Reflecting Palmettos by gbeneke (199)
helstor (113) 2003-03-31 14:12
Nice, symmetrical composition. Well spotted. I like these kinds of shots, but for me, this one is let down by too pronounced lens distortion. I have this problem with my Minolta P&S camera and whenever I shoot something with straight lines, I need to walk further away and zoom in instead of using the wideangle (28mm). What camera did you use? It's not linked to any in your profile.
Crossing the Hardanger Fjord by Porteplume (3393)
helstor (113) 2003-03-26 15:00
Nice shot and framing. I think cropping the image so that the horizon comes in the lower third of the frame would give a more dynamic image and a better sense of panorama. It also looks like it could benefit from a bit more contrast.
Shadows in the sand by Riod (208)
helstor (113) 2003-03-11 15:56
Interresting and captivating texture/pattern. I don't think I would have been able to figure out what it was without the notes (my brain says "zebra" every time I look at it ;-). I also see the compression artifacts here but they don't really bother me in an abstract shot like this.
National Aquarium at Baltimore, Maryland by Riod (208)
helstor (113) 2003-03-11 15:43
I like the way the parallell diagonal lines of the ship's bow and the building leads the eye upwards and then is lead down again by the diagonal line of the house on the right side. Well spotted! Unfortunately the technical quality suffers from too much jpg compression (the "halo" effect along the bow and the buildings).
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