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Winter Sunset
02/11/2003 04:53:23 AM
Winter Sunset
by Manic

Comment by inspzil:
Greetings from the Critique Club
by Inspzil

Composition - This wonderful sunset is all about color. The couple trees that are silhouetted are not the most picturesque trees on earth, but they add a little something extra to the picture so it isn't so flat. This must've been a tough one to get though, I didn't think the sun was scheduled to make an appearance in the UK till late April :o) The one thing I think this picture lacks is R-L balance. I'm not sure if thats a personal thing or not, but my eyes won't let me get past it, so I'll mention it. With the 2 tall trees plus a little extra on the right, I'm looking for some offset on the left, even if it's not as tall as the stuff on the right. It isn't really there to the degree I expect to see though with a little foliage slightly above the horizon. The buildings in the center are not helping anything, but aren't really hurting either. But like I said before, this picture is really all about color.

Photography - Exposure is perfect. The thing that I can't seem to get right on some of these pics that I take is the white balance. This one seems to be right on the money. Everything else seems fine.

Processing - Looks good to me. The colors look great here. If you did mess with them a little, it doesn't show.

Overall - This picture is the definitely cliche. It's a very nice calm peaceful picture with outstanding colors. The balance thing to me is the only thing I think could be improved on the picture really based on the things that are already silhouetted in this picture. I think if you had only trees and no buildings with a couple prominent nice shaped trees, it would improve it maybe a little, or maybe a lot. As it is though, it is still a really nice pic. - Bob
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Sound Works
02/03/2003 08:23:34 PM
Sound Works
by Manic

Comment by indigo997:
Hi, Manic!! Here are my thoughts. Of course my square shot stank so feel free to ignore me.
*lol* at some of your comments. You got a lot of them! This photo isn't very easy on the eyes. It's simple and straight forward. It fits the challenge. All those holes and that bright glare just turns me off. I do like the color, but it's too bright. I also think it's a little weird to see a bg on just 3 sides and have the 3rd cropped like it is. I have to agree that it's just a little boring. If you're gonna have such a simple subject then it's gotta be presented in a really interesting or different way. Maybe an abstract but definitely different lighting. I really don't know what else to say about it. The focus and quality seem good. I don't really think that many people COULD take a much better picture of this subject so... It all goes back to coming up with a good idea in the first place. Just don't come to me for ideas cause I don't have any :P

Message edited by Manic - fixing an annoying typo ;o).
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Sound Works
01/27/2003 07:53:22 AM
Sound Works
by Manic

Comment by togtog:
This is very pretty, I love the glowing effect. Seems it could have gained from a slightly longer DOF, little fuzzy in the back. While pretty, and square it doesn't capture me the way some of the other photos today have, sorry. 6
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The Watcher
01/19/2003 07:03:00 PM
The Watcher
by Manic

Comment by lionelm:
INITIAL RESPONSE : Paris !Nice gargoyle detached from background, horizon line feel a little too close to the middle for my tastes.

COMPOSITION; I like the balance between the 2 main 'subject' the gargoyle and the Eiffel tower. They kind of response to each other.

Very good Depth of field. it separate the gargoyle from the background but still giving nice details ( the building, the cars) without them 'invading' the subject.

The horizon line is a little too much in the middle, when I remove a little bit of sky at the top , I think it's better.

Day was not sunny I wonder how it would have looked a sunny/bright day. But that's one of the 'real Paris'.

BACKGROUND : see above. nice tones of brown/beige. Enough out of focus/enough in focus .. very good.

DIGITAL : No sign of any digital processing => perfect!

MY OPINION:
Being french and lived in paris for 15 years .. the gargoyles are something 'special' on Notre Dame, something unusual on an unusual building. Meet the challenge perfectly!

I like A LOT the way the gargoyle is detached from the back ground and the balance with the eiffel tower.
Very well done ! And very good correlation to the challenge theme !

For the CC club
Lonel
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'Blue Skies' by Tori Amos
01/13/2003 05:14:56 PM
'Blue Skies' by Tori Amos
by Manic

Comment by Azrifel:
~~~~Critique Club Comment~~~~

Composition (content)

If it wasn't for the challenge and the title I'd say that there is bit much of empty space above the silhouette. For a silhouette it is a nice image, the composition of it is pleasant and the different types of tree provide different textures to prevent a boring view. The small resolution took away some of the detail. :(
In this case (talking about the blue sky as the main subject now), the silhouette adds something interesting, nice and well done. I also like the color graduation behind the trees, be it on the soft side.
Nice border.

Background
See composition.

Camera Work (Technical)
The exposure that resulted from the camera work and post processing is good. The silhouette is completely dark.
The blue sky shifts from whiteblue in the left to a darker blue in the upper right. Was it taken with a polarizer on, it is something you often see with polarizers used at a less perfect angle to the sun. The polarizer might make the sky blue'er when you haven't used it. I believe the S40 has possibilities for that..

Digital Processing (technical)
Good job. Very clean sky.

My opinion
As it is, too empty, but met the challenge well.
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The Watcher
01/06/2003 07:18:24 PM
The Watcher
by Manic

Comment by HBunch:
The colors looks a bit muddied here. I wonder if the water always looks like that, and if a level adjustment could have made it look less muddy. To show you what I'm talking about, I wanted to send you these links to a couple photos I've critiqued in the past. I will say the same thing about your shot that I did the other, I think it would look better in black and white. Here is a link to a color version of this shot... //www1.photosig.com/viewphoto.php?id=364242 and here is a link to a black and white... //www1.photosig.com/viewphoto.php?id=428152.
Just wanted to share those with you.
Also, I think your shot could use a slight rotation to the right. Otherwise, very nice. Good luck in the challenge.
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The Dark Dark Woods
12/17/2002 05:49:59 PM
The Dark Dark Woods
by Manic

Comment by Swashbuckler:
I like how these two trees are "standing guard" over the forest. Sort of reminds me of a chapter in the Two Towers. (Can't wait to see the movie!) Were I to suggest any change, try creeping up closer to the trees and lowering your shooting angle, it would make the trees seem "larger than life". 8 Swash
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Hanging Plant
11/03/2002 03:38:00 PM
Hanging Plant
by Manic

Comment by Gracious:
I love the simplicity of this composition, and also the coloring. The illusion is clearly visible and thus meets the challenge. if there would be any changes I'd make, I'd make it a little lighter, with a touch more contrast, and perhaps increase the sharpness. But it really is acceptable as is. Good idea, well executed. Congrats! Grayce aka Gracious
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Hanging Plant
10/29/2002 10:11:00 AM
Hanging Plant
by Manic

Comment by inspzil:
The idea is nothing revolutionary, but it didn't really have to be either. I think the lighting is just too flat on this. It just doesn't have any real strong qualities that make it more appealing. Just suggestions here but maybe a more dramatic light source, or a unique background, but something to make it a little more noticeable if nothing else. - Good Luck. I am only one vote - Inspzil
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Daily Cocktail
10/23/2002 11:02:00 AM
Daily Cocktail
by Manic

Comment by inspzil:
Great use of lighting, great framing, great subject.... THIS is the dramatic that was asked for by the topic. It's so simple, but says so much. This is for me, the most powerful image I've seen on DPC. The title is great too and if you've kept up with all the hullaballoo in the forums dealing with titles, this one does exactly what it's supposed to do, help clarify some things without giving a long description of what's happening in the shot. Thanks so much for sharing it. 12/10 - (if I could) - Inspzil
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