Where the hotels have no name by kikvel (4784)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-30 8:21
Oh...yeah...this is nice. Excellent framing...I guess it all happened by accident (most good things in life do). I really like the word "Hotel" and the way it located just beside the rider's head. I do with that the rider was on the left and not right side of the frame, but that is just a personal thing. Good work! [+]
Lunch Break by Homerhomer (4080)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-28 10:06
Hehehe...didn't notice you had it up here as well. Yes, a pretty picture indeed. The thing I like the most here is the fact that you managed to make it look gritty...real good B&W conversion I must say. Also, the dynamic range is excellent on your Olympus, the details in the runway are very important to the composition I think. This is cool.
And, Peter, stop posting these f*****g pretty pictures, mate, they're damn boring! ;-)
lorry driver by nygus (8178)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-28 9:31
This is one amazing image. The composition is just stunning and so are the colors. I like how the man in the background is looking away and we can also notice catchlights in his eyes which make the image even more powerful. Good work!
Cotton Smile II... by bnallama (3763)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-28 9:17
I like this one better than your previous shot from the same location. It's still blurry, but the eyes are sharp and in a shot like this eyes are the most important factor, I think. The colors are cool as well and really make the image pop. Well done.
- the fly - by fixed (3836)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-28 9:14
Hey...this is great. And I also must say that your shots look more and more like Simon's work...but you do put a bit of your own spin on things as well. I really like the angle and the guy himself looks like a character. The distortion is used well. Good work!
Devotion by everlasting (14676)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-28 9:09
The people in the background bother me...it would have been such a great shot if you had waited a few moments for them to disappear. Also, due to the busy background, an f-stop in the range of f/2.8 would have been ideal to isolate your subject a bit more from the world around her. It's not a bad shot, though.[+]
WALK by sandip (3492)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-27 12:37
Where is your 50mm Sandip? This shot just screams to be shot with a 50 and f/2.8 (same distance to subject as you have here with focus on the boys face). You'd get a nice blurred background, but still able to make out enough detials to place the shot in context. Right now the frame is much too busy and there is way too much going on...and since everything is in black and white it is hard to focus on the boy (who, I think, is the subject here). I do like the idea and the angle/POV is excellent, just the tech side (and lens) needs a bit of work.
PS: How did you find shooting in England?
Old and new by PeterC (2242)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-27 12:07
This one does not work for me as much as your other shots. Mainly I'm concerned with the DOF...I with all the figures were in sharp focus with the background a but OOF. But I do like the colors and nice that you can also spot these little things that can always make for an exciting image.