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I like this. It's a bit different. I like the light on the rose and the overall serene feeling that it invokes. My only criticism is that I find the composition a little too square. I've uploaded a mod with some of the ancillary elements moved around a bit & one taken out. This is intended to add a bit of asymmetry and some angles. I've also done some cropping on the sides.
Overall I like the composition - the curve of the wall leading towards the castle, the looming cliff behind, the dark clouds behind the castle. Good time of day. I quite like the twilight blue of the foreground juxtaposed against the warm artificial light on the castle, although it is perhaps a little too extreme.
Thinking analytically about this image one could comment on points that offend some conventional rules - eg limited tonal range, lack of compositional shape, featureless sky etc. But contemplating the image as a whole I think it works well. For example I like the limited tonal range as it conveys the mood & feeling of a grey day.
The EXIF data shows that Exposure Compensation was set to +1 stop (and Multi-segment metering mode), hence the over exposure of the majority of the image. The image has a wide range of light values from the hils & sky to the shadows on the island, so difficult one to expose for overall.
I like the sharp grasses against the out of focus landscape, the light on the water and the overall coppery tint. Overall it conveys to me a strong feeling of calm & serenity. Nice one.
This conveys a nice sense of airiness & space - a bit like a grand Victorian railway station. The distant figures add to the image - make it less cold an austere. The strong disappearing perspective lines add a touch of dynamism. The B&W works well.
I tend to agree with Paul. The image has texture but little shape and the texture in this case I don't feel has enough about it to carry it off. I suspect that colour would add an extra compensatory dimension.
I like the dreamy shapes made by the Aurora, particularly the way the "arms" curve away upwards & leftwards. Compositionally the moon is in the right place. A purist might say the moon is overexposed, but I don't think it matters. I also like the light on the sand ripples. However I do think it has been a cropped a bit too severely on the sides.
Well spotted and well executed. The juxtaposition of colour against drabness and priviledge against poverty are well illustrated. I like also the view from a above, the apparent tilt on the man with the umbrella and the way the labourer is looking at the boss.
I like this - nice recangular shapes and lots of interest for the eye to wander around.
At this resolution the sharpness/lack of noise looks fine to me - very well done for hand held at 1/9 sec.
Nice shapes & lines here, leading to the geraniums. Straightening the door is a bit optional really - old buildings are often not plumb.
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