User

Photo Critiques

from staden/Art
About staden/Art

All photos
53 photos
Animals
11 photos
Architecture
4 photos
Flowers
12 photos
Landscapes
13 photos
Motion
2 photos
People
7 photos
Recreation
2 photos
Sports
2 photos

Photo critiques
64 critiques

Discussions
0 discussions

Journal entries
0 journal entries

Show newest first    Show most helpful first
Show oldest first    Show least helpful first

  Page 12345Next >>

Click to view or critique
Falbala (4)
francescoc/Francesco (79)
Thumb-up Thumb-up    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on February 8, 2009 5:13:40 PM CST (4) Early critique

Your main subject is beautifully captured. The pose is good, the expression is great. The lighting, colors, focus, and sharpness are crisp ... spot on. While your depth of field nicely emphasizes the subject and subordinates the background, the woman cut in half on the left is rather unfortunate. Also, the foreground element occupying the bottom right corner doesn't add to the photo. However, the beautiful capture of the subject largely overcomes these minor issues....

Click to view or critique
Street Art #1 (2)
denta/A. (814)
Thumb-up Thumb-up    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on February 8, 2009 2:42:39 PM CST (1) Early critique

Nicely captured. Your choice of B&W is great here. It really brings out the textures and draws the eye to the artwork. Your focus and depth of field are great throughout, presenting the work on the left in great sharpness, but also leaving the interesting work on the right in focus. I like the composition you applied here, the way the surfaces are angled and receeding, as if to point to each other. This graffiti, especially the work on the left is truely artwork....

Click to view or critique
African child (Res). (8)
jmrosz/Jan (226,093)
Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on July 14, 2008 11:25:34 AM CDT (1) Early critique

Wow! What a fantastic image. The crop is great, the sharpness is dead on, the colors look vibrant and deep on my monitor, the depth of field is good with just enough blur to soften the background. The texture of the image is rich with the girl's clothing being rough and dirty speaking to her circumstance. The barbed wire seems to suggest a thorny boundary for the girl, and yet her hand on it suggests it is a boundary she is accustomed to. Her gaze into the camera...

Click to view or critique
"the Alter" (3)
frank983/Joe (13,365)
Thumb-up    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on July 10, 2008 4:49:48 PM CDT (2) Early critique

Joe, this image is well lit. The vibrancy of the painting of Jesus at the top is nicely done. I like that the HDR treatment is not overdone as so many often are. The composition is my biggest concern. In this image the subjects of greatest interest are the alter in the foreground, to the cross in the background and then up the wall to the beautiful paintings on the wall. Unfortunately you have oriented this in landscape and thus cut off the painting at the top. By...

Click to view or critique
Aditi (2)
satishmenon/Satish (8)
Thumb-up    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on May 6, 2008 2:11:12 PM CDT (2) Early critique

Santish, I am glad you decided to join PhotoSIG. Getting and giving honest and direct reviews on this site is one of the best learning tools I have found. I hope you find it to be helpful and can get past the sometimes hurt feelings when somebody says something a little cutting about your favorite image. That said, here is my review: Your daughter is a cutie and deserves to have many pictures taken by her proud daddy. You have done well to use fill...

Click to view or critique
- interior - (3)
maxart/Max (82,284)
Thumb-down    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on January 25, 2008 10:55:47 AM CST (8) Early critique

I'm not sure what you want me to see here. The image appears to be just an uninspired snapshot. Putting a category of Random on it doesn't improve the image any. Am I supposed to focus on the person? What is the point of the motion blur? Am I supposed to focus on the TV image? Is this some moment of TV new coverage to be commemorated? What about the blurred cases of soda in the foreground? Why are they there? Lots of questions leading to a confused viewer. When...

Click to view or critique
... Beautiful green ... (3)
pedroliborio/Pedro (27,682)
Thumb-up    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on January 25, 2008 10:46:17 AM CST (2) Early critique

The colors and sharpness of this image are wonderful. The perfect stillness of the water provides great reflections. I agree with the previous reviewer that the biggest flaw here is that there is no obvious main subject. Perhaps moving the camera down to the right would have made the rock in the water more prominent. Other flaws are the elements (grass and twigs) creeping into the edges in front of the rock and the dangling element on the left, which could easily have...

Click to view or critique
snow on larches (7)
battistella/Battistella (100)
Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on January 25, 2008 10:27:46 AM CST (3) Early critique

The thumbnail for this image really drew my eye, and then the full image didn't disappoint. The image is well composed on the three main trees at mid depth. The foreground branches add to the composition by giving the eye something to rove up and down and in and out of the image with. The fog in the background and the blue/gray lighting provides a cold emotion that fits the subject. As the other reviewer says, a Hallmark card image. Nicely seen. Nicely done.

Click to view or critique
CamoDeer - How many Deer do you see? (2)
wally/Wally (1,454)
Thumb-up    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on January 7, 2008 9:52:18 PM CST (2) Early critique

Okay, I'll bite: I count 4. Now you have to say how many there are. Photographically, the image would have been better had the deer on the right not been cropped. I shoot with the same lens. Does it live up to the Mark III body? - Art

Click to view or critique
Meet Henry (6)
laurie1/Laurie (1,603)
Thumb-up Thumb-up    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on November 5, 2007 1:23:31 PM CST (2) Early critique

What a great shot! Everything about this image says "Cute!" The lighting is great. The leaves and the color of the backdrop compliment each other nicely. Catching the dog looking right at the camera was great. The only comment is that the red leaves look a little soft. Thanks for sharing.

Click to view or critique
MY Bike IN the WOODS (3)
trek8000/Christophoros (398)
Thumb-up Thumb-up    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on October 28, 2007 11:21:35 AM CDT (2) Early critique

Great colors in a beautiful scene and a wonderful rustic bridge. Nicely seen, nicely taken. At first I didn't like the bike being in the picture, because it seemed out of place. New, modern tech in a rustic setting. But then I looked at your profile and now understand that these are two things you identify with: outdoor beauty and mountain biking. I share the same passions and can appreciate your putting them together for your own satisfaction. The image seems a little...

Click to view or critique
No Freedom (6)
ikleginger/Bryan (151)
Thumb-up Thumb-up    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on October 24, 2007 5:33:45 PM CDT (3) Early critique

Beautiful in its simplicity, a very good image. The composition is great, as is the color, especially the background complimenting the color of the metal. I like that the barbs have tiny spider webs attached, adding to the look of age. My one concern is that the focus drops off to the left as the wire leaves the field of focus. As the lessening of focus is only slight and only on the left, it is hard to know that this was intentional. Was it that you didn't square the...

Click to view or critique
Brooklyn Bridge Dawn (3)
karlt/Karl (7,746)
Thumb-up    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on October 19, 2007 9:51:11 PM CDT (0) Early critique

Nice capture Karl. The lighting is very good and the focus and sharpness are good. I do, however, have two concerns: 1) the bridge serves a purpose - to carry things across the water - however the road surface is cropped out of the bottom of the shot, thus we don't make a connection to the bridge's function. 2) This bridge has great symetry in the myriad of cables and lines, however, you failed to present that symetry by positioning the bridge structure just off to the...

Click to view or critique
London BIGBEN before midnight (5)
renzos1/Renzo (28)
Thumb-up    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on October 12, 2007 11:36:19 AM CDT (2) Early critique

It is difficult to find a new perspective on such an iconic scene, but you seem to have achieved that here. Big Ben comes across nicely, with a sharp face that is easy to read. However, the base of the clock tower is rather over exposed. Either multiple exposures and use of HDR would help, or some masking and use of curves. Also, the reflection of Parliament building peeking under the bridge in the lower left corner is a bit distracting. Standing just a tad to the left...

Click to view or critique
Waterfall in Karkonosze (Poland) (7)
dromadr/Maciek (272)
Thumb-up    from staden/Art (637) Send mail to this user on October 12, 2007 11:04:26 AM CDT (3) Early critique

Truely beautiful location and nicely composed image. I do think there are opportunities for improvement however. First, the water looks too white. Perhaps a 1 sec. exposure would give sufficient sense of flow and movement, but still leave the water looking like water. Second, the colors are a bit bland. I copied the image into Photoshop CS3 Camera RAW and added the following adjustment to make the colors pop, but still look natural: Temp +4, Tint +18, Blacks 10,...

  Page 12345Next >>