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akeeler Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 45 N: 126] (1318) [2011-11-02 12:25]

Glad I'm not the only person who photographs disembodied shop window dummies then! They always look oddly elegant, but a bit sinister too. This looks like it is really an action shot, but we don't know exactly what is about to happen. Gives a slightly uneasy feeling I think, and any picture that evokes a response that's hard to quantify is a sucess in my book.

akeeler Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 45 N: 126] (1318) [2011-11-02 12:18] [+]

I really like this style of street documentary work Don, and your portfolio in general is very strong. Individual images don't need to be full of drama and action to tell a story, and this shot is pefect example of how random glimpses and offguard moments of everyday lives can offer a strange detached fascination to the observer. I also like the fact that nothing is square or carefully arranged in this shot. The juxtapostion of the people against the background actually IS the composition. Nice work!

akeeler Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 45 N: 126] (1318) [2011-11-02 12:08]

A simple, but graphically beautiful image Pajo. I like the muted tonal range to it, and mysterious etheral feel. A very good artistic result.

akeeler Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 45 N: 126] (1318) [2011-10-30 3:21]

A fabulous, well composed and well framed shot from a location I used to know quite well.
The capture of the smoke plume really makes the shot. Overall though I'd like to see it with a little more contrast perhaps?

akeeler Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 45 N: 126] (1318) [2011-10-01 5:50]

Nice graphic image and very evocative of the Greenwich Village area. I have a similar shot of what I'm pretty sure is the same building.... Melodies of a great holiday !

akeeler Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 45 N: 126] (1318) [2010-09-04 10:35]

Wonderful smooth light capture Eleu - Somehow quite calming!
The contrast of cold and warm tones works nicely
A very good presentation of a semi-abstract subject.

akeeler Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 45 N: 126] (1318) [2010-04-05 3:05] [+]

Lovely soft, warm light effect you've achieved David. Exposure-wise the blend look perfect to me. You do have a bit of join issue with the treeline, which I would be tempted to try and solve in with the blur tool in Photoshop.

I'd go for a small brush, and choose either the "lighten" or "Darken" setting,depending if you've got a slight overlap, or a slight halo. Zoom right in and soften the line of the join... It's not perfect, but when zoomed out to normal size it usually takes the visual edge off it.

akeeler Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 45 N: 126] (1318) [2010-03-26 11:43]

Terrific shot Jim. Full of power and brooding promise. Agree with Bev a slight clockwise tweak would work, but a great image nontheless

akeeler Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 45 N: 126] (1318) [2010-03-20 6:37] [+]

Quite like the composition, and have no problem with the dark tones. Works quite well. I do find it a little hard to look at though. The optimum focus is at the bottom of the frame and not where the composition leads your eyes to, at the top of the steps. Makes for a bit of an odd sensation.

Not giving you any points, but not because I don't like it, but to avoid joining the backslapper's union. (Andy and I are mates in the big bad world outside of Treklensland)

akeeler Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 45 N: 126] (1318) [2009-07-13 11:38] [+]

Great shot Jan... Lighting is superb!

I'm familiar wih the Batavia story, so it's very interesting to see what the ship really looked like.

If you haven't read it already I can recommend "The Company" by Arrabella Edge. It's a novel set around wreck of the Batavia, from the point of view the survivors. Fiction, but very evocative of the horror of the true story.