Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Activity : Photo Comments



You are welcome to look through my pictures and leave comments. All pictures are my copyright.
Critique or advice are always appreciated. As is your time to write it, also.

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.

All the best to your photographic journey.
...Read More
  • Dock

    Hi. I can not say it didn't work but what I can say is that I struggle to see a relevance cohesion between foreground and background. Unless the building is a Customs Office, the part of the crane or boat are connected to it like a picture of a spoon in the foreground with a background of towels.. No harm on testing though. As long you are NK testing both nerves and miss isles, lol.
    • 12 Aug 2017 4:22PM
  • Taking in the window light

    I will not repeat my last comment about the anonymous woman (or goddess).
    She can repeat her pose as many times as she likes.
    • 12 Aug 2017 10:47AM
  • Would A Handshake Not Suffice?

    You don't shake hands with love. You embrace it.
    • 12 Aug 2017 10:39AM
  • young beauty

    Hello Maya. You have shot her better in the right frame. The model looks fresh and fairly new to posing. On the left frame one hand, the one lower, is cropped. You could have it all in the frame if she had bent it slightly. As of the raised hand she could use it to play more prominently with her hair or the neckless.
    Thank you for posting, best regards,
    • 12 Aug 2017 10:27AM
  • Slender back

    Is the lack of the face a praise to every anonymous woman?
    The use of a hand held mirror could reveal her face. I know whose it is not, lol
    • 12 Aug 2017 10:09AM
  • Marketplace's life V

    • 12 Aug 2017 9:58AM
  • old neibourhood

    Hello Kypros. I can not offer you a mod at this minute, but I am happy to share my thoughts with you.
    Softness to me is a minor issue. I am looking a plethora of things here, all in a small alley, but not grouped well together.
    Take for example the two wooden balcony support columns on the right. Understanding what they are there for only happens further down when the bottom of the balcony is seen, until then, both of them and the wall are like a long boring prologue of an essay which is too small, or a bit far away. I want you to wonder "how would the pic have looked like if these two weren't there?". Or even worse " what is the subject of my frame?" The way the rocks were placed one upon the other to make a wall, or is it the road itself? This is not a depth of field exercise, to my opinion. It is travel photography and you want to show a lot in one frame. But what you want to show is not displayed on the width of the photograph but to its length. Remember a 50mm lens on a crop sensor equates a 75mm lens in 35mm film photography and that is a very narrow field of view. If the "narrow" road is your subject then I think you ought to make room for the length and the depth of it. Match your frame to the orientation of your subject. Shoot that alley in a vertical frame. Do I see correctly a bridge between two buildings in the far end? Interesting feature. Show the cobbled pathway is made, or how the wooden pillars support the balcony and have as much of the balcony in the frame. Then try to avoid having bright edges or " light leaks" in your frame, as they act as attention disruptors. Crop tighter on the top of your frame, do not show a lot of sky, just the top of the trees.
    Kindly, pablophotographer
    • 10 Aug 2017 3:55PM
  • Power vs Sail

    Bravo! Quite a dramatic take on Honda, 200HP, 4-stroke smooth ride engine,
    What a sea-monster!
    it leaves all others... trailing or sailing?
    I would crop from top and left side leaving just the engine, the waves and the sailing boats behind.
    • 6 Aug 2017 9:00PM
  • Knock knock..

    The anaglyph says the working hours, you were there late, lol. Amazing find Grin
    • 6 Aug 2017 9:22AM
  • She Knows He Is Delusional

    Summertime and delusions are common. My Atlas shows Katakolon is not an island, and I doubt the fish he said he caught was that big, lol. Blush
    • 6 Aug 2017 9:07AM
  • Chloe

    I can not remember why I was talking about female anaglyph (aww yes, Phwoar Girl). This is very chic, the golden hair adds some extra chic-ness. But the visible arm I think should be up there with the other one. Lovely lighting, colours and overall result.
    • 5 Aug 2017 10:41PM
  • Bridge Adornments

    Hi, why not cropping lower to avoid the light background and zoom in the two items, the soft and the rough...
    just a thought on this very good image.

    • 5 Aug 2017 10:20PM
  • Spanish Shadows

    If I tell you it was intentional to promote neck stretching exercises you wouldn't believe me...
    • 5 Aug 2017 9:53AM
  • Corner of the Forbidden kingdom

    Congratulations. This frame works as a 50-50 split because it balances reality (top part) and imagination (reflection, bottom part) in a single frame.
    • 5 Aug 2017 9:45AM
  • Sian

    Hi, I would really have liked the picture where she is looking straight to the camera. I hope you have captured that frame....
    • 5 Aug 2017 9:38AM
  • The Trinnacle Sunset

    Splendid my boy, splendid Smile
    • 4 Aug 2017 4:32PM
  • Pipe

    Hi, I will not disagree with you. I would also suggest cropping the top part and keep the dark interesting parts inside a square frame.
    • 4 Aug 2017 3:14PM
  • The Barbican

    Hello Orhun,
    I agree with jestertheclown for me the Barbican reaches very near the top end of the frame and the addition of extra sky gives the building some breathing space.
    In addition, and please do not take it in a bad way, I think choosing to shoot it horizontally is like an attempt to fit a giraffe in a horizontal frame as you would do to fit a sausage dog in it. I think the whole nature of the building(s) -being tall- is being best displayed in a vertical frame. My modification cropped the building on the left, it's not bad to be there but it's not the building you meant to photograph; Same applies for the lost buildings on the right. What I see now in the frame, is a tall building antagonising a tall antenna in the background. I've left some green in the scene, always good to have green in a city and did some alterations on the amount of light, contrast and colour as well. I am not familiar with the building or how much washed out the limestone(?) used to built it is actually, But just before the looming rain I thought to give this a rather blunt look. That is my personal view. I could not get excited with an edifice looking so boring. I will stress here that I talked about its architectural beauty, not your picture.
    • 4 Aug 2017 3:05PM
  • Wakey Wakey Rise and Shine

    Will agree with banehawi, great pic, your daughter has pulled a great expression. Treasure moment framed. I think the extra top bit on the map is for confusing the smugglers, what if the wall had a frame with her face and your frame contained just the part below her nose, that is her smile, jaw and neck, in total contrast with her expression now?
    • 2 Aug 2017 8:27PM
  • Look At Me

    Setting worked as a treat, wonderful image...
    I bet the colour version is nice too
    • 2 Aug 2017 2:26PM
  • cold winter sunrise

    Great point of view, bravo...
    Out of my head I can't remember if the 1DX has a flipping screen, if it hasn't it's double points you'd get today Smile
    Is it my idea that it leans to the right? I feel it needs a tiny anticlockwise tilt of just a degree?
    Once again, bravo.
    • 2 Aug 2017 2:21PM

    Quote:all dressed up and pulling a load of groceries?

    with the sate the country is in a trip to the grocers equates to a flight abroad
    -in Euros-!

    She looks like she would be as an interesting subject to shoot from the back as the umbrella has lots of decorations on it.

    Combining umbrella and hat seems a bit excessive but the vest above the shirt is a clear sign of confusion
    what a colourful character Smile

    Dimitris, I think you can increase the exposure and lower the contrast, her face is well under the cover of multiple shadow layers

    • 2 Aug 2017 2:04PM
  • Girl on a waterbed

    Hello shishidog,
    I have questions that need answering, please Smile

    I think that the white of her eyes needs some brightening, was the flash straight on her?
    I can't see any such flash firing, I would say she is under a window ceiling and she needs some holidays in the sun Blush Where were the lights placed?

    • 2 Aug 2017 11:55AM
  • Film rules

    Hi dudler,
    I am a film child, still a big fan, so I would be very partial here...
    Judging from the arms (especially her right one) positioning I must say this is quite a flexible lady. I could not resist making a modification, omitting her right arm. I toned it to somehow similarly to how a Sultry Sixties print image would look like, does it actually? What do you think?
    • 2 Aug 2017 10:46AM
  • Alone

    I can hear you singing:
    the horizon tilts, but when she smiles tilting her head too,
    I fall to bits, I am in love, everything's fine Smile
    • 2 Aug 2017 10:24AM
  • Greetings from lake Titicaca

    Hi, it might be the screen I am looking at this but the faces of the ladies on the right are hardly visible by the strong shadow. I lowered the contrast and increased light and I could see most of the faces apart from the man's in the white jacket. Great token of your travel, I hope you have a video of their song too.
    • 2 Aug 2017 10:17AM
  • Twins ?

    Hi. It looks nice here and on its negative (suggesting to turn the blacks to whites and whites to blacks).
    I doubt this it is a mirror image, as the left mannequin has the hands crossed and the right mannequin has them hanging freely. Could you name the shop? Their visual merchandising team did a cracking job!
    • 2 Aug 2017 10:07AM
  • Mont Blanc Meisterstuck fountain pen with watch on a black background with reflection.

    In German, when you can not type the so called umlauts - the two dots that go on top of some letters - you replace them with an ''e'' immediately after the letter under the umlauts, so the proper spelling for Meisterstück without the umlauts is Meisterstueck. p.s. - No resin-made item has been more overvalued than Mont Blanc, they crack easily when you drop them Smile Anyway ...
    This looks like an attempt to shoot an advertorial. And the most prolific sign that should be visible isn't. The white ''snowflake'', the tip of Mont Blanc, which decorates the top of the cap is lost in the darkness . I can not read the name engraved on the nib. This could be a Montegrappa. So what could help the sign to be visible?
    My solution is rather simple. The light coming from the side you and the camera is. The watch could stand up rather than be laid and it could face towards the right of the frame rather than towards the left.
    Where can I sign with my Townsend Cross?
    • 1 Aug 2017 8:20PM
  • Incoming

    • 1 Aug 2017 7:21PM
  • Harley Quin

    Hi. The framing is good.
    What has gone bad is a result of applying the wrong suggestions to the wrong situations. Aperture Priority is not a good servant when it comes to fast action or fast objects, it's fine for static subjects; Shutter Speed Priority is your best bet, if you want to rule out Manual, or you don't have enough time.
    By selecting Aperture Priority and setting the value on f/4 on the focal length of 105mm the depth of field was not as big as you would have wanted, so you had to do sharpening afterwards to compensate for the loss of depth. Actually it has been noted that the longer focal length on the 24-105 L creates more background blur at 105mm and f/4 (from compression) compared to the 24-70mm f/2.8L Canon lens. A bright sky would tell the camera lightmeter to keep ISO fairly low and here the top right half of the frame is very bright and the bottom left is very dark, and despite multiple area metering, with the aperture so wide camera set the ISO to 125. This is close to ISO100 which is low, suitable for bright day and stationary objects not moving ones. To compensate for all that light coming to the sensor camera's shutter closed fast at 1/2000 sec. If you tried to pan to catch the action you might had a bit more clear faces even in the front row.
    In theory, you have a rectangular frame, which once split by a diagonal starting on the top left corner and ending on the bottom right corner, includes two totally opposite triangles as in the amount of brightness they have and exposure time they require. You would need an ISO value of at least 400, which far more suitable for action/sports than ISO100 and lots of panning and patience to experiment with. Or try the ''sunny 16'' rule
    where ISO and shutter speed are of the same value when you set your lens aperture at f/16.
    • 1 Aug 2017 3:10PM