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Ole Blue ar Sunset
07/08/2009 01:17:34 AM
Ole Blue ar Sunset
by vtruan

Comment:
So simple and so effective...great composition and use of negative space.
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Sunday Evening BMX
07/06/2009 01:26:05 AM
Sunday Evening BMX
by Qiki

Comment:
I have had BMX freestyle images published in a couple of different BMX magazines, so I hope this helps a bit. Your shote is panned fairly well, but I think that the big problem with your image is the subject matter. BMX/freestyle is a great subject, but timing plays a huge part in creating a memorable shot. When a person is shooting an action sport, the goal is (usually) to capture the participant at the peak of action. The rider in your shot is riding up the transition, he's preparing to jump into the air (or do a grind) which would make a much more interesting photo than what he is doing in this shot. That's just my quick two cents on your shot, if you have any more questions, feel free to PM me.

Quad

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Gardens and Cosmos
07/04/2009 08:25:40 AM
Gardens and Cosmos
by DistantColours

Comment:
The subject is an amazing fit to this challenge, and executed perfectly. I can't stop starting at this shot...top 3 in my book.
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waiting...
07/04/2009 08:24:04 AM
waiting...
by halopes

Comment:
Very well thought out and executed image, my choice for top three to be sure.
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Stripes
07/04/2009 08:21:31 AM
Stripes
by em3

Comment:
Incredible shot. The subject, composition, adherence to theme and DoF are all very well done, I really love this picture.
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Too litttle time
11/19/2004 05:33:41 AM
Too litttle time
by tristalisk

Comment:
Greetings from the critique club!

A few of the things Iíve noticed have already been commented on, but Iíll still mention them along with what I feel are acceptable solutions to the issues.

The first thing I noticed was the softness of the clocks inner workings. The intricate golden metal screams for sharp detail and while I can see some of that detail, it isnít quite as sharp as it deserves to be in my opinion. This appears to be caused by a fairly shallow depth of field (DOF) which keeps the hands sharp, but drops off from there. While a shallow DOF works in some situations, it seems a bit distracting with this particular subject. Iím not sure what your f-stop was set to, but by opening it up a bit more (larger number) and adding a bit more light you would create a deeper DOF and easily get the whole image in focus.

Another thing that I noticed (which could also effect the sharpness), is the lack of contrast in the golden inner workings. I see light and medium tones, but nothing that gives this image a nice dark contrast to the lighter tones. By stopping down as mentioned above and moving the light a bit further left, you could increase the contrast on the edges and within the inner workings. It looks like you might have had a reflector or fill light filling in the shadows; you could decrease this a bit as well. I guess experimentation would tell if my suggestions are pertinent to your image or not.

One more thing that noticed right away was the fact that the tip of the minute & second hand were cut off. Itís an unwritten rule that most clocks or watches be set at 10:10, I have no idea why, but this would have helped keep all of your hands in the image while keeping it fairly well balanced. For some examples of what Iím talking about, check out ROLEX and TIMEX for examples.

I have to say that I really like the fact that you centered the subject, normally people would try to mess around with the ďrule of thirdsĒ, but Iím glad you didnít. Overall, with a few minor adjustments, this could easily be ribbon material, nice work!

I hope this helps,
Quadrajet
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Novembers free study of collores
11/17/2004 05:31:13 AM
Novembers free study of collores
by Dufus

Comment:
Greetings from the Critique Club!

The first thing that stuck me about this shot was the odd combination of yellow, green and orange. Apparently some rain came through (water running down the mtn) and saturated the dead and living grass to give you those great colors! The centered composition of your shot works well for what youíre given. I like the way the clouds slightly obscure the top while giving some atmospheric perspective to the upper quarter of the mountain. The small streams working their way down the mountain side adds a great dimension to the shot.

Someone mentioned the border being out of place. I donít necessarily think the border is out of place, just a bit thick. Perhaps a border half the pixel width would get the job done without overpowering the image?

Truthfully, there isnít a lot in this shot for me to critique, other than the border, I think this is a fantastic shot.

Quadrajet
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black and white
11/17/2004 03:33:22 AM
black and white
by visaksen

Comment:
It looks like this shot wasn't desaturated, as I can still make out some color in it.
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Cape Cod Light
10/25/2004 03:39:04 AM
Cape Cod Light
by ButterflySis

Comment:
Nice shot BFSis! Especially for your first entry. ;)
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X-Rays (Accidentally Discovered in 1895)
04/28/2004 09:27:17 AM
X-Rays (Accidentally Discovered in 1895)2nd Place
by labuds

Comment:
Great work, very creative.

By "double exposure" the photograper means, exposing two subjects in the same frame, not opening the shutter twice.

It's really very simple if you think about it. By holding a piece of paper/cardboard directly over the lens, one half of the CCD doesn't receive any light, then after reaching the proper exposure with one side, you slide the cardboard over and expose the yet to be exposed side.

If you simply think out of the box, you'll get it.

Again, excellent work.
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