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06/05/2002 01:26:34 PM · #1
I'm relatively new here and have submitted a photo for the previous challenge (B&W). So far i've received 10 comments and all have been great suggestions for improvement.

I just want to say this site and the whole idea behind it ROCKS!!

P.S. Keep your eye out for more photos by Brumos.... I will take home the gold. Soon :-)
06/05/2002 02:07:55 PM · #2
Originally posted by brumos:
I'm relatively new here and have submitted a photo for the previous challenge (B&W). So far i've received 10 comments and all have been great suggestions for improvement.

I just want to say this site and the whole idea behind it ROCKS!!

P.S. Keep your eye out for more photos by Brumos.... I will take home the gold. Soon :-)



Glad to know there's another modest/timid/shy photographer in the bunch! ;)

06/05/2002 02:08:07 PM · #3
What was your picture? Glad you go good comments, as I have said on other forums, I have a lot of comments, with very well thought out resposes, unfortunately, I think what they are commenting on is differences in monitor calibration. I did learn one thing, don't try to put your subject very far from midtone brightness.
06/05/2002 02:10:20 PM · #4
Originally posted by Zeissman:
What was your picture?

Since the photo being referred to is in the current challenge, it would be wise not to answer this question until after the voting has ended ;o)
06/05/2002 03:45:05 PM · #5
I really wish there it would show who took what picture, but I suppose discussing it could affect the results....this is a picture of my dear mom who passed away the next day. I post this as a tribute to her...
06/05/2002 03:46:05 PM · #6


* This message has been edited by the author on 6/5/2002 3:46:02 PM.
06/05/2002 03:58:23 PM · #7
Welcome Brumus.

Originally posted by brumos:
I'm relatively new here and have submitted a photo for the previous challenge (B&W). So far i've received 10 comments and all have been great suggestions for improvement.

I just want to say this site and the whole idea behind it ROCKS!!

P.S. Keep your eye out for more photos by Brumos.... I will take home the gold. Soon :-)



06/05/2002 04:08:13 PM · #8
Monitor calibration does affect all images, it's one of those uncontrollable variables. When i compare two identical images on my monitor at home and work i see very different tonal values. When viewed at work the image looks completely washed out. The only true way of knowing if an image has good overal values is by looking at the histogram in Photoshop.

Also, Windows(96ppi) machines render images slightly darker than Macs(72ppi).
06/05/2002 10:32:00 PM · #9
Well, John, since you have posted a link to your photo of the railroad trestle several times I take it you would welcome a critique. Normally I simply just say "Great shot" or "Perfect," as I am not highly skilled in photography. Over the past six or eight weeks though, as I have read the comments of numerous pictures, both mine and others, I have learned a great deal about how to criticize photos. I would like to take a stab at yours.

First of all, the selection of this old bridge is a natural for black and white.(IMHO)
However, you may have noticed, the rails seem to get smaller the farther away they are in the picture. You should have corrected this, as we all know, the rails MUST stay the same distance apart or the train would derail. (not my opinion sir, FACT)
Also, it would have been much better if the trestle had been made of wood rather than steel and you should have taken the shot from the other end of the bridge.
I notice there is not a train in sight either. There should have been! How could you have left out such a feature? Not just any train either. MUST be a steam locomotive.
One with billowing smoke and huge blasts of steam blowing out the sides. You should have taken the picture at night too, with the engine's headlight shinning and making a beam of light in a slightly foggy, spooky night.
This bridge is soooo typical too. You should find one with a curve or two, and a hill.

You know John, when I first saw the photo I really, really liked it. But now that I have critiqued it I am not so sure anymore. You should go back and re-shoot it as I suggest and see if you don't like it better. Please resubmit when you have corrected all your errors. I'll bet you will get better reviews next time.
Of course these are just my opinions. Other folks may have a different idea of the quality. We all see things a little differently. Better luck in the next challenge.
06/05/2002 10:40:39 PM · #10
Good joke David. That was a joke wasn't it? Um, you weren't being mean were you? Oh well, maybe I'd better butt out and go look for some roadkill to run over, oops, I mean shoot, oh you know what I mean.
06/05/2002 10:42:32 PM · #11
Second big belly laugh I've had on this site. :-)
06/05/2002 10:44:59 PM · #12
Originally posted by shortredneck:
Good joke David. That was a joke wasn''t it? Um, you weren''t being mean were you? Oh well, maybe I''d better butt out and go look for some roadkill to run over, oops, I mean shoot, oh you know what I mean.

You know I am just kidding.I just didn''t have much to do tonight and I think John is a good sport.


* This message has been edited by the author on 6/5/2002 10:46:16 PM.
06/05/2002 10:48:46 PM · #13
Of course I did. Hey David, with all the roadkill jokes, I'm really curious what you are going to submit.
06/05/2002 10:50:01 PM · #14
That was very very funny.
06/05/2002 10:52:02 PM · #15
It won't be roadkill even though I have quite a collection.
I am really at a loss for ideas i can impliment without spending a lot of time.
06/05/2002 10:55:36 PM · #16
I'm just tryin to figger out where this came from.. I haven't even posted to this thread yet... lol :)



Originally posted by David Ey:
Originally posted by shortredneck:
[i]Good joke David. That was a joke wasn''t it? Um, you weren''t being mean were you? Oh well, maybe I''d better butt out and go look for some roadkill to run over, oops, I mean shoot, oh you know what I mean.


You know I am just kidding.I just didn''t have much to do tonight and I think John is a good sport.
[/i]


06/05/2002 10:56:50 PM · #17
goodnight Johnboy
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