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As an amateur I feel slightly daunted giving critique to a professional photographer so please see these as my ideas and not a criticism of your work. Personally I cannot say anything about the camera craft itself the model seems well lit and has a good balance of light and shade.
This is first of all a really nice long exposure image, however for me it suffers from a problem many long exposures can get which is over exposure. This is an image you took at 9.25pm and light s can be seen on in the distance however the overall lightness of the image suggests it is more afternoon than evening. There also appears to be a distinct blue tone in the clouds and sea which just wouldn't be there with this amount of cloud cover.
You say reverse shadows Alan but truth is its more reflections. We are all used to seeing the reflected image in a mirror or window but her it is the light reflectioned off windows themselves.
Hi Ian This ia definitely an image of the haves and have nots. I like the stark comparison of the unknown homeless guy begging as the unknown flash car drives past. Definite story for me.
OK Alan had my suspicions with the first image now I'm convinced you have given up photography and started painting instead . How else do you get this effect!!
Alan this is such a good image it can be what ever the viewer wants. Without your title I first thought of a woodland scene in snow, the fence posts standing like tree trunks and what I assume now is grass forming the thatch of branches from the trees. An excellent impressionistic image.
Hi Alan, this is just excellent from the white of the snow to the deep darks of the tree bark and the pool. The path going up the side leads you up into the image and its so refreshing to see someone correcting things for white snow and not just leaving it grey.
Just looking at this Alan and I see that your two trees image is also the featured e2 photo so congrats for that. I realy like these open space shots, I feel as if I'm just gazing off into space and I find them really peaceful. The rings you talk about are from the processing and down sizing, basicly there isn't enough definition between the pixels on the smaller image to give a nice smooth transition in tone so it can step quite noticably hence the rings.
Hi Alan, This to me is almost 2 pictures in one. The still life with its textures, tones and shapes, then the high key background gives an almost abstract view to the picture on the left side with the lines blurred in some areas.
Think we've had the Lion's share of the "Over the rainbow jokes" Another of your "simple" images which are really quite complex with the criss crossing of shadows and lines. With the shapes available in this image it may be a good shot for conversion. Possibly produce some good contrasts.
Hi Kate, I agree the foreground is little dark and I find the sky lacks just a little definition in the clouds. In my MOD I've used my trusty levels to isolate specific areas and adjusted the levels in each to alter the contrast to give better detail in the chosen areas.