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By david1810
Hi I have just got into photography and hope to study formally in 2013.

Saw an image on your website and thought I would give it a try. Would love any feedback/criticism you have to offer.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Landscape and travel

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


Angi_Wallace 9 172 10 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 12:38AM
Lovely arty image, Ive not tried this style before, but do like it a lot

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Focus_Man 7 481 631 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 9:20AM
Welcome to EPZ David, as you are new to the site, a self confessed beginner and this is your first upload I am unfamiliar with your work genre, hence the comments below.

Doesn't work for me I am afraid, it seems like an out of focus, slanting picture of yachts.

The main reason it doesn't work is that I find myself attempting to see through the hazy lines to ascertain just what it is. An arty abstract, I feel, shouldn't have that effect, it should be able to stand alone.

That therefore begs the question, is it an error or deliberate?

Enjoy your time with us and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

banehawi Plus
13 1.6k 3685 Canada
25 Jul 2012 2:15PM
Welcome to EPZ David.

I like this style, however this will work a lot better when the image is level, rather than tilted. Its an impression of boats in a harbour thats quite nice, minimalistic, and could make a very nice print.

If you take a look at the mod Ive loaded under the modifications tab up the page, the mod is level, colour an vibrancy is increased, the height is stretched a little, and a small amount of sharpening and contrast has been applied.
A good start to image manipulation.

Hope this helps, and enjoy the site.

heres some information for new members:

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david1810 5 1 Australia
26 Jul 2012 2:35AM

thankyou all for the feedback and comments. I was a little reluctant to submit at first , however, I am so glad I did. It is great that people like yourselves will give your time to the newbies like myself.

Thanks again

paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
26 Jul 2012 3:09AM
Be interesting to see the original too.. Paul
david1810 5 1 Australia
26 Jul 2012 7:12AM
Hi paulcr

just checked out your pf wow!

more than happy to show the original. how can I do that?


paulbroad 9 123 1161 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 7:46AM
I'm pleased you did submit it. This section should be used for general help, but also to submit experimental images in order to gauge general reaction as tastes vary immensely.

You do need to adjust that tilt which is too obvious and I'm afraid things are a bit too far gone for me. This is when images become subjective and some will like this, some will not.

paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
27 Jul 2012 12:53AM

Quote:Hi paulcr

just checked out your pf wow!
more than happy to show the original. how can I do that?

Either just as you did with this one or as a version. Paul

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