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Ahmed Bebars

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Lonely monkey, London Zoo.
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Chris Kujawa

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Early(ish) morning in Waterville Valley. The light was a bit harsh, but I slept later than expected...and couldn't resist grabbing this in spite of the bright sun. Minor post processing (sharpening, a bit of exposure tweaking and maybe minor curve adjustment?) done in Aftershot Pro
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I love the reflections here. I would maybe raise the shadows a bit and increase the saturation.
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Steve Walker

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Coquina Beach, Outer Banks, North Carolina on an overcast morning.
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Great ambience and mood.
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Steve Walker

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October, 2014, looking toward Looking Glass Rock from the Pisgah Inn. Reprocessed using Nik Color Efex Pro.
 
October, 2014, looking toward Looking Glass Rock from the Pisgah Inn. Reprocessed using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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I really like this shot! Nice golden light and great layering. Looks like the kind of place I could get lost with a backpack in.

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Steve Walker

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White bark, dark bark.
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Like it. Good photo. I do find the branch in the very front a little bit distracting (not much) and maybe try a deeper depth of field. Again it's a good photo.
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Hello again folks. Today I had a go at processing a RAW file for the first time - and I couldn't believe how much I got back from an image that came out of the camera with so little going for it. Now I know there are a lot of things wrong with this pic (over and under exposed areas, the annoying bollard int the foreground, the fact that I needed to step 2 feet to the right, to name but a few) but I was so excited about my first go with RAW I wanted to post here for a bit of feedback. Any comments or tips? This is a shot from underneath the Waterloo Bridge at the London Marathon today.
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+John M Flores thanks, I'll give that a go
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Steve Walker

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Lake and reflections at the Beidler Forest in South Carolina.
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Neat shot +Steve Walker of what looks like an interesting place. There's a lot to look at but the question for you is...what are you trying to say about this place? Answering that question can help guide what to do with this shot. If you want to emphasize the swampiness/moodiness, then bumping up the contrast to emphasize the shadows might help. If you want to emphasize the abstract feel of the shapes and forms, then a square crop (cropping out the left side) where the bit of sky plays a larger role in the composition might help. Alternately, making a 16:9 and cropping out the bottom with the blue sky makes it more about the trees and the water and less about the reflection. Lots of options here.
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John M Flores
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It's spring in the Northern Hemisphere, so if you have any spring shots that you'd like feedback on, please share! Remember the simple group rule - Post one. Critique one.
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John M Flores
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Remember folks, this community works best when you give as much as you receive. So please take a moment an offer critiques of other photos here. It also helps when you post a photo and explain what you are trying to achieve with the photo and what kind of critique/help you are looking for.
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Sophie Millward

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Good morning :) I took a few shots in the garden this morning while it was very sunny. In this image below, I quite like the rainbow sunray effect I got on the right of the shot, but I'm not sure how to enhance that. I've played around in GIMP a bit to try and highlight this aspect of the picture but I'm still not really happy with it. Any tips or ideas? Or should I scrap it and start again.
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Thank you
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This joint is about the end product, the image, how you present it, and how others react to it. That's it. There are enough place online to talk endlessly about gear. And there are enough places to seek approval and +1s and Likes and stuff. While great for the ego, they do little to make us better photographers. Please submit photos. Tell us what you were trying to achieve and we'll do our best to respond. This is supposed to be a community, so please leave at least one comment on a photo for every one that you submit. It'll be an even better place if you leave two for every one! Let's keep the criticism constructive, please. If you have something pointed to say, please think about how to say it. And please don't be dismissive. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. If you talk about gear too much you'll be warned, and then banned. Sorry to be such a hardliner, but I want this place to be about the product, not the process.
 
Have never had a real critique. Would like an honest opinion on some of my work.
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Not enough contrast between subject and background. Lighting the subject and increasing the aperture value might help. Too much of the subject is in shadow. Only the top row of flowers have any light texture. Move or add light sources to create a better contrast within the subject.
If the dress in the background is supposed to be a part of the image framed by flowers, I would suggest a longer depth of field to bring it a little more into focus, and lighting the dress separately to separate it from the rest of the background.
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Peter Cohn

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Gamla Uppsala, "Old Uppsala", one of the 3 hills called "Kungshögarna", "Kings Hills". From around 600 AD. The gods Thor, Oden and Freja are said to be born in the western, middle respectively eastern one. The one on the photo is the eastern hill, the tallest one.

Uppsala, Sweden.

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Steve Walker

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Here is the original RAW (output and resized to jpg only). No preliminary work in Lightroom and no Nik filters applied.
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  Despite the fact that you can't see the tree much I
like this version better.  The other version is too bright and doesn't have as interesting a mood.  And this could pass for a painting...
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Steve Walker

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October, 2014, looking toward Looking Glass Rock from the Pisgah Inn. Reprocessed using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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+Steve Walker  
I really like the light here -Nik processing did the trick, though it's a great composition even before processing.
As I said, this is a beautiful photo, though I wonder what it would look like with a slight bit of graduated filter, toning down exposure and maybe saturation in the immediate foreground just a little.

I'm terrible to have around the kitchen when someone else is cooking too :-)
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Phil Campbell

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Gday, these are my 1st 2 uploads, hoping for some Feedback, positive or negative, I'm hoping to put these in my next photo club judging night.
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limesquared

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  Is anyone else having problems commenting on individual photos ?
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Not me. What kinds of problems are you having?
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Ian Blackman

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Trying to understand what images will convert well to B&W.  Is it mainly about the contrast in the image, or are there other key issues to consider?  Just guessing at the moment...
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Hi Gary, thanks for the tip - I have started to use Lightroom so I'll experiment with adjusting individual colours after conversion to B&W.
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Ian Blackman

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Hi, just joined, hoping to give / receive honest feedback.
Living in Africa with beautiful landscapes, people and wildlife, so thought I'd better make the effort to improve my photography.
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Hi Steve, and thanks for the feedback.
I usually have my autofocus set to the central point, so I guess I should have switched to manual for this one to avoid getting the grass in focus instead of the subject.
As you say, with wild animals there never seems to be time to adjust anything on the camera before the moment is lost, so familiarity with equipment is another area I need to improve on.
I'll keep practising!
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Sophie Millward

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Not entirely sure how to categorise this one! Which edit do you prefer and do you have any general comments on this shot? I'm struggling to get the detail of the bird to stand out.
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When I mean with "more colors" i mean, the one that is NOT red. :)
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Daniel Lejeune

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Bonjour
"Tu auras des étoiles comme personne n'en a"
http://www.lesphotosdarchibald.fr/zenphoto/est-ce-ainsi-que-les-hommes-vivent-/tuaurasdesetoiles.jpg.php : Nouvelle photo de la série "Est-ce ainsi que les hommes vivent".
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry : "Le petit prince", pour rêver un peu.
Daniel LEJEUNE

Hello,
"You will have the stars as no one has"
http://www.lesphotosdarchibald.fr/zenphoto/est-ce-ainsi-que-les-hommes-vivent-/tuaurasdesetoiles.jpg.php : new photo of the series "Is it as that as men live".
Antoine de Saint - Exupéry: "The little prince", to dream a little.
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Thank you.
Daniel
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