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Tranquility at Trent Bridge by Alan62

Tranquility at Trent Bridge

Hiya!

Without the metadata it would be difficult for the critique team to understand what you have done. Did you use a tripod?

I think the use of a flashlight to brighten up the space on the bottom right corner would have improved the overall picture.

kindly
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By: Alan62

Stapler by Jat_Riski

Stapler

The name brings back memories...

I like it as it is but I would like it even more if the two edges of a staple were visible,
it would have looked like the Dracula if this was loaded.

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By: Jat_Riski

Humber by pete146uk

Humber

Hi.

I think that the most important issue of this picture is not the picture itself.
The picture I see is a direct result of the decision one makes when facing a landscape.
''What sort of lens could best record this?''
Landscapes have this appeal sometimes where we want to photograph everything or as much as we can see depending the beauty or ugliness of the space. I had seriously thought of buying a panoramic Xpan camera once upon a time. Would I have used it here? Would I need it here?
Much of the interest in your black and white picture (good choice to present it that way) lies in the near elliptical patterns created in the water on the left of the frame. What is going on there? I wish my eyes could clear out better what causes theses patterns but the lens used could not get any closer. If I could crop this picture, that feature along with the shore nearby would be my main focal point, in either a square format or a 3x2 rectangular vertically or horizontally placed; Alas I would have shot it with a zoom lens and the figures would have looked bigger too. Have you been asked if you have shot this from a hot air balloon?
In the current frame I see the attempt to include a dark corner in a diagonal contrast with a bright corner. I think there is more interest in the dark part so I am going to attempt a modification that cuts much of the bright part so it balances with the dark part as best as possible.

Thank you for uploading this.
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By: pete146uk

Dim Lights by martinda46

Dim Lights

Hello.
It puzzles my mind. I must have a look at my memory card and try to recollect what is the thing which attracted me taking a picture of that space. I do like architectural photography and interior spaces because they can have so many challenging objects to photograph, furniture in particular and light fittings as well. Sometimes it is the colour and I remember I had chosen a black and white setting for recording this cold artificial light and the shapes of the chairs.

Here I am struggling to distinguish an object that is of prime importance and may be this a good thing. As my eyes wander around notice everything that the space encompasses. Dim light? May be if I was to see the original, the place look to have strong hidden lighting on the periphery above the windows and above the far desk.

Compositionally, I am thinking that the bottom part has won more of your attention but has wasted some crucially necessary space on the top where the peak of the second A(LPHA)-shaped pillars is. Having included the peak in the frame would have made this look more neat and in architectural photography ''neat'' is a good concept to follow.

Kindly,
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By: martinda46

beutiful by MyOwnWonderland

beutiful

Nice one Maya.

I think that when you work with a girl it is better for you to get closer to her physically being a girl yourself.
I see you have shot this by using the longest focal length of your lens (105mm) to its widest aperture for that frame (f/5.6).
As a result, the branch behind your model is almost as sharp as her hair. I think you ought to get closer to her shooting her with a different focal length so you would get a wider aperture to work with and minimise thus the clarity of the background.

A stylistic note would be to have her sleeve just a bit lower so her hand would be more visible; it does work with the idea of being wrapped up and dressed well for winter but it's a sunny day there, so allowing for a bit of female grace is always welcome.

kindly
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By: MyOwnWonderland

Thank you Critique Team!! by ladigit

Thank you Critique Team!!

Bravo.
Applauds.

By: ladigit

The sun beginning to set on the year by lefolle

The sun beginning to set on the year

Nice colours! What film did you use?

By: lefolle

Pondering Soldier V3 by wentnorth

Pondering Soldier V3

Hello wentworth.

I have my reservations about the picture when it implies to imitate a look of a bygone era.
Two things popped immediately to mind, without even having seen the camera metadata.
Shape of the picture 3x2 oblong shape is a feature of 35mm cameras of the 20th century;
at the time this is suggested being photographed the glass plates were cut in a square format, if I am not mistaken; that lead to the shape of the 120 film to produce square pictures; I think this was what the people had been used to, that is why the square format continued in film.
Edging It might have been the thing of the era I started remembering photographs being printed on hard paper; they didn't have straight edges but the edges were were rough similar to the blades of bread knives.

So my suggestion in order to make this look old, go for square format and adjust the edges around it.

Now, after having seen your lens focal length, I'd say before you take the picture, go and speak to your posers so they are somehow more engaged with your frame. Being so tight I have to create something like a story out of them, but their position and expressions do not work at the minute. BUT, if you could move them around and place the lady on the left and the soldier at her right... I can see something. A soldier who eyes a lady who is blushing below her hat. Who knows, ''make love, not war'' might had be an older slogan than we think it is. Blush

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By: wentnorth

The Titanic Quarter by Richsr

The Titanic Quarter

[quote]Excellent POV Richard ( I would have cropped those lampposts and made more of the White Line, the original company that Titanic was registered )

I agree with Ron too. In fact the place should have different lights on the perimeter which don't obstruct photography.
My crop reduces the sky above the building to a minimal so the building comes bigger in the picture; the background tree on the left and the far lamppost on the right are also gone and what is left is the bottom part, the line and the Titanic building above the other two buildings on the sides below if. It looks huge compared to them, as a true Titanic Building.

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By: Richsr

Feathers by Acorna

Feathers

Hi,

My only criticism comes from the arrangement of the shots rather than the actual photos themselves.

I see an cross presentation of peacock feathers and peacock feathers again, red next to green on top and green next to red below. Then the bigger green feather on its own, doesn't seem to having found its place there. On my wall this would be hanged vertically, green and red on top, red and green below and the big green feather at the bottom.

Being so minimal I'd even care to turn around their axis some of the smaller pics so all the feathers point at the same point.

Probably because I comb all that is left from my hair to one direction, lol.

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By: Acorna

A Mask by xwang

A Mask

Hello Jasmine.

The drama is there but I think a slight crop from the left, which would exclude the white background, makes the image stronger.

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By: xwang

SPARE SOME CHANGE PLEASE by trevordrummer

SPARE SOME CHANGE PLEASE

I have seen poor men and rich men, skinny dogs and fat cats. I have seen drunken people in two different continents. I have met people from from five different ones. Regardless of the skin colour humans are humans. Some especially ruthless, some others toothless. All the qualities can exist inside us, let's choose to bring out the best ones. Show some support for Africa's nations to fight Ebola.

And back to your picture, I think my mind wandered a bit. I shall say it's thought provoking especially before the arrival of the Christmas, where people accept the God's gift, a forgiveness for their sins. An example for their salvation.

I consider your picture very good as is but I also admit of having considered a smaller version, tighter on all the sides of the frame. In an effort to make it minimal I excluded the standing man's head and the bank logo. Pity that he didn't wear black gloves to make his race impossible to distinguish. Anyway the poor man is looking at him, each of us can put the picture of their own head above his body which is left there with his white hands.

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By: trevordrummer

Tiny me by tjt4002

Tiny me

Measures are funny around the globe Smile

One finger of alcohol in my place means a horizontal finger starting from the base of the glass; I know in other places that one finger is put on the side of the glass and one finger translates to much more alcohol quantity.

I like your concept but little details seem to take the lustre out of it.
I consider flip flops unnecessary; the extreme would be to have the poser completely naked, which may not be allowed to do so in that beach.
If you want him to look really engulfed by the sea, I would suggest a crop at the bottom which leaves a tiny part of his shorts so we do not know if is inside the sea or not - a crop so tight so we don't see the beach at all.
I would have taken further care so no part of him is above the horizon, You want him to look little, present him below something, not just within a big frame. if he is taller than you are, do not be afraid to raise the camera, and put a wider focal length to show more space around him -of course you could possibly want to avoid other bystanders-. I think his current pose place him against the sea, so I suggest a crop of the lifeless sky. I have just read your little note and I confirmed you wanted him compared to the sea rather the whole of the nature, which then would include the sky as well.
The blueish tint looks like this was shot with artificial lighting setting but metadata say this is how your camera thought of it. If this happens often I'd have the camera checked.

The sound of the waves soothes the soul, and the smell of the sea allures the heart.
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By: tjt4002

good service in colour by simonlcook

good service in colour


Quote: What happened above, I have no idea! Paul

probably the cursor was left on the add comment button by mistake and the enter button uploaded your comment partially.
I see the pic for first time without having seen the black and white version. The colours have behaved the same way that day film records night lights, I think there is a certain bias towards yellow/red but the skin colours of all but one person (the lady wearing a yellow top) seem to look tan(?!). Having considered the lady in the yellow top, I think there must have been a colour gel over the spotlight that lights the image. I get a feeling of total summer from the skin colours ad the dresses, so this must be taken somewhere in the South Hemisphere I suppose.
The camera settings suggest me that you might had to increase the ISO value to 400 at least. Wide aperture, slow speed and positive exposure compensation might had worked better with still subjects but here the dominant figure is the young lady with the tray, who walks towards you. Just noticed you used shutter priority for this. I don't think it worked for it, although it did not do a bad job either.
My critical question, that the metadata do not show, is what sort of focusing have you used? Manual? Autofocus? Single spot? Continuous Tracking? I think you should have picked the lady with the tray from an earlier point and make the camera follow her walking. Or you could have focused manually on the lady who is drinking beer, get a right distance from her and fire your shutter when the waitress gets exactly next to her. To be fair with you if this is seen through a tiny viewfinder under poor lighting conditions your chances to get something right are slim, therefore you should have also opted to fire the shutter on continuous mode, as many frames per second as the camera could take.
I will also suggest a generous crop that eliminates the hand which holds the cigarette and the whole of the brown pillar and the space on the right. And probably some trimming on the left of the waitress, so that the white blurry space behind her disappears.
Kindly
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By: simonlcook

Silence of the forest by ro1h02n4

Silence of the forest

Hello.

I like the theme you have chosen. And the fact that your camera did shoot it despite the cold Smile You must be a very determined photographer.

I tried to create two square frames and I think they suit better the landscape. One would start from the right side include the fence and the two distant trees at the background, the other would focus on the various trees at the centre of the frame and it would exclude the fence.

kindly
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By: ro1h02n4

fashion by MyOwnWonderland

fashion

Hello Maya.

It all comes down to the time you have preparing the image.
I have a feeling you can do better.
Try to sharpen your eye and have your all of your senses alert;
try to understand the ''feeling'' you want to create from the image.

Here we have several objects that they talk about fashion and how fashionable the lady wants to look like.
A woman who wants to look good in every detail. She even has Two mirrors in One room!
-Having mentioned the mirrors, I like the idea of the old coal iron to be shown in the mirror on the right (although it appears in an awkward angle on the furniture) and I would have used the second oval mirror on the left differently (moving it either aside to cover the electric socket or) on the floor so the woman looks at herself as she gazes down at the floor, extra bonus: we get to see the ceiling too, it might had been nicely decorated.

I don't mind about the leg I don't see, she could have pulled it back towards the back of the chair. But I would like to see the whole of the foot and the shoe visible. It's pity that one part is missing.

Yes I am with the opinion that a vertical frame could be a good way to frame this. Noise? I didn't notice as much as in my last pic. I think the colour palette of the picture could be nicely displayed and represented in a Black and White version too.

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By: MyOwnWonderland

roaming at dawn by BelloBaer

roaming at dawn

picturesque!

where is the girl with the bicycle?

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By: BelloBaer

Man from Mokrin by GoranStamenkovic

Man from Mokrin

Amazing image quality Goran. It's pity to see the country suffering still many years after the war.

By: GoranStamenkovic

##### by papajedi

#####

What?

''These go to Eleven'' (black and white).

voted
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By: papajedi

Curves and Cobbles by paulbaybutphotography

Curves and Cobbles

Black and white works well here, bravo

By: paulbaybutphotography

"I'M WAITING" by chrisevans

"I'M WAITING"

Hello Chris, this is seriously good and it emphasizes the character.
He seems uneasy though, I might perceive it that way...and I might be wrong.

I had a look at your camera settings, you could go a bit wider so you include the whole of the elbow on the left and the sleeve on the right.

I would suggest a trim of the green/white line just above the hat, even if the hat reaches the top of the frame it does not affect the over all presentation, as the viewer is directed to the eye. I see a hint of white on the eye on the right. Not bad at all, but I think your ife could be easier if he had be wearing a monocle on that eye. It would be the glass or the framing metal that would shine more.

Good job , bravo
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By: chrisevans

I wonder if they do these in a size 9 by justwilliam

I wonder if they do these in a size 9

Hiya!

I know we see things horizontally but I think this would be better framed vertically or in a square format.

Great finding, and humour Smile

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By: justwilliam

Country Drive by MattB1987

Country Drive

Another Mini adventure, lol -with the camera I mean!

That rig makes Maximum impact!!!

Voted
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By: MattB1987

Dark Rose 2 by Morpyre

Dark Rose 2

Hmmmm

I see two Porsche 911, one in front of the other, one with turbo, one without. I can't tell which is which; they are both similar in their shape. So identical, that when standing, parked there, the turbo that makes one faster that the other does not illustrate itself as a benefit anymore. Excess in still photography is the same.

Some would see the water droplets as an additional advantage which emphasises freshness, the same way that turbo makes a 911 faster than a non turbo one. But you can't deny that a 911 without turbo is not a fast sports car. Likewise your rose is ''showered/sprayed'' with light and to my opinion this would suffice.

I can't deny that the picture look good.
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By: Morpyre

Hooked by Philpot

Hooked

Hi.

I would like to comment on your picture, purely because sharing opinions help us to ''see'' a picture differently from the way we have chosen to take it or present it.
I agree that the picture leans more towards ''fashion'' , rather than architecture or portrait, although t can be all three with clever use of the environmental space and deep understanding of a person's psyche, tastes or inclinations. I look at the hook and the implied metaphor. Probably it could work better if the model was to pose of the other side of this metal pillar.

A photograph is our attempt to catch the light or display characteristics of people or objects with it at a very specific point of time. Our frame is an amount of space where light and shadow should help each other to be displayed and come out effectively.

I think the current framing, posing and stylistic selections do little justice to the potential of the space and the model.

Framing-wise, the bright top part of the image, above this horizontal pillar, seems to be an excess, which offers little, if any, interest to the picture with the addition of a grey sky. The abolition of this space, would help our eyes focus in other bright areas, with the biggest one being the spot where the model has posed. In addition if helps creating a ''closed'' frame where the feeling of entrapment, enslavement or potential torture (due to the hook) is carried easily as a metaphor. Further cropping of the 2 most right pillars helps creating a composition of 3 verticals where the poser is almost in the middle, thus is clearly noticeable. Same-wise a slight trimming from the bottom at the bases of the pillars (which vanishes the lightly coloured path) closes the ''entrapping'' space holding the poser tightly. I understand that my cropping suggestion may imbalance your play of thirds there but I think the rules are not there not to be broken, they are mere suggestions which here were not fit for the concepts you seemed keen to explore.

Posing, apart from facial expression, which I like for not looking at the lens has to do a lot with the positioning of the body and I suspect here your model is standing on the wrong foot. The current positioning of the right foot hides the high heel of the shoe on the left leg, alike with the big grey strut on the pillar base which hides the heel of the right foot to be seen. It is again a play of light and shadow or silhouette which could make this more edgy. My suggestion would be to keep the left leg straight and bring the right foot backwards close to her bottom.

I shall agree that the top garment may create a thin figure but the amount on white at the back is almost lost in the grey background. The length of the blouse at the back covers a very nice line of her figure, shame. A monochrome black blouse might had looked better especially if the hair on the left were brought in the front too. A smaller ''frame within a frame'' could have been created if the left arm was closer to the top of the head.

I know that working with a professional model may be an expensive exercise therefore I think that careful planning and even sketching of the poses could address such issues early so your time is consumed in great shots.

kindly
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By: Philpot

snail by colin beeley

snail

Very good, bravo.
I would suggest a rotation of the picture 90 degrees to the right, but I think the photographer is entitled to poetic freedom, a sort of a self-right to select how he or she wants to present such a concept of lines, curves and spirals.

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By: colin beeley

OW! by JawDborn

OW!

Ha!

So you think the colours of the doors don't match? I see nothing wrong with them co-existing next to each other, nice theme to photograph.

Yes, I do notice a colour issue though; the right wall should be painted black. That would make it much more interesting.

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By: JawDborn

Zara by stevenb

Zara

O.K.
Beauty can be a distraction. I get it.

The picture has two different ''readings''.

A) This is the image of Zara, who participated in a re-enactment event, yesterday. The handle rail is modern, the paving is modern and helps people with limited visual capacity to know that they approach to steps. It's 2014 and she looks fine, nothing strange about it.

B) This is the image of Zara, a lovely girl who lived in the forties. The elements that give a hint of 2014 should go. You move to the right, shoot her from her eyes height straight so all we see is her and the old train at her back. No wall, no handrail. Then it is retro. And she still looks fine...

How did they say it back then....? ''Awww miss Zara, you are my crumpet'', lol.
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By: stevenb

1765 by jovanovic

1765

"Savages may indeed be a formidable enemy to your raw American militia; but upon the king's regular and disciplined troops, Sir, it is impossible they should make an impression."

British General Edward Braddock to Benjamin Franklin.

If he could pose without the glasses......................

By: jovanovic