Dinsy

Dinsy

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on May 19, 2011

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On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (349 comments in total)

Hmm. Could this, for some people, replace a 24mm f1.4 and 35mm f1.4? Reasonable bokeh for full or 3/4 body portraits? Reasonable shutter speeds in dark spaces such as some churches? Sounds interesting to me.

But it's a pity that it's for cropped sensors only.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2013 at 13:41 UTC as 73rd comment
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The Mick: I like the little weevil shot. Very nice!
Mick

The large shot has nice detail.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 21:58 UTC

Excellent. Beautiful colour and detail, and a nice creamy background.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 21:49 UTC as 3rd comment

Very nice shot.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 21:46 UTC as 1st comment
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The Mick: I like the little weevil shot. Very nice!
Mick

I know the feeling. Working backwards from my 95th place, this is the first shot that really caught my eye. Nicely done.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 21:41 UTC
On Downtown in the Sunset in the city V challenge (4 comments in total)

Lovely!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 07:01 UTC as 4th comment
On Abandoned II in the Advanced compostions and chat challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice improvement. This shot has a much better sense of the light coming in between the pillars.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2012 at 01:07 UTC as 1st comment
On Departure-Second Version in the Advanced compostions and chat challenge (3 comments in total)

I like the saturated colours, but the composition now looks too cramped for my liking. Others may disagree.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 11:26 UTC as 3rd comment
On fish and shadows-2nd versions in the Advanced compostions and chat challenge (5 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 11:24 UTC as 4th comment
On redone in the Advanced compostions and chat challenge (6 comments in total)

The increased contrast has helped a lot. Still not happy with the upward incline of the jetty, though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 11:21 UTC as 5th comment
On railway track in the Advanced compostions and chat challenge (7 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 11:18 UTC as 4th comment
On landscape in the Advanced compostions and chat challenge (8 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 11:15 UTC as 3rd comment
On San Fernando Mission in the Advanced compostions and chat challenge (7 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 11:09 UTC as 3rd comment
On Amaryllis, first version in the Advanced compostions and chat challenge (8 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 11:05 UTC as 3rd comment
On Zion River in the Advanced compostions and chat challenge (11 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 10:58 UTC as 4th comment
On Zion River in the Advanced compostions and chat challenge (11 comments in total)

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".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 07:01 UTC as 7th comment
On Departure in the Advanced compostions and chat challenge (10 comments in total)

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?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 06:57 UTC as 5th comment
On On The Edge in the Advanced compostions and chat challenge (9 comments in total)

Very nice, but I agree about recropping if possible. The flowers seem to be just a little crammed into the upper left corner.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 06:50 UTC as 3rd comment
On shadows on the wall in the Advanced compostions and chat challenge (9 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 06:48 UTC as 4th comment
On Blackpool View in the Advanced compostions and chat challenge (10 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 06:44 UTC as 5th comment
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