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after the show
02/14/2007 01:26:14 AM
after the show
by mamba

Comment by JamesKW:
Nice shot. Lighting looks good and B/W works for this composition. The foreground is a little distracting but overall good capture.
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the choice of eyewear while traveling the highway to a dnager zone in 1986
11/27/2006 03:48:54 PM
the choice of eyewear while traveling the highway to a dnager zone in 1986
by mamba

Comment by GrayGhost:
Nice idea. I missed it on the first viewing, but caught it on the second viewing. Maybe it would help to put a gradient on the background flag image, so that the reflection in the sunglasses is more even, with more light to the field of stars.
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the choice of eyewear while traveling the highway to a dnager zone in 1986
11/26/2006 07:53:48 PM
the choice of eyewear while traveling the highway to a dnager zone in 1986
by mamba

Comment by cogerox:
Past or present HP? I like the reflection and the black on black design. I'd have given the glasses a little more room on the left. Good exposure.
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the choice of eyewear while traveling the highway to a dnager zone in 1986
11/26/2006 12:23:40 PM
the choice of eyewear while traveling the highway to a dnager zone in 1986
by mamba

Comment by md8speed:
Maybe a bit of a stretch for the challenge, but technically well done
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a pint of the black stuff
11/26/2006 10:33:02 AM
a pint of the black stuff
by mamba

Comment by srichmond:
This is good, but it would be better with a little more contrast, especially on the head of the pint.
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Saltire
11/26/2006 10:32:04 AM
Saltire
by mamba

Comment by srichmond:
Excellent!
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the choice of eyewear while traveling the highway to a dnager zone in 1986
11/25/2006 07:46:40 PM
the choice of eyewear while traveling the highway to a dnager zone in 1986
by mamba

Comment by hideout:
Almost missed the flag reflection, would be nice if the image was not quite so dark. Nice set-up.
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Well you didn't come for the weather
11/25/2006 04:16:43 PM
Well you didn't come for the weather
by mamba

Comment by SaraR:
Focus is a bit soft and there isn't much detail in the rather dark castle. There seems to be a it of a bright halo around the castle - although that may be my monitor, perhaps.
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castle
11/25/2006 02:50:07 PM
castle
by mamba

Comment by macrothing:
Not sure what you are ideally trying to achieve with these Edinburgh Castle shots, however am willing to offer an opinion on them as they are. I'm not an expert in photography, so the technical aspects, etc will hopefully be provided to you by 'another' (if that is what you are also seeking), otherwise try to educate yourself on them here at DPC or elsewhere.

The subject has been photographed many times, so either you need to do a flawless 'standard' or else try to do something unique, in my opinion. I like the sky in both shots, although the purple tinged one does have a bit more drama, primarily because of the range. This blue one seems to have some issues bottom right corner going down over the steeples, which at a quick glance look like a broad dodge brush stroke, but not sure. This famous historical Castle has a lot of character, so trying to capture that into an image, 'somehow', will also give an edge to these shots.

Besides the sky (which seems relatively 'clean' in both shots), the two main detractors in these shots in my opinion are the shape/silhouette of the castle and the composition/framing. The shape/silhouette with more detail and shape discernible (perhaps even more tightly cropped to 'show' the castle/architectural features more), or else possibly even allowing some light play in 'somehow' to light the subject (unless a silhouette is your intent). Angle, including 'the best', as well as an unusual one, (obviously restricted by access to vantage points), is also important. The composition, whilst the sky is nice, the castle isn't appearing in the frame enough, and the parts that are, are not balanced within the frame/composition. A variation in crop, and also framing (to suit the 'shape' of the composition), would also likely improve these shots. Either choosing a specific profile/side of the Castle and creating an image of it, or else isolating areas of the Castle that you like and 'showcasing' them, via a much tighter zoom.

This 'opinion'/comment covers both images, so will paste a copy onto the other. If you put these into your Portfolio, they'll show up on the recent comments/uploads page, as well as your Profile page & you may get more comments/feedback as well. Also, given you've asked twice in the Forums for feedback on these, it might be a good idea to put what you were trying to achieve in your photographer's comments, as well as the forum post perhaps. edit:removed pasted typo comment, although paying some attention to your titles in general, is also important, in my opinion & edit2:added Thread

Message edited by author 2006-11-25 15:04:26.
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edinburghblue
11/25/2006 02:49:56 PM
edinburghblue
by mamba

Comment by macrothing:
Not sure what you are ideally trying to achieve with these Edinburgh Castle shots, however am willing to offer an opinion on them as they are. I'm not an expert in photography, so the technical aspects, etc will hopefully be provided to you by 'another' (if that is what you are also seeking), otherwise try to educate yourself on them here at DPC or elsewhere.

The subject has been photographed many times, so either you need to do a flawless 'standard' or else try to do something unique, in my opinion. I like the sky in both shots, although the purple tinged one does have a bit more drama, primarily because of the range. This blue one seems to have some issues bottom right corner going down over the steeples, which at a quick glance look like a broad dodge brush stroke, but not sure. This famous historical Castle has a lot of character, so trying to capture that into an image, 'somehow', will also give an edge to these shots.

Besides the sky (which seems relatively 'clean' in both shots), the two main detractors in these shots in my opinion are the shape/silhouette of the castle and the composition/framing. The shape/silhouette with more detail and shape discernible (perhaps even more tightly cropped to 'show' the castle/architectural features more), or else possibly even allowing some light play in 'somehow' to light the subject (unless a silhouette is your intent). Angle, including 'the best', as well as an unusual one, (obviously restricted by access to vantage points), is also important. The composition, whilst the sky is nice, the castle isn't appearing in the frame enough, and the parts that are, are not balanced within the frame/composition. A variation in crop, and also framing (to suit the 'shape' of the composition), would also likely improve these shots. Either choosing a specific profile/side of the Castle and creating an image of it, or else isolating areas of the Castle that you like and 'showcasing' them, via a much tighter zoom.

This 'opinion'/comment covers both images, so will paste a copy onto the other. Your title has a typo in this one. If you put these into your Portfolio, they'll show up on the recent comments/uploads page, as well as your Profile page & you may get more comments/feedback as well. Also, given you've asked twice in the Forums for feedback on these, it might be a good idea to put what you were trying to achieve in your photographer's comments, as well as the forum post perhaps. edit:added Thread

Message edited by author 2006-11-25 15:03:36.
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