auctionman: Soooo, you are saying wait until another challenge to post images from Ontario?
It's the next one in line from west to east across Canada. Yes Ontario is next followed by Quebec until the final of the series of Newfoundland.
AlexBakerPhotoz: What about English country gardens that are not in England? It's a type of garden transplanted (usually by the English) all over the world.
An English type country garden would be acceptable.
RuthC: Hi Bangers and Mash,Do you want English Country Gardens, the large, famous park-like gardens overflowing with wonderful European flowers and shrubs, or are you accepting English cottage gardens outside peoples' homes, which are on a much smaller scale, and usually crowded with colourful flowers?Thanks, Ruth
Hi RuthEither is perfectly fine. The large gardens would look awesome.
mattw92: Panoramas okay?
Panoramas are fine. Sorry to take so long to get back to you.
Much nicer now without that distracting wire or rope that was present on the right side of the image.
Your re-submission is much better.
Excellent. That's the sort of images I was referring to in the challenge.
Bangers and Mash: I made a change to the number of entries per person and as well the total submissions. I feel there may well be a great deal of images that would be missed if not for the changes made. Enjoy the challenge.
Good point. To be honest with you, I didn't think of that. I will reduce it. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.
I made a change to the number of entries per person and as well the total submissions. I feel there may well be a great deal of images that would be missed if not for the changes made. Enjoy the challenge.
Nicely improved. I do agree with the previous comment about a little more crop. But it is much better than the original image you posted. Good job.
Much, much better! Would still like to see the rode/wire or whatever it is eliminated, but I have to say that I do like the image much better now. Nice job in correcting the color and softness of the original.
Amanda S: Yay! A Canadian challenge. Too bad i never get out of my own province... ;) lol
Now you don't have to. Just sit back and watch all the entries come in. One province and territory at a time :-)
I understand your use of f/8 to maintain focus on the entire subject, but you might have placed him a little farther away from the background (if possible) so as to blur it out a bit. You were fortunate to be able to get light on his eyes considering the hat he is wearing is far down on his forehead. Other than re-positioning him farther from the background, I wouldn't do a thing to this shot.
The lighting is nice and the expression on the child's face, priceless. Greater bokeh in this shot, or better yet not having the person in the background would have added major punch to a great shot of this child.
Nice color. I like a shot that has some space off to the side, but I find that it only works if you can capture the full image of the subject. If it is just a partial shot like this, then you need to cut back on the space to the left. A removal of the object on the beach, a slight correction to the horizon and a bit of fill flash to show more detail in the horses face would do wonders to this image.
Was the horse dressed up for a festival by any chance?
Nice shot. Good expression, and I'm glad that you positioned the horizon properly. I've seen so many shots like this with the horizon right across the middle of the shot. Not good. Some points -- I agree with the others that the image is a bit soft. That can be corrected. May I suggest doing a bit of PP work to try and remove the wire or rope on the right. I find it a bit distracting, but that's just me.
That beautiful little puppy posed on a different colored background and it would be -- perfecto!! Shame he had to be put down. He's a cuttie.
Dreamy. Almost like the dog was sitting on a cloud. I really like this image. Perhaps if you had framed the dog a little higher in the image when composing the shot. Just a little mind you. It wouldn't look good if he was centered.
Love it. The dog couldn't have been posed better. Perfect use of bokeh as well. Now if only that leash was out of the shot, but on the other hand, perhaps the dog is dreaming of being free to run, and wishing he wasn't held back by the leash.
Very nice image. I agree that you need to decrease the saturation. Try backing off a bit on the highlights to reduce the hot spot upper right corner and see if it will bring some detail in the hand. Lightroom, if you have it, should do a good job on that.