Florence Cathedral by ChrisJ (91292)
Keitht (1286) 2013-09-30 12:09
On viewing the thumbnail I thought I was looking at a grossly over sharpened image. Looking at the main image that clearly is not the case. The level of detail in the building and the sharp (natural) contrast between the panels is incredible. The people standing close to the Cathedral certainly help to show the massive scale of the place.
Malta 3 by kaalex (33)
Keitht (1286) 2013-09-30 12:05
The church is very well lit and very sharp. I'm not sure about the out of focus foreground. It occupied half the image and, for me, distracts from rather than complements the church.
I would prefer that element either to be smaller or in focus. You may have used the plant to hide something you didn't like between your viewpoint and the church, but you have left the bright red roof of a petrol station? in full view. A viewpoint slightly higher and to the right could have used the foliage above the flower to hide that. I realise though how easy it is not to spot 'problems' in the viewfinder. I've done that often enough myself!
After Sunset by Waylim (23324)
Keitht (1286) 2013-01-15 13:28
Once in a while a thumbnail image has the 'Wow' factor but the main image then disappoints. This absolutely is not such an image! The thumbnail has the 'Wow' alright, but the main image is absolutely fabulous!!
No doubt the clarity of the air helps in capturing such amazing detail and colour but it still needs the photographer to create an utterly stunning image.
You may get the impression that I'm blown away by this one, and you'd be right.
Morning Mist by Royaldevon (21523)
Keitht (1286) 2013-01-13 5:47
Wonderful, almost monochrome, image with great reflection. I wondered initially if the bright area at the top was a distraction but without it the image really doesn't work anything like as well. The light breaking through at least gives hope for a decent day ahead.
the command memorial by wolf38 (29118)
Keitht (1286) 2013-01-13 5:43
I've been there many times and it is a very difficult image to capture successfully. You have done a great job here. Without the landscape it would just be another memorial statue. You've done really well to retain detail in the cloud without out turning the statue into a silhouette.
Surprise by mrmike1935 (2914)
Banff National Park by imagen (7)
Keitht (1286) 2012-12-13 8:38
Very unusual to see a b&w landscape image on the site.
I like the composition but actually wonder about the b&w image as, for me, it lacks any great impact.
I'd love to see a colour version for comparison, maybe you could post it to workshop.
Welcome to TE by the way.
Pontsticill by cmoncymru (14)
Keitht (1286) 2012-11-24 6:34
Initially I thought cropping out the brown, rusty railings on the right hand side would improve things by removing a distraction. After trying that I think it would actually spoil the overall balance of the image. I particularly like the reflection of the bridge in the lower right hand corner for some reason.
Only very minor criticism i cutting off the tip of spire at the top.