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alistairfarrugia's Gallery Comments
Glad my vote brought you up to 30. Fantastic work here. Was this scene constructed from multiple shots or did it actually manifest itself in front of you "as is"? To what extent is this a photo in the traditional sense, or a digital construction? I'm curious, as it's really well-made and regardless of how this was arrived to, it's a superb piece of work. Well done!
Carl, this is a great place for long-exposures. Nice one here.
A simple landscape that has interesting shapes and textures. Well done.
Thank you both for your comments and support.
Willie: to be clear on this one I was processing this to end up with a mono-shot. Finished processing it and saved as a mono-file. Then, I wanted to save a colour variant as well, but didn't re-process for that one. I simply switched off the B/W layer and ended up with the colour image as above. I think that's why it looks a bit off. Plus if I remember well this was indeed in-camera HDR to begin with.
Thanks Pamela, interesting points raised and a good mod. My only gripe about the mod is that maybe his face is a bit too close to the topmost edge now. Otherwise I like it. In particular, I'm impressed by how the bottom part of the front-wheel still seems to retain a good shape despite the stretch/transformation applied on it. I would probably not have picked up the change if you hadn't mentioned the added canvas at the bottom.
A cute fellow and a good shot, despite the limitation you've raised. In situations like these it's often hard to get a clear view unless you either move around or somehow attract the vole to move somewhere a bit more free from foliage. Both have their implications of course. Sometimes waiting and waiting yields to nothing anyway, plus not everyone possesses the ultimate virtue of patience!! On the other hand, trying to make it move towards a more promising position might actually make things worse and make it flee!
TanyaH, there is indeed a slight tilt, the top part shows it the most, but even after straightening along that top line it transpires that the wood is a bit curved towards the middle part. Straightening it on any of the vertical lines would induce a tilt somewhere else given that this is a bit imperfect in its construction. However, I did have a go at it again and came up with three more variants One is a recreation of V1, edited slightly for a bit more balanced presentation. The others are square crops, one in colour, one in b/w.
You get my UA for this, great shot!!
Hi there. I visited the Keukenhof a few weeks ago whilst on holiday in Amsterdam. It is indeed a wonderful place and a photographer's paradise. I haven't yet edited the images I took, but I will sure be uploading images of my own later on in the coming weeks. I fully recall this area, where there were several exhibits similar to this one. Well worth taking pictures of.
Hi there, I see you're still relatively new to ePZ and your uploads have so far been only in the Critique Gallery. When you upload to the CG, it implies you want tips to improve your work, and we (the Critique Team) are glad to provide such tips. There are however two preliminary issues that you have to keep in mind to get the most out of this gallery.
I agree with dudler - would have pointed out the top left corner myself as well if it wasn't pointed out earlier. This is a minor quibble though in an otherwise very good image. Critique doesn't always have to be about finding what's wrong and in this case it's a pleasure to comment on what works.
Willie anticipated me, the +1 compensation would indeed have made this worse. I think my tendency would have been to actually go for an underexposure compensation here, to keep the image a bit darker and achieve better saturation and realism in the colours. I think it would have been more representative of how you were seeing the scene with your eyes as well. For instance, there are areas in the image that are completely blown out, like the edge of the branch and the girl's shoes and parts of her clothes.
Hi there. What kind of critique are you after for this image? Did you encounter any difficulties in taking this, or do you wish help with particular aspects of this image? It is helpful if, in the description, you include a bit more information in terms of what kind of criticism you're after, so that it helps the Critique Team and other members to offer insights that address your concerns or queries.
Modification Uploaded, for your consideration. I do agree with Paul here - don't be harsh on your work, rather try to find potential in it and see what you can do to bring out something better out of shots that you at first deem not good enough. You can be surprised at times!
Great set. I like all of these images, but I feel V3 is the strongest one of all. I think a B/W version here would work great, I tried it myself and after 10 mins of tweaking with dodge/burn I think the end-result is great. Would love to upload it as a mod if you don't mind. Thanks!
Hi there, you have three very interesting images here and they are all different subjects and convey different messages. I humbly recommend you upload these separately as it makes offering critique a much harder job. Also, your question "good or bad" is a bit too generic - so the replies will be generic. I hope my comments help you determine whether they're good, or bad, for YOU. Something is good/bad relative to what you wanted to achieve with it, keep that in mind.