Revolutionising Tripods: The Benro Theta Is An Auto-Levelling Travel Tripod
Back Modifications (1)
Views 57 Unique 28 Award Shortlist   


By Amitsaha11
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature

Tags: Nature photography Wildlife and nature Nature image Nature landscape NaturesHaven Nature and wildlife Nature beauty



mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2590 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2017 12:00PM
Hi Amit, welcome to the Critique Gallery! I see that you have just joined us and this is your first ever upload. I hope you will enjoy the site, it's a good place to share and to learn.

You ticked the Critique wanted box, which means that you forego the chance of votes and awards in the hope of getting more in-depth commenting. I hope that was intentional. (If you do want to enable votes and awards, don't tick that box next time.)

The site normally picks up Exif data - details of camera settings - and we do ask for this information for critique purposes. It hasn't picked up the data here, which probably means that you used Save for web, which strips the data from the file. Could you please add a note of the important settings, either by editing your upload or in the comment section? Focal length, aperture (F number), shutter speed, ISO, White balance setting, how you set the camera up (Manual? Aperture priority? Shutter speed priority? Program? Auto?), whether any exposure compensation was used.

If you don't know how to find this information - find the thumbnail on your hard drive, right click on it, select Properties from the foot of the right click menu, then Details. That should take you there.

The information is really important for a specialist subject such as this. It's not just about what you intended, it's about how you did it. You have told us what you wanted to convey, and I understand it. I would warn that the more emotional message you attach to an image, the better it has to be in order to carry that message...

Photography is about light, and light can do strange things when it hits the elements of a lens. Next question - have you processed this image? Does that area of bright blue branches show up like that in the original?

I have prepared a quick modification, with three very simple changes. First I cropped to portrait (ie vertical). That directs my eye upwards into the sky, rather than sideways. It also gets rid of the distracting blue branches.

Secondly I lightened and brightened just very slightly.

Finally I added a thin black frame - a cosmetic detail but I think it gives a sense of a private place.

To view, click on the blue modifications button below your upload, then on the number.

I hope you will enjoy the site, feel free to ask questions, someone will have the answer.
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1995 England
28 Jul 2017 4:56PM
First, Amit, welcome form me, too.

Moira has said almost everything that I want to say, so I shall jsut add one thing - this looks to me as if you have processed it quite a lot. Moira has asked the question, and I shall add that when the first thing about a picture that you notice is the processing, it makes it harder to see hte subject and the beauty of it...

And two questions - does the picture look the way you wanted it to look? Are you happy with the result?

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.