Steph, nice ones!
#1 - I'd like to see it brightened a little, just to see how it looks. Or maybe add a soft light layer at a low opacity?
#2 - Very cute, just seems too bright to me.
#3 - Love this one, just agree with Amy that it'd be nice to see your DH's whole head as well.
I LOVE #1. Great shot. I agree, it is foggy, but I think it adds to it. Gorgeous! We didn't get ANY ice!
#2- I feel like this is too bright. Love the eye contact and light though.
#3- I too wish I could see DH's head, but I love the lifestyle shot you captured!
#1 - I think this would have worked if the white (background) or is it reflection is not there. As it is feeling a bit too blurry for my taste.
#2 - I agree about it being too bright - sort of loosing detail near the bridge of his nose. Watch out for the catchlights as it is almost to the center of his eyes :)
#3 - Great capture - I think I would have love to see more of the book, since that is what you are focused on this picture.
Steph, I think the "fogginess" adds to number 1. Although it is a winter scene and supposed to be grey, it is almost too grey. I eonder if you brightened it so that the icicles stood out a little more if that would help.
2. The eyes are great, beautiful intact, but overall the image doesn't quite make it for me. I think the angle is slightly wrong, though not sure.
3. I like the idea, but jack sons head looks like it is growing from the book :)
I have a few this week, but some are a compare. Don't feel like you have to give CC on all of them
Same photo, two different crops. I know he is poking his tongue out - he does it A LOT. Does either work?
50mm, F4.5, ISO100, SS1/200
This is part of a corn husk. Was thinking about using it for "food" but decided it wasn't really a right fit
50mm, ISO100, SS1/1600, F2.8
Trying to practise landscapes. Be hard on me please. Does either work?
50mm, ISO250, SS1/800, F10
50mm, ISO250, SS1/1000, f10
This is from New Years and I have shared it before. I had never taken firework photos before and wasn't sure about what settings work. Opinions?
85mm, ISO1250, SS1/6, F5.6
Hey Shadow, nice work!
#1/2, I think I like #1 better, as I like the inclusion of more of the scene, which adds to the mood. I think he is too close to the edge of the frame to make it totally work, but it's really cute. Although there is some shadow on his shoulder, I like the way the light is hitting his face.
#3 is cool, I like it! Again, I think the subject is too close the edge of the frame, but I do like it off-side and I like the negative space. Colour and detail are nice. I might've closed the ap up a tiny bit more, that's all.
#4 is beautiful, I think you've done a great job! Really nice position to capture the feeling of rolling hills, great exposure to capture the lines of the mountains in the distance, just a very nice country feel.
#5 doesn't work QUITE as well, but only when you compare the two of them. It's still a very nice country landscape. I just like the clarity of the mountains in the distance in #4 better, and the colour and composition of #4 better too. #5 also seems a touch muddy.
#6 is very cool! What I love the best isn't the fireworks, it's the silhouettes of the people enjoying them. Compositionally it's excellent and the fireworks are very well captured - awesome shot!
Haven't posted on my 'turn' for a while, between being away over Christmas and being pretty sick. I don't really have much to post today, but since it is my turn and I need to try to get my butt back into gear, here are a few. No settings, but available if you want.
#1. Just a snap (from my "Micah Monster" collage), but wondering how I did with the conversion. Still working on that skill!
#2. I wanted to create the impression of sitting down in the afternoon with a good book and a cup of coffee.
#3. I would like to know if this works. I really love super-shallow DOF, provided you get the focus on the right spot. I feel like I achieved that here, giving it softness overall but sharp on that yummy point where the coffee and the milk meet at the rim of the cup. BUT just because it works for me, doesn't mean it works for everyone, so I'd be interested in your thoughts.<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/friesen4/8366094648/" title="Luscious Latte by friesen4, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8366094648_a36606f3fe_z.jpg" width="427" height="640" alt="Luscious Latte"></a>
Shadowgrey, for me the first two are pretty dark; but otherwise I like them.....is the focus more on his lower half though, than his face?
#3 I love the colors and texture, but for me it's too far toward the edge of the photo, and I'd kind of like to see the top of the stalk.
The landscapes look good, I think I prefer the first one because of the more pronounced hazy blue mountains (I love those), and the curve of the hill.
I think the fireworks shot looks great, especially with the crowd below and how they are lighted--I love that!!!
Tracy, I like the conversion, although his face may be a tad dull/dark, not sure.
I LOVE #2, perfect!! I also LOVE the closeup of the coffee except that it's very yellowish compared to #2 pic.
Ugh. I really hate the first winter in a new town. Both my kids are sick and I'm having real limited computer time right now. And can I say that I am so tired of kiddie movies and tv. Sigh... Hopefully I'll get to this soon.