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  • First ray of sun on sea beach...

    well done Manas
    • 20 Feb 2017 6:20PM
  • Reality breaks through

    She said her name was Eve, she had no belly button Tongue

    Does Contax allowed you to see 100% of the frame?
    I gues not.. but you can tell us (please!)

    • 20 Feb 2017 12:56AM
  • Shapes and shadows

    Quote:Nice capture but obviously the man in the background does not want to be recognized. Blush

    I take this is not a selfie. Can you say for sure if this is not a tripod?
    Yes I do like the original, but I could not resist the literal meaning of the word tripod which means ''three legged''. Boy, I wish I had this model, haha.

    • 20 Feb 2017 12:26AM
  • Celebration Cake

    stands for Reduce Reflections!
    White surfaces are reflective, bright areas attract attention,
    reduce reflections if these light areas are NOT your subject.
    There you have it, I said that first so I claim the name.
    Now I see some funny numbrs there %seconds exposure! Was the camera on a tripod?
    Maximum aperture is f/1.0 when the native lens says it goes only to f/1.2? That sounds like an old lens attached to the camera. No problem with that, use what you have.
    Composition-wise I chopped the plate all around, it matches the shape of the cake,
    The spoon could be positioned elsewhere, although being close to the cake it looks too far from it due to small aperture value; remember as a concept... you need the spoon to be sharp too as it goes ''hand in hand'' with this cake. Your hands would be full of chocolate if you decided to eat it with just your hands.I kept the brown surface at the back and above the cake as it blends with the colours of the cake, the white napkin(?) next to it, got discarded. Some of the cake shadow was kept in the picture as it mutes the whites, A tiny piece of rogue chocolate on the plate should be wiped out before or after the shot.
    Enjoy your friend's birthday!
    • 20 Feb 2017 12:13AM

    Flip the picture?
    • 19 Feb 2017 2:51PM
  • Lightning QRA

    Well done, bravo
    • 19 Feb 2017 2:45PM
  • Mirrorlife

    Are you sure this is not Iggy Pop?
    • 15 Feb 2017 11:02PM
  • in the locker room

    e) All of the above Grin
    For me the image part above the lockers can go...
    • 15 Feb 2017 6:33PM
  • Black bird in black and white!

    Cuckoo! I can not but to think how severe colourblind people see the world. This looks terrific to me, and the small stray branch is... well accepted in their reality as well as mine. Banehawi's artistic intervention could be seen as the colour itself. It makes things nicer but you can not they are nice as they are. The decision to shoot in black and white film or convert to black and white is a decision that helps unifying the elements of the environment. Yet the tones and the shapes help you find your way to reality.
    • 15 Feb 2017 4:05PM
  • Max and his Guitar

    Wonderful indeed
    • 14 Feb 2017 10:51AM
  • A walk on the wild side of the Rhine valley

    Hi, two suggestions
    A) A black and white conversion
    B) A slight tilt to the right, to make it look horizontal.
    other than that....
    • 13 Feb 2017 5:35PM
  • Victoria

    Impressive eyes.
    I would change the pose a little bit with a soft ''push'' of the shoulder that is on our left, towards the back a bit,
    Very well lit with a beautiful skin tone, bravo.
    • 13 Feb 2017 5:28PM
  • erica wtf

    woof woof
    • 13 Feb 2017 5:21PM
  • Direct

    I think we are on the same wavelength,,,,,,
    • 13 Feb 2017 5:17PM
  • *** Blizzard ***

    hello Spkr51.
    I am glad your camera worked during these bad conditions.
    Please do not think that I dislike the framing but I would like to suggest a square crop that vanishes the part of the roof on the top of the picture and because of that loss of space from the top, an additional horizontal crop from the bottom to match the length of the two vertical sides. I suppose without the roof this place becomes just ''outdoors'' and shovelling snow doesn't sound a job that earns you the ''super bucks'' so it adds in a sense (my sense at least) to the man's misery.
    • 10 Feb 2017 2:08AM
  • Colourful!

    Hi Dudler.
    I am in sort of a two way thinking about the white shoes.. I see a sort of contrast left to right red against yellow, dark against bright and the model herself introduces a contrast on a top to bottom axis of black and white but because this is seen with my glasses (in my head) I don't think many people will ''see'' it that way. I would have asked her to be barefoot, if a woman can take off the top like that, then yes shoes should be gone too, in a ''breath freely'' moment capture.
    My mod cropped the lamp tube closest to the camera as a sort of ''less is more'' exercise which is in accordance to the behaviour to clothes. Since I cropped from thre top I trimmed the two vertical sides to sustain proportion.
    Thanks for giving us teh opportunity to ''play'' with it,
    • 9 Feb 2017 7:26PM
  • Quick Paint Touch-up

    It had to look fresh Smile
    I am a big fan of black and white but on this one I would have loved to see the original in colour as well.
    Bravo, well seen , well executed.
    • 9 Feb 2017 6:07PM
  • romance by the moon light

    Amazing composition, excellent timing, bravo for the lower point of view too.
    Believe it or not from the small thumbnail they reminded me of the paper boats we built as children.
    • 9 Feb 2017 6:03PM
  • Turn!!

    Hi, I like it as well th exposure is right , the colours are vivid the action is there, sea and wind are flooding and rocking my boat. My modification is a ''free hand square(?)'' - well that is meant to be if it is not - (if you are not too technical). What is important to explain is the mentality behind it, I tried to take advantage of a diagonal line starting on the bottom left corner and ending up on the right top corner, one that should include also the ''wall of water'' being in front of them in the space between the two sailors. I took care to contain all the boat in it and keep the splashes on the left and the right. I will not say it did improve the original but to me it offers and alternative version of the successful original. The E-650 had seriously tickled my pocket to buy it because of its small size compared to the other alternatives in the market then. I suspect you are happy with your purchase of it and you must be happy with the photos it has been taking, just like this one.
    • 9 Feb 2017 5:58PM
  • Striped Hat & Stockings

    What stripper, she is dressed!
    • 8 Feb 2017 11:50PM
  • on Senegal River

    Like a carte postale from a bygone era!
    • 7 Feb 2017 9:16PM
  • Starry Night in Va.

    Well I think a ''Do not enter'' sign is on the door.
    The photographer may likely did not have access to the lighting in this building,
    I like the way the falling star on the sky is parallel to the roof slope on the left side.
    I am wondering if an flash not mounted on the camera could have uplifted some of the details on the left.
    Talking about lines and sides I feel obliged to applaud the symmetrical pattern. That is the reason I did not suggested any cropping on the left darker side.
    Well done,
    • 6 Feb 2017 6:14PM
  • A Candle & A Coffee

    Hi. Being respectful to the brown colours introduced by the plush leather seat, I would suggest a sepia tint alternative rather than a black and white one. The main themes of your coffee are the cup and the candle so anything over and beyond the chair is not necessary to be inside the frame. Actually, the buttons of the chair opposite are enough to introduce that "cosy" feeling you have felt; the reflecting "shoulders" introduce light and distraction, crop below them and you would have a fine picture. Kindly, pablophotographer
    • 3 Feb 2017 12:52PM
  • Looking for a new home

    Chilling. In first ''reading'' I thought she was just a shopper. Terrible to think of an elderly person in that situation... I would suggest a mono version as well.
    • 3 Feb 2017 10:09AM
  • Swallows and Amazons

    Quote:Got shot, I'd have cropped the cars from the shot myself..

    Hi, I will agree with Mags. I would have cropped even the planter and leave just the children and everything below their feet in the frame I would try a black and white version of it as well.
    • 3 Feb 2017 10:05AM
  • Cheryl

    Fantastic lighting and model. That hair is so late 70's early 80's!
    I wonder if I should moan about a missing elbow but it's not mine Smile
    • 3 Feb 2017 9:58AM
  • Emmie Victoria Stoodley

    Hi, I agree you have worked with a beautiful model. Has the frame been cropped at all? I can see an alternative framing (square) from top to about one inch below her lower elbow. I think the brightness of the word ''censored'' on her clothing should be toned down a bit as it is too striking and diverts the eye from her face. I would have liked the amount of space below your watermark to have been used for the top of the frame because I think it is too ''tight'' from the top side. I have no other remarks, it's time to say bravo now.
    Well done
    • 3 Feb 2017 9:49AM
  • Photo-bombed

    .... or Eve in Paradise.
    How on Earth did Dudler get there with the camera?
    • 2 Feb 2017 11:07PM
  • Focused

    I do like the reflection of the wire on the lens and the black and white presentation, bravo!
    • 2 Feb 2017 10:17PM
  • Cuba 4

    This floor reminds me my grand parent's flooring it must be 100 years old now...
    • 1 Feb 2017 7:27PM