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31/05/2010 - 12:59 AM

Tropical Butterfly

Tropical ButterflyVery good picture - good exposure, good DOF, plus non-busy background. The only adjustment i would make is to move the subject off centre - preferably to one of the golden sections. Well done.
23/05/2010 - 10:56 AM

Groningen, Netherlands

Groningen, NetherlandsHi andres, you haven't put camera/lens used so difficult to comment. However, the picture needs straightening as a few degrees off. I would have cropped the picture a bit more (less water and from the left) to bring in the 2 cyclists which would have added to the picture. Not sure whats happened to the sky looks slightly overblown - nice blue sky/clouds would have helped with overall colour scheme, and would have highlighted the red building. Hope above helps.
Regards, Ossie.
22/05/2010 - 6:21 PM


rarinVery nice picture, and agree with above comments as to the colours. However, i feel that the natural wood and yellow post add to the overall colour scheme and rustiness that you have tried to create so i would leave it as it is, as the post draws you to the door anyway. Well done.
05/05/2010 - 9:24 PM

one self

one selfFirstly, congrats on your first photograph. As the question relates to studio lighting i would be interested to know what light set-up you used as it appears that the only light source used in the picture appears from above (i.e. single light bulb) as all the shadows fall directly on the brim of the hat and to the right.

I also see no evidence of catch lights in pupils as per the mod. I compliment you on the composure and the relaxed style that you have obtained. P.S. if you using one light source only you may be interesting in developing low key portraiture. Well done.

Scottish model and actress MaryAHi Harold, many thanks for posting the settings. As i said in my previous post a well composed portrait, although i think you have lightened this up a bit too much (where the arm folds and the breast) compared with the first one you posted. You have also lightened under the eyes which is a nice touch. I think Willie is right f5.6 or 8 would have softened the picture overall, and been sharper in highlighting the torso and lace straps as suggested by John.

Overall a nice B&W portrait - well done.