- From: tony cooper <tony_cooper213@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 23:07:33 -0400
On Wed, 28 Sep 2011 23:47:14 +0100, Pete A
I like the colors, of the water, bird and rocks. I thought the thin
depth of field added some interest. He missed the focus on the bird,
but overall I thought it was OK. Better than many I've seen here.
He missed the focus on the bird, a middle band of beach pebbles is in
focus but the closer and further bands are not, there's some
unidentified object to the left that draws the eye but isn't related
to the subject, and what do have left? Pretty colored water.
We know you think the images are crap and you know two of us liked them.
I don't comment at all on crap images. I comment on images that could
be improved, in my opinion, by better post-processing. (No point in
commenting on images that can't be improved in post.)
The Fish & Chips shot is the one I noticed in the Photostreams that
could be most improved with a little editing. Straighten it and crop
it better, and it's an interesting image. As I said.
For the record, I shall continue to write things such as "I greatly
enjoyed your photo..." whenever I wish to do so.
If you switch your self-schema to match the content of the thread,
rather than than leaving it stuck in photographic "rules" mode, you
might actually learn something useful. Courtesy would be a good start.
No "rules" were brought up by me. "The horizon must be straight" is
not a "rule". Many photographs successfully use canted horizons.
This is a situation where the crooked horizon results in an ugly wedge
of black at the upper left. That isn't a rule problem.
You might learn something, too, if you mentally straighten out that
image of the Fish and Chips shot, crop out the wedge of black, and
crop it tighter left and right and bottom as suggested, and then
compare that version with the original. Which works better?
Look at it with your own self-schema (bias), and I think you'll still
agree that the straightened and cropped version is better.
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
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