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Critique Please

9 Aug 2009 1:26PM
I would appreciate comments on my Website, what others think of the site and images, its good and bad points

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mr g 13 403 3 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 3:48PM
QUICK LINK To Hugh's site

Had a quick look and it's not bad if you've done it yourself. Just a few points - all meant as constructive observations:
I'd make the banner larger as your title is a little lost.
Yellow on black - not my favourite colour scheme.
Many people will ask why you need to list your equipment.
Need an apostrophe in title - Hugh's website
The make of tripod will be Manfrotto not Monfrotto.
Sorry if that all seems picky but you did ask.
Welcome to the site too
9 Aug 2009 6:59PM
Hi Rob and thank you, I have no problem with your comments Pont taken, my view is if you canít except criticism donít post for Critique
csurry 16 9.2k 92
9 Aug 2009 7:18PM
Agree about the yellow on black text.

I clicked on what I think from the thumbnail are avocets top left of your home page, but it comes up with a broken link.

In fact same seems to be true of the other images on that page. So either they need to link correctly or remove the ability to click on them.

Good luck with it though. Needs a few more images as the number of galleries almost outnumbers the images Grin
9 Aug 2009 7:46PM
Hi csurry
And thank you, the images on the home page are just to make up the front page, the reason galleries outnumbers the images is that I am redoing the website the eriginall site cept ceting spamd, the avocets photos I am in the middle of re sizing the photos and will upload soon
Ps all comments are welcome
10 Aug 2009 6:19PM
Hi rob, csurry
I hav Changed the Front Page to the website let me know what you think, csurry I have uploaded some avocets for you, they are in BERDS-Waders
csurry 16 9.2k 92
10 Aug 2009 9:22PM
Hi Hugh, great lot of improvements.

I wonder who your target audience is and what you feel the purpose of the site is. Is it just to share with friends?

The reason I ask is that there are quite a few typos, but if the site is just for friends that already know you then this is less important than if you are potentially looking for customers for your work.

10 Aug 2009 9:58PM
Hi Csurry
As before I have no problem with criticism the site is for however is interested potential customers for your work would be ok but going out for an assignment would be a problem as I have a heart condition among others which slows me down quite a bit, the heart condition has caused me to have a bit of a short term mummery loss at times, typos witch what war
csurry 16 9.2k 92
10 Aug 2009 10:06PM
S'Ok Hugh. I don't have time tonight, but I wondered if you wanted someone to point out the typos or if you are happy that the site represents you as it is now. I realised from what you said earlier that there may be an issue with the grammar and spelling.

I was just trying to understand that before launching in to a list of possible corrections. If no one else chips in I'll try to have another look tomorrow as I have been up since 5:30 this morning and I'm a little tired to look in detail at the text right now.

10 Aug 2009 10:13PM
thank you and very apresheated we ar of to the Isle of Sheppey kent
for 4 days will contact you when we get back
be safe
17 Aug 2009 5:54PM
Hi Cheryl, it looks like no one else chipped in so its down to you look forward to your suggestions
We are back to Sheppey tonight look forward reading comments when we get back, I have uploaded more photos to the website
Be safe
PS Iím going to try for a sunrise in Wednesday 5 30am UK
csurry 16 9.2k 92
17 Aug 2009 6:02PM
Hi Hugh, hope you had a good time on Isle of Sheppey. I'll take another look tomorrow night and then post the comments for you here. I have to pack for work tonight and a couple of other jobs.

csurry 16 9.2k 92
18 Aug 2009 8:50PM
Hi Hugh,
starting on the home page.

Not sure if you deliberately have a space before every comma and full stop. It is unusual, but as it is consistent many will take it as a style thing I guess.

On the main gallery I have included a lot of these photo's to share with you.

You do not need the apostrophe in photos.

On the gallery it states weasal, this should be weasel - this is in a random photo, so probably the actual problem is on one of the images itself.

There is also one labelled secend edit, this should be second.

Birds Gallery:
Birds of Pray - should be Birds of Prey

Birds Waders:
Avoset should be Avocet

Think that is enough for you to be going with for now and I'll have another surf around tomorrow at the various galleries.
23 Aug 2009 10:32AM
Hi Csurry, I see and understand what you say and take it onboard, itís a habit I got into, on the home page, it will be quite a task to change but on the gallery correction is no problem and will do thank you.
KJackson 10 7 1 England
23 Aug 2009 10:58AM
Are you claiming all of these images to be yours? I am particularly interested in your response to the Harlequin Ladybird photograph, on the rose leaf top left.

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