Thanks for all feedback. Its very motivating.
FYI: the blur was made during exposition: 1/15 sec, f11, ISO100 and camera move (from bottom to top I think). It took several attempts to look sufficiently right. So no postprocess (only black/white point, contrast, crop).
So here’s what I came up with. I went with a wide angle crop as to not lose the background and kept some of the arms in as to not make him look like the Staypuft Marshmallow Man. The more I looked, the more I liked the towers since Billy’s sky edit gave me a feeling of being on a beach rather than a cold environment (I’ll remember about sky r…[Read more]
This week’s POTW is a shot by @billyspad. He shared this one at the Weekend Challenge (426th) it is at first sight a very strong portrait with a huge environmental feeling in it.
The image captures a fleeting moment of the fisherman’s everyday nature. The lighting and the way the image has been post-processed enhances the dramatic feeling of…[Read more]
@billyspad – thanks for the positive feedback on my POTW.
I don’t think any photo is beyond critique as no photographer can be completely objective about their work and we all have our biases. Contrary to the fawning ‘like for like’ culture of instagram there is real value in posting work for genuine and honest critique in forums such as this.…[Read more]
Thank you @dahliaambrose The shadows definitely give a good sense of depth, and it’s amazing how our eyes compensate for colors associated with reflected light. The sandstone rock in much of the Arches National Park is quite reddish, and this can be seen by looking at the reddish glow on surfaces of nearly white objects. In my original image this…[Read more]
Thank you @JasenkaG. You make a good point. I think there may be a compromise somewhere between my original overly dark arch image and the @billyspad brightened arch image. I was thinking maybe to put the arch into two different adjustment layers and brighten the darker shadows slightly more in one layer than the lighter shadows in the other…[Read more]
Thank you for @billyspad. As I said in my introduction, I’m in my photography infancy and taking baby steps. I was thinking something along what you did using layers, and now you’ve given me incentive to explore several apps that I already have, at least one on my iPhone and several on my MacBook Pro. Because my old eyes don’t focus like they did…[Read more]
Hi Bruce, I agree with billyspad that the trees in the foreground are a bit distracting, I would crop them out and bring up the exposure a litte, I also like to play about with the HSL, im no expert though, just a beginner, I put a lot of my stuff here as well for advice. I would take @billyspad advice.
@federicoalegria I do agree that @billyspad has added much more detail to this photo. I reckon I do need to invest in better ND filters if you have suggestions, in terms of a tripod though, I do have one but I had my 2 year old daughter along with me and she refused to hand it over as she was helping carry it lol, as stubborn as her mother.
Hi there @ryan88511, I really like the composition on this one, and I think the color suggestion made by @billyspad is pretty valid. So my final thought here, keeping your layout with Billy’s post-processing. For further shots, you need to consider investing in an ND filter system and a sturdy tripod. That 1/320 isn’t showing the soothing nature…[Read more]
@billyspad This looks like a great idea for an album cover. Beautiful choice of colors, red and blue combo works well in this portrait. Maybe your model would appreciate this image!
When it comes to the comments on tattoos and piercings (disapproval of them), I kinda disagree because I feel there’s nothing inherently wrong with them. Some tattoos…[Read more]
@billyspad I really like what you have created. For me, the art depicts a woman in a confused state with so much running around her or through her mind. She looks a bit troubled. Very creative and I love the choice of colours 🙂
@billyspad I really like the composition and the colours in this image. Maybe you could slightly dodge the top left and bottom areas of the images as it looks a bit dark and the chairs seem to be lost in the dark areas.
I am also thinking if it would have looked better with the second chair completely in the frame? Not sure what you think 🙂
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