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Boomer by TXS

Good capture, interesting action image.
Looking at the grass and posts I think your focusing was about OK.
The photo is maybe a crop from larger and has lost sharpness somewhere.?
Photo shows as being a little under exposed in levels.
It you had looked at the histogram in camera you would have noticed that the graph did not reach the right hand side. This indicates under exposure.
I've done a mod (click on modifications above) where I have made a couple of adjustments in Photoshop levels. I moved the right hand point to the left. This goes towards correcting for under exposure. i also moved the middle mark to right to increase mid tones contrast.
I also tried sharpening whole image but this did not help.
I also made the post vertical although this is a very minor consideration in an action photo.


Vernazza - village in the Сinque terre. Liguria.

Vernazza - village in the Сinque terre. Liguria. by jerryiron

Nice picture but something rather unnatural about the colours.
The light must have been low according to your camera settings. Maybe the strange effects are due to excessive attempt to recover in Camera Raw.
Almost a HDR type look which can result of over use of shadow and highlight sliders in ACR.
Worth keeping as record shot as subject and composition are interesting.


View from the grotto by Lord Byron. Portovenere. Liguria

View from the grotto by Lord Byron. Portovenere. Liguria by jerryiron

Nice enough Photo of it's type
Not too keen myself. Image is a bit dark and gloomy. I would like to see more movement in the sea which appears too smooth and unnatural. A shorter shutter speed would help here.
Composition is good with interesting curves in the rock leading the eye. Rocks appear a slightly strange colour on my screen.
The light that seems to be reflecting on a building detracts from the natural beauty of the scene. Maybe better cloned out?
Natural beauty V man made intrusion?
Pleasant image for those who like this style but i feel just misses the mark somehow.



Sizes! by paulbroad

Yes more and more people are overweight and obese. Greed and junk 'food' from an early age. Dreadful legs for someone that age.
Your image says it all.


The resort

The resort by k2

Good record of your holiday. Looks like a nice place to stay. Could be just about anywhere.
One improvement, which is really very minor to the image , is that the sea horizon could be straightened. i.e. made level.
This image represents a section of the view from where the camera was situated. More could have been included or less. What to include is the choice of the photographer who was there.
The camera setting look suitable although you used ISO100. ISO 200 is, I believe, the native ISO for Nikon DSLR and will give the best results in theory. The shutter speed could have been reduced to allow ISO200 to be used.


Girls on a Train

Girls on a Train by pentaxpete

I would second much of what Moira writes.
I have an M6 too and take similar photos.
In my view the main aspect of this image is the photo journalism/candid street capture and I feel it succeeds fairly well.
This is an area of photography where such issues as true verticals or composition rules like having three objects not two matter much less than subject matter and subsequent interest.
Your image makes a statement and shows human interest. Good one.
It is a bit flat, keep on working at this, as Paul suggests there are many stages at which this may have happened.
From my experience you won't get much either interest or expert advice on this site. There are some real experts on up to date digital techniques capturing landscapes with great foreground interest of smooth water around colourful rocks but not for what your presenting.


Tow tows together.

Tow tows together. by xwang

Nice light.
I've done a mod where I've cropped to reposition the buoys. This in my view allows the eye to follow from left to right from the two buoys to the two heads.


Hat'n'Eyes by vonbatcat

Excellent portrait

Alley Santorini

Alley Santorini by justahobby

Take notes re points made on camera settings.
This photo is in my view is one of your best from your Santorini series.
You say that you like it which is probably the most important comment.

A a general critique/suggestion I would suggest you look at travel photography in general and decide what you would like to show about a place in your photos. This will help you on your next visit.


Wedding Shot

Wedding Shot by markst33

Great shot, the brides face and hug says it all.
The real test of all wedding photos seems to be whether the bride and her mother like the photos.


Painting the Thames

Painting the Thames by Metchick10

Interesting image, one to learn from and develop the topic.
Take care taking night shots from London's bridges even with a tripod, they shake.
I can tell you from personal experience that even the road bridge move with heavy traffic. The foot bridges especially next to the railway move a lot. (Hungerford/Golden Jubilee).
You may be better taking one exposure using RAW rather than jpeg and then opening shadows and downing high lights in Adobe Camera RAW software..
I suggest this approach whether using tripod, resting on railing or handheld. I have found taking maybe 5 or 6 exposures resting on some thing can result in one sharpish result. Three sharp exposures the camera requires for HDR function is a lot to hope for.
Big Ben's clock face is a problem as it will show as over exposed. I got a reasonable result be cloning in the clock face from another shot exposed with that in mine.

A fascinating area of photography, keep on shooting



face by Sandipan

I like this. Mono mod is even better for me.
Good one


linner at Kos

linner at Kos by justahobby

Interesting photo in the context of your explanation that the land is Turkey and recent news.
Exposure looks good, maybe a crop of top of sky would improve composition.



White.. by sparsh845

A good image showing centre detail nicely.
Improvements that I would suggest is to either choose a flower without distracting bits of other flowers or as I've done in my mod remove them in photoshop. (see modifications)
I have also cropped some of the right hand side. Seeing as you cut off some of the petals during framing I've done the same on the right with a crop. This moves the yellow centre more to the right for better balance.
In my second mod I brightened overall and then darkened the highlights to get more details on the white petals.


C 1

C 1 by morpheus1955

Super, is it the Solent? I saw some similar boats myself.


butterfly by ruurd

Good capture

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Added Date: 02/01/2013 - 1:18 PM

I really like this picture. Interested to see such lovely result from Topaz, you must have worked hard at it, most I've seen are not too good,
Happy New Year


Added Date: 27/03/2011 - 1:04 PM

What a beautiful collection of images. Your eye for composition for me is spot on. You do not try to over use colour to gain attention in an image.
I would liken your portfolio to images that might be found in the up market gallery whilst many posted elsewhere seem to aim for the type of image painted by the pavement artist at Brixham, garish, cheap but popular.
in my view your have created art work.