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Looking for improvement This is the e-group critique board. If you post a picture here it will be assumed that you are looking for comprehensive technical feedback - both good and bad, but always respectful. Only post pictures here if you can deal with potentially negative constructive criticism. Anyone is qualified to comment and post feedback, and everyone is encouraged to do so. NB: "Looking for Improvement" is the place to post any pictures you would like advice on improving, no matter how bad you might think they are.

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I do wish that another manufacturer would produce a monochrome digicam, and not leave all the glory to Leica.
Yeah I think I could go for one myself if it was a decent price I would like a good mono camera.
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I prefer the colour version, I think it this the black clouds in the B&W version that make it hard to understand. In the colour version it is obvious why they are so dark.

I think your photo would benefit from a square crop, not one I use often but it works in this case.

I took a screen shot and cropped as an example:



Just say of you want me to delete this crop.
Thanks I like the crop and its a reason for taking part in proper critque.
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I like the colour image better than the original mono image - I think the composition works better with a bit more of a foreground, plus the colour in the sky means that the sky IS now doing something for the image where in the original it wasn't really.

The right hand side of the image is a little dark - Invicta's square crop above has removed this, but you could also lighten it up with a graduated filter in LR or PS I would think.
Thanks for the comments I appreaciate them
Any changes in composition or foreground are more about timing than anything.

The darker rights side of the is a natural fall off in the light due to the form of the clouds and I decided to leave it.


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The colour version tells a different story altogether. I really like it.
Thanks Keith just different was of working a scene.
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Re: Discussions on improvements

Here are another couple of shots to discuss

Storm cloud island by Alf Branch, on Flickr

Aproaching storm 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: Discussions on improvements

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There are always ways to improve in photography and in search of such things I will post some shots for suggestion on how improve.

Remember you can say what you wish as far I am concerned but please do comapre my work to some french street photographer.

Here is a shot taken on an Autumn evening on Parton beach.

Parton waves and rocks mono by Alf Branch, on Flickr

So waht do you suggest?
I like the way you froze the movement in the water without turning it into milk, yet I found the image familiar. I don't know, but I'm thinking lots of French street photographers.
I hope you don't mind, but I just had to ChiaroScuro it.

LetDarkContrastLight by thonord, on Flickr.

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We'll that's not what I will be doing
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I like the way you froze the movement in the water without turning it into milk, yet I found the image familiar. I don't know, but I'm thinking lots of French street photographers.
I hope you don't mind, but I just had to ChiaroScuro it.

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Re: Discussions on improvements

I’d take 10% off the top and 15% off the bottom, to give the main subject area more “strength” in a format that would better suit the image.

Interestingly it looks better on Flickr (more contrast and darker) than it is on this forum. That is on my iPad, which is not “corrected” in any way.
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Re: Discussions on improvements

I liked the original but I really like the ChiaroScuro version (be interested to know what you did to it) plus I agree with Graham slight top and bottom crops improve it even further. Just my humble amateur opinion of course.
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Re: Discussions on improvements

I too prefer the colour version.

I think the lack of the headland at the extreme LHS helps the colour version as well as the more obvious colour differences.


I have to say a longer exposure would IMO be less effective then these - drifting towards cliche. Probably still an interesting shot, but lacking much of the energy these shots have.
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I’d take 10% off the top and 15% off the bottom, to give the main subject area more “strength” in a format that would better suit the image.

Interestingly it looks better on Flickr (more contrast and darker) than it is on this forum. That is on my iPad, which is not “corrected” in any way.

Thanks for the comment Graham I can see the crop working

It is likely that the shot looks different on Flickr as the interaction between Flickr and the forum has an effect on the image when posted. It used to be that the forum posted image would be oversharpened and it often creates halos around edges



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I liked the original but I really like the ChiaroScuro version (be interested to know what you did to it) plus I agree with Graham slight top and bottom crops improve it even further. Just my humble amateur opinion of course.

Thanks Phil intesresting to know



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I too prefer the colour version.

I think the lack of the headland at the extreme LHS helps the colour version as well as the more obvious colour differences.


I have to say a longer exposure would IMO be less effective then these - drifting towards cliche. Probably still an interesting shot, but lacking much of the energy these shots have.

I am not a fan of the colour as it is badly affected by the filter I used creating a set of colours that were not present at the the time of shooting. This can be seen as a happy accident but it is not working for me.

The headland can easily be cloned out I just didnt bother on this occasion.



I sometimes (not often) use longer shutter speeds usually on calm days on days where the sea is really moving I prefer to shot it more like this. I prefer to shoot the sea on rough even stormy days.
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