In this third edition of “photo critique” I received more wonderful images. Let’s see a part of them, and the others next week.
Technically, this image has some problems. The most obvious one is the overexposure. It seems to be a very bright sun in that day, and one step underexposure would have helped. The other aspect is the lack of sharpness. The image is kind of too soft and when about portraits, I prefer to see the face details nicely sharped.
The warm tones and the clothes make me believe this is a portrait shot in autumn. I like this warm autumn mood. There is a vertical shadow on the wall behind the girl. I suggest to photoshop that since it is a bit distracting. Otherwise, I like the combined background (wall + trees) – it popes out the subject. Also, she has one hand rising out of the frame – you can still correct this by cropping the picture from the bottom.
There is a perfect timing in this shot and a good focus. However, I believe the subject is too centered. I would have followed the rule of thirds for this situation. Exposure is good in this case.
For a better approach to a perfect still life photo, you could have improvised a white background, or a light blue one, anyway, some uniform color. A uniform color behind the scene would have pop out the subject, making a big impact on the viewer. The color of the fruit looks very natural which is a very good thing for my taste in matter of photography.
The image has a very good sharpness and black and white contrast. I believe that there are no technical problems within this image. Even if you pushed the B&W contrast at hight limits, there are no overexposed or underexposed areas. The sky looks pretty dark which makes me believe you used a polarizer: good so!
The composition itself is not bad, but there is a big amount of the sky that is useless in this picture. You can crop it to a panoramic-like frame. Thinking about the panoramic view, it would have been a good idea to include the entire tree at the right within the frame. I like very much the subject of this photo: it’s catching, story-telling.
For this kind of photography (abstract patterns and textures), the are no difficult technical requirements. Exposure and contrast are OK. I’m not really understanding where this was taken, what this really is, but the composition is quite catching.
The yellow gives a psychedelic mood. I first tried a high contrast black and white version, but then I noticed that with B&W it looses the 3D perspective. The approach of some objects and the far objects not only give the idea of 3D, but I also feel some speed in my blood hurrying to get to the end of the dotted tunnel (you title “trip” fits). The are 3 white objects that I’m not sure they match here.
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