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PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882) [2010-08-12 4:51] [+]

You anthropomorphise perfectly here, and it's not very often that we see you do this. This is beautifully done, as usual. Abstract in the truest sense of thre word and captured with excellent clarity - i just hope that one day you decide to exhibit these in your native homsland and awaken your fellow countrymen to the beauty that lies aruond them and your unique way of discovering it. Fascinating and beautiful my friend.
tfs
Paul

PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882) [2010-08-12 4:45]

Hi Ulla,
quite an intimidating pose you caught here! Great focus and a DOF that makes it stand out perfectly from the uncluttered BG - well done!
tfs
Paul

PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882) [2010-08-12 4:43]

Hi Peter,

wonderful coloured feathers you found here! Well composed shot with the Blue Grosbeack looking into the space of the left hand side of the frame, nice details too, well done!
tfs,
Paul

PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882) [2010-07-19 7:09]

Hi Jeff,
beautiful light you caught here, making this Caribou stand out wonderfully form the bleak looking landscape. Great focus, timing and perfect DOF - well done, great shot.
tfs
Paul

PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882) [2010-07-13 4:22] [+]

Hi Niek,
well, i see you have invested in the reverse grad - any good? do you get much use out of it? I would imagine in the Netherlands, where you have pretty low, level horizons alot of the time it is quite useful. I am thinking of getting one myself, as i think for shooting seascapes at either end of the day it might be useful on some ocassions...
I really like the sky park of this shot, the light you caught is beautiful. POV and composition are both very good, although could those reeds not have been a little more prominant? Perhaps a vertical framing here may have been intersting, did you try it? I do feel the dark parts (from the filter no doubt) are a bit too dark as you say, the left hand side of the frame could lose a little maybe. But this could be a difference in our monitors. The control of the sun on the horizon is excellent.
well done my friend.
Paul

PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882) [2010-07-09 0:58] - [workshop] [compare]

Hi Matthew,
the old colour cast is a real problem with most ND filters i found - the only way round it is to invest in some expensive ones - i use Lee, which are true neutral. I did a workshop to try to correct it a little.
I like this shot, you've chosen your POV well, using the diagonal of the rock in the FG to lead the eye nicely ro the rocks out back. The sky is nice, but there is an overexposed patch which kinda distracts me too much. That aside, it's got alot of mood and is peaceful to look at, well done!
tfs and have a nice weekend,
Paul

PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882) [2010-06-23 6:22]

Hi Tom,
a nice, sharp image with good details and an even exposure. I like the reeds as a background too. Interesting note also, thank you!
Paul

PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882) [2010-06-22 3:09]

Hi William,
at a guess, i would say it's a type of Ladybird, there's over 400 different species apparantly! I like this though, i like the ambience and colour tones alot. I think it would be even better if the focus was more on the head than the body though,but just a minor thing. well done!
Paul

PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882) [2010-06-22 3:05] [+]

Hi Sion,
well, you can't have it your way all the time ;o) If you're going to really get into landscaping, be prepared for alot of dissappointment and going back to the same place time and time again to catch it just right.
This one shows alot of promise though. You've found an interesting element to use here, the old wooden stumps are a good way to create the depth. I would have liked to have seen this in portrait format too.
As Ingrid said, your horizon is quite noticably wonky - absolutely essential to get it dead stright went you have such a clear, flat one like you do here. The colours are nice, but i think it lacks a little bit of contrast. I don't know if you have Photoshop, but a tweak of curves would do wonders for this.
Keep snapping, you live a great place for taking Landscapes :o)
tfs
Paul

PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882) [2010-06-22 2:53]

Hi nagaraj,
not an easy shot to expose, you did well capturing details in the dark wings here. Nicely composed with sharp focus and good DOF, well done.
Paul