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SPOT LIGHT

SPOT LIGHT by trungvo

Unfortunatley not a great shot ... or at least it doesnt appear to be so at this low res. The issue is primarily the vignette which adds nothing and actually distracts. The idea and this type of image works really well when its done well but this one jsut doesnt feel spot on.

It's certainly far from a bad shot ... and it is very evocative in many ways but Id like to see this larger and without the vignette. Of course it may be the case that the vignette wasnt added and could be natural however it appears fake either way.

Dan

Cool Kids

Cool Kids by peely

This is a bit of a trciky one to critique in some ways as I actually quite like it ... love the poses of the kids, and the overall shot in many ways but whilst I can see what you were aiming for ... I feel the yellow acid face just fights a touch too much for attention.

It's not just the big splash of colour but also the composition here. If it were in the top right or left and had been used to create a diagonal across the frame then it might have been a touch more subtle. Also I'd have liked to have seen the top of the head of the girl in the centre not breaking the outline of the circle above her.

The expressions and fun displayed in the shot are great.

The other issue here is that the kids have different toned tops on .. not always an issue but when you are shooting balck tops onto black backgrounds there is the tendency to get blocks of black .. which doesn't look good generally. So ... a few tweaks and you would get a better shot but it's certainly not a disaster as it stands.

Hope that helps.

Dan

Blair Witch

Blair Witch by yellowmunky

Great idea and concept .. love the camera angle but the shape in the foreground is just too bright. For this type of shot to be truly effective it really needs to retain the detail in there ... in all honesty I'd bin this one and go back out there and re-do it. I apprecia\te it can be tricky with the exopsures here but keeping the 9 minutes in similar light and running with a bit less flash and torch work would do the trick. Would be nice to use some ground markings to keep some additional seperation between the strands of light too .. making it a bit more uniform.

I think a polished version of this would be great.

Dan

Light and Dark

Light and Dark by PaulHolloway

Excellent image and well worthy of a click. Despite some of the minor niggles this is superb. LAndscape photography is all about the light and in this capture you have certainly managed to show that off to its full extent.

Dan

Emma

Emma by TRUEX

Marcus

This one does need the crop to remove that top left but the lighting is pretty good. The flash to the right is a touch too high which has left the left (our) in shadow a touch more than desired. The detail on the jacket is excellent and the left flash positioned accurately.

Despite looking like 2 flash units this was 3 as I recall and that extra light has just given a bit more separation on the right shoulder which was needed.

I'd crop into the hair here land take a strip of the left to rmeove that bright patch without going to close to the eyes. Still worthy of a click as with a few tweaks it could be significantly improved.

Dan

franka

franka by hook

Not bad at all Smile

Beautiful things in Paris

Beautiful things in Paris by onebeautifulmoment

Nice work .. just playing catch up on your portfolio - would have liked to have taken this one myself ... second time Ive said that in the past day or two Smile

Yendi III

Yendi III by ARJones

Mad .. and underclicked. Love it .... nice work all round.

Dan

The Shopping List

The Shopping List by Nic_WA

Shortlisted ...

Laura Leaves

Laura Leaves by layts

Shortlisted ... excellent set up and image.

Dan

Laura Leaves 3

Laura Leaves 3 by layts

Excellent ... agree with Neal here ... some imrpovements of late which are starting to show some reward Smile

Dan

Yellow Buoy ...

Yellow Buoy ... by sut68

Stunning. Compositionally simple and great light .. can't ask for much more than that. The slightly longer focal length certainly helps here ... great image.

Dan

Puppy Friendly Pano ...

Puppy Friendly Pano ... by sut68

Well a lot of praise for this one Paul .. unfortunately for me it's not great. Nowhere near your usual high standard. I was expecting a lot from the thumbnail it has to be said but overall it feels very flat.

As you say not being blessed with great light doesnt help matters and at the end of the day you can only shoot whats in front of you at the time. On that basis Im sure you;ve done well with the conditions ... but it really needs more spectacular light to light to lift it.

The colour in the mid distance sky is reminding me more of colour cast than anything else. Maybe thats not the case but thats the overall feel for me.

Compositionally the right quarter feels barren too ... I dont mind space being included in pano's to give a sense of scale or isolation but it adds little in this case. The formations on the water do lift the foreground somewhat tho and I would probably have liked to have seen a tighter shot rather than the pano used here.

Having read through that it sounds a bit harsh but that's not intentional. Just offering a longer comment than I have had time to do recently ...

Hopefully you'll take it the right way, but if not then it's a bit of bad luck Im having Wink

Belén Outtake

Belén Outtake by birsec

A square crop would ruin it .. the flare needs space to work and the backdrop suits this perfectly. Nice to see a flare image actually doing well on here ... I love playing with flare Smile

Apples

Apples by shortski

I have to vote on this one simply because its so bloody mad Smile

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