Money (That's What I want...) by Luko (13998)
don_narayan (2014) 2007-09-12 12:22
Here we go... this is a good one... something going one, a good composition, an interesting light, and simply an interesting scene. my only guff is about the right side... i would like a little more leg (enough to go the length of the right edge of the frame) or no leg/foot at all. I like the slight motion of some of the folks (especially in the bottom left corner, adds some mystery to it)... but they are surprisingly still for an 1/8th. Great toning as well. I feel like you have a lot other shots that are better than what you have shown before.
M'siro by Luko (13998)
don_narayan (2014) 2007-09-05 10:41
i wish you pulled the blue in her head wrap out more... make it pop a little... work it with the orange. I would like to see the other frames from this shoot. For now I will wait to make a real comment for when I see something that grabs me, vraiment[comment]
Waiting by MayaG (2413)
don_narayan (2014) 2007-04-13 9:25
This comment sort of goes for the bulk of what I have seen in your gallery. You have a good sense of composition, using the lines really well, not just to lead the eye but to frame a subject, like in this photo. I also saw some nice moments on other photos, like the one of the 2 old women and a good sense of timing and color in the photo "Parallel," a photo I liked a lot. I think this photo here might be a little over exposed, you could go down a 1/3 and reduce that highling on the ground and darken the beams above a little more.
All the best,
Pool in Safari Restaurant - Nkhata Bay by maciekda (19891)
don_narayan (2014) 2007-02-22 9:30
i just wanted to echo Luko's comment... the foreground just doesn't keep pace with the background. But I love that his face is blacked out and the toning looks good. I think this is one of your more interesting photos from Africa, though... something that has traces of your style. I know how hard it is there to do the kind of photography that we started off doing... it is a hard place to begin with but then with the added pressure that you give yourself to make good photos makes it all even harder. Stupidly enough, I kind of want to go back!
Looking For Momtaz... by Luko (13998)
don_narayan (2014) 2007-01-27 22:36
damn, could have been perfect... get her framed in the archway with no overlapping of the woman's head with the pillars... at least you have that bitchin light on her but I would prefer no overlapping... even though there is trade off here... oh well, nothing like the could-have-beens.