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paulbroad's Gallery Comments
A clean strong image that is largly sky and road. Possibly a little too much of each, especially the sky. There are some ekectricity or telephone cables going across the sky. They need cloning out.
My jind of image. Very well done. A bit on the warm side with everything having that slight yelliw cast, but I don't really mind. I now use my fujifilm XE1 and XM1 far more than any other camera. Easily pirtable, I'm not getting younfer, and excellent quality.
Are you shooting for effect or as a record. As a record, there is rather too much grass and not enough bird. You needed the bird to largly fill the frame with just a little offset. The impact would be so much greater.
A perfectly good image of it's type. I would assume your windows are a bit cleaner and more tansparent than those used by the punters in the back! For me, there is a slight contrast loss due to the persoex and atmospheric haze I guess.
It is impossible to comment on composition in a case like this. What do you want to show?
HDR is not the way to go for this kind of image. It was unecessary and the resulting tonal range is very warm and compressed. An ISO of 400 would be OK for this with a smaller aperture, but you have some movement blur due to the liw shutter speed. You will not correct movement blur fully.
I have little to add. You have instant impact, but not the longevity. The oriblems are covered. A bit too vibrant and mussing something in the bottom right corner. That's where a subject should have been.
Generally, I like it because it makes me smile. Comment can only ever be based on what you see presented to you if you were not prwpesent at the location. Sometimes things look better to one person than another.
Same comment here. The interest is all from centre to right and the fountains, left background, are actually a distraction. Best cropped at the taking stage with the zoom ring.
Nice image. The large amount of out of focus branch is the only real problem. There is too much of it. Crwdibly sharp. I would burn in top and top left a touch.
I think you have done very well in the circumstances. There must be a lot of light loss in the system though. The moon normally manages 1/60 at f8 and ISO400 or there abouts.
Very nice. Looks like a youngster. You could brighten the face a touch but you have done very well in pleasant but not ideal lighting. However, that does not detract from the wow factor. Unusual to get them about in such bright lighting.
The bottom line is the lack of sharpness. If you are going to be this close at a wide aperture you must try and get the dominant features sharp. The strongest part of the image, clisest to the camera, is not sharp and should be.
Is the statue grey or more white. As Willie says, this looks a bit ubder exposed with tones thus compressed. I think brightening thibgs up a bit would be a very good idea.
There is a decent image in there. The cable must go but the lighting is against you. You ideally need strong directional lighting and a deep blue contrasting sky. It is a composition of simple shapes, but, as such, needs something to add drama and that is contrast and lighting?
I would keep it as a pleasant pictorial record, but theres not really a terribly strong image there pictorially. My attention is drawn to that mooring boutpy and it should not be. I would clone it out.
Willie corrects things. Mono conversion is a skill in itself. By balancing the three primary channels, you can get a whole range of different images. You must remember that a mono image has just 256 tones. A colour image has millions, so you are going to loose a lot of the subtle bits.
This is a fixed focal length macro lens, so the sweet spot issue is rather different. These lenses are computed to be sharp at small apertures because you need depth of fiekd.
A good image of Herring gulls after food. Damn things! They can get on your nerves a bit and there are discussions with respect to culling on the east coast.
It is the time of day. a very flat light. You can lift the contrast and increase brightness to some effect. I would have been at ISO400 too. The 7D will handle that, no problem.
You needed to be a bit wider in view. Things are rather too cramped. i would have zoomed out a bit then corrected verticals if they looked wrong. The lighting is heavily biased to the sky making that much more dominant than the building and that is a time of day or weather issue. That makes the stonework rather grey and flat.