A Walk near Granville Island by macjake (39998)
Keitht (1274) 2012-05-26 14:41
You need to look very hard indeed to realise this has been given any form of HDR treatment. Congratulation are due for that for a start! Subtle use of HDR is not a common occurrence in images posted here.
The level of detail throughout the image is superb but I can't work out whether I like the reflection broken with the lily pads or not. It certainly provided a very different reflection to the more usual mirror image.
Lake District by bakky (20)
Keitht (1274) 2012-05-26 14:37
I don't understand how this can have been viewed so often but no comment left!
Beautiful composition and I love the soft colours. The slight rippling on the water prevents the image becoming just one more 'mirror image' shot. You have done well to hold the detail in the sky too.
Really lovely work.
Misty September morning by Gixer (93)
Keitht (1274) 2012-03-02 9:13
I saw the image with the car in before this one and think the 'car' one is the stronger image. For me, despite the fantastic light, it lacks a real point of interest to draw and hold the eye. Also the bright area where the canopy of trees ends in the lower right is a distraction as is the fence panel on the left. The panel could have been cropped out without affecting the overall balance.
That light however is incredible.
Drive into Heaven by Gixer (93)
Keitht (1274) 2012-03-02 9:10
If all your images are of this quality you have no need to apologise no matter how 'samey' they may be.
Great composition and that light!!! A critique is supposed to be a balance appraisal of an image, commenting on the bad as well as the good. The only problem with that is I can't come up with a 'bad'.
The position of the car is perfect in the frame. Lighting on the car is fabulous.....
Reality Check by jester5 (1620)
Keitht (1274) 2012-02-18 5:30
Absolutely stunning image - great colour saturation. It's an image that can be viewed time and again, and new elements spotted every time. Working out what is reflection and what is 'original' is fun in its own right.
Across The Pond by timecapturer (31278)
Keitht (1274) 2012-02-18 5:25
I love the composition. Shape and detail of the foreground works to draw the eye toward the centre of the image without distracting from the overall image. The small areas of red in the mid section then draw the eye further in and hold at what can almost be considered a seperate image in its own right - the trees and sky.
The amount of detail throughout is stunning and not a burnt out highlight or underexposed shade area anywhere.
I'm guessing that some form of HDR technique has been used, and if I'm correct, this is certainly an example of how it should be used - (subtly!!)
Cathedral by Dsiadatan (6)
Keitht (1274) 2012-01-17 14:48
Hi Dawn, and welcome to TE. I like what I can see and the accompanying note helps make sense of the image. Unfortunately the image is very small and therefore the detail is difficult to distinguish.
Looking at the image data the file size is only 30k and it could be 300k. Also the maximum dimensions are 800 pixel on the long edge and you have only created an image 333x25 pixels.
A larger image would be much better for critiquing purposes.
Satriya Dance by hidhruba (2)
Keitht (1274) 2012-01-14 3:53
Welcome to Trekearth. The image has been nicely captured and the eye is drawn in well to the face of the dancer. It would have been nice to see all of the front hand. Detail in the decoration on the sleeve has also been lost, probably in the resizing of the picture to post on this site.
Against occupation by giorgimer (34518)
Keitht (1274) 2012-01-14 3:50
Using black & white really works well here. No distraction from unwanted colours keeps the focus very much on the woman and the sign. Resignation, possibly defeat and a sense of overwhelming tiredness all scream out of the image for me.
The real sadness is that nothing seems to have moved forward in the years since this was taken. Sadder still is the thought that even if it had, some other area of the world would still be experiencing similar problems.