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09/10/2014 - 9:47 AM

A Gaggle of Goslings ???

A Gaggle of Goslings ???Nice compact image,

imho --now you`ve got the Nikon (I started on Fuji S2,S3 S5 now moved to Nikon )

Shoot in Raw to get most detail in the shot ,you can always lose detail but can`t add it afterwards..
Use spot metering when isolating a subject . The focus in this shot is across several birds,if it was on one in particular say the one with the drip on its beak ,your eye would be brought into that point and then out to the other subjects.
If taking landscape or images that have lots of points of interest, focus 2/3 rds of the way in with a broad aperture to get everything in focus.

Manual settings if possible. Gives the best control (with practice)

Hope this helps
Kim
29/07/2013 - 5:14 PM

The Boxer

The BoxerHi Chris ,
Like V1 best but would have cropped in really hard to just the top of the lad`s head and below the Adidas logo.Keep both elbows in frame .
spot focus between the eyes ,looking at the f3.1 lenghth i would of thought the background would of been more defused.

The shot imho is very busy ,when the real focus should be on the Lads face and the concentration in the expression.

Hope this helps
Regards
Kim
17/06/2013 - 6:01 PM

Good old times

Good old timesNice colour,but a little too much going on for me.
Try cropping in to just 3 shelves on just one section.
17/04/2013 - 7:52 AM

"I want to break free..."

"I want to break free..."For me a image in too halves.
It`s said don`t have even numbers in an image and to me this is a good example, my eye dosn`t know where to go .
This would make two really well taken images or with the addition of a 3rd object,maybe a sprig of herb ? would really make it sing.

Saying that its well taken,nice control of light,good refection and well worthy of a vote.
16/04/2013 - 9:05 AM

Dancers

DancersNice ,but i`d lose the redSmile
16/04/2013 - 9:03 AM

Troutbeck Fells

Troutbeck FellsGood colour and interesting background.Nice sky
The foreground seems a little empty ,no real intrest and the fence tends to lead the eye into the 3rd and stops not to the center of the hills which is the main intrest point..
15/04/2013 - 7:40 AM

AFRICAN STORM

AFRICAN STORMA winner

I would losea little sky off top --down to the lighter layer .IMHO the extra sky does nothing to enhance and the letterbox and gives more emphasis on the JackelSmile
14/04/2013 - 10:18 AM

Essex Buoy

Essex BuoyA dream image for a judge to critique.
Good colour,lead in ,intrest,sky you`ve caught the lot.
The colour for the boat does seem a little over saturated imho ?
14/04/2013 - 10:06 AM

brittle

brittleIts good to get depth of field right and this shows your mastering it.
The main subject being the cow parsley with the defused house across the lake.
I think if you had a lower view point and got ome more foreground in shot it would strengthen your shot.
I might even crop down from the top to lose the house as the 2 windows draw your eye to them and thats not the purpose of the image.
If you wanted the house in ty the differant approach of opening up your lens to F4 or lower , having the grass /parsley blurred and the house sharp

Hope this helps
Kim
03/04/2013 - 9:11 PM

The Fountain

The FountainHi Annelly
You need a point of intrest in an image,maybe a single jet or spout coming out of the water.
The water is nicely captured,not to milky so you`ve got imho that part right.
Try bringing your f stop down ,you have it at f29 (really small hole with big depth of field)
If you brought it down to about f4 and found a point to focus on you would get a much more limited depth of field.
Keep your ISO as low as you can and match your shutter speed using the internal light meter.

Hope this helps

Kim
03/04/2013 - 8:21 PM

The Old Pump House

The Old Pump HouseI love black and white images and Cornish ? Pump rooms.
I do feel theres a little to much of a lead in and the first flat rock is irritating.
IMHO try cropping up to a square format with path coming in from RHS

My take only Wink
03/04/2013 - 8:12 PM

South Gare Pier thing

South Gare Pier thingHi Matty,
Nice colour in image, interesting main subject.

On a personal take ,i would lose a bit of the sky and the bottom i`d take up to just before the slowed down water .Maybe a square takeGrin Smile

Would also work in B&W

Gets my vote.
13/06/2012 - 8:59 PM

Salthouse Sunset

Salthouse SunsetNicely composed seascape.
The thumbnail doesn`t give the light on the pebbles justice.
I might of tried to tone down the highlights in the cloud.
10/06/2012 - 10:10 PM

Church on the Marsh

Church on the MarshI normally like lots of sky ,however in this instance i`d crop out the pure blue till just above the spire.Also (sorry) i`d crop up to just below the pond/puddle as it dosn`t hold much intrest,

Other wise well taken and good colour.
07/06/2012 - 10:41 AM

Meadow pipit

Meadow pipitNicely composed and a good background wether its been adjusted after the shot or not.
The light has done you no favours though and the bird looks flat due to the lack of shadow within the feathers.
Worth a click for the composition alone.
08/04/2012 - 6:50 PM

Leyah

LeyahLovely,good light,pose.
Detail in dress is held well--to detriment of her hair?
You also have a slight halo at top of her head.
Regards
Kim
08/04/2012 - 6:31 PM

Chester Cathedral

Chester CathedralIt might be worth cropping down a little to remove the lights,then a little burning in ,the highlights on the reflection on the floor?

Regards
Kim
05/04/2012 - 10:06 AM

[wales severn bridge]

[wales severn bridge]Sorry to me its over cooked. The brown tones look like a its well under exposed properly with use of NG filters.
Try exposing for a mid point in the view finder using a single area focus point ( A point between the brightest and darkest areas of the shot )
Then re adjust the composition without changing your settings ......Hope this helps

Kim
03/04/2012 - 12:29 PM

Just Yellow

Just YellowYellow is properly the hardest colour to replicate in camera and you`ve managed it perfectly.
Composition fit`s the text book but i feel the negitive space to the right does nothing for the image.
Try cropping in deep and increasing the exposue to bring in some more detail.
Hope this helps
Kim
03/04/2012 - 10:30 AM

Glenarm Bay

Glenarm BayHorizon needs adjusting a little.
A little foreground intrest maybe you could get flat on floor and use texture of pebbles i=f there wasn`t any stones ,driftwood `etc.
Lose a 3rd from top so you just get the top of the hill in shot on left.

Positives
Nice curves into shot ,leads eye from front along water front.
Good exposure,you`ve held the colours in the clouds well.

Regards
Kim