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Hi, put this up yesterday but did not receive many votes, personally I think its OK but obviously many dont, can somebody please tell me what is wrong with this image as I need to learn where I am going wrong, many thanks, Lee

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:17-35mm L Canon
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Old Times
Username:Fearniespurs Fearniespurs
Uploaded:28 Mar 2009 - 7:28 AM
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Gwen_A
Gwen_A  6 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2009 - 8:16 AM

I think it is a lovely shot and would have voted had I spotted. trying to find a weakness but I can't.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10777 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2782 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 5:32 PM

Theres nothing wrong with this shot, - and dont think that clicks are a measure of your success, or the quality of an image.

Its an image that can be overlooked as it doesnt pop out from the rest, - and if its a scene that often uploaded, it will be judged against others that may be more attractive.


I have a couple of suggestions in my mod.

First, its a very nice scene, with good monotone conversion, but it lacks drama, and theres a lot possible with those dark clouds that you can improve by darkening using curves.

Next is the composition, - its a pano format and can look better with some more height to conform to a 10X8 format, - which also helps with the drama.

It can be a lot sharper, - Ive done this in the mod.

The bright areas in the water and sky are, - for me, a tad too bright, and can be toned down a little, - it adds some depth to the image.

Finally, - try a different frame, - simple is best imo, and I think the drop shadow frame is a bit cliche'd and not currently "fashionable"


Hope this helps, - and remember, dont judge your work by clicks. I was on this site for 2 years before I got 30 clicks, - and some of the shots I feel are my best havent made 30 ever.



regards


Willie

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 8:12 PM

I don't think there's any more to be said, Lee. Your portfolio is an absolute joy to trawl through. I really like your reflection shots that are in colour, not being too keen on mono, and that might be one reason for the lack of response from other like-minded members. I think it has quality, and it's just unfortunate that it got so overlooked.

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jack33
jack33  553 forum posts England
4 Apr 2009 - 11:45 PM

I dont do landscapes as i'm into birds and wildlife,but if did,then i would be very happy with this shot. Infact i looked at your pf and would be very happy with that also. Keep up the good work.

Jack.

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