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Similarly, if you think my critique was helpful please remember to nominate it as Constructive Critique. I may not be very as well as I want to be, able to take the pictures I want, but I am happy to make others to improve theirs. Knowledge should be shared for the benefit of everyone.

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  • Tourist

    ''Look at the birdie''...
    I think the seagull is all the money here, giving some sense of the fleeting life into it.
    Enjoy your holiday Ed

    • 27 Jun 2017 9:14AM
  • Sisters rest

    well done!
    • 27 Jun 2017 8:27AM
  • St Pauls

    Great colour, did you use one of the camera's filters? Do you mind telling us which one?
    I think the columns below the dome lean a degree to the left, you could slightly rotate clockwise and have them looking totally vertical.
    Great idea and cool colouring though.
    • 27 Jun 2017 8:12AM
  • Speedboat Racing Competition

    Quote:I think I'd go for a long letterbox crop...

    hello dudler, you confirm me that my initial thought to upload this in the critique gallery may had been better. I was tired from the day before and the day at the race but my happiness for the success of the venture was acting as a driving force, an urge to show this here first, amid it was uploaded at 00:05... as I said it was a looooong day that could fit even fat cats in suits.

    Allow me to give some additional info about the picture, it is taken at the first turn of the first lap, Grunt engine power has almost all the speedboats gathered together probably and that was the part of the race that they were last seen together. Crew skill changed things dramatically as the race was going on with some boats finishing two laps behind the winner, boat number 01.

    Being a subject I had not delved in before my zoom for the very specific moment is a bit hesitant. It wide to show the fierce competition but the boat on the left starts going AWOL
    and with the speed they have I didn't know how soon it could come off the frame.

    Talking of frame may I point here that despite the good critique all strive to offer in the critique gallery we talk less often about framing and more about settings. For me here the picture is weak because as you suggest the primary subjects (boats) fail to fill the frame proportionally to the overall dimension of the available ''canvas'' space. I use the word ''canvas'' especially for drawing parallel with the (m)other of photography, which is painting. Critique on paintings focuses less on the material used to paint upon, wood or canvas, or the nature of the pigment (oil, plastic, egg, water) or the brush or sponge used to paint. It focuses on the light on the subject, the colours, the proportion and the symbolism of the painting.

    I tried to exclude the most interesting boat (number 7, on the left) which flies clearly mid-air to focus on the poor crews which ''eat the dust'' of boat number one. I was left with a bit miserable square frame Sad

    I should probably go for a different frame than the usual 3:2, probably a 16:9 to give more length and less height. Truth is that the initial 3:2 frames I've shot with the looping sea scooters included their subjects nicely.

    During the shot I changed my camera settings to reduce by half the time reviewing a picture after having shot a ''frame'', from 2 seconds which is my usual for -far- less moving subjects to 1 second, it did make a change.

    I attempted to zoom in length-wise, that was not much of a salvation either. You may well wonder why did I uploaded it if it was no good? Well, it's my ''child'' and I still feel proud for it having being shot clearly, I would say, without the camera having been based on a tripod or a monopod. Settings were done manually, not the most clever thing to do but I was up for a good challenge. It has been a learning experience and I took more in apart from rain and wind.

    Last but not least, I shall thank everyone for their vote and for the patience to read my thoughts here.
    Hasta la vista, brothers.
    • 26 Jun 2017 3:45PM
  • 105

    That's one of a helmet Smile
    Great sense of speed
    • 26 Jun 2017 1:49PM
  • I am Different

    the original picture reveals the girl who knows all the songs by heart, she doesn't hold a lyrics book!
    • 26 Jun 2017 6:29AM
  • Red Arrows + 1

    errr.... who said that accidental shots are always bad?
    This one looks so good as if it was deliberately manipulated to look like this,
    • 26 Jun 2017 6:24AM
  • Farewell Barbara.
    My condolences to your family and your many friends for their sudden loss.
  • Cameras and software can make all photographers equal.
    Your work shows me that you are someone who photographs with their heart. Do never lose that.
    Our gaze can make our photographs special, our feelings can make them unique.
  • Beautiful images, properly taken. Angles, colours themes are well studied and presented. Applauds.
    • Posted on seahawk's profile
    • 1 Sep 2016 11:05AM
  • Refreshing, imaginative, daring storytelling. Bravo!
  • Welcome back Ross.
    • Posted on Ross_D's profile
    • 29 Jan 2014 10:50PM
  • I came to notice Iain due to a skillful set of pictures he had taken, quite innovative, very clear as concepts, and excellently executed.
    The last characterises all of his portfolio, as his skill shine.
    Iain is a proof that it is much better for a photographer to stop worrying about the equipment and start focusing on knowing to put it in good use and also of how important the imagination is for turning the ordinary into spectacular.
  • Tactile, well seen and well shot pictures. Congratulations IgorKo!
    • Posted on IgorKo's profile
    • 14 Mar 2013 3:13PM
  • I speak in a language which is not my own, with the conventions it has and it places on my opinion for Alda's work. I hope I shall be understood.

    Alda does not "take pictures" as a photographer. She "makes pictures" like a painter does. A painter has an idea, or a stimulus, and works with his/her tools to make it. I think Alda does the same but instead of brushes, she uses a camera. She portrays "inner thoughts" which she turns into images for other people to see. Not many people have that charisma and that doesn't mean any less for people who shoot more "formal" type of pictures.
    • Posted on Alda's profile
    • 3 Mar 2013 8:00PM
  • I shall agree with Karl above, I came to know glenn's work through his kind advice. His work is a meticulous celebration of light, shapes and life. His shots are well thought, not just opportunistic or lucky, "Sans tÍte", "Joy ride" prove a photographer who is not only able to conceptualise a picture but is readily prepared to make it happen also. I wish you all the best Glenn, it is a pleasure and honour to have you here.
    • Posted on GlennH's profile
    • 26 Feb 2013 9:10AM
  • Great work. Lighting, composing, timing work perfectly and harmoneously. Bravo.