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Forum Topics:7
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Weary by justahobby

This is an impressive sculpture, and Ive not seen it before.

The shot is good, and you did well to use the +1 exposure compensation. If you had been close enough, popping up your flash may have given enough fill light to lift the shadow.

Composition could benefit if it was a little more to the right, with some space on the left.

Ive uploaded a mod with some more exposure, and contrast. I did add the space on the left, and cropped on the right, and quite a bit of sharpening, as the joins look quite soft. I wonder if its possible you were a teeny bit too close, as the area behind looks sharper than the close pats of the sculpture, or, if using a smaller aperture would have worked better. Either way, a nice shot overall.

Hope this helps,



The Playing Field in Winter

The Playing Field in Winter by Otinkyad

It certainly suggest what you were aiming for! That weak, struggling sun is really good.

I would like to see this wider, shot in a landscape mode, just to get more background in for that added sense of misery and fog.

I filled in the width where you used the black borders with the existing background, and added some lens blur with a bit of noise. I used the content aware fill tool in CS which worked quite well.

See what you think.



A pea in a pod

A pea in a pod by robsriverview

Really cute.

Its all about that smile and expression. Im sure you will take many more of these.

Theres not a whole lot to suggest. You have that great eye contact; the eyes can be sharpened a litte more as mentioned by Julia above, - easy to do when shot using f/18; I would perhaps want a little more structure in the face by setting the black point and allow some shadow and contyrast; it not over exposed by any means, it just a lot of light can appear a bit flat.

Ive uploaded a mod with this done, - pulled in the left side of the histogram a bit, sharpened, and reduced mid-tone contrast.

The centre position is fine, but the mod has space cropped off the left just to see what sort of difference it makes. View the mods large.

Hope this is helpful,




Man-Monsters by iancrowson

I like it. The slight movement works in its favour.

The mans expression and general attitude help a lot. I can see something suggesting evolution here!



Ullswater by sco1

Its a nice scene. Looks a bit cool to me, - white balance, but otherwise good colours.

When you say composite HDR, how many exposures did you work with? Were the exposure made in camera, or in post processing? HDR would be very difficult to do with moving water.

Uploaded a mod with a daylight white balance, and some shadows lifted a little. Mod 2 is rotated to level the lake, which has an appearance of being tilted a little.





Balmashanner War Memorial 2

Balmashanner War Memorial 2 by billmyl

Yes Bill, this is it. Well done composition that works well. Wish the dog was there too!

A bit too warm for me, - thats just a matter of preference.

The mod is a little less warm, and the foreground and castle a little brighter.

Good work,



Bubble Drop

Bubble Drop by soft_eye

Ita superb.

We need more information on your set-up, especially lighting, and triggers if any to be able to offer any constructive feedback, but it looks like youre doing everything well from this.



Flower in the evening

Flower in the evening by kichi

Welcome to EPZ Anish.

It is as mentione very much underexposed. This means that the amount of light avai;able was low, and that the settings used did not allow enough light to enter to the sensor.

So you need a much slower shutter, - on a tripod, or a much higher ISO if hand-holding.

I uploaded two images, one is a screen shot from Photoshop that shows the image is extremely underexposed. The second is the image with exposure increased, and that shows the flowers are very blurred. They are blurred because the shutter speed, of 1/20th, is much too slow when hand holding a 55mm lens. You would need at least 1/80th, which would make the image even darker! So, given the available light, using 1/80th and ISO 1600 at least might have been better.

Also, using +1/3 in Manual mode doesnt do anything for exposure. I hope to see some recent shots!



Balmashanner War Memorial

Balmashanner War Memorial by billmyl

Technically very good.

If the weather permits a sunrise shot tomorrow, I would use a portrait orientation, use the right side pathway as a lead-in as John suggests, and place the dog about a third of the way along if hes with you.

Be prepared to take multiple shots at different exposures so you have the option to make a great image in post processing using layers.

Loaded a minor mod.



"Play It Again, Sam"

"Play It Again, Sam" by kaz1



Going Home

Going Home by lifesnapper

Or a very dedicated Jehova's Witness....

Ye old Sarum moat

Ye old Sarum moat by LouiseTopp

And using shade for WB may have caused it to be overly warm. Since theres is open sun in the sky, daylight might have been better.

Mod upload with this done and Nicks suggestions.




Nepal by WimpyIskandar

Its well composed.

It can benefit with some lens correction, the verticals are tilted at 16mm.

It looks underexposed to me, and the darker areas can be lifted a little.

I think the sepia here is a bit too heavy, being very yellow, and a more discrete effect might look better.

I uploaded three mods. All have shadows lifted, verticals straighter; one is a light sepia, then a mono, and a du-tone.



Bluebell Impressions

Bluebell Impressions by dunfr

I think the fact that the centre does not have the motion blur looks odd to me.

Overall perhaps it could do with a lift in brightness and contrast, and it could suit a wide crop.

I uploaded a mod with these tweaks as one suggestion.



Belts for Sale

Belts for Sale by meshklam

Nice. It would look better with the colour tone warmer, as if it was a sunny day, and Ive uploaded a mod with this done.



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