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07/09/2012 - 9:20 PM

just a welsh bridge

just a welsh bridgeA nice capture Emily - well composed and I like the way you have included the little bird too!

It is just slightly crooked, but that comes with practice and is a problem that a lot of photographers experience, me included!

I also expect people may comment that it is a little bright, this is called over exposure, but this is something you can learn about later. The photograph can be darkened slightly using an editing programme like Photoshop but I know you do not have this. I wondered if you have any type of photo editing programme on your computer, for example Windows Live Photo Gallery which is quite basic? Ask someone at home to have a look for you.

A good photograph though, well done!

Love, Nanny xx
27/11/2011 - 11:07 AM

Bethany

BethanyA lovely portrait Ian, however as mentioned above, I would be inclined to slightly desaturate the blocks. If this was shown to me as a parent/grandparent, I would be delighted! I'd love to see the other three versions too!
Carol
09/08/2011 - 10:29 AM

The writing on the wall

The writing on the wallFirstly, it's a wonderful image Helen and so well worked. I have to say that at first I thought the word said 'Donor' but upon closer inspection I could see it was 'Poppy'. I think it is mainly because the first 'P' looks a bit like a 'D' - maybe you should elongate the tail of the 'P' more? I think you have the amount of text showing through the poppies just right - you can see it but not enough to detract from the main picture.

All in all, I think this is extremely good - well done!

Carol
08/05/2011 - 4:10 PM

An Eye

An EyeWelcome to EPZ. In the forum you asked for comments so here goes (although I am by no means an expert, and these are just my opinions!). I see you took this at ISO 800 and wondered why as it appears to have been taken outside in daylight. Because you used a high ISO there is some image "noise" which may not have occurred with an ISO of 100 or 200, which is the usual setting for outside shots.

You have focused quite well on the eye, which is excellent for composition of a shot such as this, however it could have been just a tad more sharp. Also, if you have any photo-editing programs on your computer (Photoshop, etc) the image could do with a tweak to Levels or Curves to enhance the colours/contrast. If you don't have Photoshop or similar at the moment, there are free downloads on the internet which are good (and safe!) - e.g. Irfanview (a basic program) or GIMP, which is a much bigger program and it takes up a lot of space on the computer, but is almost as good as Photoshop.

A really good attempt at an unusual shot though, well done on this, and I hope you don't mind my thoughts and suggestions on it Smile

Carol
03/02/2011 - 3:53 PM

Play Time

Play TimeI agree, I'm not sure about the b/w flower either.......however......I wonder if either the top flower or the one on left hand side might not be a better mono option? To me, the one that is mono at the moment doesn't create a good balance, but that's just my opinion!
I love the full coloured one though, it's really beautiful.
Carol
28/01/2011 - 9:47 AM

ricky

rickyNicely composed, however I personally would have left slightly more chin, or perhaps even the whole face. The general rule with portrait photography is to focus on the eyes, and unfortunately the main point of focus here appears to be the gentleman's ears. That said, it is a lovely study and an excellent attempt, well done to you!!
Carol
25/01/2011 - 9:09 AM

The Donation

The DonationA good composition and, as you rightly say, I think you were too far away for the on-camera flash to work properly. This ISO could, perhaps, have been raised to 800, but I am sure that if you have Photoshop you could lighten the image slightly with Curves.
Carol
25/01/2010 - 11:15 PM

The moon with me

The moon with meWelcome to EPZ!
This is a lovely composition, really well captured.
It does appear a little dark to me, so I have uploaded a Modification and have lightened it slightly, and I have also sharpened it just a little.
Carol
05/08/2009 - 4:36 PM

London Big Ben

London Big BenHello and welcome to EPZ, I hope you will enjoy your time here! I see you are using the same camera as myself, which does tend to sometimes throw things a little out of focus. That said, I really like this shot, and I also like the spot of colour. My only suggestion is, as stated above, to crop the bottom of the picture to get rid of the tops of the other buildings. Good picture!
x Carol x