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The Critique Thread
« on: February 05, 2008, 02:03:14 PM »
Not a backslapping or well done thread. Critique only.
I will start it off with a pic.
You can only post the next pic if you have given some critique on the previous pic



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Re: The Critique Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 05:07:47 PM »
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C'mon it is supposed to be a tog site afterall :P
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Re: The Critique Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008, 08:45:22 PM »
Alf, i had ago in shadows/highlights in PS, brought the background out quite nice, also took the kinda highlights on his head down a bit, would be worth having a play around.
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Re: The Critique Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 11:19:09 AM »
vxisme
Never critised a photo, 1st for me but for what its worth.
i like the golden colours in the sky pity about the dark areas, with my limited experience maybe if you layer in photoshop and each layer looking at the shadow and dark areas where you can increase the dark areas to bring out more detail, then flatten the layers, i'm sure it may improve the shot --Then again it may not!!!,
I,m new to all this what do i know :D

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Re: The Critique Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 12:45:41 PM »
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you now have to post a pic after the critique
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Re: The Critique Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008, 03:14:26 PM »
ok this shot i took by accident out of my bedroom window, well not by accident i saw it, crabed my camera and took the shot no pre thought a snap really.

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Re: The Critique Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008, 04:00:27 PM »
Well its a cracker. I cant fault it at all. Superb colours. Lets see what others have to say and see if we can get more involvment and pics posted in here
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Re: The Critique Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2008, 02:52:43 PM »
This is a good idea and I started a kind of "are you interested" thread on the same subject in the general discussion.  Admin. might be interested.  I also like that you want it not to be an "atta boy" thread, but real critique.

The difficulty with this thread is that it's buried in an area that many people may not look.  Also because the images are small it's not the best was to critique an image.   A photograph has many subtleties in it...i.e. tonal value, lighting, etc.,  that can't be appreciated small.

I'd post an image here if I knew how to upload it to a thread!  I've only uploaded to my gallery so far.

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Re: The Critique Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2008, 03:38:21 PM »
northbeach
to add a photo go to REPLY [see] additional options click ,then browse where your photo is stored select open you then  should see it in the the [attch]  box as a attachment like this photo you can cc if you wish.
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Re: The Critique Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2008, 03:53:53 PM »
This is a nice study of Daisy, nice eyelight and you caught a good expression.   Detail in the coat is excellent, no dark spots where it gets lost.  Only thing I find a little distracting it the white part of the b.g. but I realise with dogs that you have to get ''em where you find 'em sometimes.

One little note about a critique thread such as this - if the responder has to then submit an image does that mean we're limiting the responses to one?   

So here's my submission.

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Re: The Critique Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2008, 01:35:23 PM »
hi Sheila - there’s not much I don’t like. I cannot fault your composition whith the gradual looming from the little to the largest of thee smoke stacks.   there is a good feeling (or should I say disgusting feeling) of them belching out their noxious, choking crud.
whether its intentional or not I’m not sure about the hard edges to the dominant black cloud. on the one hand the flowing shape echoes the outer edges of the chimneys, also singles it out, but does it need to? it looks to me thatthe shot might have degraded over continued saves  (would it do this?)  would be nice to know whether you intended that effect - how will be know?. 
(hopefully in a hundred years, if mankind is still here, no smoke like this)

my submission is the heron which I shot last thursday evening.  while I quite like it I feel its lacking.

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Re: The Critique Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2008, 03:20:29 PM »
northbeach
sometimes when shots  like yours show smoking towers chimneys ,etc they seem to romance the scene, i lke what you have done here ,to me  this shot shows the reality of pollution  i like the nitty gritty approach you have taken good shot.

Pippa
i like the colours produced here, the  deep refletions in the pond of the trees is quite good ,nice sharp photo but i find that i am staining to look at the heron i don't need to ofcourse  but the photo lends it's self to that ,for me anyway, maybe a tighter crop of the photo may help to lend a pleasing restfull scene.
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Re: The Critique Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2008, 05:23:33 PM »
Soltek, just a quick note before you upload yours/
offended? mind? absolutely not.  even if you said it was crap, and explained why - thats ok in my book. much rather hear a truth.

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Re: The Critique Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2008, 06:47:24 PM »
this photo was taken when i visited london it was shot in colour it.s my first attemt to play with the colours in cs2 ;)

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Re: The Critique Thread
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2008, 10:06:32 PM »
soltek, some pictures i feel were taken just so you can tweek it a little, i think the tweaks are perfect for the shot you have taken, well done.
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