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06/28/2010 06:33:50 PM · #1
Game: Comment or Die. Count_Dracula_Christopher_Lee.jpg

Objective: Select one picture from the previous poster with 'low' comments (and if you don't see any, choose from any one of the previous authors), comment on it, and share that picture with its thumbnail here. Please remember to also add the comment to the picture's page so the author will know about it:-)

Rules:
- Leave at least 3 sentence comments. If you do not, the next poster has the choice to NOT to comment on your image and choose one from one of the previous posters, or the DPC roulette.
- Please take the comments as constructive criticism.
- You may choose to not comment on my images since I am the original poster:-)

Motivation: Hopefully start a commenting chain that will benefit the participants mutually:-)

Incentive: The more images you comment on, the more comments you will get too, by nature of the game.

Since I am the first one, I will pick a random image from DPC roulette, and comment on it:

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Comment:
Woah. She really does look enraged!!! I didn't vote in this challenge, but if I did, I would rate this picture high on framing, colors, and expression. Now I may be preferential to B&W pictures, but I would love to see this in that:-)

So, Comment? Or Die?

Go ahead.. carry this on.... and comment on one of my pictures, and see one of yours commented on too:-)

Message edited by author 2010-06-29 19:24:55.
06/28/2010 06:42:16 PM · #2
Ok. I will do another, to arise the sportsman in you:-)

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What colors! I also love the texture on the building facade. The framing could possibly have been better if the neighbor buildings could be cropped away... but then again I do not mind seeing the other strong colors popping in either (red/yellow). Good job!

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06/28/2010 06:54:47 PM · #3
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I've always enjoyed this image - I am partial to a bit of selective desaturation if done well. This is done very well indeed. The coloured leaves are emphasise the contrast between the natural and the man-made. I also like the framing of the image, the way the bench converges on the corner. An under-rated image I think, one of the first challenges I voted in. I gave it a 9.
06/28/2010 07:01:35 PM · #4
This is a really cool shot! I love the non-existent background (but I'm partial to that, even though some people really don't like it.) I'd actually be tempted to clone out the petals of the flower and just leave the stamen.
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Message edited by author 2010-06-28 19:02:21.
06/28/2010 07:01:39 PM · #5
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Love the grain. Love the Sepia-n feel. Love her look, and love her gesture. I may not be qualified to comment on the tilt-shift aspect of it, but I like the image, It made me look at the screen for longer than 3 seconds, which is rare. I may have cropped it to exclude the edge of the seat to the right though. Otherwise, brilliant!
06/28/2010 07:02:52 PM · #6
Originally posted by Prash:

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Love the grain. Love the Sepia-n feel. Love her look, and love her gesture. I may not be qualified to comment on the tilt-shift aspect of it, but I like the image, It made me look at the screen for longer than 3 seconds, which is rare. I may have cropped it to exclude the edge of the seat to the right though. Otherwise, brilliant!


sorry, I snuck in before you, prash :D
06/28/2010 08:01:53 PM · #7
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Glad to have the opportunity to offer the first comment on this gem. Fabulously executed - I have a blue ribbon from a bird on-the-wing image and it isn't nearly as accomplished as this. I suppose the only negative I could mention is that the gull's facial markings are a little messy and unattractive but it's not like you could do anything about that! Standout work.
06/28/2010 08:11:02 PM · #8
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This image imparts a sense of impermanence, a fleeting quality, even though nothing is really moving. The guy looks like he's waiting to be picked up, in the dark of the night, while the city behind him blazes. It makes me want to know why he's leaving. This is an excellent capture for the very reason that it invokes intense curiosity (in me, at least). For hand held and the high ISO it's pretty sharp and detailed.

I specifically chose an image that had ZERO comments on it. How about adding that to the objectives of the game? OP? Others? What do you think?
06/28/2010 08:20:27 PM · #9
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_847096.jpg I really love this image. I don't think that I could criticize it in any negative way at all. I love the atmosphere that the fog gives it. I love the fade out to white in the centre of the background. The forms of the trees themselves are very beautiful and even smaller segments of this image -eg a bookmark style strip down the righthand side, would be outstanding alone.
06/28/2010 08:31:08 PM · #10
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I love the colour of this image - the unification of blueness. The forms of the pier really draw the eye in and keep it held within the picture. I don't think I could offer any suggestions, I just like it as it is.

Message edited by author 2010-06-28 20:32:59.
06/28/2010 08:37:20 PM · #11
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by Prash:

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Love the grain. Love the Sepia-n feel. Love her look, and love her gesture. I may not be qualified to comment on the tilt-shift aspect of it, but I like the image, It made me look at the screen for longer than 3 seconds, which is rare. I may have cropped it to exclude the edge of the seat to the right though. Otherwise, brilliant!


sorry, I snuck in before you, prash :D


Hey NP Wendy:-) Please carry on...
06/28/2010 08:43:14 PM · #12
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Comment: Look at that! Excellent grainy B&W - just the way it grips my attention:-) Love the lighting, the disheveled hair, her expressions - so natural. I would have tried to do this without the border.. I don't think this beautiful image needs any borders:-)

P.S. Please remember to also add the comment to the picture's page so the author will know about it:-)
P.P.S. Rules edited: - You may choose to not comment on my images since I am the original poster:-) But please continue by commenting on at least one of the previous poster's images. If in doubt, please see the first post for rules!

Message edited by author 2010-06-28 20:55:30.
06/28/2010 09:14:46 PM · #13
Another one:

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The dark silhouettes are almost as strong as the rest of the image that is washed out. It almost has a painting like effect, and I love it. You proved that you don't necessarily need to play with 64 million colors to create an engaging picture. I wouldn't change anything here. Bravo:-)
06/28/2010 09:33:22 PM · #14
Thanks for using one of my shots to start it off. Here's one of yours--back at ya!

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06/29/2010 12:48:24 AM · #15
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I like the blue on gray background. The crop with such a busy background can be a tricky task, but you seemed to have done a good job! Part of me wishes for a bit of a looser crop, but cant say how it would look without having the full picture. All in all, I like it!
06/29/2010 03:28:17 AM · #16
Bump.

Remember: you comment, or you DIE!!!

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06/29/2010 09:24:59 AM · #17
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I like the composition, but I would prefer the peanuts more to the right, following the rule of thirds. I would also prefer some more lateral light, to give more deep to the picture, and maybe some adjustment on the WB to warm up the colors a little. Interesting title.
06/29/2010 11:15:08 AM · #18
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The line through the glass, and onto the ring/hand is very nice. The attention to detail is noted. However, it doesn't strike me as a particularly compelling image. Things seem a bit underexposed, there isn't a whole lot going on in the scene, and things aren't all in focus. Consider using a hyperfocal setting. Really, though, it boils down to subject matter. While your photo makes me think of fidelity, marriage, anniversary, the topic is glamour, and a snigle ring does not compel that from me.
06/29/2010 12:41:40 PM · #19
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Totally under appreciated IMO. I see great framing, good grey tones, and ample lighting. I just wonder if a little tilt would have helped? I know DPC is used to pretty creamy floral backgrounds when it comes to bokehs, so I salute you for attempting this, mate! Good stuff!

Next person: Remember: You comment, or you die;-)
06/29/2010 06:36:00 PM · #20
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While I take several shots of birds myself, I often find myself critical of others' bird shots, as generally they seem to be "cookie cutter", or very similar. A lot of landing/taking off shots with great crisp detail, I find them rather dull.

This image is an exception. I love the crop, the sharp detail, and the "attitude" of the subject. The part of the bird making up the bokeh is also pleasing to the eye, but maybe I would try pulling back on the brightness to ease the blown highlights (a term taught to me by paulbtw..thanks again!) Overall this shot grabbed me immediately while browsing the portfolio and I felt compelled to comment on it.

ETA: Comment or die! Count_Dracula_Christopher_Lee.jpg (since Prash seems to love that phrase I thought I'd toss it in)

Message edited by author 2010-06-29 18:40:04.
06/29/2010 06:49:54 PM · #21
Finally. A game that's beneficial! Great idea, Prash!
Can I request someone doesn't comment Double Take III and Bokeh VI? I know what's wrong with them and kinda wish didn't enter them.

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I didn't vote in this, but I think I'd've scored it highly, so I'm very surprised it didn't score well.

Why I think it might have scored poorly: It's a little dark (but I like that), you can't see any detail in the dark grassy sections on the right and left. It's not clear that anything is really crisply in focus. The sky and the ground don't really match, I guess.

What I liked about it: How the 'one' follows the road. The tone/texture of the road. The shadow of the things against the sky.

Processing: I don't know too much about it. But I think I'd've been happy with what you have up there.

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06/29/2010 07:45:08 PM · #22
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I like the compositon of this image, you probably could have stopped that aperature down to 5.6 since it looks like it was late in the day, then you could have dropped the iso to 100 to get a cleaner image. At 5.6 the dof should have been plenty deep to get both the spiders in focus. I do like the blues in the sky and might have shot from a slightly lower angle to try to get more sky and less treeline.
06/29/2010 08:52:17 PM · #23
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I really like this shot. It appears to have a great DOF. Also I like it in Black and Whit...It works really good for me. The cold stare of the model is great...I love it.
06/29/2010 11:15:52 PM · #24
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Think this is a good picture.

like: subject. i like pictures of buildings.

what i would have changed: i would adjust the contrast and have it more centered or have more empty space to either side. Possibly sharpen it?
06/29/2010 11:54:11 PM · #25
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while browsing your portfolio i came across this shot which i commented on 6 months ago. Seeing as it's the only comment on the shot I thought I'd give it a little more love now.

I mentioned nice DOF on this shot in my earlier comment but looking at it now I'd think a more appropriate comment would be that the bokeh is fantastic in this shot. and the focus is tight and crisp on the animal itself. the monkeys expression captivates me. while browsing your photos this one made me stop in my tracks.

i might have made the crop a little tighter at the top to remove the distracting brownish rock at the upper right. otherwise the lighting and colors are great and I wouldn't change anything else.
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