Givre by Cpamoi (10391)
helstor (113) 2003-03-10 16:24
I really like the clear blue sky and the frost on the trees. The main focal point here are the two trees in the middle of the frame. I would crop close to the tree on the left and then where the shrub is on the right side. I would also crop from the bottom so that the fence only starts being visible from the middle of the frame. If you enable Workshop then I can post a cropped version if you like.- [workshop] [compare]
Cheval by Cpamoi (10391)
helstor (113) 2003-03-10 16:07
Nice horse shot, good framing and good use of DOF. The picture seems unsharp, but it is just softening from the scanning. A bit of unsharp mask will fix that. What lets this shot down is the large, black shaddow. It really is too black and too big and draws the attention away from the main subject. Perhaps a burst of fill-in flash could have lightened the shaddow a little... but I'm no expert when it comes to flash.
Daybreak, Perugia by sam (897)
helstor (113) 2003-03-10 9:31
Nice shot with good composition. I like the cool light in the background and the warm, morning sunlight just hitting a few of the buildings. I wonder what it looked like a few minutes later. Did the sun light up the big church? The cranes are not that "intrusive" however once you notice them it's hard to ignore them.
Untitled by Cpamoi (10391)
helstor (113) 2003-03-08 11:41
In my opinion, this doesn't quite make it. The building is too prominent in the picture and is neither attractive enough nor derelict enough to be interesting. The shot is slightly underexposed (quite common when shooting snow scenes) but could be fixed in PhotoShop. Tip: Try increasing exposure with 1 - 2 stops or spot meter from a patch of gras or from a gray-card. I'm sure there are plenty of photo opportunities in this area and I would love to see more.
Little Buddha Statues by adam (860)
helstor (113) 2003-03-07 17:42
I like this kind of shot with a single motif or theme repeated over and over with slight variations. There are several approaches to setting up a shot like this and yours work for me. It's fascinating to just sit and look at the picture and watch the lines and shapes that appear.
Sintra by maja (90)
helstor (113) 2003-03-06 7:36
I like the cacophony of colours, shapes and angles. I don't mind the horizontal framing here. The "energy" is still very much upwards until it stops at the green foilage at the top. Every time I look at this photo my eyes are drawn to the dark green tree next to the white building at the top of the frame. But there's something unresolved there... maybe because the tree is cut off. I don't know. As usual the picture is technically spotless.
Sunset light by maja (90)
helstor (113) 2003-03-06 7:19
I just love the way the sun lights up the mountain and the way the light and shaddows fall on it. The shaded area in the bottom of the frame is less interesting and I would have tried to crop just below the tree on the left side. Again a technically perfect shot with spot on exposure and sharpness.