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paulbroad's Gallery Comments
Good angle, composition and background. For that, full marks. The fence is hugely dominant and I look at that rather than horse and rider. That's lighting or after work or both. A bit of dodging to lift the horse and rider, possibly. It may be a touch under exposed, so try a general brightening, than darken the fence if necessary.
Good, but you are over exposed a bit. Better expose less and correct the shadows later. The bottom head needs darkening and the tusks are loosing detail. You used spot metering. What did you meter from and what compensation did you use.
That is much better. You will struggle a bit and any compact, other than a CSC, will hold you back on specialist subjects. Many compact cameras are actually quite good at macro, but will struggle with depth of field. You may be able to get to f8 and the smaller the better. The higher the number, the smaller the aperture and the greater the depth of field.
Nice shot. I would just run the burning in tool over the sky, top right, to reduce brightness on the frame edge. Do I detact flash in the foreground. There is a change of colour balance and intensity in the foreground which looks like flash, but your EXIF says none?
What a lot of comments. The basic problem is that you are trying to get too much in with not enough depth of field. The blurred areas are a distraction. The best way to show such lichen, or similar subjects, is get in close to a much smaller number of examples, then use a tripod and f18 to 22 to get some depth.
The idea is first class but the grossly unsharp heavy objects in the extrene foreground totally grab the eye and do nithing fir the effect. You must either have them fully in frame and sharp with a blurred background, or crop them off totally. A lot can be said, but this, above is the simpke basic problem.
Could be so good but the quality is a bit off. Basically, it's not critically sharp where it should be and I struggle with your settings. You needed f11 or 16 and did not need such a fast shutter speed or high ISO. None of which will help the quality issue which may be partly due to sizing.
The composition is good but it must be sharp. This is a pictorial natural history image and the birds need to be very clearly defined. You obviously know that. There are two main basic requirements fipor most images, correctly exposed and sharp where it needs to be.
The lad looks like something from 50 or more years ago in those shorts. I'm not sure about the position of his hand? Would crop the light from the extreme left. Never a good idea to have a bright highlight right on the edge.
Very well done and far better than most of this type of thing we see. If you think cloning is cheating, you are in trouble. Anything that could be done in a wet darkroom has to be sensible photographic treatment, and many great images were as much the result of a skilled printer as that of the photographer.
Much better than many of it's type because it has a strength, and the composition does lead nicely to the sky. The sky is a touch too bright and the rocks a little dark, but not outside the range of a bit of software manipulation. Out with the dodge and burn tools!
Basically, the tonal range is too great. You need the foreground brighter, but the brighter area of the sky darker. You may be able to do something in software, but, I suspect, not enough. I hate to say it, but HDR might have been the way to go, or a graduated ND filter. How many people regularly carry such items unless on a known commission?
The basic composition and idea is first class, but you are a touch under exposed and thd lighting has not fallen well on her eyes. The eyes are the most important bit and they have shadow. I think a weak flash fill would lift things a bit. Very weak, or it would take over, but the fall of light is just not quite right.
No filters for wedding. Most definately NOT! Just go down the sound technical photography route.
There was a time when I would have doubted the high ISO. Not now. I used a 5D mk2 recentky and it was superb at high ISO. I assume the mk 3 is even better. Excellent stuff. Great composition. Might just slide the burning in tool gentky over the white dust cloud?