* Wed C&C No Theme Thread #307 14 03 12 *
Welcome to the Wednesday Comments and Critique (No Theme) thread!
We are continuing the great tradition of this C&C thread because we are convinced that looking at and talking about images is vital for better photography.
The idea is simple: you post an image and get critique on it, and in return give other people your opinion of their images, or vice versa.
Generally, you should post only one single image for C&C. As an exception, you may post two pictures resulting from one shutter release but with different treatment (for example a color and a black & white version, or a different crop) for us to choose from and comment on.
1.If you post an image, you should critique at least one other image.
2.Keep your comments honest but polite. If you don’t care for an image try to explain why. This is neither a “Good shot!” nor an image-bashing thread.
Any style, any camera. It is a peer-to-peer photography workshop!
Feedback is guaranteed (for up to 48 h after the thread has started)! Though keep in mind that the thread tends to be busiest during the first 24 hours or so, so later image posts may get little feedback.
HOW TO PLAY:
1.Turn on "Threaded view" and reply to this post with a web-sized image. Change the title so we can sort different images out easily!
2.Get back to this thread in a minute, an hour or a day or so, and…
3.…still in threaded view, look at one or more pictures of your choice, click reply and critique it.
4.Remember to add the EXIF if your image doesn't embed it as this may help
5.Image posters: please consider telling us what your own opinion on your image is. What prompted you to click that shutter button? What did you see? Why do you like the result? You don't have to explain, but it might be interesting.
6.You are very welcome to post a group reply to the feedback you have received. This could include a new version of your image modified in response to the comments.
IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME, WELCOME! AND BE SURE TO READ THIS:
•The critique you give (point 3 from the above list) is vital. What was your first impression? What catches your eye about an image? Why? What do you like, and what distracts you? What would you change?
•Fiddle with the image in your head - composition, perspective, color balance, exposure.
- It is understood that unless the original poster specifically states that they do not want an altered image posted that you are free to alter the posted image and repost it in a reply for C&C purposes. That reposted image may remain permanently or you may remove it after a short period of time if you prefer.
•More general feedback is also welcome. Do you know something about taking the same sort of image that would make matters easier - share your own as an example in your reply. Encourage - it is a scary business putting your work up for other people to judge!
•Finally what is the verdict? Waste-bin? Snapshot? Could be better? Family Album? Frame on wall? Poster-size frame on wall? Billboard? Reuters? World Press Photo? National Geographic? Museum? (pick your own superlative here)
One of the first replies is “The Related Post”. This is the place to post your general musings about the C&C Thread.
Another of the first replies includes a link to all previous threads. This is called "Archives".
This is a placeholder for anything related to the C&C threads. And we do mean anything: feel free to start a discussion about the threads, or how you felt when your image was trashed by some mean know-it-all (probably not in this thread, though), or how it feels trying to say something polite about a cr @ ppy image posted for review (tough one).
This is also the place to make arrangements and share ideas for keeping this thread alive and kicking.
The C&C participants will be more than happy to consider all input.
Here is the list of all previous editions of our weekly exercise in ruthless peer-to-peer coaching for better photography; a refuge from gear discussions.
All Threads from 2014
Week 306 14 03 05 http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53244969
Week 305 14 02 26 http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53195160
Week 304 14 02 19 http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53148085
Week 303 14 02 12 http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53097949
Week 302 14 02 05 http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53049187
Week 301 14 01 29 http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53004183
Week 300 14 01 22 http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52955902
Week 299 14 01 15 http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52911432
Week 298 14 01 08 http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52861838
Week 297 14 01 01 http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52814240
All Previous Threads
Working for the first time on a Mac from my son's house. A different experience.
The image below was reworked from a crowded scene and taken at the Marshville Heritage Festival. Unfortunately I did not get enough of the car in the image after correction of the slant and lost the top of the roof. May revisit this to see if I can 'recreate' the roof. Anyway, the gentleman on the right is inserting the crank to start the car, and start it did!
The spoonbills are returning for their annual nesting event. I caught this one just taking off from a roost on an old tree. Not the ideal lighting direction but I like the shot anyway.
A very fine image Scott. Well framed as cropped and has an anticipation of 'the launch' and the action about to happen. I like the light filtering through the feathers and the grasses against the sky. Good detail in the dark trunk below as well which anchors the image.
I always learn from your thoughts...
My favorite bird. Nice shot.
Hi mate great car, did he keep his hands clear when it started?
Looks like you have removed the sky or background? I find it a little distracting, a project for when you get home.
Hi mate so calm, I love the texture of the water.
The only change for me would to have a look a cloning out the stem on the water surface on the bottom left.
This is great.
Lovely capture - the colour and the light through the wings bring it alive.
Great fun. I think Zin knows where there are some spare tyres in case you need them.
The top being cropped doesn't bother me that much.
Wow, what a beautiful car. This photo is great. I really like the way that the people all enhance the beauty of the car. The way that they're all looking on, framing it, adds to its grandeur. Love the colours. Don't mind missing out on a bit of roof!