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post #376 of 693 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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I always liked that B/W with one color , I think your photo is great , I would maybe use little more contrast between black and white , but I'm not sure.
The dogs eyes are very hypnotizing.

Here is couple of shots from a vacation in Dominican Rep.
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they dont waste time nor resources over there , they were cutting those dry branches off the trees and another crew was using them already for roofing:
On the first shot, it's not bad, the colors are pretty good but it's very busy with the palm trees. I get that the focus is the empty chairs, but I can't get my eyes to stay on that point.

Second shot, I like this one. The color is fantastic and subject is neat. I really like candid shots. It's pretty cool that the guy is building/repairing the roof with dried leaves.

Here is one of my selective color shots from a few years ago. Not staged, it was taken during a real working structure fire....(the grain is on purpose to give a news print feel)....


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post #377 of 693 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 10:43 PM
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Here is one of my selective color shots from a few years ago. Not staged, it was taken during a real working structure fire....(the grain is on purpose to give a news print feel)....

I really like this, it's very interesting. The use of selective color in this case is a little unusual to me, I feel like it would have looked better in full color or a very low saturation on everything other than the fire. I like the grain, too, but maybe it could have been done a little less. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, though, so nice shot!

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They are both nice but the second is fantastic. If you could lighten the bonsai just a tad and maybe add a thin vignette I think it would be perfect. The roots on it are amazing, you will need to post more pics when it has leaves.

Two I took last week, no photoshoping on these.



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^ Nice shots! I love how descriptive the spider is. Contrast, shadow... it really enhances the idea of "the widow". Second one.. while I love the depth of field.. reminds me of a dreamstate, I feel like I want to see the top of the leaves... or the leaves not being so flat I guess. But great on both!

Here's what I got fur now. Some moss I found in Mexico. Wish I would have some on hand now. No editing done... just a light setting in the camera.
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^: cool moss, almost looks underwater, (is it?), but I would have cropped the left side, all the way to half the trunk. Sometimes less is more...

...and since a lot of us are posting about the nature around us, I'd post about us into nature...

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^: cool moss, almost looks underwater, (is it?)

Not underwater... but nearly 100% humidity if that counts
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^: cool moss, almost looks underwater, (is it?), but I would have cropped the left side, all the way to half the trunk. Sometimes less is more...

...and since a lot of us are posting about the nature around us, I'd post about us into nature...

Subject matter is great but IMO something like this would do really well if the colors were a bit more saturated. Not over the top, but a little bit more, warmer. The colors of the metal and the rust look so awesome when they pop a little more. Otherwise, I like the shot.

Something like this...



Here's one I grabbed the other day...thought it was kinda cool...I messed with it a little in processing, I kinda like the effect. It might be a little over done and not everyone's taste, but sometimes I like to break away from the standard stuff....



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While I love the shot in general, I am not loving the grain. While this may be the style you were looking for, perhaps editing it to have brighter colors?



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A Mamiya c330f with a Mamiya sekor 80mm f2.8 lens. This model was manufactured during the late 70s.




Shot from my other older medium format film body, Yashica Mat, which I sold it few days ago. Kodak portra v400 expired 1 year ago.









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A Mamiya c330f with a Mamiya sekor 80mm f2.8 lens. This model was manufactured during the late 70s.

[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8468/8114664834_32e476b335_b.jpg


Shot from my other older medium format film body, Yashica Mat, which I sold it few days ago. Kodak portra v400 expired 1 year ago.

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Remember the topic of this thread is 'Critique the photo above you'. To post a photo you need to critique a photo. Try to be constructive, not just a "Nice shot". There's another thread for just posting pictures. Also, it does make it easier to post one shot at a time.

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So...Don't everybody go skipping my picture. I wanna know what y'all think


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Personally I think the saturation is punched up way too much. So much so that it looks fake.

Nubster, the photo you punched up also has the same problem. Look at the type of day it is. The colors don't match the conditions. The original looks a lot better. IMEO

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While I love the shot in general, I am not loving the grain. While this may be the style you were looking for, perhaps editing it to have brighter colors?
Da Plant Man, try to correct the distortion through Photoshop. The vertical line on the building should be straight. Of course, this would crop the shot a bit but people like to see straight looking building if possible.


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I edited the shot a bit if you don't mind. I straightened the building. Lightening up your mid tone since the original shot looks a bit dark or underexposed.
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