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  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Water

    Water
    kiranrawat (63)



  • Great

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-07-01 8:43]
    Nice composition Kiran,
    I like the sense of depth created by the layers of mountains and the way ones eye is drawn from the island to the building and up to the snow covered peaks beyond.
    Good work

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Ironbridge

    Ironbridge
    JeannieC (49)



  • Good

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-07-01 8:38] - [workshop] [compare]
    Jean,
    Nice PoV with a good sweep through the image. The blank sky weakens the shot a bit abd I would try dodging the highlights on the girders under the bridge to maybe emphasise the sweep more.
    Nice try though.
    I tried a workshop, see what you think

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Bridge 3Canon EOS 400D

    The Bridge 3
    meken (292)



  • Good

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-07-01 8:18] - [workshop] [compare] [+]
    Ken,
    Nice image but I think it's a bit busy in colour (it's posted as B&W) considering it's strong composition.
    I tried a quick workshop giving it a soot & whitewash effect to bring out the detail under the bridge and to make the most of your strong lines.
    See what you think.

  • IranIran
    Title: Off & On

    Off & On
    nima249 (24)



  • Good

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-06-30 10:48]
    Hi nima,
    Nice shot. The B&W post possessing is a bit clumsy but although it is a distraction it does not detract too much from the great composition.
    I would try and bring the sky down a bit and maybe highlight the shimmer on the horizon to make the most of the composition.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Perdue

    Perdue
    bkader (144)



  • Good

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-06-30 10:35]
    Hi kader,
    Nice perspective and good composition but for me the image is a bit flat and lacking in contrast and the fringe highlight around the barn & skyline is a bit distracting.
    It's always difficult to shoot B&W of open fields as the different greens tend to merge and look less attractive than in colour but keep trying because the composition is good.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: country near my placeCanon EOS 20D

    country near my place
    D-fens Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 0] (142)



  • Good

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-06-30 10:29]
    Hi Rafal,
    Nice pastoral scene with good emphasis on the foreground but although the sky works OK underexposed, for me the background trees are a bit to dark.
    Keep on experimenting though because I'm enjoying your work.

  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
    Title: Old Factory IICanon EOS 40D

    Old Factory II
    SchwebagMike Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 245 W: 14 N: 239] (1490)



  • Great

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-01-30 8:11]
    Mike, this is a better shot for me. The low PoV emphasizes the way nature is reclaiming the factory whilst the composition gives the right amount of prominence to the building itself (it is after all the subject.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Sun BlastCanon EOS1DMK3

    Sun Blast
    martin-images Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 31] (661) *



  • Great

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-01-30 3:59]
    Nice punchy image Martin, I love contra jour light and this one taken under very testing conditions works well. The vertical thirds composition succeeds nicely and adds good depth. My only concern is that the houses on the left have a bit to much to say and tend to dilute the impact. A bit of judicial burning would save a reshoot.
    By the way just browsed your photos and there's a lot of excellent work in there.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Clontygora Court  TombNikon D 70

    Clontygora Court Tomb
    Serenity101 (28)



  • Good

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-01-30 3:35] [+]
    Nice atmospheric shot Ronan, The composition is well balanced. The low key treatment works well but the black fringing to the stones and horizon being often a symptom of a pasted in sky is distracting and slightly compromises the image

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Farrier at WorkCanon 20D

    Farrier at Work
    trigger (33)



  • Great

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-01-30 3:09] [+]
    Phenomenal image Bryan,
    I love the atmosphere and impact. The composition working diagonally on vertical thirds has great balance and intimacy.
    To completely nit pick I wonder if you could slightly adjust the contrast of the hoof slightly to improve it's rendition and also tidy up the crop on the right to remove the sliver of white.
    That would lift it above excellent to perfect.
    Great work

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: BelieverPentax K10 D

    Believer
    dincmen Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 8] (109)



  • Great

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-01-14 2:45] [+]
    Nice shot Erkin, I like the strong verticality of the image and the fact that it allows the columns to soar above the diminutive figure that provides a strong focal point. Good B&W technique to.

  • Macedonia FYRMacedonia FYR
    Title: Into The Fog 2

    Into The Fog 2
    coolio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 11] (308)



  • Good

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-01-14 2:32]
    Beautifully produced technically Mitat (except for the title in the boarder) but it lacks the drama of your earlier shot.

  • Macedonia FYRMacedonia FYR
    Title: Into The Fog

    Into The Fog
    coolio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 11] (308)



  • Great

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-01-14 2:30]
    Excellent image Mitat. I love the low key treatment that really creates mood and atmosphere. The very strong diagonal of the hill and the convergance of the path creates real tension and drama.
    I love the dark heavy weight of the bottom but hate the title in the boarder (my problem perhaps!).
    Top class.

  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
    Title: Old FactoryCanon EOS 40D

    Old Factory
    SchwebagMike Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 245 W: 14 N: 239] (1490)



  • Needs Improvement

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-01-14 2:22] [+]
    A nice technically clean shot but I have a couple of observations: 1,I don't understand the pan tone. It's quite pleasing but to me is at odds with the subject. 2, The foreground has far to much to say and has nothing to hold the attention it also makes this a shot of two halves that loses some of it's possible dynamism. Finally, the composition/subject has no real focus to hold ones attention.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: ClassroomPorst CR-3

    Classroom
    zebzebar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 86 W: 9 N: 12] (615)



  • Great

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-01-14 2:09]
    Nice shot Selcuk, The dilapidation comes across very strongly and the bench creates a good focal point amidst the strong shadows creating a foil for the blown window. My only criticism is personal to me as I hate text on boarders otherwise 1st rate work.

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Hard working for easy livingNikonD70s

    Hard working for easy living
    Valeski Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 50 W: 15 N: 35] (904)



  • Great

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-01-14 1:57]
    Nice shot Valentino, I like the composition with the farthest cart heading off toward the RHS and the obvious effort that they are making is clear. I wonder whether there is scope to crop closer on the right of the middle cart and allow a bit more space on the left which would take the 1st cart out of it's slightly weak central position and put it on a much stronger 3rd. (Masking it on screen does seem to work)

  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: Kids at manila bay

    Kids at manila bay
    echotree (3)



  • Great

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-01-14 1:47]
    Nice Portrait of these kids. I love the feeling of them and us created by the glass of the car window. The boys eye contact says much about innocence and the girls lack of it suggests a weariness unbecoming of her youth.
    Excellent work Justin.

  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: San Beda Church ( Our Lady Of Monserrat)Fuji Finepix S2 Pro

    San Beda Church ( Our Lady Of Monserrat)
    lordhoth (93)



  • Great

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-01-14 1:30] [+]
    Nice image. I like the punchy contrast and although originally I was put off by the converging verticals they do provide a strong upward momentum to the composition.

  • SenegalSenegal
    Title: Sun ShineCanon 30D

    Sun Shine
    Valou (87)



  • Great

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-01-14 1:24]
    Nice shot. I like the dynamic crop with the guy just exiting the frame though not too keen on the floating boarder which detracts a bit.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: An Old and Beautiful City_Venice

    An Old and Beautiful City_Venice
    fabi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 15] (107)



  • Great

    merpb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 94 N: 343] (1995) [2008-01-10 7:25]
    Nice shot with a good diagonal compositional element. for me the building facades and shadow areas seem a bit flat and could do with a bit of subtle curves adjustment but not too much so as to make it look false.

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