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Critique or advice are always appreciated. As is your time to write it, also.

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All the best to your photographic journey.
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  • Photographers in Wonderland concluded

    Mind-bending, hahaha'
    • 25 Nov 2016 9:26AM
  • my angel 2

    Yes this looks different. I would say that the mood is harsher. But the ''posing'' is a chance for acting, so this could be just acting on her part. It is not important. What it is important is that you ''caught'' it. And that she is helping you advance your learning in photography.
    My interpretation keeps the image minimalistic, one eye, nose, ear and one mouth. It is a(n implied) nude, hence her attitude. I hope this doesn't offend you or her. May you have a long and happy relationship and many more pictures to come.
    • 24 Nov 2016 8:11PM
  • Snow walk

    Nice picture suitable for a black and white conversion Smile
    I would tilt it to the right one or two degrees...
    • 22 Nov 2016 12:19AM
  • In thought.....

    I could not resist the temptation of presenting the man in those two different framing options; horizontal as a 3:2 (or something close to it) or a 1:1 (or something close to it).
    Both were inspired naturally from the original frame. The horizontal follows the shadows of the building and the head, the line on the wall and the left side of the jacket, the direction of the head, the flow to the unknown out of the frame thought or object. Read the other way around from right to left it shows the head and the flow of hair of the horse in the wind. And then b stands for Boxed, the letter which was told to be dropped becomes an inspiration for the frame, and the posture becomes enclosed in that logical shape of equality and fairness. What don't you get? The clouds! Want to ruin the man's day? Who wants a dark cloud, not to mention two above his head? Hello? I am sat here to get some sunshine, I am looking the sun in the eye and I have no dark thoughts over my mind. Grin.
    P.S. You'd better have a sharp mind than a sharp image.
    • 21 Nov 2016 10:47PM
  • Watching

    Oooops wrong image picked to be uploaded...
    I thought of offering a vertical frame. but the cut of the right side and the bottom side should be trimmed tighter.
    • 21 Nov 2016 10:21PM
  • Cohen

    So long Leonard. Your music will stay with us to dress all sort of dreams we made and visions we have. Well done dudler for sharing with us all. 125 applauds!
    • 15 Nov 2016 11:37AM
  • Indicator Colours

    Minimalist beauty.
    • 22 Oct 2016 9:01AM
  • A writer that's in need of sleep; a lady that's in loving need

    This lady has a CBE:
    Come to Bed Eyes.
    • 21 Oct 2016 9:11PM
  • Central Park - how to avoid the rain

    Hi, it deserves a black and white conversion, simple design and figure would make a perfect image.
    • 21 Oct 2016 8:59PM
  • blue pictures

    I see you have attempted to incorporate all of its wonders in a single frame using the widest focal length available for that lens, 18mm, In my first mod I have tried to clear up some of what I thought ''excessive parts'', the light/camera at the top left corner and the sculpture (?) at the bottom right corner of the frame.
    Less is more and probably this motto best expresses the philosophy of architecture or civilisation there. I think you could address this finding but zooming using values more than 100mm to pick up unique items, like the light/camera and the striped pattern in a bigger square or oblong frame which contain the arch and a surface of grey. Or the patterns and the hand-rail, do you see the T T created there? Or the patterns and the sculpture shot from that angle but without the painting at the background, etc.
    The shooting angle, probably chosen for the painting on the right, seems making everything looking particularly skewed. I think you should look at the door straight ahead and let the shadows to offer that leaning element. That said, I hope you had a nice time in Santorini.
    best regards,
    • 21 Oct 2016 1:13AM
  • At speed!

    Hi Paul,
    I think the part I omitted in my crop introduced a light area on the left and a dark different level on the right. Taking into consideration the dropped leaves in that zone, which appear like rubbish, I thought of ''clearing up'' and presenting the dog in an elongated frame that seems to match the stretching of its body.
    Hope you like it.
    • 20 Oct 2016 11:30PM
  • A question of angles. And design.

    I would hate to see you expelled dudler. Can you mail me your contact details please? Lol.
    • 15 Oct 2016 1:37PM
  • Bit of a nice summer day

    Great idea and execution.
    Nice tribute to the summer too.
    • 15 Oct 2016 1:33PM
  • Wheel of time

    Yes I have seen potters in my lifeline and they were not called Harry.
    Are you sure you wanted a critique on it? It looks absolutely perfect to me.
    Focus is on the hands making the vase and that makes sense.
    Other camera settings suggest you handled the lighting conditions very skilfully.
    Well done, bravo.
    • 13 Oct 2016 1:41PM
  • San Diego

    The swan is a beautiful addition in the frame, well worth waiting for it. The airplane is another lovely detail.
    Talking of detail, I have a feeling the whole frame leans just one degree to the right. Check the roof-line of the building to the right next to the building which is straight behind the swan in the background.
    • 13 Oct 2016 1:02PM
  • Fun in the Bath

    Is this a BIC razor in his hand? No wonder he is hairless Blush
    May you keep well and admire him as he grows old and moustached.
    • 13 Oct 2016 1:00AM
  • Challenge!

    I hope your first aid kit contains painkillers and ice dudler Smile

    ''There's something about M...''(eena). A daring lady, I must admit.
    I think though it is a bit rushed as execution.
    Her middle finger on the right hand (shown on the left) needs some colouring attention, which she may have cured before the shot.
    I should have used different colour elastics (blue would have looked nice making some contrast to the beige chopsticks and her pale skin colour).
    Very rarely I would ask for more make up on a model but here some of the lipstick could have been applied on the nipples and aureoles. Pressure could turn them red. It would be a nice match to the lips colour.
    Talking of lips, more acting on her behalf would make the picture look more intense I think. Lip biting? On the menu! Head pulled back? Optional Smile
    Lighting?... I think I would put a light below her and from the back lighting the left side as we look.

    • 13 Oct 2016 12:11AM
  • Man's best friend

    I cropped from both sides minimising the ''noise'' of the white buildings on the left and trying to balance the frame from the right. I kept the food avert on the window for the cynicism it offers to the frame, and because it would look very strange to cut off the man's and the dog's leg. I can sense a ''drop'' of glance falling from the man, to the dog and then fired to the viewer, strong effect, well done in aspects of shooting angle, approach to the subject, camera settings and mono conversion.
    Most people think that homeless people keep dogs for company only. They are there guarding the homeless and most importantly offering extra body warmth during the cold times. How can an owner not be proud and thankful for that? Your man has such an expression of pride for his friend and saviour.
    • 12 Oct 2016 10:56PM
  • Here comes the rain...

    Quote:Interesting thought for a photo.
    Too bad the wiper and defroster elements have to be in the shot.
    I like the reflection of the buildings, clouds and sky in the glass.

    Hello George, thanks for your comment. I uploaded this today as rain is expected to arrive by tomorrow, I deliberately included the wiper as it is a means for clearing up the rain which is about to come with the clouds. The sky at the top of my frame was blue and cloud-less so I focused lower and that resulted in the make of the car to be there. I thought as long I have 1/3 of the height of the frame filled with the 5th door metal it would not matter especially since it was silver like the clouds... Straight from the cell phone. no cropping, no editing.

    Best regards,
    • 12 Oct 2016 10:39PM
  • Scratched door

    The point of view makes the picture far more interesting than it would be if it was shot level with the handle. Both unusual and effective, bravo!
    • 11 Oct 2016 8:53PM
  • Showgirl stance

    When I first saw the picture, sorry did!er - I did not recognised it was yours -, I wonder what its title would be, I so much hoped to be as playful as ''ta - raa'' as of comes across as a playful picture with a quite modest model shy of looking at the camera. The picture did not have to be a nude. It is stilly pleasant as of is. It carries some story well. A naked man in a tennis court without a racquet makes no story batrely,lol, a caxse for nudism. But I am not offended we were born naked. Definitely he is more believable compared to the man who happily posed his blessing on a rock trying to convince this is art, ermmm. Some people have stuck with posing their partners in nearly just one pose, lean over the breast and smile again and again. This is not progress. Matabon has shot men and women with variety of poses and props if I am not mistaken. Lighting and locations vary it is a work both respectable and admirable. As the ability of HSM to make ladies pose for him. Almost everywhere and anywhere. But I would not vote for a nude because is a nude as I would not for any of the Pele I follow or they follow me. I would vote on the pic for the metrit it deserves. That is why Iam voting for it too.
    • 10 Oct 2016 1:27PM
  • We spoke of was and when

    Imaginative and well put together, bravo!
    • 10 Oct 2016 12:34PM
  • You can't ride that thing in here!

    That's how you tell a professional, look at these props Smile
    I shall agree about the colour tones.
    I am in awe about the spikes on the bike wheels some appear as if not moving at all,
    whilst the rest of the picture displays blur. I am sure it is not everyone's liking.
    Magic Smile
    • 9 Oct 2016 8:37PM
  • halina

    Halina! That is Sheer Organic Photography! Needs film though ☺
    • 8 Oct 2016 1:21PM
  • The Other time conversation

    Colour at last. The warmth of heart and friendship framed. What have these walls heard! I think I would crop left of the white radio, radio isn' t it?
    • 8 Oct 2016 1:14PM
  • Mono Minarets

    Jesus! Minarets, are towers built next to mosques to call Muslims for praying. This is a Christian church signified by a cross for a religion that preceded Islam and subsequently its architecture. These are steeples, with bells inside; they happen to have a pointed dome, but you can't call them minarets. You can call this picture good though, I do.
    • 8 Oct 2016 12:44PM
  • 1970's Circus Pic

    I am glad you got your ''hard copy'' transparencies back Pete.
    Yes, a different age but we must admire the skill to work with these animals.
    • 7 Oct 2016 1:28PM
  • Just another day on Mars

    This is Earth calling, nice pic!
    • 7 Oct 2016 1:20PM
  • Stunning Sunrise in the Dominican Republic

    Hello Kerryw91, welcome to ephotozine. I am wishing you good luck for the competition you entered. You have captured a lovely scene. I am looking at the horizon and it appears to be leaning a bit to the right, a couple of degrees. If the phone provides the option to shoot with helping grid lines, next time you are shooting architecture or landscape, opt for using it! I would prefer to lose some of the foreground at the bottom and get all of the palm trees leaves in the frame. Or walk back a step, or even shoot vertically, do not hesitate to try different orientations!
    • 7 Oct 2016 12:12PM
  • Cretian Chairs

    Gypsies used to weave the bamboo seats for them... I think they sell plastic ones now...
    • 7 Oct 2016 10:26AM