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yellowgrey/Barbro (17,221)
Thumb-up    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 26, 2014 8:07:55 AM CST (2) Early critique This item is new

I like the diagonal crack under the surface of the water, with just a suggestion of a diagonal crossing it. Square was a good choice for a composition for this X form. The colors and the swirls add an attractive pattern. All of this adds up to a near abstraction. It's not a pure abstract, because we clearly can see what this is, but the photographer has abstracted this so the subject is the patterns and textures. For my eyes, the reflections hold it back. A polarizing...

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cracking great image (9) This item is new
smileymax/Max (1,157)
Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 24, 2014 6:42:29 PM CST (3) This item is new

This demonstrates a different asspect of candid photography, showing a reverse face of this weighty subject. What I like best about this shot is the tremendous feeling of depth.

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Man On The Road (1) This item is new
radisky/HakYoung (3)
Thumb-up    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 23, 2014 5:16:59 PM CST (1) Early critique This item is new

Its a clever idea, but its impact is held back by technical weaknesses. The image has a flat, hazy, low contrast tonality that looks like it was shot through a dirty window. The sky lacks detail, with large posterized areas of bright cloud. The light is not shining on the back of this little guy, which is OK, but for a small silhouette like this to succeed, it needs to be a bit sharper. The photo is bland. Great idea, and worth a reshoot.

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Water lily close up (5) This item is new
shama1/Shama (120)
Thumb-up    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 23, 2014 4:10:16 PM CST (1) Early critique This item is new

Its a cheerful and attractive image, fully symmetric horizontally and nearly so vertically. The purples and yellows providing interesting color contrast, and the curled up petals of the flower are intriguing. I think it would benefit from more DOF, so I recommend shooting at a smaller aperture. I don't know where the focus should be on this flower. Typically, flowers can go to soft focus as long as the pistols and stamen are sharp. If the pistols are the eyes of a...

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alexdolcetti/Alex (88)
Thumb-down    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 23, 2014 4:03:38 PM CST (4) Early critique This item is new

Its a good representation of the sunflower, but the background ruins the effect. The most significant weakness of the background is the unattractive and featureless sky taking up at least 1/3 of the upper right of the image. The relative dynamic range between the flower and the sky is just too great, and correctly exposing for the flower has turned much of the sky to pure white with unattractive blue splotches around the edges. The left 2/3 of the picture is almost pure...

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Autumn in Charlotte (12) This item is new
loganw/Logan (2,436)
Thumb-up    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 23, 2014 3:54:05 PM CST (3) Early critique This item is new

Its a nice cityscape. The subject is mostly centered, but the line of trees, which curves up towards both the upper corners, and the reflection in the bottom, adds a sinuous organic shape on top of the stark rectangles of the buildings. The clouds frame the sky against the border of the image. Its an attractive image, that depicts this city in a flattering way, but it isn't an image that creates much emotional impact for me. For my tastes, the saturation is on the high...

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Looking Glass Falls (9) This item is new
richardlgreene/Richard (1,283)
Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 23, 2014 3:31:17 PM CST (2) Early critique This item is new

The juxtaposition of the rapids in the foreground, pushing the falls into the background, is interesting, and different than the typical waterfall shot. It also adds to the sense of dimension, giving this image almost a 3D effect. Compositionally, the falls fall on exactly the 1/3 line, continued across the water by its reflection, appearing almost to be 'looking into' the wider right side of the image. The falls are framed by a pair of triangular areas of brighter light....

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Monolith, Devil's Garden (9) This item is new
johnme23/John (1,422)
Thumb-up    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 23, 2014 2:26:25 PM CST (4) Early critique This item is new

This is a simple but effective composition, putting the relatively large subject in the foreground on the 1/3 point, with an interesting background of rocks in the distance, and a sky with clouds that seem to be fanning out over the subject. The tangential light creates shadow, adding texture. The shot was well-timed, with light falling on the rock column, and much of the background shadowed by the clouds, increasing the feeling of dimension. The colors are overcooked. ...

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Fire, from afar (0) This item is new
carptrash/Einar (3,614)
Thumb-down    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 23, 2014 2:14:57 PM CST (2) Early critique This item is new

I understand the intrinsic appeal of the subject, but as a picture, it doesn't really impart a sense of drama or urgency. The title sums up one of the weaknesses 'from afar'. The flames are pretty far from the camera. Even from a distance like this, it would have been a more attractive image if it had been appropriately exposed. The camera's autoexposure did its best to even out the exposure over the entire scene, with the result that the subject is completely blown out,...

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Exmoor Pony in the Mist (4)
otinkyad/Richard (2,614)
Thumb-up    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 22, 2014 9:56:39 PM CST (1)

I think that this is very close. I like the moody black and white feel, accentuating the mist. I like the way the tree holds down 1 edge of the image which .....almost is balanced by the horse. All the ingredients are there for an impactful image, but this is just not the decisive moment. I think it would be nicer if the horse were looking up, but a grazing horse has a very peaceful feel to it. The biggest problem is that bush and mound of dirt that is directly behind...

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missing (5)
tavega/Ertan (1,218)
Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 22, 2014 9:09:57 PM CST (2) Early critique

This is a mysterious, partially abstracted, street shot. The woman seems to be reaching out towards the other figure--who is missing a head. Its just a bit unsettling, and the dark treatment, especially of the reflected clouds, makes it feel more ominous. What would happen if you dispense with the lower 1/3 of the photo, and so that this consisted entirely of reflection? I think it would work well, and it might be more impactful than leaving the humans connected to...

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The rotation II (11)
jmrosz/Jan (229,494)
Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 22, 2014 8:18:19 PM CST (3) Early critique

This is a very intriguing abstract. I like the traffic signal colors of red, yellow, green, I like how two different X shapes cross each other. It makes me curious, and asks me to spend some time trying to figure this out.

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enchanted wood (7)
sarrasani/Sandro (3,452)
Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 20, 2014 6:02:30 PM CST (7) Early critique

This is an attractive and interesting image. I'd like to say how it makes me feel, but I'm not quite able to put it into words. There is always something a bit sad about a downed tree, something tall and massive that has come to the end of its living life (but may live on in countless pieces of furniture or household objects) I enjoy the muted texture of the brush, and the somewhat more specific texture of the spray of white branches aimed towards the lower left corner. ...

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pioppo67/Pierpaolo (52)
Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 20, 2014 11:31:31 AM CST (5) Early critique

This a very simple and elegant near abstract. Its essentioally a 'before the lens' use of selective color. Its a nice use of symmetric composition, putting the subject into the center, and leaving some blank space at the bottom of the composition, providing a place into which the drip can continue to flow. The lighting is sufficiently oblique to provide a bit of shadow at the base of the drip, and to bring out some texture on the wall. Simple, well executed and just a...

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the boss (6)
smileymax/Max (1,157)
Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jaygheiser/Jay (17,510) Send mail to this user on November 16, 2014 10:35:08 PM CST (1) Early critique

It makes me think that no matter what kind of arrogant and demanding people I've had to work for, none of them have asked me to do something as personal as whatever the hell it is this guy is doing to the boss' knee. The lower leg seems like an odd place for a massage. Maybe he's reconnecting the artificial knee. Its not the least bit clear what the heck that guy is doing to the knee. Does the boss not have 2 legs? The other one isn't obvious. The boss sits there, cool...

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