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  • Muses

    Thanks Steve Smile
    • 5 Jan 2012 4:04PM
  • Anysha

    Thank you for the comments Smile
    • 5 Jan 2012 1:41AM
  • The Reader

    Agree about the sharpness, and have suggested a crop and added sharpness to the modification. Nick
    • 12 Dec 2011 8:01PM
  • Sew Sew

    Thank you for the comments Smile
    • 8 Sep 2011 7:33PM
  • Sew What?

    Thank you for the comments Smile
    • 6 Sep 2011 2:37PM
  • Desperados

    Hi, Many thanks for the comments and awards.

    2 lights used, one very low powered to add a little fill (directly at her at distance) , and another placed at 45 degrees and very high aimed at her back. Smile
    • 28 Mar 2011 12:14PM
  • Off the Wall

    Many thanks for the comments and the user award Smile Smile
    • 4 Mar 2011 6:53PM
  • Off the Ceiling

    Many thanks for your comments Smile
    • 4 Mar 2011 6:52PM
  • Geisha

    Quote:Like the MU and good background to match the outfit. My only niggle is the hair blending, it seem to have a pink hallow in places and some hard edges too and prehaps would benifit from some further work.
    Regards Richard

    Thanks for your comments Smile

    I can see where you are coming from, but I wanted a look of a Japanese style print, so the hard edges were kind of deliberate. The halo I thought would do two jobs in that it would lift the gown from the background, and also add an angelic glow. Smile
    • 9 Feb 2011 1:19PM
  • Lucy

    Many thanks for the comments and the user award Smile
    • 4 Feb 2011 3:49PM
  • Wink

    Thank you for the comments Smile
    • 16 Dec 2010 11:26AM
  • 41

    Love it Smile
    • 26 Nov 2010 12:32PM
  • cinemascope

    Great conceptual portraiture.
    • 26 Nov 2010 12:31PM
  • Sunrays on my skin

    Love the makeup and the composition.
    • 26 Nov 2010 12:22PM
  • Europa

    I think that it is a great capture, but disagree about the horizon 'issue'. Sometimes 'rules' can be broken and this is a perfect example. Making the horizon straight would be at the detriment of the dynamics within the shot.
    • 26 Nov 2010 12:14PM
  • ...

    An excellent image, and great narrative.
    • 25 Nov 2010 12:36PM
  • Vivaldi

    Thank you for the comments Smile
    • 23 Nov 2010 4:01PM
  • Casey

    For me it works in landscape format. I don't mind the top of the head being 'chopped'; I often do this, even with limbs, which some do not think is 'right' in an image, but for me it works.

    Tones and colours look good, but perhaps a little sharpness needed in places.

    Willie and Phil are spot on in there critiques.

    Nick Smile
    • 18 Nov 2010 2:31AM
  • Kickboxing

    Having covered several kickboxing events and other sports events, for me this is a good capture.

    With event photography it is all about capturing the event, and rarely would I ever do anything in post-production apart from slight level adjustments.

    The background is part of the location, it adds to the images as it allows the viewer of the image to see where the action is taking place. As long as the background is blurred by using an f-stop of around f5.6 (which I suspect your lens to be capable of) or if you are lucking to have a lens capable of shooting at f1.8 then that would be perfect.

    I usually shoot these type of shots at quite a high ISO, a little fill flash, and greater than 160th of a second at around f5.6

    You have frozen the action well, the colours look spot on, and overall a pleasing result.

    Nick Smile
    • 18 Nov 2010 2:25AM
  • Rachel

    Thank you for the comments, and TY sherlob Smile
    • 15 Nov 2010 7:33PM
  • Nic

    Willie has offered a very useful critique.

    Keep exploring your photography, take pictures every day, and enjoy what you do.

    Nick Smile
    • 14 Nov 2010 11:47PM
  • Zak

    This works well in mono, and you have good tonality throughout. My only suggestion would be a little selective sharpening of the eyes, nose and mouth.

    Nick Smile
    • 14 Nov 2010 6:00PM
  • Hello anybody there?

    Hi Chris,

    Set the white balance to incandescent light.

    Also if you push the ISO higher, say 800 ISO you would be able to increase the shutter speed above 125th of a second, which is more suitable. F4 or f5.6 would suit this shot. Don't worry too much about replacing the background as this type of shot should be natural and the background is fine (the f-stop used will blur the background anyway).

    If it can be done in camera, rather than in post-processing, it makes your life easier, and is better for improving technique.

    Nick Smile
    • 14 Nov 2010 3:03PM
  • Wedding

    I have to agree with Frank here.

    Nobody, other than competent photographers, should cover a wedding as the official photographer.

    A photographer should have there technique down to a 100% competency before embarking on a wedding. To be unsure of the basics of setting the camera for correct lighting, WB, F-stop, ISO and shutter speed is worrying.

    A competent wedding photographer needs to be able to be a good 'people' photographer, still life photographer and landscape photographer because all of these and more are involved in taking images at weddings. Weddings are not a place to practise technique, they are a place to show off your technique.

    At weddings you need also to be in full control of the bride and groom and guests, and be the boss. You need the important shots, not necessarily the guests. You will get the 'paps' with their cameras trying to muscle in on your shoot, but you have to be firm, diplomatic and commanding to get 'The' shots.

    Sorry to sound harsh, but it took me about 12 years of doing photography at a semi and professional level to feel that I could cover a wedding competently.

    • 14 Nov 2010 2:55PM
  • Miss C Turner

    Many thanks for the comments and the user award Smile
    • 14 Nov 2010 2:47PM
  • Poetic

    Thank you for the comments Smile
    • 4 Nov 2010 4:35PM
  • Miss A James

    Thank you for the comments. Smile
    • 3 Nov 2010 11:56PM
  • Sophia Again!

    I would be inclined to crop a little tighter from the bottom. I would also lighten, selectively, parts of the eye colour to give them a little more form. You may also like to use a little selective smoothing of the skin, but not over do it. I have made a Mod with these suggestions added.

    Nick Smile
    • 3 Nov 2010 12:47AM
  • Another Era

    Thank you for the comments Smile
    • 2 Nov 2010 6:29PM
  • Memorys.

    Great narrative.

    • 1 Nov 2010 2:37PM