I was working Christmas Eve once when I was a student. I wanted to finish a program but it got killed by the staff who corrupted it with a big message; 'It's christmas'.
I can't make my mind up which I like the most but I like all of them more than the first. Happy New Year
I think these are interesting images. An example of the fact that there are photo targets all around us if we look for them. Good use of an otherwise down day for you. I'm keeping my antivirus on as I scan your posts as I don't need your cold.
Brilliant. 3rd one doesn't work as well for me. Don't know why.
All great of course! I actually like the first...the bright daylight streaming through the studio window look to it. Makes me feel happy and creative in anticipation of generating a masterpiece...that must be the artist in me
Hmmm...I was thinking exactly that. Maybe the black empty backround extreem right? But geeze, we're getting picky now aren't we?Brilliant. 3rd one doesn't work as well for me. Don't know why.
Nice work, you are making me look like an arm chair photographer!
Just got to overcome the lethagy now
I believe my 'eye' developed (excuse the pun) by hanging around here and viewing and analysing other's work.
So perhaps an answer (not the only one) is to be more active in critique, as it helps build the 'eye'.
Yes, Hans; armchair photographer is where I'm most comfortable
Many thanks for all the feedback. Very encouraging as usual. I can't believe I have had my DSLR for nearly 9 moths now...I guess I am about due to give birth to the big one...I wouldn't hold your breath though, todays inspiration consisted of ironing, mending the radiator on one of the cars and repairing the heater intake with gaffer tape
On examining these images again I can see a problem that nobody has mentioned yet (although Hans has picked up on the result); The light in the first image is much more natural looking. The reason is obvious now. The first image took most of its light from a flash almost level with the palette and drowned out the tungsten ceiling light. For the other 2 the flash was dialed down and held further away, thus giving the ceiling light head and resulting in an unnatural light.
Well spotted Dave. I can see this clearly now. Another useful tidbit to store in my untidy dusty attic of a brain.Because the axis of sharpeness is at odds with the axis of the image.
i.e. The sharness runs top to bottom on a landscape oriented image.
The armchair is good place to be for stimulating inspiration. Tramping around the countryside looking for 'The Grail Shot' soon wore thin with me. I used to do that with my film camera and got so frustrated I gave it up. Now I let the image form in my head, then find the location or object that fits the thought process. Much easier. Although I still get inspiration from being out and about that inspiration does not often lead to an on the spot shutter release.Nice work, you are making me look like an arm chair photographer!
Donald, apart from the lighting tone (which can be rectified) and Dave's observation I actually agree. I personally like No3 best. Although I do feel the need to take the cropping scissors to the right hand side.
Excellent point Dave. I for one have become far too lazy in that respect. I looked at the Does Colour Work with BW' thread today and thought the image far to complicated to take apart and analyse properly and was tempted to make exactly that comment. That would not be helpful at all.is to be more active in critique, as it helps build the 'eye'.