View Full Version : Lake Simcoe, ON

08-18-2008, 03:48 PM
The weather was so nice here in Toronto on the weekend, i thought i'd make the most of it and went up to Lake Simcoe and took some photo's :)

Any criticisms/tips would be greatly appreciated!





Sorry, i had embeded them, but then realized they were oversized! So i just posted the direct links instead :)

08-18-2008, 05:59 PM
These are really hard to critique like this.....maybe I need to up the file size restrictions a tad....

Shot 1 is by far the best shot in the bunch IMO. I'd like to see a a bit more (5%) burning in, in the sky's horizon. The left edge needs about a 10% burn in. This is a nice shot though and now we ARE fussing about the details...but that's where the devil lives. ;)

Shot 2 (Horizon2.jpg) is nice but I feel you cropped out too much land. The top part of the sky is a bit too blue for my taste.

Shot 3 - (pier1.jpg) has a lot more potential than is shown here. Although I like the path to the water, the sky needs 10-15% burning in on the left side and most of the rocks in this image are WAY too dark.

Hope that helps,


08-18-2008, 10:37 PM
Awesome thanks Marko! When you say "burning in" what is that exactly in post processing?

08-18-2008, 10:43 PM
Burning in means selectively darkening a specific area. Dodging is the opposite.

We talked about this topic as well as one of the post-processing techniques I use in photo podcast 49 here http://www.photography.ca/blog/?p=100
I recommend you read the post and take a listen.


08-19-2008, 02:46 AM
Marko's beat me to the punch. Agree with his comments.

08-19-2008, 08:51 AM
I would suggest that you look at www.photoinf.com for some hints on composition and camera angles. Your first shot for example needs to be less flat, more dynamic, with an interesting centre of interest and a different camera angle and viewpoint.


08-19-2008, 09:34 AM
Great, thank you very much for the info guys, will do some more homework :D