Colpro

Colpro

Lives in South Africa Centurion, South Africa
Works as a Retired
Joined on May 28, 2011

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On Ponds challenge (10 comments in total)

The definition of "pond".
An inland body of standing water that is smaller than a lake. Natural ponds form in small depressions and are usually shallow enough to support rooted vegetation across most or all of their areas.

Do ALL the photo's submitted so far comply?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2012 at 21:14 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Spawn vs Tremor (New version) in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (11 comments in total)

Second attempt using most of the suggestions has paid off - great dynamics.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2012 at 21:00 UTC as 2nd comment
On Still Life 1 in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (9 comments in total)

A great "still life" and I like your interpretation. The fruit could "maybe" brightened a bit, but I wouldn't like to lose the contrast between fruit and table. I actually prefer this effort over your final choice - it's fresh and casual in a "natural" surrounding.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2012 at 20:57 UTC as 1st comment
On abstract 2 in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (9 comments in total)

I still stick with my first set of comments - but this is your interpretation of what others have suggested. It works, is a goog photo and so ...well done.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2012 at 20:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Still Life 2 - A night work... in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (11 comments in total)

The epitome of exactly what a "still life" is about. As this is your final there are no further suggestions from me. A well posed and competent photo, so well done.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2012 at 20:50 UTC as 3rd comment
On Hey..STOP in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (9 comments in total)

The only change I suggest is to see if the whole shadow of the manikin could be caught. The DOF to my eye is in keeping with the subject matter and the whole concept works for me. I think you captured the shot exactly as planned!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2012 at 20:47 UTC as 5th comment
On Whistles in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (9 comments in total)

At first look I wasn't sure of the DOF. After looking a while I recon it is great for yor subject. Nice vibrant color with a different subject. Would leave it as is.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2012 at 20:44 UTC as 1st comment
On On a Car Board in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (5 comments in total)

I suggest the clock be closer to the bottle and the bottle to be perfectly vertical. At the moment it is neither at an angle, nor vertical. Nice color and good sharp focus.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2012 at 20:42 UTC as 4th comment
On abstract 1 in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (6 comments in total)

I would crop from the right and bottom so that the wash line is in the bottom 1/3 and the right side "Rule-of-thirds". Clone out the orange garment at the top. The wash line is horizontal so I would leave it so.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 07:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On Still life - retake - and chat challenge (11 comments in total)

This may help :

A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on). Still life paintings give the artist more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition than do paintings of other types of subjects such as landscape or portraiture. Some modern still life breaks the two-dimensional barrier and employs three-dimensional mixed media, and uses found objects, photography, computer graphics, as well as video and sound.

Basically - Objects grouped and arranged by Man. NOT buildings, etc ......

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 07:33 UTC as 2nd comment
On Yellow Pepers in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (9 comments in total)

I guess ( ? ) you may have blurred the whole photo? Try selective sharpening of the peppers and soften the blue highlights, if possible. Still a good traditional "still life" and great for this challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 07:20 UTC as 6th comment
On Spaghetti for two in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (13 comments in total)

I like it just as is. Maybe .... straighten the horizontal line of the worktop and see what a crop of the dark line at bottom does?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 07:16 UTC as 9th comment
On Cut Cut the Barrier of Life! in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (7 comments in total)

I suggest that the line between white and black should be exactly horizontal or the black part be cropped. I would crop the bottom and a bit from the right - Rule-of-Thirds. Another small change would be to cut the glare a bit from the blade.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2012 at 15:31 UTC as 7th comment
On Cowries in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (8 comments in total)

I read your description and recon you have succeeded. I think the photo is good enough just as it is. It is minimal, but what is wrong with that - I have no suggestion to change anything.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 19:13 UTC as 4th comment
On Kokeshi Dolls, Version 1 in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (6 comments in total)

Love your explanation! Rule of thirds is not cast in stone anyway - your arrangement works for me. Colors beautifully grouped (with care, I think) and the photo is bright, cheerful and sharp. It also fulfills this challenges requirement exactly. Well done - no changes from me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 19:09 UTC as 1st comment
On Lamp shades in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (8 comments in total)

3-days later, so I had better comment. The lights are not "arranged objects" - so I don't think this photo should be in this challenge. To my taste it is all out of focus and the lamps are "blown". Should have had sharp focus with DOF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 19:06 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Take us to your leader... in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (8 comments in total)

I think it is exactly what this particular challenge asked for. In focus, a different composition that works here, nice and bright. I wouldn't do anything to it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 19:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Spawn versus Tremor in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (5 comments in total)

I would like to see a little more contrast on the figure furtherist from camera. Pity the background is in such sharp focus ....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 18:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Experient Window in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (7 comments in total)

My take is that if you select only the vases (hanging on the wall) it would be more appropriate for this challenge - and make a far more pleasing photo.

RULES STATE :" So HDR and standard basic post processing is okay, as long as it is not overwhelmingly noticeable"

My personal opinion is that the original has too much post processing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 18:57 UTC as 3rd comment
On Antique House... in the Still life - retake - and chat challenge (10 comments in total)

I don't think that this is a "still life". But that is my interpretation. As a photo I think the blown part detracts from the image and I think the "grunge" effect around all edges detracts from the main subject.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 18:52 UTC as 6th comment
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