Rational

Rational

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Jan 25, 2008

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  • The model is beautiful and has a very gentle disposition which matches the spring scenery. That said, the viewer's attention is inevitably drawn to the ugly purple color of the hair. It feels like...
  • A portrait is primarily a means of conveying the photographed person's real personality, strengths, humanity, intelligence, etc. I look at this portrait and I see a rather dark mood and...
  • I like the humanizing touch of the little girl's presence in an otherwise formal setting. Well done.
  • Replied in My girls
    The photos of the young girls are beautiful and joyful.
  • It may be original but, frankly, not satisfying in conveying childhood exuberance or joy. The cropping is odd too.
  • Replied in Critique
    Lighting is fine but the model is too close to the background which appears distractingly in focus. Also, the pose is way too contrived; people don't put their hands like that.
  • The girl may be talented, but the precocious pose is more suitable for a sixteen year old. It actually deprives this little girl of the childhood innocence she should have been radiating instead....
  • The amount of space above the head does not matter as much as the seemingly forced smile on the little girl's face (i.e. she looks as if she was told to smile but she didn't really want to). This...
  • Just because a photo is that of a nude is no excuse for bad taste. In fact, quite the opposite should be the case. The first photo is crude, and the second is ugly with a nail half eaten by fungus,...
  • Commented on Camera shipments continue to fall news story

    (cont)

    Digital camera used by non-pros will take off only after they have been endowed with enough software smarts to:
    a) Have true auto-color-balance; today's cameras that claim to do so,...

  • Commented on Camera shipments continue to fall news story

    (cont)

    Digital camera used by non-pros will take off only after they have been endowed with enough software smarts to:
    a) Have true auto-color-balance; today's cameras that claim to do so,...

  • Commented on Camera shipments continue to fall news story

    (part 3)

    Digital camera used by non-pros will take off only after they have been endowed with enough software smarts to:
    a) Have true auto-color-balance; today's cameras that claim to do so,...

  • Commented on Camera shipments continue to fall news story

    (cont)

    The cost of a decent DSLR and lens package is a significant consideration, too. On top of it, one usually has to spend a pretty penny to get Photoshop (legally) so as to fix the many...

  • Commented on Camera shipments continue to fall news story

    (cont)

    The cost of a decent DSLR and lens package is a significant consideration, too. On top of it, one usually has to spend a pretty penny to get Photoshop (legally) so as to fix the many...

  • Commented on Camera shipments continue to fall news story

    (Part 2)

    The cost of a decent DSLR and lens package is a significant consideration, too. On top of it, one usually has to spend a pretty penny to get Photoshop (legally) so as to fix the many...

  • Commented on Camera shipments continue to fall news story

    Most upscale smartphones do quite well when there is good lighting that does not require much skill (no contrasty light, no strong backlight, no dim light), and a smartphone is so much easier to...

  • Commented on Camera shipments continue to fall news story

    Most upscale smartphones do quite well when there is good lighting that does not require much skill (no contrasty light, no strong backlight, no dim light), and a smartphone is so much easier to...

  • Frankly, I don't see why you think that anyone would feel that you should show your work.
  • As a matter of principle, I have no intention of sharing my photos over the Internet with Adobe or anyone else, no matter what the price.

    Sooo, all of the sudden, impure thoughts come to mind,...

  • I was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer some 12 years ago. I am alive and well today after treatment (surgery, chemo, and radiation). The moment the treatments ended, while I was...
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Last post 8 months ago
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Last upload Dec 22, 2012