Pangloss

Pangloss

Lives in Spain Barcelona, Spain
Works as a IT Consultant
Joined on Aug 25, 2009
About me:

Learn more about digital photography techniques.
Try different digital cameras with different lenses until I find a system that suits me.
Learn more about post-processing software and techniques.
Develop a taste for good photography by seeing other people's works.

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On photo Rodin's House in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (10 comments in total)

Perfect, nothing to add, nothing to change.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 20:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo looking at sunset in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (12 comments in total)

Great balance, great colors, great three part frame.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 20:20 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (15 comments in total)

The framing is perfect, as it matches perfectly the shape of the background mosque, I also love the perfect exposure, symmetry and compositional balance. Imho this is a nearly perfect picture, requiring just a touch of perspective correction that any image editor can do in a few seconds.
What most impresses me in this picture is that the composition and framing both reflect the simple serenity of the subject.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 20:19 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Karteuse in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (11 comments in total)

Beautiful view where the eye "escapes" on the left, because the framing is incomplete! Also the leaves on the top left seem to have been lit with a flash, perhaps a touch too strong.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 20:11 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Chaco Culture in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (9 comments in total)

I find the composition interesting perhaps because the complex texture of rocks in the frame matches that of the background. However we do not get a great impression of depth, except for the sky.
For a very slight improvement I would crop just a little bit on the right and bottom to make the background slightly more centered.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 20:09 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cinqia Terre-8 in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (9 comments in total)

Imo this is perfect framing and a very nice composition, simple and interesting.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 20:03 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Taormina in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (9 comments in total)

This is an interesting and impressive view from above, although the road, parked cars and rail tracks do not match the beauty of the coastal line. The framing is provided by the leaves, but it is a rather "sparse" framing that allows the background to pass through at the bottom, top, and left side partly.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 20:01 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DSCN4398 in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (12 comments in total)

We have two frames in this shot, the white wall that frames the window that frames the outside view. I love the contrast between the blue/grey colors outside and the dark window frame, but the wall frame serves no function in this composition imho, and the ceiling certainly could be cropped out.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 19:57 UTC as 1st comment
On photo From Inside Bryan Covered Bridge, Vermont USA in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (12 comments in total)

A nice, tranquil shot of a small river and waterfall, framed by two dark wooden pillars. The sky is slightly overexposed imho, but that is the only detail that I can find to note.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 19:54 UTC as 1st comment
On photo rsz_copy_of_dsc_0273 in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (13 comments in total)

This is a clear example of framing using indisputably natural elements. A very "far west" look, but I miss a larger part of sky in this picture, which would have made it more balanced. As it stands, the framing is slightly triangular in shape.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 19:51 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Moscow in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (12 comments in total)

This is more an example of guiding lines in the very nice composition, there is also some judicious amount of vignetting introduced in postptocessing to guide the eye from the dark lower left corner back to the brighter lights in the right/center. The impact of the image is increased by the use of B/W.
However, as remarked before, it is not a clear example of framing.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 19:47 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Dusk At Hawley House in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (12 comments in total)

A magnificent view. The framing is provided by the window straight lines but also by the external dark elements (plants on the balcony and tree further) and this makes it slightly "busy" for the eye.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 19:42 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Q art Gal. 2011-10-22 027 (1280x945) in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (12 comments in total)

Although this is a nice perspective shot, I find the gallery visitors slightly distracting in the picture, and the underwater lights seem to "break" the framing and also provide diagonal lines that do not quite guide the eye.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 19:37 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Fountain of Youth in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (16 comments in total)

Very nice framing that perfectly isolates the fountain water jets, the background in the shadows also provides a good contrast with the clear water, and finally the nice foreground that progressively guides the eyes to the fountain again.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 19:34 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Paradise in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (14 comments in total)

The sea colors are very nice and the framing is perfect to convey the idea of an island shot.
My only criticism is that the framing is just a little too "busy" and part of the background detail is covered.
In any case, a beautiful view.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2011 at 20:42 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Castle in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (19 comments in total)

This is so beautiful, and the leaves on top follow the outline of the castle in the background so well, whereas the water provides a bottom frame.
The image breathes peace and balance, even the sky provides additional matter for the eye.
There is nothing I personally find I could criticize in this image, regarding framing or composition or colors - well, perhaps just a touch less green channel saturation as other noted, but I don't have a calibrated monitor.
Otherwise imho this is poster quality.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2011 at 20:35 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Dark room with a view in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (16 comments in total)

Fellow photographers,
Thank you again for all your varied, interesting and informed comments, for which I am extremely grateful and from which I learned a lot. I think my photograph presents a clear challenge with regards to adjusting the framing, apart from couple of details that can be edited, and perhaps the colors of the landscape that can be enhanced (although, personally, I feel that winter colors are pale by the very nature of the light in this season).
I am going to try all the suggestions regarding framing and I'll post the version that I feel trims the most "dark matter" without loss of punch.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2011 at 20:28 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Sivrice in the Snow challenge (5 comments in total)

Beautiful! It looks almost like a painting! Well done!

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:09 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Dark room with a view in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (16 comments in total)

Guys, I am very, very grateful for all your comments. Honestly, I am just a novice photographer and this shot was taken with a humble LX3 compact camera (which I love despite all its shortcomings).
I didn't do any HDR processing, actually I didn't touch the colors or adjust wb/contrast. This is exactly the light that was coming into the room and that the lens/camera captured. We are rarely blessed with this kind of light here.
Since we are allowed to re-submit a 2nd version, I'll take all your comments into account and probably submit a vertical/vertical version with less "darkness", however it may possibly have less impact than this version, as Robert Buckley wrote - we'll see, hope to read your comments about the 2nd try and how they compare!

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 05:18 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On photo Gull Play in the The picture that could never be, and its source challenge (1 comment in total)

Fabulous!

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2011 at 01:49 UTC as 1st comment
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