitted to critique. Oh ... and you are supposed to hand out a score ... ?/10.

Rules, rules, rules! Games have rules. ;-)a

EDIT: good critique btw ... now, where is your photograph?


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Nov 07, 2017 11:19 as a reply to  @ DaviSto's post |  #10296

Thank you for your input. Beginns are almost always hard. I'm trying to understand how this site works. Hand out a score ?/10, a little strange rating for me. Any guidelines for these rules here on this site? Thanks.


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Nov 07, 2017 11:27 |  #10297

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Thank you for your input. Beginns are almost always hard. I'm trying to understand how this site works. Hand out a score ?/10, a little strange rating for me. Any guidelines for these rules here on this site? Thanks.

No guidance on how you figure out consistent scoring available anywhere, I am afraid. It is probably a little erratic as a result.

Long ago, when I taught at University, I always used to mark on a scale of 1 to 10 ... but with an actual maximum of 9. My argument was that it would be unbelievably arrogant of me to grant a 10 when there was such a lot I didn't understand myself. So '9' is what I'd give if I couldn't think of any significant way of improving a submission. My students didn't like me much for this ... despite my evident humility.

Anyway, it's great that you're here. And do post a photograph if you can. Somebody will give it a probably mild critique and post their own. Any pain will be very short lived.


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Nov 12, 2017 03:30 as a reply to  @ Mkl's post |  #10298

Don't overthink it, it's your opinion,may be a terrible picture, but if it does it for you, rate it as such.




  
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Nov 12, 2017 05:09 as a reply to  @ zip0154's post |  #10299

I think musical instruments make great photographic subjects and I'm a sucker for guitars. This is a nice composition. The shallow depth of field and monochrome treatment together with the strong leading lines give it a nice moody feel and I like the simple use of window lighting. I think the background is a little distracting. I'll give it 8/10.


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Nov 19, 2017 20:31 as a reply to  @ DaviSto's post |  #10300

This is a tough one. I like the contrast, and the black and white treatment, but I dont like the pose. For some reason I get the impression we are looking down on the person. Something just feels wrong 7/10

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Nov 22, 2017 13:43 |  #10301

I like the way they are laid out, not too symmetrical, but not just thrown together. Good contrast, not too much, but just enough 8/10.


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Nov 22, 2017 15:58 |  #10302

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I like the way they are laid out, not too symmetrical, but not just thrown together. Good contrast, not too much, but just enough 8/10.

To me this image is more of a snapshot.. crop is a bit to close to his head... and a bit underexposed.. maybe a more aggressive black and white edit could bring some drama into the images 5/10

This image was a local dance company.. the performance is inspired by MC Esher.. so tried something that hopefully gives a bit of that feel


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Dec 07, 2017 19:58 |  #10303

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To me this image is more of a snapshot.. crop is a bit to close to his head... and a bit underexposed.. maybe a more aggressive black and white edit could bring some drama into the images 5/10

This image was a local dance company.. the performance is inspired by MC Esher.. so tried something that hopefully gives a bit of that feel
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I am a sucker for this type of image. It greatly appeals to me. Add to that that I would never think of doing this sort of image myself makes me appreciate the image even more. Love it. 10/10 cant find anything wrong with this, and if the dance company does not use this image in their brochures, they are crazy.

My image is from an outing at a local park. The topic was a sort of wonder woman/xena princess warrior. Photographically, I was looking at supplemental lighting, although none is used in this image.

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7/10
I am totally not in BnW photography.

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Mar 17, 2018 13:16 |  #10305

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I am totally not in BnW photography.


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Nice landsape! Technically well done IMO. Even exposure and nice framing. Visually...it's kind of boring. Well executed though. 8/10


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