View Full Version : A couple more?

09-05-2008, 09:44 AM
3. Unrelated, but still would like C&C if possible....


4. Just a couple more that I took while attending my cousins wedding... just snapshots really, but would like some critique on these as well....



Again, thank you for looking.... I apologize if the sizes are too large, I'm really not sure how to size them down... thats the size photobucket puts them at?


09-05-2008, 10:26 AM
In the area of FYI, when you take your photo using the Adobe RGB colour space which you used, and then upload it or print it, you are not getting the same colour quality, punch, and sometimes lighting of the original because the web and most printers work with the srgb colour space. The solution is to shoot using the sRGB colour space, so that what you get after uploading will be exactly the same as what you see on your screen.

You also need to use camera angle and depth of field (higher fstop such as f. 16 instead of f.6.3) to better control the area of focus. For example: The lower foreground area of the car and whatever is near the door handle should be in focus. The middle mushroom is sharpest but the water droplets on the other mushrooms could be sharp as well with a different camera angle, higher fstop or perhaps a wider focal length and closer camera position.

The centre shot #4 is too busy with visual distractions and large dark areas. It is difficult to know what you were trying to shoot.

Dashboard detail which is not present is really a requirement of a car shot from this angle. The viewer expects it. Fill flash, manual exposure, or post processing would improve that element.


09-05-2008, 11:16 AM
I think all 3 are fairly creative shots!

1 - I really like this shot and find that the shrooms are well rendered but I'm not at all crazy about the angle of the shot. A slightly smaller aperture would have been useful here imo. I'd like to see that middle mushroom tack sharp. Right now the sharpest element seems to be the grass in front of the middle shroom.
2 - This shot is taken from a very interesting point of view. For me the lights are a bit too bright and are stealing the show and the bottom 1/3 is almost pure black. I might be tempted to crop out all that black.
3 - Again a very interesting angle. I actually like the shallow depth of field here...but I think I would have focused on the handle or the mirror or the dashboard.

hope that helps


09-05-2008, 11:28 AM
Thank you so much! That is really excellent Critique. I can definately learn from that...

09-05-2008, 02:10 PM
really quick c& c -

i love that 1st shot! really unique perspective!
2nd one is too busy, i'd crop the bottom half off.
3rd one is cool - i wish the person in the mirror was in focus though!

thanks for sharing -very good experimentation! :)

09-05-2008, 11:21 PM
I love the mushroom photo - wish it was sharper.
It's a great shot.

09-06-2008, 03:36 AM
Love the Mushrooms... Nice angle helps hold interest I think. :p
I do have to agree though, wish it was a bit sharper. Especially the little water droplet on the ground to the right...

That Church shot is wonderful too!

Cute, light, fairly non-obtrusive signature... definitely different from the 'norm'