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dgarr Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 85] (521) [2007-08-05 18:38]

Very beautiful photo Jean Paul. It has a nice reflective feeling to it. For me, you have gone overboard with increasing the saturation in the red channel, I think that probably the original image was strong enough grafically to work well on it's own merrits.

David

dgarr Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 85] (521) [2007-08-05 18:32] [+]

Hi Veronica:
This is a beautiful simple image. The shadow from the faucet combing with the reflection on the wet surface is enchanting. It is wonderful the way you have it presented, the colors are really nice, but I tried a sepia toning workshop on it just because this seemed like the kind of picture that it would work well with. I hope you like it.

David

dgarr Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 85] (521) [2007-08-05 18:04]

Hi David, this is a very strong image, but for me, I'd prefer it left as a grayscale. The green and purple cast that it has here really detract from the beauty of it. I think if you want to give it a more fitting color cast you might go toward sepia, but it would work very well as a straight B&W. I have posted a workshop in sepia.

David

dgarr Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 85] (521) [2007-08-05 17:24]

Great composition. I love the repetition of the vertical lines. For me, the color balance being so blue green really detracts, as does the frame. This is a strong enough image to stand on it's own.

David

dgarr Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 85] (521) [2007-08-05 17:10]

Very dynamic image Roberto. You have really isolated the flower wonderfully by blacking out the background. The combination of red and black is striking. Nice presentation.
David

dgarr Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 85] (521) [2007-08-03 8:10] [+]

Nice work Tanja. It's not easy to get a shot like that without lensflare from the sun shining on the lens. You got this shot very clean. Good job.

David

dgarr Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 85] (521) [2007-08-03 8:03] [+]

Great idea Tanja!!! It has taken me some time to realize what an artistic genius you are as I have not logged into TL for months.

I think that you may have come to the same conclusion as I did about beach combing. There comes a time when it may be better to leave the shells at the beach and collect them in your camera instead of bringing them all home. For me it took moving to the other side of the planet to start to rethink the importance of all my material belongings.

Nice shot, love the idea.

David

dgarr Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 85] (521) [2006-11-09 10:24]

Hi Phillip:

It's a great picture of the horse, but you seem to be getting some lenz flare around the horses ears. When possible, always try to keep the sun behind you as you shoot to prevent this. I know that this is not always possible, but it's something that is good to keep in mind while shooting. You can have this same problem with any source of strong light, not only the sun.

Philippines
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Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)

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dgarr Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 85] (521) [2006-11-09 9:57] [+]

Great image OgGie; It works very well as a B&W. The only critisism I can find with is that the paturn of the pillow in the upper left is a slight distraction, but certainly no big deal.

I would like to read more in your note about the subject, but can understand if you prefer to respect their privacy.

Thanks for sharing this.

David

dgarr Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 85] (521) [2006-10-20 13:54]

Wonderful effect from the clouds. This is a great image and You have done some very effective postprocessing, but I have to agree with Richard that the burning could be a little smoother. It looks burned instead of natural, but still a terrific image. The only reason I get bugged with less than perfect dodging and burning is because I'm a complusive perfectionist who spent years in the darkroom not getting the results I demanded from myself.

I love the light colored grass in the foreground on the bottom of the frame. Not as dramatic as the sky, but still really awsome grafically.

David