The past today by xevi (591)
helstor (113) 2003-06-13 17:51
What luck to walk into a professional photo shoot and get the chance to take a picture like this. It may be a cliche, with the traditional japanese building and the cherry blossom in the background and the geisha as the focal point but it works for me. Apart from being slightly unsharp this is a wonderful picture.
Filmset bis by pirulesco (1961)
helstor (113) 2003-06-13 16:08
Lovely shot. And what a great opportunity to be able to shoot in a setting like this. With the old buildings, cars and boats it would probably look great in B&W or sepia too (I would clone out the traffic cone on the far left though ;-).
Pals by pirulesco (1961)
helstor (113) 2003-06-13 8:03
Nice shot of a picturesque location. I would have liked to see a little more space in the bottom of the frame; the lady in the picture looks like she's balancing on the edge of the frame. Also a little USM would make the picture more "crisp".
Alpes by bootch (41)
helstor (113) 2003-06-13 7:54
Great composition and beautiful landscape. Yes, it is unsharp, but I've played with this image in Photoshop and it's mostly blur introduced with the scanning. A bit of selective level adjustments of the mountains in the background and the sky plus a little work with USM and this image will turn out very well.
Hardanger Fjord by Porteplume (3403)
helstor (113) 2003-06-12 15:12
Classic view of the fjords! The 4/3 ratio of digital images makes the difference between landscape and portrait format very small and I don't know if that's always such a good thing. This fjord is wide and definitely looks best in the landscape format (it might work even better as a panorama). Placing the horizon in the middle of the frame and leaving all that water (which doesn't really contribute much to the image) in the lower half of the frame creates a conflict between content and format: dramatic content - static composition. Crop from the bottom of the frame to experiment with format.
Alone at Preikestolen by gard (142)
helstor (113) 2003-05-27 16:07
Good shot! Yes the Pulpit rock is impressive. The person gives a good sense of scale but is perhaps a bit too centered. Also since the backgound is quite hazy and doesn't contribute much to the composition, perhaps tilting the camera down would give a better impression of the looooong drop down to the fjord.