The wall by BumBum (466)
thien (2112) 2006-05-24 15:45
I think you have found your strength. We are all given an innate sense looking at the world and yours are really strong in graphical elements. Look back at your old pictures and see how much you have progressed, it is quite a journey. Congratulation!!![comment]
tourist-free Yuanyang by ngythanh (8456)
thien (2112) 2005-06-06 16:03
This is the problem with picture like this on T.E., the small size of the image does not allow one to appreciate the scale of the terrace. Therefore, everything ended up squased and become a bunch of confused lines. This image is meant to be 24x36 inches on a wall. It also lacks a really strong left hand side foreground element which I understand if you have to take another step, we wont be seeing this photo :) It may be tourist-free but there seems to be hordes of photographers.
300 days inside the heat by hoangthenhiem (2531)
thien (2112) 2005-06-06 15:36
Trying to criticize your photos is giving me a headache. They are always perfect. Wait a sec, did I see a flare on the right hand top corner? Tisk, tisk, tisk!!!! :D. Love the light falling on the foreground dune, it shows how good you are. Would you consider accepting a disciple?[+]
Working in 5 am ! by jundat (384)
thien (2112) 2005-06-06 15:17
Almost fell out of my chair when I saw the exposure rated as 30 seconds, I thought you must be the greatest human tripod of all times then I saw the Exif info as 0.3s, now that's more like it :). The motion lends the image a certain sense of dynamic, regrettably there is not single steady point in the image to allow the viewer attention to grab hold for a long time. Maybe a second curtain flash would allow you to freeze the motion a bit?
alone amidst the current by ngythanh (8456)
thien (2112) 2005-01-24 1:12
Allo chu Thanh, The image does not lend to any serious weakness (aside from a low JPEG compression artifacts :D), it is acrually quite strong. Leaving the boat in the right corner, forces the eyes to traverse the whole empty water body to the lone man in the boat. I do agree with Anton that for the lonelyness feeling that you want to convey, a bit more water would help. A thick back frame seems to work too. One thing that I wanted to know, how did you managed to get this vantage point? :D[+]
North Sea III by Porteplume (3460)
thien (2112) 2005-01-23 23:45
I see that you are trying for graphic patterns again, Viviane. The rules are respected here, flowing diagonals ending in upper intersecting thirds. I cannot profess to be an expert in this but cropping totally the sky would hinder the image in my opinion. However a bit more cropping would not hurt as the only current weakness that I've found is the white part of the sky.
The Armadillo by chapman (1)
thien (2112) 2005-01-23 0:57
Full architectural shot only works if you can have some interesting foreground element to anchored it else you should get closer and make use the building lines. I make it sound easy but I still struggle with them everytime. A simple rule that works is that you have to concentrate on your main subject. If the other elements are not working to valorize your main subject then they are just a distraction.