The Mick: I like the little weevil shot. Very nice!Mick
The large shot has nice detail.
Excellent. Beautiful colour and detail, and a nice creamy background.
Very nice shot.
I know the feeling. Working backwards from my 95th place, this is the first shot that really caught my eye. Nicely done.
Nice improvement. This shot has a much better sense of the light coming in between the pillars.
I like the saturated colours, but the composition now looks too cramped for my liking. Others may disagree.
You've lost the nice colour contrast of the original shot, and the window taking up the right hand third of the shot. They were two of the main things the shot had going for it. I'd rethink.
The increased contrast has helped a lot. Still not happy with the upward incline of the jetty, though.
Ditto. Crop off the right third and top third of the picture to make the railway tracks vanish into the distance according to the rule of thirds. It would put the fellow on the left around a third from the left edge as well.
Nice attempt. But the tree is too central, and its halo really bugs me. I'd go back to the same spot and work on the composition and make sure you go when the light is good: sunrise or sunset maybe? Good light is critical! And why not try a long exposure? 1 to 4 minutes may make that little copse of trees look quite ethereal.
Nice idea: vanishing point through the archway. I agree that a judicious crop may help, and I also like the idea of making such a high contrast shot black and white.
Nice shot. One thing: The main vertical stem seems to be just a little too far to the right, resulting in the red flowers (especially that horizontal lower bud) being too close to the right hand edge of the shot. I think the shot needs a bit more air along its right hand edge.
Actually, you could try a vertical crop, removing the right hand two fifths of the shot and a little of the left hand side. Then the top leading edges of those two front rocks and the left hand edge of the large rock just to our right of the top waterfall may create a sort of lead in line or frame for the shot. Of course, you'd be sacrificing that cute little waterfall bottom right, but I think it may end up improving the composition. Just a thought.
I agree with the previous comments. Nice waterfalls, but the two massive foreground rocks block the viewer's entry into the shot. They are probably far too large a feature to crop out. I think it needed a little more thought and patience when composing it. I find it helpful to stay in my chosen location and not rush things, trying out compositions until I feel something "click".
I like it. The colours of the in-focus people contrast well with the almost monochrome background, and you can see enough detail in the house to suggest it but keep the attention on the people. In the context of this picture, it doesn't matter that they don't obey the rule of thirds. There is a nice sense of space between them and their house, suggesting they are leaving. Shame about the slight softness of the people. Have you tried adjusting sharpness/contrast/saturation?
Very nice, but I agree about recropping if possible. The flowers seem to be just a little crammed into the upper left corner.
Nice colour contrast between the cool tones of the sky and the warmer tones of the sun on the wall. The shadows work well also. But they do interfere with the design on the wall and stop the viewer from seeing it clearly.
Nice shot. I like the path leading the viewer into the shot, and the dark edge coming in from the right, cutting the path off and continuing to lead the eye towards the tower and jetty.
Two things: the jetty seems to be not quite horizontal, and the picture lacks contrast (is it HDR?) A little sharpening and contrast adjustment may improve it.
happy snapper uk: Nice colours in sky.Id crop the boring bit from bottom.id crop a little from top and crop about a 5th from right..Id beef up the colours a little then darken a the whole thing..Apart from that its perfect
Thanks for your comment. Well spotted, I agree. For a canvas print I had done, I did pretty much everything you said: cropped a little further in, upped the saturation to deepen the red, increased the contrast to make the shiny sand pop, and sharpened it. But this is straight out of the camera. Perhaps I'll upload the amended version when we replace the dummy shot?