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captive-light Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 22 N: 266] (1582) [2015-08-23 11:25]

Not really sure what to make of this one ... part of me wishes that the whole picture was run through Filter Forge to get rid of the the nice normal bit at the bottom and make the whole picture into an abstract but fascinating jumble. Another part of me would like to see the picture without the filter so I could say quietly to myself "Ahhh, another nice sunset seascape". I guess I'll remain undecided on this one all though secretly, deep inside my twisted soul, I really would like to filter forge the whole picture!

captive-light Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 22 N: 266] (1582) [2015-08-23 11:17]

Well timed, all hooves off the ground, ears are pricked up and you have both the rider's and the horses face in the shot so that ticks all the most desirable requirements for this kind of shot. As has been said the sun has not been kind to you but you have to take what you are given to work with on these sorts of day. As you say, moving around to find the best vantage points is the way to go. What would I change? Probably nothing - it is a record shot that tells the story. What would I WANT to change - I'd probably lose the 2 uprights sticking out of the plant, the little red flag on top of the second one and probably the one right over to the right as well.

captive-light Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 22 N: 266] (1582) [2015-08-23 11:10] [+]

Another experimental post? Again the model is fun and lively, again, bright colours and a big smile. Also again, my personal opinion, the PP has let this down with the image being too grey and lacking contrast in the shadows. If you have Photoshop try opening up a Levels adjustment layer and slide the shadow adjuster inwards to around 30 - that will bring the contrast back into the picture. Having done this use the brush tool, set to soft and black as the colour to erase the adjustment layer at an opacity of 30% and run it once over her hair to bring out a little more detail. Unfortunately the left frame of the glasses is actually burned out and the structure is lost, tried to bring it back using PS Camera Raw Filter but it would appear that the detail is gone. Might be able to rescue it on the original if you shot in Raw but in this version it is gone.

captive-light Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 22 N: 266] (1582) [2015-08-23 2:46] [+]

Confident direct eye contact and smile with a element of fun in the glasses and ear studs along with bright vibrant colours. That's the bits I like. the bit I don't like is the PP work along the top and back of her head and neck. Taking more time, attention to detail and a "harder" brush" would have helped.

captive-light Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 22 N: 266] (1582) [2015-08-22 15:26]

I like this ... I think. Subject is nice, everyone likes an orchid, colours on the flower are nice pastel with a splash of richness and the buds help to add to the composition. Background is plain but I think personally I would have given it just a little more dead space to the left as everything points that way.

captive-light Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 22 N: 266] (1582) [2015-08-22 15:11] [+]

I love the dramatic scenery and the lines that lead down the mountain slope - but ... I don't like the filter effect on the sky, particularly on the clouds where they have turned blue up at the top. Was the filter effect done in post processing?

captive-light Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 22 N: 266] (1582) [2015-08-21 8:09]

You could make up so many stories looking at this picture. I like the contrast between the colour of her and her bag against the dark background.

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Title: Panning
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mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)

Great

captive-light Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 22 N: 266] (1582) [2015-08-21 3:00]

I love this ... the movement adds life and bustle to the street scene which really tells the story. Personally I think that if it were razor sharp on the man and cart it would look a bit too cut and paste where as here you get a great sense of movement.

captive-light Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 22 N: 266] (1582) [2015-08-21 2:47]

Much prefer this one, the light through the cloud really makes this. Alignment wise, well, it's going to be hard to align it absolutely due to angles and perspective. Looking at the windmill itself it looks, to me, about right.

captive-light Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 22 N: 266] (1582) [2012-02-20 0:47]

Good that things are looking up for you Linda. Weddings ... (shakes head) ... :)

I like the this photo, she is a pretty model and the pose with the hat adds a "cuteness" factor. My only slight niggle is the missing eye pupil under her hair, but even so it's an image with impact. Lighting is nice and soft and the background is well out of focus so not too distracting.