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    Critique my picture please.

    Hello there,
    I would be interested in any comments any of you have.

    Critique my picture please.
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    Hi There-I'm new here also and your image caught my eye. Your photo is very interesting. Reminds me of images taken with a fish-eye lens. The colors are amazing. The sky might be a little bit distracting, but the dark and light areas compliment each other. I like it! :-D Cindy

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    It is quite dark, but I like it. I suggest a bit of cropping to remove the large black area at the bottom and the banding in the sky on the left - I hope you don't mind my attempt.

    BTW is that Normanton church?

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    Re: Critique my picture please.

    It was taken at Rutland Water.

    Thanks for your comments - I like this crop.

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    Re: Critique my pictures please.

    Here's another.....

    Critique my picture please.
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    Re: Critique my picture please.

    I think the crop is perfect! I was afraid it would unbalance the whole effect of the dark with the light, but it looks great. :-D

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    Re: Critique my picture please.

    More panoramic....

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    Re: Critique my pictures please.

    Quote Originally Posted by cosmokev View Post
    Here's another.....

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    Really like this one with all the small puffy clouds.

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    Re: Critique my pictures please.

    If you like clouds.....

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    Re: Critique my pictures please.

    I like very much the pictures.

    Quote Originally Posted by cosmokev View Post
    Here's another.....

    Critique my picture please.
    Was this sky glow natural or has been added in post processing?.

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    Thanks.

    Sky glow was there - slight tint and tonal contrast filter brought it out.

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    The last one you posted has an area where the sky is too dark, so dark compared to sourounding area that it looks not natural.

    I find my eyes going there all the time; I think I can see quite a clear separation in the sky where a part was deliberately darkened. Guess it was just too much PP.

    Except that, I like it.

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    Cosmokev,
    I'm not sure of your intent with your original posted image (were you trying to represent an old film print or foster a particular atmosphere?) but I see the sky as being unnaturally green and not blue enough. In your later panorama with the clouds (third posted photo), there is a variation in color and exposure across the sky with the leftmost part of the photo being too green. The middle area seems to be too dark. I think the sky on the right looks just right. I dont know what software you are using but there should be some way to adjust correct the exposure among the component photos.

    I like the drama of the skies in both photos and you are right in cropping to show more sky. For the second photo, I think the trees on the right complement the texture of the clouds in the sky.
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    Re: Critique my picture please.

    What is your subject cosmokev? If it's the sky, I suggest it's not enough. The sky can make a useful background to an interesting subject. It looks like the site has potential however; that jetty or the building on the right perhaps could be useful. Try Getty Images and search for 'sunset, pier' and you'll see plenty of good examples of what would make a better image in my opinion.

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    Re: Critique my picture please.

    Purist shots...

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