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MarvKoon

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  • Moving legs/Static legs

    Cheers for your comments. The shot was taken with the camera placed on my knee while i was sitting on a bench. I took a series of pictures on the same theme and was nicely surprised with the results!
    • 11 Aug 2011 9:33PM
  • Model study

    Thanks all for your feedback. You're right. I should have paid more attention to the background!
    • 5 Aug 2011 8:13AM
  • Chocolate orange truffle cake

    Yes i agree with your comments. It's my first go at photographing food. Not quite there yet! The cake was good thoughSmile
    • 5 Aug 2011 8:11AM
  • Hello ladies

    Haha, thanks for the tips. I may decrease the saturation a bit, but really the colours in this part of the world are very strong!
    Ps. This is not my country, although I have been to India a few times and like taking pictures there. I'm from Mauritius- one of the shots in my portfolio was taken from there.
    • 27 Jul 2011 1:06PM
  • 5 people on a motorcycle

    thanks for advice!

    Yes he was the only one wearing protection! and yes they're all on one bike! I was terrified for them. They obviously were not!
    • 25 Jul 2011 1:44PM
  • London Bridge skyline

    Thanks Frank for your mod. I took this picture on program mode and my camera picked up a large aperture. Just noticed this. Do you know why it would do that? I thought large aperture are used just for close ups? In fact now that i think of it, whenever i shoot on p mode my camera always tends to the low f number.

    The tower is called The Shard. It's pyramid-shaped and when completed will be the highest skyscraper in Europe.
    • 24 Jul 2011 9:09PM
  • The Delhi-Jaisalmer Express

    I like the picture because it reminded me of the long journey through the desert and the people i came across in my carriage. I guess the photo for me was more about the experience of it than the subject itself. Either way I have failed to get this across.
    Regarding health and safety I must say it's a different world there. I had the same reaction as Frank when I arrived , but after a while u get used to it. If the landscape had been more dramatic, over a deep cliff for example, and the doors were open, I'm sure you would have tried to get the shot.
    • 23 Jul 2011 11:37AM
  • The Omnipresent CCTV

    Thanks all for your comments.I wanted to show the CCTV camera as an intruder, as if not deserving to be hanged against this wall. If you think the CCTV should be removed then I have succeeded!
    • 22 Jul 2011 9:22PM
  • The Beagle Channel

    Thanks for the suggestions and the feedback. I think the jetty in the mod is better placed to focus attention, but I also wanted to capture the curved shoreline to lead the eye to the subject. I guess here a compromise had to be made? Or perhaps I could have moved to the left and decompose my shot to achieve both..alas, had I known....!Wink
    • 20 Jul 2011 9:19PM
  • Lighthouse at the end of the world

    Thanks all for your feedback Smile I have not done post production in photoshop but I changed the colour balance in my camera before shooting.
    • 18 Jul 2011 11:54AM
  • Lakes and mountains

    Oh yes that's much better! thanks! Should i have reduced the exposure setting in the camera to reduce the haze?
    • 16 Jul 2011 12:16AM
  • Portrait of mother and son

    Thanks everyone for your comments. The title of the photo is misleading.. Initially I wanted to capture the boy only, but noticed that the mother was smiling and thought i wanted to include her as well in the background. For me what I thought interesting was the direction of her gaze.
    • 14 Jul 2011 9:37PM
  • Peering into the mosque

    Thanks for your honest feedback Pamela! Maybe a subtle Islamic sign at the end of the corridor, like an inscription in Arabic would help. But I wanted to capture the arches in perspective and the quiet empty space. The shoes left at the door entrance indicate that inside people are praying.can't the absence of objects be the subject of the frame itself? Open for discussionWink
    • 8 Jul 2011 7:08PM
  • Bridge over troubled water

    Thanks you- Yes I realised when I uploaded the picture that the bridge was a bit too out of focus for the theme of the picture. I flicked through the sheet music when I found this song and thought it really appropriate. I like how you have darkened the sky to make it look more 'troubled'!
    • 7 Jul 2011 9:42AM
  • Dancing patterns-1

    Beautiful! Maybe it would be better still if the hands were a bit sharper. Did you desaturate the colour of the skin to make the sarees stand out more?
    • 6 Jul 2011 1:41PM
  • Pashminas

    Thank you! Realised that adding a frame to the picture really helps sometimes!
    • 6 Jul 2011 10:56AM
  • lonliness

    Hey Siddrah , I found you! Like your pictures- you have a different eye. keep uploadingSmile
    • 5 Jul 2011 9:24AM
  • Moving silhouettes

    Thanks to all for your input and am glad this gave an opportunity for others to learn as well Smile
    • 1 Jul 2011 11:15PM
  • Oil Tanker the Dart

    Great impact!
    • 30 Jun 2011 8:27PM
  • Million women rise.

    REally well captured the moment , and bold picture.
    • 30 Jun 2011 8:25PM
  • Unbelievabubble

    That's really stunning and original. well done!
    • 29 Jun 2011 10:59PM
  • Brother and sister

    Thanks Frank, Yes i really need to be careful with post production now. I'll pay more attention to the histogram.
    • 29 Jun 2011 2:31PM
  • Children of Rasjasthan

    Thanks for your feedback!Yes i admit I may have overdone the saturation... I find it difficult to know when the stop. Can you tell from the histogram where to strike the right balance? I think the earrings are a sign of their caste. I also learnt that in Rajasthan the women who wear the most brightly colours sarees are usually of the lower caste.
    • 26 Jun 2011 9:56PM
  • Children of Rajasthan

    Thanks all for taking the time to comment on my photo. The background shows part of the wall of their house. It's very very basic. These people are extremely poor and don't go to school. They cut stones all day. Yet they have incredible energy and life. I would have found it really difficult to arrange them to pose. They were all around me asking for money, which is unfortunately very common in the poor areas. I'm not sure what's wrong with the colour, as I did not do any post production. Maybe the background and the sun is reflecting too much yellow light on their face?
    • 25 Jun 2011 10:39PM
  • Untouchables in Rajasthan

    Thanks i'll try to play around in photoshop. Theere was a strong afternoon sun behind me when i took the picture, and you can see my shadow, and that of the other kids cast on the subjects. I used levels to lift some of the shadows, but the original is very different from this picture. Maybe is should have positioned the subjects from a different angle so that the sun does not sit directly in front of the subjects?
    • 24 Jun 2011 1:30PM
  • Daniela II

    The eyes are really well captured. well done!
    • 23 Jun 2011 9:10PM
  • Angled

    Original! From the thumbnail i was not sure if it was a knuckle or a animal's nose
    • 23 Jun 2011 9:08PM
  • Woman of Rajasthan

    Thanks for the comments. I do agree that the red may be overwhelming, but this is also one of the qualities I wanted to capture in the picture. I guess it's a question of striking the right balance.
    • 23 Jun 2011 1:27PM
  • A new flag

    Thanks for your advice! The stupa is painted white, but with such a blue sky the colour got reflected on the paint, hence why it gets the light blue-grey tone. I think one lesson to take from the critiques i've received so far is to focus on a few key elements in my composition rather than trying to get all the action in one shot, at least not until i can handle it better!
    I think i'm ok with the low contrast because it helps accentuate the coloured flag, and the serenity of the scene- which is what i was trying to capture.
    • 20 Jun 2011 9:06PM
  • Buddhist ceremony

    Thanks both of you for your very fair comments. This was a ceremony which I was very lucky to stumble across. The students were putting a very very long piece of coloured fabric around the stupa which is a the religious structure in the background.
    My intention in the picture was to portray both the action in the foreground with the building in the background where the action ultimately ends. If u look more closely at the base of the stupa you'll see the coloured fabric around it. I wanted the capture the sun rays behind the stupa to make it more dramatic, as if the sun was also playing its part of the ritual. How do u think I could have achieved this better without too much flare? I think I had already compensated the exposure.I'll post a few more pics of the ritual. Pity I can't do more than 1 a day!!'

    Thanks!!
    • 16 Jun 2011 11:23PM