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HBRstudios 2:42am, 25 June 2007
Feel free to add an image here for others to discuss. I think actually posting the image to this topic may work best (for the way I think, anyhow!) Feel free to drop a note with ideas on how this could work better!

When critiquing other images, make sure to add at least one positive comment and at least one suggested improvement. This way everyone will get a more complete picture of your thoughts and will give more information to use.

Thank you and enjoy! Any questions, feel free to e-mail me or post it here!
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
OK, I will also start the ball rolling. I wish to get feedback on this image -- feel free to be brutal (in a nice way!)

Thank you!

Ground Cover, 2004
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If we are to have a critique forum I would suggest posting an image no smaller than 800 pixels on the long end. It is really difficult to properly critique a 500 x 333 low res image.
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
Feel free to go to the image and view a larger one, if necessary. For people's download sake, I think it would be best to limit the size, but keep the option open for those with high speed connections. Just a thought.
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I tried that already, you have your options set to not allow others to download, so they only see the default size pic. You can see all of the sizes, but other members cannot. My settings are the same as yours it appears.
I hear ya on the dial up issue though.
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I really like the b&w processing on this photo, the blacks are black and there is a good blend of grays to brights.

the photo also leads you a bit to the center with the darker rounded edges. Not sure if there was something more you could do with the framing of this shot but it would be worth another angle or different framing.

Great eye for the detail of each plant as the background is all black and the plants really stand out.

Also consider a closer vive. I tighter frame might make for more detail and would set this photo apart. Almost too much going on here.

Thats my 2 cents. Nice work and thanks for starting the pool. Aaron
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
OK, I changed my profile setting so that all should be able to view (and download -- bizzarre option, if you ask me!) my images. I will most likely have to watermark my images at some point with a copyright -- when I get time.

Thanx for pointing that out, Shawn!
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edgeways 11 years ago
I like the B/W and the patterns within the photo. The dark triangle on the right side pulls the eye and is distracting
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Sweetlake 11 years ago
It's got a lot going on, like moe said. maybe too much. I do like the diagonal lighter swath through the middle. My wife thought it make a wicked puzzle.
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So I am fond of this photo but have had a wide range of comments on it. Please Critique Away...
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Karl W. 11 years ago
I like it, very good angle. But I find the person on the left a bit dstracting. Her emotions kind of cancel out the guitarist. From the smiling to a more serious look.
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I agree with Karl. Also, my eyes do not know where to go. If the woman was cropped out, the first thing I would see, would be the 3 lights up top that would bring me in right to the singer and to me that would be a stronger composition.
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edgeways 11 years ago
I feel what makes this work is the amount of shadow and darkness surrounding the players. The disconnect between the performers facial expressions doesn't bother me at all, but as much as I try I can't figure out what is happening in the left middle of the photo. Everything from the edge of the chair seat to the left hand player above the floor lighting is distracting to me and should be blacked out, imo. (is there a person is that space?)
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
The subject at the left does lead your eye to the performer, but there is too much of nothing in between them and you get "lost" in the darkness which is the center of the image. The stage lights also lead you to the performer, but when you get there, the expression seems very flat and uninteresting. Her face on the left doesn't have enough detail (and it seems from the image that it should,) but there is a neat juxtaposition of the two expressions, however. Overall, doesn't do much for me at all. Are there others from the same shoot from different angles, etc?
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