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Colour Run

Colour Run by xanderwhite

I like the vibrant colours and the the way you've caught the girl's hair at precisely the right moment in it's upward arc. I also like the apparent phantom head profile formed by the dust/smoke (the upper yellow forms the front of the phantom's hair, shading back thro' green to the girl's blue hair which forms the back of the head, you can also see a nose (yellow). The phantom's hairstyle reminds a bit of the early Bob Dylan.

I agree however with Tanya in that I would prefer it if the back of the girl's hair were not cropped off.

Richard

Cotton 2

Cotton 2 by xwang

I like the light on the yanks of cotton and the lines & pattern, but I think the vignetting has been overdone.

Richard

Morning Sun

Morning Sun by mdconnors

My personal view is that the high contrast sky draws the viewer's attention away from the main subject, and so prefers Willie's version.

In St. Ann church, Manchester

In St. Ann church, Manchester by xwang

Lot's of sensible comments here & some good Mods, so I won't go over the same ground again. My only comment is that I find my eye falling away towards the lighter area on the left (is it a font there?), so I would be tempted to darken the area to the left of the pulpit.

Colibri hovering [almost]

Colibri hovering [almost] by WimpyIskandar

Personally I think it's fine to have the wing tips blurred on a flying bird as long as the head (& body) are sharp.

Fishing House, Buttermere

Fishing House, Buttermere by Mike43

I like the light on both the big bunch grass & on the mountainside. The bunch of grass is an important part of the picture. I agee with the other comments about cropping the bottom - the cropped mods are an improvement. A nice picture

The bunch of grass is approximately on the recommended third but I feel it leaves a hole to it's left, also the top of the grass just overlaps a nicely lit part of the mountain, so I think it would have been better if the camera had been a foot or 3 to the right and very sliightly higher.

Portrait 2

Portrait 2 by IshanPathak

The image to my eye has a Yellow colour cast so I've posted a Mod with the Colur Balance adjusted from Yellow towards Blue. I've also darkened the greens a bit in Selective Colour and Curves.

Sky full of pain

Sky full of pain by olamii97

The sky has a lot of interest in it and is clearly the main interest in the image. The silhouettes of the palm trees & undergrowth take away a lot of space from the interesting sky - especially the black area at the bottom. I've uploaded a cropped version that makes the proportion of sky greater.

Something odd seems to happened at presumably a post processing stage and there is a lot of pixellation/grain/blotchiness in the darker clouds.

snowdrops

snowdrops by yorki50

I agree with Willie's comments about shutter speed, focus etc.

Another thought was that the shot might be better without the background, blurred snowdrop that overlaps with the main one. I've taken it out in the my modification - what do you think?

A nitpick, but I'm wondering also if reversing the main flower to point towards the centre might be another improvement.

By the way I like the dark background to the flower.

Bubble Drop

Bubble Drop by soft_eye

I've had a couple of goes at water drop photography, but didn't achieve anything nearly as good as this - so I'm afraid I can't make any comments for improvement!

Weary

Weary by justahobby

I agree with Paul's comments. A further minor point is that I find the background (perhaps because it is rather mundane) a bit distracting. A larger aperture would have helped blur it a bit more - or you could add a selective graduated blur post production. Another thought, if you live locally, would be to go back on a foggy day - this might also add a further sense of melancholy,

Having said all that the shot here does convey the sense of weariness that the statue is trying to capture.

Showjumping

Showjumping by Overread

The photo is well exposed, well detailed and most importantly you have captured the action as just the right split second. The composition is good with a bit of space to the right for the horse to "move into". The rider is caught nicely concentrating.

Just a minor comment - the "Burgers Plus" sign is a bit distracing (but then sporting events are littered with ads & billboards), so I would take it out - possibly by cloning, or more probably by cutting & pasting a bit of adjacent backgound on top of it.

Swan

Swan by Schweigan

Swans always make elegant subjects to photograph. The problem is that they are vey white and a camera exposure meter is often deceived into overexposing the well lit areas of the bird. Here it looks like the camera meter has exposed partly at least for the dark water and hence the light areas on the swan's back are overexposed and burnt out. Spot metering can help if it the spot is centred on an appropriate area of the bird or you can estimate an exposure compensation setting for the shot. Otherwise if you shoot in RAW and if you are lucky, then you can adjust for the overexposure in post processing.

Little spider hunter

Little spider hunter by kjteng

I like the way the bird is posed in the frame, with most of the "weight" (ie chest, legs & flower is standing on) of the image offset to one side. Quite reasonably sharp. There's even a catch-light in the birds eye (photo judges seem to think this nearly essential for some reason Smile ). Overall the image is slightly flat so might be worth playing with Contrast, Clarity and/or Curves in post production. Also there seems to be a wiggly scratch thing bottom right that could be easily cloned out.

He dosn't know it's not loaded. A.

He dosn't know it's not loaded. A. by JackBunn

I like the sly smile on the lady's face and the overall humour of the shot. I also like the way the lady's bright red lipstick echoes the red detail of his uniform. My only quibble is that the lighting on the couple is very different from that on the background - it suggests the photo was taken against a theatrical backdrop - but of course that could be the intention.

colourburst

colourburst by justahobby

I think Brian's mod really shows how effective differential focus can be.

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