Excellent comments as always. Many thanks.
I think that the main moral is that I need to think a bit deeper about ways to achieve what I want and to be prepared to spend more time in the implementation.
Rushing things has always been my problem!
Just a bit more practise with the compositing and trying to create atmosphere and story.
I hope to find more time soon as the days just pass too quickly to get much photography done! (Excuses, excuses!)
As always suggested improvement welcome.
I have put my hard hat on for this one!
I am trying to improve my processing skill, and especially composting and trying to create a “fantasy” feel.
I used a lot of tools on this one and tried to keep them subtle. Obviously it has not worked overly well, but I wanted to post it to see what suggestions I get to learn from.
The pictures were…[Read more]
I would agree that this needs some sort of very central feature to make the lines work.
I prefer Roberts framing and perspective, but I do like the original under exposure. That high contrast works for me in this picture.
I think it might have benefited from a lower angle if that were possible. Might have made the viewer feel more involved.
Great to try these things out and worthy of praise for that alone!
Thank you all for your ideas.
It has helped to focus my thoughts. I realise now that I particularly enjoy the “fine art” style of photography, so I know both what to practise and what to study.
If I start to loose motivation I can look at the images of others in the field (my first task is to list fine art photographers I like and try and define…[Read more]
Really thoughtful comments so thanks to you all. I am going to do a follow-up which I hope to post tomorrow.
I found different peoples interpretation of the picture very interesting. In some ways I think that a variety of views is a bit of a weakness as it implies the image is not really strong enough.
Thanks for the comments and ideas. I will try and take up some of them, certain get in more practise and try out the weekend challenges.
Many of the ideas are around the technical photography images. I am also interested in learning more about the ART of photography, which probably means art in general as photography is only the chosen…[Read more]
As I retire in a couple of week, I want to develop my artistic and creative skills.
As an Accountant for 40 years my logic side has taken over and I want to lock that away and fly!
Any suggestions on good ways to develop skills?
Obviously plenty of practise and posting into the Shark Tank. But what about other routes? I am not really a club…[Read more]
Funnily enough the colour cast is as taken and not altered. Agree that perhaps I should have played around with it a bit. Also the muddy sky was not played with. Again something I missed perhaps.
I like the B&W but think I prefer the colour.
Now, do I go back and play with this one or move on to another shot? I always struggle knowing when to…[Read more]
Been a while since I posted here. Life has taken over from photography! However I retire in two weeks time, so hopefully will be able to contribute more and get back to my portraits!
This was shot from a visit to the beach with the granddaughter.
I like the image but wanted to isolate the figure and give that sense of…[Read more]
It has been a while since I posted here. Day job pressures and Christmas have eroded my photography time. I have some portrait sessions planned, but meanwhile have started a bit of Street photography again, something I have done for 2 or 3 years now.
This pair struck me as interesting. I would have liked a shot with them walking more directly to…[Read more]