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Janet Weiden
(@jweiden)
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 62
June 8, 2019 7:39 pm  

Please give feedback on my images.

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Lloyd Bloom
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June 12, 2019 10:40 pm  

Hi Janet,

Good to see you posting some images from your new camera.

Food for thought: you have 3 images, but only 2 compositions.  Images 1 and 3 are the same, with just a different subject on the left, but essential the same background of general plantings.

In image 1, the contrast on the sculpture is too harsh - a tough situation with the strong sun.  This could be addressed in post-processing by moving your blacks slider a bit to the right and the shadows slider even more to the right.  Or, perhaps better, but using a brush with those same settings and maybe also moving the whites to the left.

In 1 and especially in 3, I'd like to see the subjects more dominant - made larger by getting closer.

My favorite is 2.  I recognize the sculpture at back left - when you, Lucia, and I were there last year, I thought I had good images of the sculpture, but didn't realize how many cobwebs were on it until I got back home.  This composition works well.  The foreground rock gives the image depth, balances well with the shelter, and introduces a leading line from front left to back.  There are some opportunities to do more with the image:

  • What if you were to crop off some of the top of the image?  The really interesting part of the image is the reflection, not what is being reflected.  Lots of bright sky and light trees detract from the mystery in the shadows of the lower half of the image.  
  • What if you were to lighten the shadows a bit (while still keeping the blacks)?  You would keep the mystery, but reveal a bit more detail.

Cheers,
lloyd


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Janet Weiden
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Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 62
June 13, 2019 9:59 am  

Lloyd, 

Thank you so much for your feedback.  It's very helpful and I'll work on your suggestions.  

Best,

Janet


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Raaj
 Raaj
(@rshinde)
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Posts: 667
June 16, 2019 7:40 pm  

Hi Janet,

My fav from this set is the last one.  You might want to burn the lower left and right corners to enhance the feeling of the light coming in from top left.

Remember to ask yourself what feeling or story you want to communicate and what the composition and post work should be to further that goal.  I’m trying to do that every tie I go out to shoot, even before I raise the camera - I can’t say I’m able to do it consistently... 😁

Cheers!


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Janet Weiden
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Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 62
June 16, 2019 9:46 pm  

Hi Raaj,

I appreciate your suggestion and feedback.  I can see that darkening the lower corners could enhance the image.  I'll give it a go.

Best,

Janet


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