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May 14, 2012 14:47 |  #4696

Lakhum wrote in post #14430678 (external link)
Like the mood and feel of the image. technically i would like more colours on the birds. 6/10



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May 14, 2012 17:54 |  #4697

Lakhum wrote in post #14430678 (external link)
Like the mood and feel of the image. technically i would like more colours on the birds. 6/10

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Exposure wise, good shot to my eye. Well balanced with light that is soft and still strong enough to define the shape of the caddy. I wish we had a Ferrari peeking out! but that doesn't make this a bad picture.
What I think does detract is that the image seems too soft on either side of the caddy emblem. Maybe a smaller aperture would increase your DOF so the the headlights and fogs would be in focus. I'm not digging the detail of the shot basically, could be better!
I would rate it at an honest 5/10.


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May 14, 2012 22:59 |  #4698

Photophilt:
Can you tell me how this Caddy's driver is getting out of the car?
Or may be because image is from Pakistan, this American car also has a rightside steering wheel?

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6/10
With a face like that any picture is very beautiful.
Having said that, few things are bothering me here;

- Surrounding is competing with her to run the show.
Wish is for a wider F stop or selective blue in pp. Don't know if you used a mirror lens but beautiful bokeh would look even nicer if more blur.

- Please be careful of what is on background. Those two vertical tree barks in back ground can cause a somewhat embarrassing situation, may be not here but specially for a formal subject. That brown thing on ground at the left side of image merging with her is distracting.

- Light just don't make it. After looking at your Before After on flickr (Another image), its is clear you do play well with light in more that one way. Here you had a nice shadowless soft one. I wonder if this is better to go for emphasis in darker shadow side on her right side of face or better, accentuating brighter light (Higher key) on the bright (Left side of her face). I suggest a play with "Dodge tool" at 20 % or so and give a few pass on high lights of face. I am sure you get a better, more beautiful light differentiation of face.

- I definitely like to see more detail in washed out chest area of her dressing.

- In a picture like this hands are always one of the most difficult areas to control. You simply cut them near wrist. One may think you got rid of a problem source but especially left hand in far view doesn't cut it for me. It looks too long ! and emotionless when she has such a mysterious and beautiful emotion on the face. Wish to see her bending her elbow or a similar change of posture for left arm, forearm and holding something may be a twig or a native flower, in right hand (Fore field) when both are shown.

- Rotation of torso is well done but tilt of head is not. Any tilt near 45 degree always adds. Less or more is tricky and most of time won't work quit nice.

Well I can go on but guess its too much words and suggestion as is, for what is a beautiful image otherwise.



OK in my image colors are almost original as of one gorgeous sunset at Malibo but try is to keep image skewed toward dream side than real.
I am for critiques more than score of rating so have no reservation.


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May 15, 2012 02:23 |  #4699

5/10

To me the picture looks a bit boring, It must have been great to see in real life, but i would like to see more of the environment. However, I like the texture of the water. But when you say that the colors are almost original, this looks like the opposite to me. It is not that i do not believe you, but both the blue and the orange are in my opinion far too heavily saturated, you could even consider desaturating it a little bit when this is the original.

So, here is my shot :)

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May 15, 2012 03:35 |  #4700

Interesting subject. Wide open interpretation for those who don't read Dutch or ?? Technique-wise = 'snapshot'. 5/10 ;)

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May 15, 2012 03:54 |  #4701

Just to learn... Why do you rate it as a snapshot? ;)




  
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May 15, 2012 04:35 |  #4702

Biffbradford wrote in post #14433659 (external link)
Interesting subject. Wide open interpretation for those who don't read Dutch or ?? Technique-wise = 'snapshot'. 5/10 ;)

Mine: (Don't rate the watermark please - 1/10! :D )

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4.5/10
Lack of sharpness and detail is sticking. Not sure if that is effect of web compression or was present in original image too. As is, adding sharpness will not help.

You got a nice splash of old fashion water skier but I am not sure why colors are so darken. Sky is merging with trees in background in the shade of black! So does the water color. If you wanted to make a change in color, I would suggest a conversion to BW.

You are right about signature and I won't talk or rate that or ....:)


My picture has color made in PS from a foggy situation in mountain.


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May 15, 2012 04:54 as a reply to  @ samsen's post |  #4703

Waterskier: that was a night shot with flash, plus there were spot lights which illuminated the far shore. FWIW. ;)


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May 15, 2012 06:34 |  #4704

Fog shot....not enough in the photo to seem interesting, crop doesn't seem to work well either. 3 / 10

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May 15, 2012 16:19 |  #4705

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Fog shot....not enough in the photo to seem interesting, crop doesn't seem to work well either. 3 / 10

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I like the tone but I dont like the overall image, the effects bother me a bit, 6.5/10

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May 15, 2012 17:26 |  #4706

This angle of this shot is completely uninteresting, especially with the direction the wheels are turned. As well the tone is too washed out except for the bright reflection under the left side of the vehicle. 4 / 10


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May 15, 2012 20:51 |  #4707

Nice one. I like the composition and the human elements. Really, the only thing I'm not sure about is the processing, as its a bit to warm my taste. 8/10.

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May 15, 2012 23:34 |  #4708

7/10 the sky is nice but the bottom half of the picture doesn't do it for me. The foreground is too boring.

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May 15, 2012 23:58 |  #4709

6/10 I'm not sure what the subject is supposed to be. If it's the camera, the focus should be centered on it; if it's the hand/arm, I'm not sure why it's special. If it's the bracelet, a tighter crop would help. A tighter crop would probably help in a lot of ways. I'm not a fan of the low saturation PP. Maybe it's the dress making it a little too busy.

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May 16, 2012 00:48 |  #4710

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Very nice macro shot. Could use a bit more saturation in the green, I'm not sure about the way it's framed. 7.5/10


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