Ironbridge by JeannieC (49)
merpb (2001) 2008-07-01 8:38
Nice PoV with a good sweep through the image. The blank sky weakens the shot a bit abd I would try dodging the highlights on the girders under the bridge to maybe emphasise the sweep more.
Nice try though.
I tried a workshop, see what you think
The Bridge 3 by meken (292)
merpb (2001) 2008-07-01 8:18
Nice image but I think it's a bit busy in colour (it's posted as B&W) considering it's strong composition.
I tried a quick workshop giving it a soot & whitewash effect to bring out the detail under the bridge and to make the most of your strong lines.
See what you think.
Off & On by nima249 (24)
merpb (2001) 2008-06-30 10:48
Nice shot. The B&W post possessing is a bit clumsy but although it is a distraction it does not detract too much from the great composition.
I would try and bring the sky down a bit and maybe highlight the shimmer on the horizon to make the most of the composition.
Perdue by bkader (144)
merpb (2001) 2008-06-30 10:35
Nice perspective and good composition but for me the image is a bit flat and lacking in contrast and the fringe highlight around the barn & skyline is a bit distracting.
It's always difficult to shoot B&W of open fields as the different greens tend to merge and look less attractive than in colour but keep trying because the composition is good.
Sun Blast by martin-images (661)
merpb (2001) 2008-01-30 3:59
Nice punchy image Martin, I love contra jour light and this one taken under very testing conditions works well. The vertical thirds composition succeeds nicely and adds good depth. My only concern is that the houses on the left have a bit to much to say and tend to dilute the impact. A bit of judicial burning would save a reshoot.
By the way just browsed your photos and there's a lot of excellent work in there.
Clontygora Court Tomb by Serenity101 (28)
Farrier at Work by trigger (33)
merpb (2001) 2008-01-30 3:09
Phenomenal image Bryan,
I love the atmosphere and impact. The composition working diagonally on vertical thirds has great balance and intimacy.
To completely nit pick I wonder if you could slightly adjust the contrast of the hoof slightly to improve it's rendition and also tidy up the crop on the right to remove the sliver of white.
That would lift it above excellent to perfect.