Photography critique.


log in

Advanced search

Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photography critique.

1 · 2 · Next
Author Message
John McLeod VII
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 15 Jul 99
Posts: 24691
Credit: 522,659
RAC: 19
United States
Message 1257676 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 20:56:58 UTC
Last modified: 8 Jul 2012, 20:59:13 UTC

Post photography to be critiqued.

Rules:
1) Only photographs you have taken.
2) Constructive and civil criticism only please.

NOTE: We do not have to queue up to post photographs.
____________


BOINC WIKI

John McLeod VII
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 15 Jul 99
Posts: 24691
Credit: 522,659
RAC: 19
United States
Message 1257678 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 20:58:43 UTC

I will start with a photograph I took a few weeks ago in Iron Bridge. The nesting swan was just a few feet from a walkway. Apparently she was enjoying the largess of passersby for a living.




____________


BOINC WIKI

Profile Ex
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 12 Mar 12
Posts: 2895
Credit: 1,797,699
RAC: 1,325
United States
Message 1257724 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 22:17:01 UTC
Last modified: 8 Jul 2012, 22:17:48 UTC

I never had gotten too deeply into photography. So I cannot "critique". However I have dabbled a little.

This is the closest to "cool" I ever took.




____________
-Dave #2

3.2.0-33

John McLeod VII
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 15 Jul 99
Posts: 24691
Credit: 522,659
RAC: 19
United States
Message 1257733 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 23:06:06 UTC - in response to Message 1257724.

I never had gotten too deeply into photography. So I cannot "critique". However I have dabbled a little.

This is the closest to "cool" I ever took.




The foreground seems a bit underexposed. I can't quite tell if it is half constructed, or ready for the wrecking ball.
____________


BOINC WIKI

Profile Ex
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 12 Mar 12
Posts: 2895
Credit: 1,797,699
RAC: 1,325
United States
Message 1257736 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 23:09:39 UTC

An abandonment. Totally ready for a wrecking ball. Piece of history. "Physical Culture Hotel" was granted money for renovation about 5 years ago apparently. Maybe it will be used again.
____________
-Dave #2

3.2.0-33

Profile James C.
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 19 Jul 06
Posts: 538
Credit: 2,708,098
RAC: 9,736
United States
Message 1257737 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 23:10:06 UTC - in response to Message 1257678.

Nature pictures are always awesome when you can't see any man made items in my opinion. The is a pleasing picture to look at for sure.
____________
-"Young" James

"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." Frank Zappa

Profile James C.
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 19 Jul 06
Posts: 538
Credit: 2,708,098
RAC: 9,736
United States
Message 1257738 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 23:11:19 UTC - in response to Message 1257724.

I never had gotten too deeply into photography. So I cannot "critique". However I have dabbled a little.

This is the closest to "cool" I ever took.





I think its quite awesome myself, I like the fact that you decided to do B&W and the lighting is perfect to set an abstract mood.
____________
-"Young" James

"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." Frank Zappa

Profile Ex
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 12 Mar 12
Posts: 2895
Credit: 1,797,699
RAC: 1,325
United States
Message 1257747 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 23:23:40 UTC
Last modified: 8 Jul 2012, 23:24:50 UTC

Thank you. Looking at it now, I wish my camera had been more centered and straight. It appears I was to the left, with the camera pointing slightly right to center the end of the hallway. Hmm.

And I always liked black and white for the purposes of pictures like this where my goal was "desolation".
____________
-Dave #2

3.2.0-33

Profile James C.
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 19 Jul 06
Posts: 538
Credit: 2,708,098
RAC: 9,736
United States
Message 1257749 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 23:28:20 UTC

I have one for the thread. I was trying to capture depth and still haven't decided if I like it or not.


____________
-"Young" James

"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." Frank Zappa

John McLeod VII
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 15 Jul 99
Posts: 24691
Credit: 522,659
RAC: 19
United States
Message 1257767 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 0:02:43 UTC - in response to Message 1257749.

I have one for the thread. I was trying to capture depth and still haven't decided if I like it or not.


Usually having everything in focus works better for landscape photography.
____________


BOINC WIKI

Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 25 Dec 00
Posts: 12729
Credit: 7,257,899
RAC: 17,282
United States
Message 1257796 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 1:07:54 UTC - in response to Message 1257749.

For depth the usual would to have had the focus on the tree in the middle, with both the foreground and background going out. The subject matter here really doesn't lend itself to depth as you don't have anything that is a strong subject to stand out in depth from the rest of the photo. Think of an insect on a blade of grass in a field where the insect and blade it is on are sharp and the rest blurs. Another might be a shot up a tall building where one window is open and the emphasis is placed on that window.

____________

John McLeod VII
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 15 Jul 99
Posts: 24691
Credit: 522,659
RAC: 19
United States
Message 1257803 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 1:26:22 UTC - in response to Message 1257796.

For depth the usual would to have had the focus on the tree in the middle, with both the foreground and background going out. The subject matter here really doesn't lend itself to depth as you don't have anything that is a strong subject to stand out in depth from the rest of the photo. Think of an insect on a blade of grass in a field where the insect and blade it is on are sharp and the rest blurs. Another might be a shot up a tall building where one window is open and the emphasis is placed on that window.

Yes, but those are not typical landscapes.

Those are more akin to a flower or portrait in which a blurred background accents the main object.
____________


BOINC WIKI

Profile arkaynProject donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 14 May 99
Posts: 3689
Credit: 48,728,185
RAC: 6,446
United States
Message 1257812 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 1:52:49 UTC

One I took several years ago.



Click for larger version.
____________

John McLeod VII
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 15 Jul 99
Posts: 24691
Credit: 522,659
RAC: 19
United States
Message 1257823 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 2:24:01 UTC - in response to Message 1257812.

One I took several years ago.



Click for larger version.

A good picture.
____________


BOINC WIKI

Profile James C.
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 19 Jul 06
Posts: 538
Credit: 2,708,098
RAC: 9,736
United States
Message 1257832 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 2:44:29 UTC - in response to Message 1257812.

One I took several years ago.



Click for larger version.


Very Nice, I bet it the colors would have stood out much more if it weren't cloudy.
____________
-"Young" James

"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." Frank Zappa

Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 25 Dec 00
Posts: 12729
Credit: 7,257,899
RAC: 17,282
United States
Message 1257853 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 3:38:13 UTC

How many years ago and how is it stored? Looks like it is starting to fade.

____________

John McLeod VII
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 15 Jul 99
Posts: 24691
Credit: 522,659
RAC: 19
United States
Message 1257860 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 3:43:47 UTC - in response to Message 1257853.

How many years ago and how is it stored? Looks like it is starting to fade.

If the day is somewhat cloudy, the colors can look pretty much like that. Matches my memory anyway.
____________


BOINC WIKI

Profile arkaynProject donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 14 May 99
Posts: 3689
Credit: 48,728,185
RAC: 6,446
United States
Message 1257861 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 3:44:36 UTC - in response to Message 1257853.

How many years ago and how is it stored? Looks like it is starting to fade.


That would be a digital image, taken by a 6MP camera.

And yes it was a cloudy day if I remember correctly.
____________

Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 25 Dec 00
Posts: 12729
Credit: 7,257,899
RAC: 17,282
United States
Message 1257862 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 3:45:57 UTC - in response to Message 1257861.

How many years ago and how is it stored? Looks like it is starting to fade.


That would be a digital image, taken by a 6MP camera.

And yes it was a cloudy day if I remember correctly.

Interesting, then the white balance must have been for sun light and not cloud.

____________

Profile James C.
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 19 Jul 06
Posts: 538
Credit: 2,708,098
RAC: 9,736
United States
Message 1257863 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 3:46:20 UTC - in response to Message 1257861.

How many years ago and how is it stored? Looks like it is starting to fade.


That would be a digital image, taken by a 6MP camera.

And yes it was a cloudy day if I remember correctly.


Don't get me wrong, it is still an awesome piece. Very nice.
____________
-"Young" James

"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." Frank Zappa

1 · 2 · Next

Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photography critique.

Copyright © 2014 University of California