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Dave Waite

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I am looking for ideas on a tighter crop for this image. While I like the flow in the present form, is the foggy area on the right detract? Any thoughts or suggestions on the composition or post processing are greatly appreciated. Dave 
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John M Flores's profile photo
 
I agree with your assessment-the foggy area to the right detracts. It does not really add anything and traps my eye there a bit too long. I'd try cropping it out. I do like how you've placed the horizon above the centerline though.
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Tony Timpe

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Hello all! Brand new to the group and to photography really! Took this shot at the St. Louis Zoo the other day. did a little lightroom work on it afterward. Just looking for some feedback. Thanks in advance!
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Welcome! Finding helpful feedback has become difficult in the last few years.

I agree with +John M Flores. Also, when saturation is heightened, exposure can go off. The reds have lost detail. To my taste and on my monitor, more natural colors work better. You've also got some interesting textures in the torn wing that, if more prominent, might add a bit more emotion. I might have gone for a tighter image and used the Post Crop Vgnette feature in Lightroom or the Radial Filter to darken the surroundings somewhat, helping your main subject stand out more. Finally, consider moving the butterfly off center.
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Relaxing day fishing in the Tagus River, Portugal. Hoping for some feedback guys. Thanx
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Very nice composition, with the bike leading the eye to the water and the boy fishing. They nearly white sky does not add to the composition and is a touch distracting though. I wonder if a crop or recomposition where it takes up less space or is removed altogether would work?

Thanks for contributing. Please remember to return the favor by critiquing another photo in the group +José Coelho
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Steve Walker

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Grove Aracade, Asheville, North Carolina. Battery Park Hotel (converted to apartments) in the skylight.
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+John M Flores I believe (want to believe) the softness is the result of ISO 1600. The lighting was difficult and a bit more added Clarity might do some good in the mid-tones. Thanks for the feedback.
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Al Lofts

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Ahmed Bebars

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Taken at London Zoo. Hoping for some feedback guys.
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Owen Zilles's profile photo
 
Hi Ahmed, Nice photo. Maybe try and bring the highlights down a touch to bring back some detail into the face other than that it looks pretty good!
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Ahmed Bebars

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London Zoo Aquarium. Hoping for some feedback, guys. Thanks.
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Hi Ahmed, nice shot! Shooting animals can be tricky, and is especially true with fish. Framing is hard because they rarely stay still, and here it appears at a tangent to the sand in the bg. The only thing distinguishing it as a separate entity is the sharpness/focus. To make it stand out more you could darken the environment in post just a touch to give the scene more of a sense of depth. Hope this helps!
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Hello, trying to find a style to post production. So I really could use some honest feedback here. Please. Anything to help improve process, as well as post. Thank you!
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I agree with a lot of the points that +Handy Oey makes, but I don't think that motion is necessary here as this is more of a metaphorical shot-a young couple gazing towards a future together. With that in mind, the photo should be focusing on the elements that tell that story, and saturating the distant horizon seems to take away from that, +Tim Callahan. This looks like one of those situations where you with the road would lead directly to the sunset, but since it doesn't moving the eye there doesn't help the metaphor.

Also, please remember to offer a critique of a photo here in exchange for people spending time on yours. Thanks, and well done.
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Steve Walker

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Hominy Valley Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway.
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Fantastic landscape capture +Steve and Leslie Walker  Nothing to critique really, to me, it's perfect. If you have time. I'd really appreciate your feedback on my B&W monkey shot below. Thanks!
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Ahmed Bebars

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Lonely monkey, London Zoo.
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Conni Mahoney's profile photo
 
Wow! Great focus! 
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Abhishek SenGupta

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Hello,

I'm a newbie here in this forum. I would like to have comments and critiques, on my overall image and post processing. Please, rectify if I have done anything silly or unconventional to this forum, as well.

Thank you.
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Hello John, thanks for asking. Surely, I'll check photos and do it.
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Dave Waite

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Garlic Scape Still-life #3. Would this benefit by having a higher contrast?

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vatsal konkani

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Teaser of Goa road trip.
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vatsal konkani

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A small waterfall from India.

I used some elements as flowing water and rocks in the foreground to add some details of the place and greens to show weather conditions because you get to see greens like this in india only during monsoon.

If i did something wrong or there is any mistake in composition please feel free to point it out.

Shot it with D3100 + Tokina 11-16
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Ahmed Bebars

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Taken at St James's Park, London, UK. Hoping for some feedback guys.
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Owen Zilles's profile photo
 
Wonderful focus and placement. The perfect amount of negative space! I love how close you got!
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Owen Zilles

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Taken at Restoue Provincial Park. Please critique it. Thanks
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That's quite nice +Owen Zilles! Care to share how you got the shot? Where is the light behind the clouds coming from? The moon? The only critique that I can offer is the crop, as the lake and night sky seem to be competing for attention. If you crop out a little of the lake then my eye drifts upward. Conversely, if you crop out a bit of the sky then my eye drifts downward. This is a matter of personal taste, but I might crop out the top 10-20% so that the viewer doesn't get lost up there but instead drifts back and forth between the foreground and sky.
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Conni Mahoney

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Solstice Moonrise. CC please
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Steve Walker's profile photoWillie Scott (Willie and Melinda)'s profile photo
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I like the image and way you've composed it. Personally, I don't see much problem with the sky with regard to noise and think if desired, you could selectively increase the vibrance/saturation slightly without introducing too much noise.  
I like the idea of increasing the exposure in the foreground. I'd try a graduated mask on the bottom third of the photo, increasing exposure toward the bottom of photo, bringing out just a little more detail in the foreground
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Steve Walker

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thanks for the feedback +Dave Waite and +José Coelho When I convert to b&w, I usually darken the blue channel, giving contrast with white clouds a big boost. There are several small holes in the clouds that now stand out. Cropping down may be the best way to neutralize them. Level horizons in mountainy areas is a bit of a problem since the horizon itself isn't. I usually try to get the bottoms of clouds level and/or check on uprights (tree trunks) for this sort of thing. The shape of Looking Glass Rock is true to life so I probably have that about accurate. My wide angle lens has a lot of distortion when wide open and adds a layer of complexity to the whole level thing. The light colors among the greenery in the foreground are rhododendrun blooms- dead. Color shows them off a pretty ugly and was part of my motivation for converting the scene to b&w. Not a portfolio shot.. I was expecting a bit of criticism on the ghosting I see, but it seems I am the only one bothered by it. I appreciate the feedback.
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Have never had a real critique. Would like an honest opinion on some of my work.
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  I would crop out the post with extra flowers.  It takes away the focus from the flowers.  A close up of the flowers would be interesting...
   I love the colors!
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