Devinwk wrote in post #10953168
Your photos are very nice indeed. Here is a suggestion for the last image...
There is no light on the building because it is backlit. What is interesting about this photo to you personally? The sky is OK and there is no light on the building. Here is an idea.
The sky looked amazing and those two airplanes caught my eye. I redid the version...again. Next time I will just get TWO images, 1 for sky and 1 for the building because when I bumped up the brightness on the building, grainy-galore.
SnapShot Photos wrote in post #10953253
the butterfly pic looks a bit noisy to me, but maybe it's just me.
Its not you. I shot it at 2.5 as the exif showed. he was probably moving around on the flower, so I should have done iso 400/800ish instead of 100.
oweng wrote in post #10953970
1. Dof too shallow, did you try an overhead shot looking down as my eye wanders to the back of the frame. The texture and colour of the nails is very nice.
I agree. I wish I got all of the main pile in focus. It was just a quick walk through so I didnt set it up or anything.
2. the background flowers are too distracting and take your eye off the main subject. I think for shots like this the main flower needs to be isolated.
Really? I feel that the background gives the picture MORE if anything and not take away.
3. nicely composed shot but the butterfly needs additional lighting to bring out its colours and texture, would liked to have seen that with a little fill flash.
I probably could saturate it more. I have no idea how to use fill flash, so that wasnt an option
4. for starters it doesnt look level as the roof appears to be sloping left to right, its underexposed and the main subject is a little uninteresting. I would wait and take it again when the sun is behind you.
Hope this helps.
I tried to rotate it so that it was level
And I realize that it is also underexposed, but I was more focused on how I was able to layer and gradient it. It looks alot better than the original version.
and Sunrise would have been 6am. Too early!
Overall, awesome critiques. Keep em coming and thanks alot!