Re: [SI] Light critique
- From: Mark Thomas <markt@_don't_spam_marktphoto.com>
- Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008 13:34:36 +1000
Nice critique, Troy, your comments are pretty much the same as my thoughts - us down-unders must have similar tastes.. I agree that Nick's effort is probably the pick of them - well done Nick.
A response about mine is inserted about half way down.
Troy Piggins wrote:
Once again it's time for me to offer my humble thoughts.Thanks. There is a sad (and possibly hugely controversial!!) story behind this image, namely the state of the slide and my manipulation of it... Let's just say a certain small two-legged creature picked it up from my desk and I discovered it a day later on the bathroom floor. Not only did it suffer a few scratches and a good coating of dust and debris, it had been splattered with drops of something that affected the colours.. Here's what the raw filmscan looked like, in all it's ugly glory:
Great work on the bird in flight. I have never even attempted
this type of shot, so can only imagine how difficult it is.
Tim Conway 1:
Really like the warm colour and the tree silhouette adding
interest. Very simple but appealling shot.
Tim Conway 2:
Love the effect achieved in this one. No idea how you did it,
would love to know.
Alan Browne 1-3:
All similar concepts, looks like you were testing something -
playing with gels? Rainy day? :)
Cool looking candlestick. Might have tried it without flash to
get the warm light of the candle?
Jim Kramer 1:
Like it. Simple.
Jim Kramer 2:
Must say I was thinking of attempting something similar for this
mandate, but constant cloudy nights and illness have prevented
me. Quite like the idea, but looks like too much light
pollution to allow you to shoot the star trails much longer to
accentuate the effect.
Jim Kramer 3:
LOL - like it.
Nice idea, but to me these leaves are not that interesting.
Similar comments to above leaves shot. Nice saturation and
exposure on this one.
Ooh, like this one. Great, strong rainbow. Love to know if
that's just how it was, or how you brought it out so well. Shame
the grass isn't lush and green.
eeurgh. Don't you just love the spots in the sky? You'll havta take my word for it that the slide is much more punchy and does look quite like the result - I have my scanners saturation and contrast dialled way, way down to extract every last skerrick of dynamic range, so the raw scans look very flat.
So, obviously I had to do a lot of cloning to get rid of the rather massive defects (I didn't fully succeed..) and you'll notice I also got rid of an electricity pole, so I guess it's no longer a photograph and therefore should be disqualified!! Finally I souped it back up to look more like the slide (levels, b/w point, white balance, kenrockwellesque saturation).
Like the idea behind this one. I've seen similar, but perhap
with multiple fronds crossing to create a criss-cross type
effect. This one just misses the mark, I think. (ooh, I made a
Outstanding. Very interesting shot to look at, excellent shot
for the mandate. Love it. A standout, probably fav of the
Lots to look at. Not sure how much processing was involved, but
looks like the exposure was handled superbly - sky and city
shadows, the car lights. Well done on that.
Both similar shots. Simple. Like them. What are they? :)
Solomon Peachy 1:
Not sure. Too close to the right edge of frame. The bg bush
looks like there's either not quite enough of it or should be
none at all. Can't make up my mind on that.
Solomon Peachy 2:
Yeah - that's better. Really like this one. Excellent.
Solomon Peachy 3:
Really liked the thumbnail of this one, but the larger image is a
little noisy. But I don't care, it's a great shot.
Troy Piggins 1:
Taken in Santorini near sunset. Beautiful place.
Sorry about the archive shots. I've been a little ill this
month. Back with a vengence for B&W :)
Troy Piggins 2:
This was in Rome last year, Vatican. I was attempting to catch
the light streaming in from a window and getting it to look like
it was coming out of the statue's finger. Not sure how
obvious/effective it ended up being in this shot. I have some
from further away where the light streams were more prominent,
but the finger less so:
Bit snapshotty? I reckon it'd be cooler if you were inside the
shop(?) shooting out, silhoutte the lightshades and maybe B&W
conversion. Whatchya reckon? :)
What is it with you and football? :) Great action shot in
difficult light, I imagine. Is that rain or grain?
Like the idea, nice colours. Captures the moment, but bit too
much blur for my liking.
Bob Coe 1:
Like this one - prob my fav "leaf" one of this mandate. Handled
the exposure well. Subject stands out. Well done.
Bob Coe 2:
You do know the mandate was "light", not "leaf"? :) Shame the
shaft wasn't more prominent in the air. Maybe off-centre the
light pool a bit more?
Bob Coe 3:
Hmm, maybe not enough interest for me?
Troy Piggins 3:
Didn't come out the way I wanted it to, but guess I achieved the
effect of sun looking like a light with no lightglobe. The
framing is not at all what I had intended.
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