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20/07/2012 - 7:01 AM

Vintage Hope

Vintage HopeHi Lauren, this is a really pleasing portrait and a good first attempt. I'm no expert, but a couple of things occur to me. Firstly, your camera settings - I would use a much lower ISO, say 200 or 400 should be ok, and your shutter speed was very high, which is why you used such a high ISO. Try 1/125 to start with and experiment! I think you would have more joy setting your camera to 'M' manual or 'A' aperture priority.

Secondly, I like your casual pose leaning on the dresser, but standing at the window would have possibly been better? It would have put more light on you. I'm not sure about the upward look in your eyes either! I would have looked more straight out of the window!!!

I hope all this makes sense!

Tony
19/11/2011 - 9:27 AM

PECCADILLO

PECCADILLOThis is an excellent shot Martin, I like everything about it. I really like the bare wall and the chair, the models skirt matches this atmosphere well and her hair and gaze are perfect.
A really well composed image.
Shortlisted.
Tony
15/05/2010 - 9:13 AM

Simple and Colorful

Simple and ColorfulHi Vijay, welcome to epz! This is a great capture! To make it even better (if possible) you could remove one of the eggs to leave a space or, make one egg all black/brown, so you have an odd one out. Of course this could have been a shop window display!
Tony
15/04/2010 - 6:19 PM

The other side of the river

The other side of the riverHi xwang! I like the viewpoint you have chosen, but you were not gifted with good light on this day. You could lighten this a little by adjusting levels and/or brightness.
However, compositionally, you really have more of interest in the upper half of the shot. I like the way you have the flowers overhanging in front of the water, but I would crop the lower half by about 3cms from the bottom.
I'm not sure what software you have and your skills, so I won't suggest more!
Hope that's helpful!
Tony
13/04/2010 - 8:55 AM

Street in Fritzlar

Street in FritzlarHi xwang,

I have used the following technique to straighten my pub signs and is also good for general strasightening.

I use 'skew'. Try, select all, show grid, edit/transform/free transform/skew. This will give you 'lugs in each corner which you can pull out to correct the verticals.

Let me know how you get on! I'm using CS3.

Tony
22/09/2009 - 8:45 PM

Quayside Steps ...

Quayside Steps ...Yes I think this looks great, almost like a toy turned on its side. Excellent reflections too, what a shame it wasn't a blue sky day!

If I was to be picky ...(!) I would have loved to have seen the whole of the tall towers reflection to make it complete, although others would argue differently I know!
Tony
14/09/2008 - 1:09 AM

Abstract Greece 1

Abstract Greece 1Oh well, someone has to be the dissenting voice!
I do like abstracts and from the thumb I thought I was going to like this. Maybe it's just not abstract enough? It's still fighting between figurative and... not!
The problem with abstracts is that, the more you look at them, the more you 'get used to them', so I'll probably end up liking this!
But, at the moment it doesn't do it for me, unlike your Escher gem, which I have just discovered! Where's THAT been hiding?
Anyway, the edges of the white areas seem a little 'rough' and I think the image would be improved by making them smoother and more 'fluid' somehow!?
I hope some of this is helpful!
All the best
Tony