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01/09/2009 - 9:38 PM

morning mist

morning mistSteve - nicely spotted with a lovely landscape. Sadly the dark foreground does nothing for the pic. Without being there it is hard to say what options you may have had but if it were possible I think moving your viewpoint so you were the other side of the fir tree hedge to take the mist scene you may have done more justice to the picture. That hint of mist in the trees to the lower right would have made an evocative and mysterious foreground if it were the full foreground interest. With the sun breaking onto the distant hills as it is would have then completed the shot.

But all of this might not have been possible!

All I am suggesting is a different viewpoint if possible is what is needed.

Keep 'em coming though.

Regards
Paul
17/05/2009 - 9:17 PM

Isla - 6 - B&W

Isla - 6 - B&WEngaging portrait of a beautiful lady. Eyes are mesmerising.

I would suggest tidying up the stray hairs around the eyes and the highlight side of the face is a little overdone as it is on the edge of being burntout. The hand takes the eye and I suggest a little burning to tone it down. Possibly even go in tighter on the crop?

Hope you get what I mean.

Paul
14/05/2009 - 10:22 PM

Sheer Nylons

Sheer NylonsBeautiful model and interesting perspective. Couple of minor things I think would help - small mark on her right thigh (looks like small bruise) and the crease on her left thigh at the base of her bum are a little distracting. May benefit from smoothing out. In adddition I think the crop at the bottom of the shot slicing off her toes is to tight and it would be better to see the whole foot with the point of the shoe becoming a lead into the picture.
Finally the hand in view also does nothing for me as it is another distraction and would maybe have been better out of sight or arm raised and fingers pushed back through her hair at the side?

I hope you can picture what I mean.

Still I like this and the model oozes sex appeal with her come and get me expression. Good glamour shot.
03/05/2009 - 11:32 PM

Dandelion seed

Dandelion seedAn abstract perspective of a popular subject. Very appealing composition and lighting. The burnt out highlight at the top left of the dandyhead is a little distracting and a little burning or selective curves in PS may bring it back a little. Just needs bringing back a bit IMHO but not to detract from the lovely soft effect you have created.

Paul
02/05/2009 - 3:43 PM

Quarry digs

Quarry digsI agree with the comments from DR as I like the heavy sepia on this - maybe its metal machinery and rust! Same advice too. Shoot in RAW and work from the original colour file.

The RGB layers can then be tweaked individually to create the final image in mono.

This needs a touch more contrast and maybe using the dodge and burn tools will assist in pulling in some detail here and there on the arms and bucket.

Great composition and subject so a click from me.
20/04/2009 - 6:02 PM

Nude

NudeRob - I thought long and hard about making a comment. Obviously decided to do so. Photography is a medium for making a record of a moment in time (for numerous purposes) or for Art; painting with light instead of oil or watercolour for instance!

The images anyone creates will appeal or not to an audience - as they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Got to agree with the other comments above though that there is little to appeal in your work other than the titillate brigade. There was a moment a few weeks ago when you posted some thoughtful images. I felt that you had turned the corner and the creative side was coming through but since then it seems to have gone back to the bog standard snaps of tits and ass.

Some of your earlier stuff had some ironic humour too but that also seems to have gone.

Keep posting - maybe you will get better for the masses but at present I think you are catering for a very small niche market and as much as I hate to stereotype I think they will be the brown mac brigade.

Paul
22/01/2009 - 10:00 AM

lady by the window

lady by the windowI sometimes wonder on the comments made against some photographs posted. I thought this was an opportunity to showcase your work and seek thoughtful opinion or guidance,

The model is indeed an attractive woman yet has not been captured here in any other way than can be described as a snap photo. It looks to me like a camera club free for all or those moments at motor shows where a model appears and a 100 cameras suddenly are whisked out and a mad frenzy of snapping goes on.

No thought to lighting/pose/camera angle here. Other than the sharpness, exposure and model there is nothing going for this for me.

Looking at your folio there are a number of good and thoughtful images posted. You can do bettter and I do not know what comments you are seeking from posting this image.

Sorry if it sounds like a bit of a rant or blunt but I do not find it helpful when very average photographs are commented on as a good shot/great photo etc. other than to add encouragement.

If this model is available to you I suggest trying again and giving thought to background, lighting, pose and camera angle. Beautiful girl - do her justice - with a beautiful image.