jbf

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Joined on Nov 3, 2002

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  • This is interesting. The smile is featured well in the photo and does a great job of communicating the emotion of the child without needing to see the eyes. The shoe in the circle is a nice touch ...
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  • The other comments are great.  One other thing I would consider doing that hasn't been mentioned is removing the graphic on the sweatshirt.  I like the Police, but not in a fantasy style portrait. ...
  • The way the name of the building is highlighted and framed is fantastic.  I also like the gradient in the sky compared to the black shape of the building on the right.  The gradient causes the ...
  • You expect us to rebuild the Death Star again?
  • I like SoCalWill's version. I went a different, more simplified direction. I cropped, removed the color, increased the contrast slightly, and cleaned it up a little. I hope this is helpful, jbf
  • First off, I want to commend you for being brave enough to ask this question. I'd also like to start by saying a few things about what's right with these photos. The scene is beautiful and the ...
  • The water line should be level.
  • The dolphin comprises roughly 1/1000 of the frame. The subject is too small for the image to be effective as a shot of a jumping dolphin. You could do a major crop to zoom in on the dolphin but ...
  • Anthony, You have received a lot of great responses. I have some additional thoughts: 1. Post samples of your work, probably in a new thread so they don't get lost in the middle of this one. ...
  • All photographic subjects are both interesting and boring.  The observation itself determines the outcome... well, that and craftmanship (ok, the analogy isn't pefect).
  • You might be interested in this photographer: Arnoldas It's one of the best collections I've seen in this genre.  Notice the great light, colors, composition, narrow depth of field, and the way the ...
  • Replied in Bird
    I'm glad it didn't eat you!  Great perspective!
  • Commented on photo Love Letter in the Valentine challenge

    This is a great photo. I'm not talking about the shadow, composition, lighting, etc. The photo gets my heart beating faster remembering what it was like at that age to receive a letter from a...

  • This general topic has been covered many times.  Here are the standard points: - The standard definition of the word "cheating" does not apply to editing a photo unless the photo is entered in a ...
  • This is more of a painting than a photograph. Not literally, but figuratively, and ironically in this case, "figuratively" is meant both literally and figuratively. The question that comes to my ...
  • Replied in A Foggy..
    I love foggy photos.  I hope you don't mind, I have one suggestion which may or may not be an improvement.  I instantly saw the image as a wide panorama, something like this: The only explanation I ...
  • I definitely see it!  Very funny photo.  Why did you go with the brown processing?  It's a perfect subject to try some fun colors. Thanks for sharing, jbf
  • This photo caught my eye because it works so well on multiple levels. You have the two small statues playing hide-and-seek along the diagonal line (which is great), and then there is the wonderful ...
  • Wow! Can I call what you just said "kind"? All of the positive responses are great to hear. I've never been good at seeing how to compose a scene when I'm taking the photo, so my best skill is ...
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