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21/10/2010 - 9:28 AM


natureHi Heng, Its a well attempted shot, though i think your focus has gone onto the tree with the squirrel (?) coming as a bit soft. Always a good idea to post your camera settings when uploading here to the Critique Gallery Smile it helps to understand what's going on in the Image.

Going on i think the composition could also be improved a bit by cropping from the left and putting the squirrel on a thirds intersect, done a mod and also increased the contrast and saturation a bit and then applied the warming filter in PS

Cheers and hope this helps
06/10/2010 - 8:46 PM

Low down at Padley Gorge

Low down at Padley GorgeHi Tim-Its been nicely done a left to right diagonal composition and the water's movement has been well frozen, my only suggestion is that the rock protruding up from the bottom of the screen distracts a bit, alternatively i think it would have had good impact if you had stepped back a bit and included it completely in the composition.

Cheers and hope this helps

PS: - Always a good idea to include your camera settings in the description Smile
05/10/2010 - 11:00 PM

Cliff Face

Cliff FaceNicely done images, and a very interesting concept Smile i like V2 no critique to offer other than to suggest that it may be made better by cropping / cloning out the structures at the bottom of the shot

Cheers and hope this helps Smile
01/10/2010 - 10:29 AM

The Old Stable

The Old StableVersion 1 works well for me, just feel though that probably theres a a little too much of the sky in the image, personally i would have cropped it down a bit from the top . Other than that i like the image Smile, though i also feel that there could be some more interesting images to be found here by adjusting your point of view maybe a little to the left or try changing the mode to landscape to get what i think is a track running down there.

Cheers and hope this helps
16/09/2010 - 3:46 PM

Great Auto Place

Great Auto PlaceHi Ernie,

Exposure seems to be spot on and i like the blue and white colors in this shot. I do have some points though which i feel would improve this shot.
1) There is a shadow that's crept into the frame at the bottom (yours i believe Smile) which adds to distractions.

2) At both edges of the frame LHS and RHS its a bit cluttered and half cut of cars which distract, i think a closer zoom would have been neater.

3) I feel there is too much space at the bottom of the shot again a closer zoom would sort that one out

I have attempted to correct the above points in the mod. Hope you find this useful.

On a side note the front shop area of the shot in itself would lend to an interesting shot it has a lot of detail and elements which would be of interest and would make a good image Smile, this could also make for an interesting color pop image if you like that kind of thing, with the shop area color popped and everything else in mono

03/09/2010 - 11:06 PM

Music & Landscape

Music & LandscapeHi Joseph,

I think i understand what you were attempting to do here, but i feel compositionally the image is a bit off, the monument is too close to the RHS corner with a lot of space at the LHS, maybe if you were to place the monument on a thirds itersect it might convey the idea better. I also agree with Jeff that maybe the monument on its own would work as well. One other thing; the legs of the stand have got cut off at the bottom which sorts of detracts from the shot from a symmetry perspective.

Cheers and hope you find this useful
health & safety would have something to say about this...Very nicely captured. I like this image the way it is, i think the bits and pieces add to the atmosphere of the image i do a lot of street work almost 2-3 times a week and i try and capture the scene as it is without being intrusive. One of the things i try and do (not always successfully though) is to just sit / stand and observe the scene for some time before i take the shot i find that it invariably produces good images, for example like in this shot the child would have continued to split the bambo for some time and in that time you may have captured a variety of expressions or emotions as she struggled with the huge machete, i guess in a nut shell what iam trying to say is that patience when you are out can yield good dividends of course its easier said than done as my PF will justify Wink

Cheers and hope this helps

23/08/2010 - 3:42 AM

Quarry ruins

Quarry ruinsNicely done, i like the image though personally i would crop off a bit off the bottom out and increase contrast to take advantage of the beautifull sky above. Have done two mods as alternatives for your consideration.

Hope this helps

02/08/2010 - 10:05 PM

After the rain

After the rainHi Kevin, it may be just me but it looks like the focus is a bit off, the lower part of the image seems to be sharper as compared to the center where i believe the element of interest the big drop of water is..maybe a different angle or stronger focus in the center might make the image better.

cheers and hope this helps
17/07/2010 - 8:52 PM


DirectionHi jdnoyola,

I see you have marked this for critique so i will attempt one to the best of my ability Smile. Firstly iam assuming the central point of the shot was the vegetation which comes up as the dominant part of the image, from a technical standpoint it looks a bit burnt out causing it to loose detail and appears more like streaks of light across the shot, IMHO i believe the scenery in the background would make for some interesting shots, again there is no description in your comments of what your central idea was hence its a bit hard to comment on this Smile the other idea could have been to step back a bit and then attempted the shot with a different perspective.

Cheers and hope this helps
12/07/2010 - 7:56 PM

iris, ensata.

iris, ensata.Hi Neil,
The details on the petals have come out well, but i feel the positioning leaves a bit to be desired for...the image sort of merges into the background, maybe because of the same color as the subject, i feel this shot would be much better if you positioned yourself in a manner where the background made the image stand out instead of the current one where it merges into it..Smile

Hope this helps

Cheers and welcome to EPZ Smile

29/06/2010 - 1:28 PM


foxgloveYes i would agree with a bit too close Smile...the two flowers one on the left and the bottom are sort of cut off and too my eye make the image loose continuity...maybe a re-take of the shot by capturing these two or a crop and clone of these two may make the picture better..Smile

Hope this helps

23/06/2010 - 2:01 PM

Stone Village Children

Stone Village ChildrenIts a really happy shot, i liked the expressions on the kids faces, though i felt the focus to be a bit soft...also the bucket and bike on the sides of the images serve as distractions have done a tight crop and cloned out the bike in the modification uploaded to give the kids more emphasis in the shot.Smile, looking at the pic again i feel the background draws the eye first rather than the kids, maybe a good idea to see if you want to crop out the background and also clone out the kid in the back Smile

Hope this helps