Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Moody Table

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

This candlelight was a challenge. There was poor Light and the candle burned.
I also wanted to get a mood of X-mass.
So i turned to HDR (8 pictures) and went on to create the mood.
All is done with NIK software.

Have a nice day, Raymond

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:28-75mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Nov 2012 - 5:00 PM
Focal Length:75mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/16.0
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Moody Table
Username:Rayke_Be Rayke_Be
Uploaded:19 Nov 2012 - 4:42 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digital art
VS Mode Rating 97 (40% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:Voting Disabled
Critque wantedCritique Wanted
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)
Awards have been disabled on this photo

Comments

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom842 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 7:20 PM

I thought it was HDR straight off due to some of the dark strange shadow areas and slight over compression of tones. A good idea and rather attractive but the HDR a bit over done as it so often is. Would reduce saturation a little and increas contrast.

Paul

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Philo
Philo e2 Member 464 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 8:03 AM

A good effort that certainly conveys the mood of Christmas. Like Paul I think the HDR is a bit overdone which takes away from the candlelit mood i.e. the background should be quite a bit darker. Finally I would look for a simpler composition where the candle clearly becomes the focal point. As presented I feel there are a few too elements competing.
Hope this helps.
Phil

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 9:47 AM

Very Christmassy and nice suitable colours for the festive season. Comments above are good, I would just like to add that the edge inrtrusions to me could be better placed either totally within the frame or totally out of it and maybe allow a little more space above to capture all the holly.

Frank

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Rayke_Be
Rayke_Be  1 Belgium
20 Nov 2012 - 5:02 PM

Thank you all for the critiques.
I read all the comments and restarted with the images i had.
The composition didn't change but i realize that i have to pay more attention avoiding the "half things".
I uploaded a modification , so please take a look.
Is this one better in your opinions?
This is a great way to get other points of view and make one rethink stuff.
Thanks again.
Greets, raymond

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom842 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 8:21 AM

Your mod isd better indeed. The HDR effect is much reduced. Colours possibly still a little over saturated but they are going to be very yellow/red in candle light.

Paul

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.