View Full Version : 4 from a warm place

01-26-2012, 10:25 PM
We went on a very sunny & warm mini-vacation. Please let me know what you think of these.





01-27-2012, 08:36 AM
It's always a bit difficult to critique multiple images at once but I'll give it a go...

1) That's a very nice blue sky but I don't feel like there's a definite subject here. Is it a photograph of the boardwalk? It just doesn't seem clear.

2) I have no idea what this is. I like all the little curly bits but I just don't know what's going on in this image.

3) I really like the idea of the word "orange" against the orange wall as a background but I find the other elements (tree/sky, words bottom left, and white square bottom right, and stop sign) all a little distracting. Maybe a different angle would have been more "clean"?

4) The boards in the fence or deck are not straight which takes away a bit from this interesting shadow play. I think this one would look better in B&W too as you might be able to bring out the texture a bit more in the wood.

When looking at the images as a set, I think you have to ask yourself why you are taking the photograph such as in #3 which is juxtaposition of the word "orange" on the orange background and then make sure the photograph really defines or "sells" that feeling or thought.

Hope that helps! :)

01-27-2012, 11:12 AM
Thanks Iguanasan!

I meant them all to read abstractly and maybe I'm not pushing that idea far enough in my images. Yes, the first is a boardwalk, the second is Spanish moss, the third was meant to be a sort of busy composition and the forth is vegetation shadows against a boardwalk.

I guess I should've posted them separately?

Really appreciate your time and comments :)

01-27-2012, 12:36 PM
To me, and remember this is just my :twocents:, there is a little too much information in the first shot to be considered abstract. It's a photo of a boardwalk but there's too much information to make it abstract and not enough to make it a clean photo of the boardwalk. It's kinda in between.

The moss just doesn't work for me...not sure if I can explain it any better... possibly it's just the composition.

The mind tries to make connections and while you saw it as a jumble I saw Orange and Orange and then everything else became a distraction. Even a jumbled mess has to be presented in an orderly composition.

For abstract, I like the last the best. My only issue is that it's crooked.

You are more than welcome to post multiple shots, however, posting one at a time will make it easier for people to respond as they only have to think about one image rather than taking the time to critique them all.

01-27-2012, 03:28 PM
Thanks again; I understand your points and will keep them in mind while shooting :)