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  • IndiaIndia
    Title: BlessingsCanon EOS 350D

    Blessings
    kajspice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 525 W: 63 N: 762] (4542)



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2008-10-26 8:47]
    Hi Kaj. It is beautiful light and a touching photo, but not up there with your best work. You are simply too far away, removing us from the scene a bit. I guess the looking down vantage point is due to the fire needing to be controlled, but the looking down, coupled with the relative lack of immediacy is not as good as what you so often shoot.

  • HondurasHonduras
    Title: Overhead CisneOlympus C-750UZ

    Overhead Cisne
    johnnyfive Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 1 N: 44] (94)



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    twjthornton Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 6 N: 105] (1888) [2008-01-02 13:18] [+]
    i really like ariels and i am surprised you do not spend more time with them.
    To be honest i would have cut the wing out, it is too distracting and adds no value to the image. You may have overdone the blues as where the blue changes color, i think there is a lot of image noise in there. Try some more of these while you are in the air.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: St. James ChurchSamsung GX Digital

    St. James Church
    Wahclellaspirit Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 645 W: 46 N: 791] (4125)



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    twjthornton Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 6 N: 105] (1888) [2007-12-13 12:19] [+]
    Interesting application.

    to be honest, this is not my interpratation of photography, hell i am still trying to get my photography right without figuring how to be more creative in PS. You say you added texture with sharpen tools but have loked in the filters section?
    How do you like the schneider?

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: After the BathCanon 350d

    After the Bath
    arindam_thokder Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 42 N: 161] (3987) *



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-11-28 8:42]
    This is a really nice composition and you were either really lucky or really perceptive to get the crow when you did. It is badly oversharpened though; so much so that it becomes hard to look at for long. A lighter hand in PP would make a world of difference to me. Nice shot.

  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: Towards Rapu-Rapu Island

    Towards Rapu-Rapu Island
    RandomCameraGuy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 732 W: 183 N: 336] (3071) *



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-11-11 2:31]
    This is excellent Alex, I am not sure why there is such a lack of comments. Good use of lines to point is into the distance and a very nice convesion to b&w as well. I don't really have any nits to pick on this, it is really good.

    Edit: Have to say that I don't care for the watermark at all. I am sure you knew that though :)

  • Bosnia & HerzegovinaBosnia & Herzegovina
    Title: a small bar - SarajevoCanon EOS 5D

    a small bar - Sarajevo
    maciekda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1777 W: 191 N: 1408] (19895)



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-11-04 9:10]
    Hi Maciek. Good to see a post from you. I do like that you are not relying on a formula in choosing your uploads; I am sure you know this won't get hundreds of points and I like that you upload it anyways. Here, I really like the colors and lighting in general and for the most part I like the composition. For me though, there is a little too much ceiling. I am not sure how you could get around this, as less ceiling would mean cropping the fan, which is probably not great. Anyways, as it is, I just wish it was different. Good to see you posting Maciek.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: ....Just Because....Canon 350d

    ....Just Because....
    Homerhomer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 766 W: 102 N: 541] (4080)



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-11-04 7:43] [+]
    Hi Peter. I like this, but don't love it. It is a nice, simple composition with lots of negative space. Nothing really to complain about, other than to say that I wouldn't mind a little crop from the left. The downside to this shot for me is nothing technical, just that to me it seems a little formulaic maybe. I do like the simplicity, but going simple always runs the risk of unexplored territory maybe. Anyways, just some red wine ramblings on a nice shot.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: NATURE BOYCanon 30D

    NATURE BOY
    partha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1318 W: 85 N: 1306] (14023) *



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-11-04 2:09]
    Quite an eye catching shot. Nice b&w treatment and this type of crop always draws attention. Two things that catch my eye right away though. First, the frame is not at all attractive as far as I am concerned. White would be better IMO. Secondly, there are a number of places in the background where I see what appear to me to be Photoshopping marks. I am guessing you wanted to soften the background, but I don't like that I can see distinct marks where it was done.

  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: "Ano Po?"

    "Ano Po?"
    RandomCameraGuy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 732 W: 183 N: 336] (3071) *



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-11-01 7:47] [+]
    Pretty cool shot Alex. Quite the expression on his face. Because of all the squares, I think the centered composition really works. I do think he could be a little sharper and to be honest I wonder why he isn't. Was this taken near Intramurous (maybe even within the walls)? I think I might have shots from here taken a few years ago.

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Morning Full of Wine #3Nikon D70

    Morning Full of Wine #3
    designsoul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1527 W: 139 N: 3112] (17843) *



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-11-01 7:37]
    This is excellent Sasa. Lots to like; his expression is perfectly caught, all the shapes and lines throughout and the almost incredible clarity of the water. Also, the light hitting his face is just about perfect. Really nice, both the way it was photographed, as well as how it was processed.

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: Lumphini night marketCanon EOS 5D

    Lumphini night market
    ndb1958 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1665 W: 46 N: 832] (9289)



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-10-26 11:10]
    A pretty nice photo and certainly the type I could imagine myself taking. I wish you had cropped tighter on the left though and left more room on the right. The girl is cut in half, but there is wasted space behind the guy. I am not sure if you used some sort of noise reduction, but their skin is way too smooth and look unnatural to me. It might be a focus issue I guess. Seeing photos of market food always makes me hungry.

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Morning Full of Wine #2Nikon D70

    Morning Full of Wine #2
    designsoul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1527 W: 139 N: 3112] (17843) *



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-10-26 9:47] [+]
    There are two halves to this shot I think, split diagonally from the bottom left to the top right. I really like the bottom right half; his right eye looks great, the exposure is good and it is an inviting photo. The top left half doesn't do as much for me though. There is just too much black and not enough detail overall. A nice shot, but not your best Sasa.

  • NigerNiger
    Title: Terrorist

    Terrorist
    nygus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 0 N: 588] (8178) *



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-10-25 8:54]
    A simple, yet very powerful portrait. The background looks almost studiolike, but it works well here. She seems to be wiping bad memories from her eyes.

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Morning Full of WineNikon D70

    Morning Full of Wine
    designsoul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1527 W: 139 N: 3112] (17843)



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-10-22 7:39]
    He reminds me of Alex Baldwin, I am not sure why. Great tones, you sure do monochrome conversions well. I like the shadowy guy in the background a lot, but I have to say I wish the main guy wasn't quite so centered. Not sure how to keep the former while still decentering the latter though.

    This version looks miles better than the color version IMO.

  • TanzaniaTanzania
    Title: Zanzibar Football ClubCanon EOS 5D

    Zanzibar Football Club
    Luko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2424 W: 490 N: 2900] (14000)



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-10-22 7:34]
    Hmmmm, maybe it is simply that sunsets automatically have to clear a pretty high bar for me, but I can't say that this is all that appealing to me. For me, the biggest issue is that there is an awful lot of sky that doesn't have any particular detail. The action on the ground looks good, I wouldn't mind having more of the ground showing. Pleasant tones.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: life..Canon EOS 350D

    life..
    kajspice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 525 W: 63 N: 762] (4542) *



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-10-17 17:38] [2]
    Kaj, thank you so much. This photo is truly lovely, although not exactly in your normal style. It almost has the look of an old glass plate negative or something. I love the bracelets on his wrist. It is a beautiful photo Kaj and I am touched by your kindness.

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Lhasa stationside...Canon 20D

    Lhasa stationside...
    scalerman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1780 W: 64 N: 1058] (26900)



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-10-13 7:59]
    I knew this was yours from the thumbnail, which is odd cuz I thought you had stopped uploading from here. I am glad to see you are still posting Caleb. The light here was difficult; I don't think you would have wanted a lesser exposure, but as it is, you have some hard spots in the shot. I think your composition is really good, the look of his eye, the spacing of the three and I really like how the woman is tucked in the upper right. I can't help but wishing for better light though. Glad to see you back Caleb.

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: A Moment of ReflectionNikon D70

    A Moment of Reflection
    designsoul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1527 W: 139 N: 3112] (17843) *



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-10-13 7:49]
    This is another nice shot from you Sasa. You most certainly have a graphic artist's eye for photos (reminds me of Ollie from when TE was brand new) and your b&w conversions are always really good. My only slight nitpick is that I find it a little tight on the left, but I really like the guy, his reflection and the mannequin as elements. Nice one.

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: tea making

    tea making
    nygus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 0 N: 588] (8178)



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-10-11 6:50]
    This is a nice portrait, but not at your usual level Swiatek. The biggest problem I have is that it is too centered and the black/dark area behind her is adding nothing for me. I think that cropping tighter from the left, as well as from the top would be a good option.

  • MozambiqueMozambique
    Title: Head Moves

    Head Moves
    Luko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2424 W: 490 N: 2900] (14000) *



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    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823) [2007-10-11 6:48]
    This is really nice Luko. Hard to put a critique on it, as it is kind of difficult to break things down much. The colors are gorgeous and there is just enough sharpness/detail to let our minds fill in the story. Maybe I wish the highlights weren't quite so white, but it doesn't hurt the shot much at all and overall this is a really effective piece.

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