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Forum Topics:22
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Phos kai Skotos

Phos kai Skotos by pablophotographer

Has a good impact, plenty of interest wondering what it is. Not perfectly symmetrical, which if it was would add to this image in my eyes.



Flypast. by paulbroad

Great definition, the birds really have some punch, good one.
I done a BW mod just to see how it looks. I know you are not too keen on BW but I like it!


Holland's pride

Holland's pride by kuipje

Keukenhof again. Another attractive image with lovely colours.
I have done a mod where I made a crop to create a vertical frame in the 8x10 format. This is a British frame size/format and may not suit Dutch photography. However it is important to photograph and process with frame/format sizes in mind. This ensures well balanced images that will fit in ready made frames.
I personally like this crop but it is open to taste.
As Pamela realized from your video photographing individual flowers at Keukenhof is difficult. One my last visit I personally spent time looking for isolated flowers, often one that stuck up above the rest. Some of my better shots were taken inside, also macro or close ups of petals or looking into a flower.
One way of getting good shots is to position a flower a couple of metres in front of a flower bed at the correct height to get a blurred coloured background. Doing this at Keukenhof would probably get you thrown out!!!!
Lets see some more

Whats the Alternative !

Whats the Alternative ! by Mollycat

Judging from the size of most of them, real junk food maybe.

1 and a 1/4

1 and a 1/4 by kuipje

Good shot with the background well out of focus. Beautiful colours.
I've been there, you did well to get an isolated flower.
Two points.
It would be better with the background all green, the orange intrudes and catches the eye, as does the bud near then stem of the main flower.
I personally don't like the composition, I find it unbalanced and would like to see the main flower only in a better position in the frame. Of course this might have created an ordinary and bit boring image.
When I photographed at Keukenhof I found I had to work very hard to create interesting images of individual flowers. Too many flowers too close together.


Surf Casting.

Surf Casting. by paulbroad

Good one, agree about BW


Night Visitor.

Night Visitor. by paulbroad

Very interesting photo Paul. God explanation of technique. We have two which visit our garden send the dogs mad. I've thought above having a go at snapping them.


The River

The River by Paree

Vi is better in my view. In fact I would like to see a little more of the eye area.
There are no details of camera settings, techniques used or details of the areas you require critique on.
I feel that a photo image should tell the story without additional words.


Fort st Elmo

Fort st Elmo by Sgtborg

A really good graphic composition. You have a good eye.
The full camera setting data is missing. I image it was suitable as all the scene is sharp,
Difficult to suggest any improvements as the image will appeal to some, whilst others may be left less than totally impressed.
I personally love it,



Chat by paulbroad

works well for me. Well contained within the square crop.


Sex and the City

Sex and the City by harryw

Very thought provoking image. Critique of an image like this is very difficult as you are presenting your personal vision. Viewers can look and either like or dislike, understand or not understand.
The figure could be sharp or blurred it's your choice.
I personally find it a very clever and enjoyable photo. Lets see more.


Good Mourning

Good Mourning by vonbatcat


Birds of parardise

Birds of parardise by kuipje

A good capture.
I've done a mod where I reduced the green saturation and blurred the background.
I did this in photoshop, it could be done in ps or elements. Image-adjustments-saturation-green channel- reduce. I also used the blur tool. I made copy layers and worked on them and then merged, but it is not essential to use layers, just gives more control and is non destructive.
Looking at your camera settings there is not much more you could have done when capturing the image.
You could maybe have chosen a flower with a clearer background.



Sailor. by paulbroad

Good sharp image.
You have caught quite an expression on his face. I have done a mod with a crop to 5x7 format to give more emphasis to the man. I feel that after the crop the image become one of a man with rope who is framed by the boat's gantry.



DARK PLACES by youmightlikethis

No1 is for me the better of the two.
An interesting and slightly disturbing image.
No 2 has potential but I feel it would be better in black and white.
I feel that the most important plus point about your photographs is that they are instantly recognisable due to your style.


Focus ST.

Focus ST. by paulbroad

Good one. Agree with comments above about car being lower in frame but cropping to different format would maybe not suit printing.

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