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some old swan pics up for crit

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Title:SWANFESTA
Username:youmightlikethis youmightlikethis
Uploaded:15 Jan 2011 - 6:25 PM
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SLH1979
SLH1979  4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 - 6:32 PM

Lovely pictures, especially the large photo. Great idea.

Sarah

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 7:35 PM

Nice set of shots and very well presented
Mike

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 7:53 PM

especially like v5.lesley

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 9:41 PM

Great title!

Of these, #5 is very much my favourite. Not very constructive, I'm afraid, but the processing you've given it somehow really suits the subject.

#2 and #4 seem rather harsh and over-contrasty, to me. They don't really capture the beauty of the swans and #2 makes them look even a little frightening and frenzied, to me. Maybe that was the intent. #3 seems rather empty to me — not much going on in the majority of the frame.

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youmightlikethis
youmightlikethis e2 Member 121015 forum postsyoumightlikethis vcard Scotland
16 Jan 2011 - 4:20 AM

thanks for crits and comments

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 4:43 AM

I like them a lot. I enjoy your style.
Rob

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom854 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 9:59 AM

V5 is best, but you have those funny dark lines in your processing again where a tonal change is sudden rather than smooth. Cannot understand that. The people who threw all that bread onto the surface of a pond/lake should be shot. It sinks, sours, kills fish - not good.

The other images are a bit ordinary and the composite doesn't work this time because the individual images are not good enough.

Paul

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Patricia Fenn
17 Jan 2011 - 7:25 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

You really gave yourself a difficult task with this. The idea is good and each image has it's merits, but for them to work in harmony they need to be edited as one, not put together after with different white balance and varying degrees of sharpening and saturation.

Also the composition isn't balanced, large over small doesn't work unless you are trying to give a feeling of danger. Sorry to give you such a bashing:-(

And then the black background. Think about what you are trying to convey in the image... the delicate beauty of the swan, or it's fearsome strength, the fragility of nature, or our pollution and manipulation of it.

The idea is good, and worth trying again by arranging the original images and then editing them all together and pasting them on to a softer background to finish.

Hope that helps, Patricia.

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