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03/06/2011 - 11:11 AM

Sleepy Time

Sleepy TimeFine image!
If I were to change it at all, I might clone out the little round spots here and there amongst the down. Also, look at a crop which eliminates the white in the lower left. It would also put more emphasis on the duckling without having the eye drawn downward.
Good luck with this well composed photo.
02/06/2011 - 10:42 AM

Metal curving through to wood

Metal curving through to woodThe textures and contrasting forms make for a fine composition. I might suggest cropping a bit at the top and right side. Eliminating these lighter areas would make it a much crisper comp.
Well seen.
24/04/2011 - 11:15 AM

Coffee Cups

Coffee CupsI think the mono version does more justice to the repeating pattern. I like the color version, but the different colors break up the flow of the pattern. In the color version, I think I would prefer it with the last two row of cups cropped. Then the attention is more on the wonderful color of the cups. As it stands, I prefer v1.
13/04/2011 - 11:32 AM

Sunset over the bridge

Sunset over the bridgeThe colors and silky water are well done. My only suggestion would have been to compose it so the upright of the bridge fell into a thirds position. The right side of the image doesn't have as much interest as the left side. By using the rule of thirds, it would have been better balanced.
23/02/2011 - 11:56 AM

The Lantern and the face

The Lantern and the faceA perfect duet.
As a critique...there is a halo effect around the portions of the lamp,usually caused by over sharpening. I know you are learning photoshop, so I thought I would mention it for your consideration.
I like the composition so very much.
28/01/2011 - 12:31 PM

Smelling for his duties

Smelling for his dutiesI really am more attracted to your composition than the mods. It gives the feeling of the place, and is true "street photography". The details are what makes the photo interesting. I understand the classic reasons for wanting to crop the sign, but in this case I think the rule is better broken. The tension that exists in the varying elements of the photo is also its strength.
01/01/2011 - 12:24 PM

Chapel door

Chapel doorSince you asked for critique, I would suggest this would have worked better had you taken it straight on rather than off to the side. That being said, I think it is beautiful architectural feature and I am enjoying seeing it.
24/11/2010 - 12:29 PM

Tha Lanterns

Tha LanternsAn attractive composition all around. I like the lights in the distance and that beautiful dawn sky. I don't know what aperture you used, but a slightly smaller aperture (larger number) might have brought the foreground light into better focus. I like it the way it is, so that is just a suggestion. It is a very appealing image.
19/11/2010 - 12:32 PM

The corner niche at Mdina

The corner niche at MdinaI like the way you have chosen where the light falls, it makes the statue appear as though it is floating in air. It also draws the eye to it, making it the main focus of your image. Your exposure is very good for the varying light conditions, too. You have detail in the shadowy area, and yet are not over-exposed in the lighter part. Well done!
10/11/2010 - 11:18 AM

Another part of Mdina

Another part of MdinaPersonal preference is an interesting thing. I for one, just as soon have images like this without anyone in them, unless they are there naturally. I do like straight walls ordinarily, but in this case, I also like it as you took it. The walls seem to be enclosing the viewer. Nice shot!
09/11/2010 - 11:49 AM

To the old city

To the old cityThis is lovely, and I am impressed with the way you handled the exposure. As to the blue sign....I can see both sides of the argument. I rather like the spot of color in an otherwise brown composition, and because it is street photography, I think leaving it is appropriate. Artistically, perhaps it could be cloned out, but I don't think it would actually improve the aesthetics of the image.
Nice work!
08/11/2010 - 11:31 AM

Another alley in Mdina No2

Another alley in Mdina No2Skies are sometimes just like that....we have the same issue here in Maine...sometimes they are so light grey they are colorless. In this case, I really like how the steel grey sky echos the grey street. Nicely done! The bracketting suggestion is a good one, I often take one under exposed and one over exposed by just a stop to see which looks best. Replacing skies is never a good idea in my opinion, the light in the photograph will look unnatural when that is done, and it's almost always quite obvious.
Nice shot, and much less noise in this one. 4 stars!
07/11/2010 - 11:34 AM

Another alley in Mdina

Another alley in MdinaThe composition and colors in this are beautiful. There is some noise showing up in the buildings. This can easily be remedied using a noise removal tool. It happens a lot in digital work, and is just one of those basic editing techniques which you will learn soon. Great job on the binging out the light in this.
05/11/2010 - 11:44 AM

Fisherman's monument

Fisherman's monumentYou are getting very good at these night shots. This is quite beautiful. It would benefit from a VERY slight clockwise rotation as the shore seems to tilt to the left a bit. Nicely controlled exposure.
Tax-Xgharolla windmill and the old chapelI like this one a lot. The golden tones of dawn just creeping in at the base of the building, the perspective, the road leading us into the frame..all good! I think making it lighter would destroy the mood.
Excellent work.
29/09/2010 - 11:49 AM

At Rabat Malta

At Rabat MaltaThis is a beauty, and has a nice piece of history attached to it. My one critique would be to clone out the piece of building on the right edge, or if your program doesn't allow that, to crop in a bit closer to eliminate it. Great point of view and fine composition here.
23/09/2010 - 11:54 AM

Prickly pears

Prickly pearsAs stated above, the largest pear is a bit too close to the edge of the frame. I like the diagonal composition, and the depth of field does not bother me at all. What was your aperture setting for this? I really like the colors against the blue sky. My only critique is in the nearness of the subject to the edge.
22/09/2010 - 11:16 AM

Bridge

BridgeNot only is the perspective wonderful, whatever you did for editing is brilliant. The fading, almost mono effect is extremely well done, and serves to draw the eye right to the vanishing point.
Shortlisted.
15/09/2010 - 11:52 AM

Mass dont miss

Mass dont missI really like the inclusion of the walker in this. It gives a sense of scale and also sets up a good balance with the statue. The diagonal shadow adds to this well done composition.
08/09/2010 - 12:50 PM

Cats ready for the catch

Cats ready for the catchA great find, and an alluring subject. I will email you a couple of versions, removing the rock on the left. To me it draws the eye out of the frame. The lighting on this, and the exposure is quite nice.