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naturalverities Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246) [2009-01-19 15:39] [+]

Hi, Leica. I love the image! The apparent heavy postprocessing really works well here! I'm guessing that you chose to PP in this way because of focus issues at the right, but no matter, it really works well. A feast of colors, textures and shapes. TFS!

Don

naturalverities Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246) [2009-01-16 16:55]

This is a really beautiful photo that is unfortunately marred by oversharpening. I would love to see a big print of this! The colors and textures are fantastic!

Don

naturalverities Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246) [2009-01-16 16:45]

A visually intriguing photo! The flash-lit seats are a good complement to the backlit ceiling and the passengers soften and enliven the hard geometric repetition. The low POV makes it work. And I think it looks even better in black and white.

Great job!

Don

naturalverities Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246) [2009-01-15 19:40] [+]

Hi from a fellow Coloradan! I really like the photo with its generous helping of sapphire sky. It is well exposed, composed, and presented. But it appears to be tilted a little, about 1.5 degrees clockwise.

It is sad to think that the reddish tint of the conifers is probably due to the massive beetle-kill, not just the red sunrise light. :(

Cheers,
Don

naturalverities Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246) [2009-01-10 0:28]

Hi, Buddy. I must say that this photo really caught my eye as I was browsing through your gallery. It reminds me of my China travels. I really like the composition and the moody day-is-done feeling. But I find it to be too intensely amber in color. Was it filtered? As I have had a lot of experience in adjusting color negative film scans for color bias, I did a workshop in which I tweaked the color curves to bring out more color-contrast. I would be very interested to know what you think of this color rendition. After all, you were there to see what it REALLY looked like! TFS! -Don Oh, I forgot to mention that I really like the framing as well.

naturalverities Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246) [2009-01-09 18:26] [+]

Great shot, Bob! I love the combination of gradual and sharp tonal gradients, the color palette, the "brushstrokiness" of it, and the way all the elements work together to create a unified composition. I kinda wish the tumbling surf in the middle-right were not visible, which I think would increase the abstract quality. If you shot multiple frames of this scene, you may be able to create an interesting sequential grouping from them. And if shot from a tripod for consistent framing, some artful composites of multiple exposures might also be possible. It also seems well-suited for some interesting cropping variations, as a learning exercise if nothing else. A striking and versatile image!

I enjoyed the note also. Seems like photography is good at two opposites: the instantaneous and the timeless!

Cordially,
Don

naturalverities Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246) [2009-01-06 0:44]

Silvio, this is fantastic! The composition is so nicely done, leading the eye to the location where the human figure is placed. Well planned and well timed. I also like the textures and the lively illumination. I like it even better as black and white. Congratulations!

Don

naturalverities Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246) [2009-01-02 22:21] [+]

A very interesting photo. I like the contrast of light and dark heads against the blue background and the way some stems cross the entire frame, dividing it into sections like splinters of stained glass. Unusual and effective framing too. Nicely done! Happy New Year to you too!

Don

naturalverities Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246) [2007-02-24 2:51] [+]

Beeeeyouoootiful! If I were a plant, I would consider this to be very erotic! ;->

And if I were a bee, I would have a bad case of the munchies right now!

A perfectly realized masterpiece. Congratulations.

Don

naturalverities Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246) [2007-02-24 2:28]

Lazlo, I really like this photo a lot, and it took some thought to understand why. I think some things that really work well are:
1. It's just a very cool stylish retro bus, of course!
2.The colors are extremely naturally rendered, almost having the appearance of a film of the era.
3. I love the way the boundary between red and white paint is almost exactly straight and horizontal. This and the choice of focal length and subject distance and moderate depth of field give a powerful, classic perspective.
4. The slight turn of the front wheel makes the bus look as though it is turning toward the viewer.
5. Very tastefully framed, too!
TFS, Don