morning drink by nygus (8178)
markgong (2840) 2005-12-24 14:49
I am surprised this one hasn't got any critiques. This is probably your best and most oringally composed photo. Everything falls into place here just right...creepy how balanced it is, despite the subject matter. Perhaps create more tension with next time by framing it slightly off. Also, dodge the highlights of the right hand more to bring it out. As it is, the tone is too similar to that of the dirt.
I posted a WS of what I mean.
in the maze by nygus (8178)
markgong (2840) 2005-12-23 22:15
Decent portrait, but poor execution regarding the topic. The title is in the maze but the photo does not show that. Perhaps, step back further or tilt up so the viewer can get a better sense of the surroundings and the maze itself rather than the character. Since the photo doesn't appear to show much if any of the maze, I would crop out the wall on the left, and create more attention on your subject.
welcome to somaliland by nygus (8178)
markgong (2840) 2005-12-23 22:07
Wow....I am speechless...What a great photo! Great use of a fill flash and exellent timing. If I had to change one thing though, I shoot slightly lower so the head of the deer appear infront of the blue sky rather than the shack for an even more startling photo. Great work.
10 days by sohrab (7439)
markgong (2840) 2005-12-23 3:18
Interesting photo Sohrab, but I don't think it's one of your better ones. It's too busy for the mid-day sun in my opinion. I always liked your style of simplicity to tell the story with complex elements. However, I think this photo is too complex and your subjects simply doesn't jump out. Sorry.
Unseen nature of rail by dmitriy55 (275)
markgong (2840) 2005-12-04 21:32
Very good job keeping the camera steady with such low light. There is one thing that bothers me about this photo. The lightpole in the very left of the frame. For me, this vertical obstruction does not add to the photo, and is rather distracting. I would of prefered if you took the shot infront of the lightpole instead. This way, the eyes would follow the diagonal lines of the railroad into the horizion.
The vertical pole would be nice if it seperated the photo into two different subjects where the subjects on opposite sides are either complimentry or opposites.