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Colour, definitely. Black and white version just looks over processed, while the colour version suits the treatment more. It's still over processed, but the limited colour palette doesn't overwhelm.
It isn't the darkness, it's just over processed, as most of your skies are.
It looks to me like like you have a spot or two of rain on the front of your lens. That's what's causing the flare, which as mentioned, takes on the shape of the aperture.
For me, neither.
I would suggest that for cohesion whenever you montage images together, that you ensure uniformity. ie, make the two landscape oriented pictures the same size, make the vertical shot the same height as the other two, and the spaces between them all the same. That way, with the white key lines around the images, there is uniform amounts of black and it doesn't look lopsided.
It's not as easy to capture the river as it seems at first!
To answer your question, no, not for me.
What's wrong with the apostrophe?
I would like to see the seed head sharper, but to me the black and white conversion is not quite as sympathetic to the dandelion as it might be. The bottom of the seed head is starting to get close in tone to the graduated sky. Darkening the sky all over (adding red filtration) would allow it to stand out more, and with the added sharpness it might make the seed head pop more. I'd also clone out that bit of cloud to make the sky background cleaner.
In this situation, you cannot get everyone's face unless you set the shot up, so I'm not that bothered by it, but I would say seeing what the author is doing more clearly would be better, and you would get at least a profile of him. Moving a smidge to the left would do that.
A competent environmental portrait. The shop tells us more about him than he does, as his face is largely covered, it's a shame the shutter speed has cut half the pictures off on the TV screens.
Revilo, I just wanted to ask a few questions...
The images are indeed all slightly underexposed, due to the bright lights fooling the meter.
I'm afraid I'm not really a fan of this selective colour, and I feel the image lacks the balancing effect of colours in other parts of the spectrum.
Not quicker, but better, look at photo stacking software online. The inclusion of dark frames and flats increases the signal to noise ratio and cuts pretty much all sensor generated noise. I use Deep Sky Stacker (free) and there are lots of tutorials out there about its use and processing. Other stacking programs are available.
Most of it has been said above. I'd prefer to see wild poppies too, but it hangs together pretty well as it is. In the interests of uniformity, I'd prefer to see the same font used for all the text, I'd prefer to see the figures look more like archetypal "Tommies" and I also think the flag is superfluous. Otherwise, the sentiment is right there, and the blending looks ok, especially on a small screen.
Doesn't really work for me, I'm afraid.
These are the kind of images (along with the lighthouse one) that polarise opinion. Some seem to love the fact that it looks completely unreal, others hate it. Personally, I'm in the second camp, with most HDR and pseudo-HDR effects that just look completely OTT.
Nice simple picture, nice crop, good subject, yes, even nice light. My only criticism is the lack of light on his face. You may be able to lighten that area, but something to reflect the light back under the helmet when you shot it would have made all the difference.
It does...the end of the bridge!
Nicely constructed and shot. Simplicity is the key, and my only minor criticism is I think it needs to be brighter. Maybe a result of the tone, but I'd like to see a pure white background, easily adjusted in processing, but a little more exposure would have done the trick at the taking stage. The flash was probably fooled by the predominance of white in the picture.
I think you've pretty well achieved your aim. There's only a couple of things that I might change.
I'm viewing on an iPad, so it may not be the best screen for this but a few things stand out, to me.
A similar comment to the last really, a few seconds later and the boat would be in the bright area, and would be a much stronger subject. Smack (no pun intended) in the middle of the frame is the least impactful place it could be, though caught between the land (bottom left) and the Longships (top right) does help.
I don't think your developer is optimised for delta film. I'm not familiar with it, unless you mean Ilfosol, in which case it is eminently possible to dev Delta in it.
I also think that architecture should be upright, unless you are trying a wacky angle with a wide angle, for instance.
I'm sure the sunset was spectacular, but it's really hard to convey that in an image like this.