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Madsterdam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 102 W: 25 N: 115] (628) [2009-03-21 4:28]

A fun and colorful contribution to the theme. Pity about the destructiveness of some people.
Jim

Madsterdam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 102 W: 25 N: 115] (628) [2009-03-21 4:09]

I had to look at your location to sense that this is a refreshing shot given the temperature here.
The EXIF will come in handy.
Great expression on your boy's face, sharp focus, good composition.
Thanks,
Jim

Madsterdam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 102 W: 25 N: 115] (628) [2009-03-21 3:46] [+]

I agree, there is beauty in a wilted flower. When in the Netherlands, I let the entire bouquet reveal all it's stages of decay before tossing it on to the compost...there's something symmetrical about that for me.

I like the yellow in the unfocused background and the detail of the red tulip.

Jim

Madsterdam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 102 W: 25 N: 115] (628) [2009-03-21 3:40]

I like the frame! It seems as though the flowers are bursting out of the computer screen. Nice effect. The colors are vibrant and it's a good composition, a piece of nature highlighted in the middle of a man-made structure. Good presentation,
Jim

Madsterdam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 102 W: 25 N: 115] (628) [2009-03-21 3:37]

I know it's spring, but this caught my eye when looking at your profile. Colors and light are beautiful. I like the angle of the light and the fact that the leaves are not "perfect", particularly the green one. Nice presentation.

Jim

Canada
Title: Spring day
Spring day (58)
Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)

 

Madsterdam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 102 W: 25 N: 115] (628) [2009-03-21 3:18]

We too wait for the snows from the peaks to thaw as it runs down to the reservoir. Perhaps we're more happy to see this occur than you are in your part of the world. No drought for three years!
I like the composition (I have loads of partially submerged trees in my folders) and the colors are cool with a tinge of warmth in the branches and the horizon. Good clear image Dot.

Kind regards,
Jim

Madsterdam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 102 W: 25 N: 115] (628) [2009-03-21 2:59]

I like the presentation of this very much, except for the white splotches on the wall, which is why I did a workshop to clone them out. I remember when I was learning about various compositions of colors for my garden that one respected gardener said that pinks and warm colors like yellows and oranges should not be mixed (color chart "rules"). I disagreed and have a number of pink flowers right next to bright oranges here and there in the garden.
I like this image a lot.

Kind regards,
Jim

Madsterdam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 102 W: 25 N: 115] (628) [2009-03-21 2:47] [+]

Because it's somewhat like a postcard, I think the extent of saturation works. I would love to visit this place and see it's true colors. I also think the lighting/brightness of the building on the left detracts a bit. Still, it looks like a beautiful place and this is an attractive image.
Kind regards,
Jim

Belgium
Title: roze groen
roze groen (20)
Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)

 

Madsterdam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 102 W: 25 N: 115] (628) [2009-03-21 2:43]

Great detail. You can almost smell the fragrance. Good macros shot and capture of an uncommon (at least for me) color for rose petals. The frame was also a good choice.
Kind regards,
Jim

Madsterdam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 102 W: 25 N: 115] (628) [2009-03-20 10:42]

Hello Trish,

I didn't know you can get this type of shot without a strobe light. I'll have to give it a try. I've only been able to manipulate RAW images for a few days now that I've got Lightroom and when I saw your comment about increasing blacks, I thought I'd see what that does to my shots. It's amazing how a subtle change can alter an image. Thanks again...
Jim