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paulbroad

Hello,

Hope you like the variety I have tried to bring in my portfolio. Most of the images have been put here for comment and that is always appreciated. I spend quite a bit of time in the Critique section and I know many visit my portfolio because I have passed comment on their work. Hope you think my work is of a reasonable standard.

I know that, even with 50 years experience there are still things to learn and that technology changes quickly.
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  • My Blood is not pure

    I find it a bit disturbing, but your title is, I assume based on this? As with much of your work, I find the meaning a bit outside my understanding, but I could see this on an occult novel book cover and, as such, it works.

    How do you suggest any changes though? I assume it is what you want to show and almost any mod tells a different story. As above, I see a purpose. Would I have it on my wall or want to lok at it for an extended period - probably not.

    Paul
    • 24 Feb 2017 2:45PM
  • Robin Red Breast

    This is really rather well done in most respects. It is not easy to get such small birds sharp with a really long lens and this is - mostly - more than adequately sharp. Blown up to 100% the beak is a tiny bit off, but not enough to worry about much and the general quality leaves a lot of such shots we see, standing.

    This should demonstrate to other super zoom users what actually can be done.

    Doesn't look under exposed on my screen, but I would lighten the eye a touch with the dodge tool set very small.

    The weak point is the composition. I can imagine what is below his feet is why you cropped like this, but it leaves a very out of balance shot.

    paul
    • 23 Feb 2017 5:21PM
  • Clouds over the Langdales

    It is quite well done.I, too, like to see a specific focal point in most images, although the highlights do act as a strong point for the eye. Possibly just a touch too bright?

    I have some doubt about the road. It is right on an edge and leads nowhere, yet is also a very strong point for the eye. The classical use of roads or tracks is as a lead in, as a lazy 'S' and a compositional lead in. Here, that doesn't occur.

    Paul
    • 23 Feb 2017 5:14PM
  • Music instumnts

    This is rather nice. Well controlled, if slightly pastel tones which suite. Loose that terrible logo, it really does distract!

    I wonder about your choice of settings. For a set piece like this I would have been at ISO200 for maximum quality, about f11 to get the best results from the lens then a matching shutter speed.

    Paul
    • 23 Feb 2017 5:06PM
  • Cozy Pint

    I would leave it generally alone. To me, it does not want to be lighter or the deep saturation, which helps to make this, will be diluted. All the above are personal preferences and mine are that it works as it is. I might take a bit of time to clone out the cables on the right.

    Paul
    • 23 Feb 2017 5:02PM
  • Insta phone ge

    Relatively sharp considering the shutter speed,but that will be the tiny focal length and a phone. I would crop the very bright spotlights as they are eye pulling, then just increase density a bit for richer colours.

    Better than man would produce with an expensive DSLR!

    Paul
    • 22 Feb 2017 6:50PM
  • Celebration Cake

    Not a bad effort at all. The exposure suggests very little light and a tripod. The result of the wide aperture is that the front corner of the cake is soft. I would have focused a touch further forward - better front sharp and back soft. But, ideally, a bit more light and f5.6 or f8 with careful focusing.

    Paul
    • 21 Feb 2017 8:46AM

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