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Paradox
05/11/2012 12:21:02 PM
Paradox
by CaptainJack

Comment by snaffles:
Greetings from the Critique Club!

A decent enough shot and does show an interesting paradox, but even without having been to Disneyland/world? it's easy to see that it's a theme park shot. It's a good capture in terms of the technical aspects, but personally I feel that its lack of uniqueness (you can be sure that it's no accident that you can see Everest from that point) is what kept your votes at the 5-6 range.

Keep on shooting and entering!

Feel free to PM me

Susan
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Paradox
05/07/2012 10:52:40 PM
Paradox
by CaptainJack

Comment by genova24:
Animal Kingdom. I have been there.
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Paradox
05/06/2012 07:24:35 AM
Paradox
by CaptainJack

Comment by HarveyG:
Matterhorn in the middle of a lush green tropical forest lol. Disneyland?
Well spotted...
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Paradox
05/03/2012 04:54:28 PM
Paradox
by CaptainJack

Comment by giantmike:
Lovely scene. Well composed.
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A Room With a View
04/12/2012 01:37:11 PM
A Room With a View
by CaptainJack

Comment by snaffles:
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Very nice atmospheric photo, I also love shooting in old barns, sheds and the like :-) Good tones, nice long exposure and tones. In terms of horizon, I find it best to do what you seem to have done here, and ensure that the horizon of the focal point (window) is level. Trying to get the rest level will drive you crazy. I feel the centredness of the comp is a weak point, having it offset to one side would make it much stronger.

Also, beware the pp trap. It's too easy to go overboard with pp, especially tonemapping, and I hate to look at a shot and see the pp before I see the photo. I would definitely do no more than what you've done here, unless you are going for a more cartoony image.

Overall a pleasant shot that finished well, so keep up the good work!

Feel free to PM me,

Susan
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A Room With a View
04/08/2012 12:50:08 PM
A Room With a View
by CaptainJack

Comment by littlemav:
Wayyyy to underappreciated!!! I did one just like this last year, looking into a mountain waterfall from an old grist mill... OMG talk about work to get-er-done!! SO I really appreciate what it took to make this image look like this!!
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A Room With a View
04/02/2012 04:03:06 PM
A Room With a View
by CaptainJack

Comment by Denielle:
Love the PP in this shot. Great colors
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Golden Age of Travel
03/31/2012 01:25:37 PM
Golden Age of Travel
by CaptainJack

Comment by snaffles:
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Basically this is a very nice shot of a lovely old train, though I find the angle a little safe. If you had been able to get closer to shoot from a lower POV you may have had a much stronger, more dynamic image to work with. The glarey sun is a bit much and could have been burnt down a bit without damaging the image.

PP is very subjective, it's hard to tell someone what they should do with their images. However, here the answer is easy as you have pretty much hit the nail on the head. HDR is indeed a love/hate topic here. I don't hate it, and have used it myself, but don't like getting my eyeballs blistered by too-heavy HDR! IMHO this is getting to be too much HDR, but I have seen much worse here. If in doubt, or if you're unhappy with the image yourself, rethink things a little. Then go back to a copy of the original file and work with it, but scale things back a little.

Again, and strictly my opinion and experiences talking here...no amount of pp will save a poor image, and it's very easy to ruin a perfectly fine image with too much pp. Check out my own portfolio from approx 2006-2008 and you'll see what I mean - I really do know what I'm talking about!

You may want to look up previous HDR challenges and try this little trick. Go through all the images, in reverse order, and work your way up to the front page. You'll notice that the images get cleaner, and if you see entries with what you feel are levels of HDR you want to approximate, read the comments. Try PM'ing that particular photog and ask for advice or hints. Most people here are pretty good folk and will help you out.

Hope this has been of help, keep on shooting and entering!

Feel free to PM me,

Susan
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Golden Age of Travel
03/24/2012 01:25:17 PM
Golden Age of Travel
by CaptainJack

Comment by cutout:
overall pleasing 9
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Golden Age of Travel
03/23/2012 07:05:22 PM
Golden Age of Travel
by CaptainJack

Comment by Dirt_Diver:
I would have voted a 10 on this if it didn't have the blur to it.
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