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paulbroad's Gallery Comments
It is very under exposed and that spoils the whole thing. There are highlights, top left, and, given correct exposure, they might well then be too bright. The composition will be subjective, but, for me, he is just a bit too close to the edge and things are not terribly sharp due to shake at that exposure.
You are a touch over exposed due, probably, to the proportion of the frame which is dark. Look at the LCD after shooting and try som compensation, about -1/2 here.
Quite a nice shot although i would have angled the boat a bit to make the most of exaggerated wide angle distortion. I would actually guess the saturated colours are due to slight under exposure due to the wide angle and auto metering. A standard extreme wide angle effect which does often help. I have no doubt the lens is punchy, as is the 10/20.
You are making your own comments.
If we are only looking at the colour of the background, no problem, but you have several others. You simply should not be using ISO3200 for shots like this. Spot metering on an auto setting is also not recommended nless you use metering lock. Even at this ISO you have camera shake and a very soft image because of it.
Interesting viewpoint, but just a bit too much rather bright water and foam for me with odd rocks here and there. It is going to be a subjective one. Areas of the sky look patchy and I assume you have been burning in. Needs to be a bit more delicate.
Exposure is the most basic principle of photography and you must crack it. Focusing is next, you have several out of focus frames here too. The camera usually does a decent job on exposure, but angle of light, subject content and angle of lens and chosen metering mode will all cause auto systems to fail. You must learn what a correctly exposed image looks like and use the LCD and Histogram.
Well done. A strong image. Possibly a tiny bit less exposure and then lighten the stamen but you have done well. You could try aperture priority if your camera allows it to get slightly more depth of field if you can set f5.6 or f8.
Very good. We shall see a few of these! Have the same variety in my garden and was shooting them a few days ago. I wonder why you needed highish ISO and 1/4000 sec?
You have finished up with a rather flat image. Should not be necessay to used stacking or HDR with a still life. You need to get the lighting right in the first place. You are in control. The fruit does not look appetising and needs a bit of shene.
Not a bad effort but the lighting is difficult. The highlights are burnt out, but the exposure is spot on for the birds in shadow. The answer is to expose for highlights, brightening shadows later, or a flash fill with exposure for highlights. I go with the latter.
A good try, but sharpness has let you down and that is due to the wide aperture and depth of field. You are very close, so, at f2,8 the depth sharp will be a millimetre or so, just the one!
Now that's what I call rapid learning. Your own mod shows a huge improvement on the original. Just shows what can be achieved when you look and think. Well done.
I do agree about more dramatic lighting. Problem is, it's a bit of a scrum and there were crowds, although I could have managed what you suggest. I have a flash off camera auto lead which i rarely use. It was bought to use with the T90, but pins in the same place and works with EOS.
Potential is superb, but I hope you took a few more. You needed a slight move to the right to remove the buildings, then an exposure with just a little less steam, or the cloud in a slightly different place. The steam does look pretty general, and possibly better definition is going to be very difficult, but you do need to see her a bit better.
Well seen and presented, but the bird on the left has to go. I do wish you would put your logo in a corner.
A nice image in difficult conditions. Looks just a little HDR - is it? If so, the control is good. Plenty of internal lighting but very warm as the blue of the windows confirms. However, for me, natural.
You don't put it in the critique section. But why bother with voting? Critique is much more use.
We shall see what others say, but I really would kick that tone mapping into toch and bring it out when it is really needed. The mono here is just so much better to look at. Unfortunately, 4 very different shots and I prefer them one at a time. V2 looks a bit flat and under exposed, but the right edge looks OK.