Malta Hols


timk

Link Posted 01/09/2009 - 20:37
Heres a few from a recent trip














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Hardgravity

Link Posted 01/09/2009 - 21:14
Like #2, #4 loses it though.

I'd have only framed 3 stools/tables(?) and focused on the middle one.

Still a nice set though.
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timk

Link Posted 01/09/2009 - 21:53
Hardgravity wrote:
Like #2, #4 loses it though.

I'd have only framed 3 stools/tables(?) and focused on the middle one.

Still a nice set though.

Thanks I took a few focusing on different tables but I like the space below the bottom table in this one as you can see some texture to the chair underneath and it gives some space below the tables as there is space above them where the bloke is having a coffee,but I know what you mean though.
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Hardgravity

Link Posted 01/09/2009 - 22:40
It's the OOF figure that detracts from the fore ground, maybe try cropping him out and see how it looks then.

The colours are bold enough to carry it!
Cheers, HG

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GivingTree

Link Posted 02/09/2009 - 03:47
#4 is actually my favorite, I like the OOF figure in the background - just a hint of a story there.

The rest of the set is nice, especially the fireworks, although the lighting on the statue is too harsh, imo.
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thoughton

Link Posted 02/09/2009 - 09:11
The fireworks shot is great! Perhaps a little distortion correction to fix those buildings on the left, but everything else is fantastic

I also like the first shot, but not sure if you need that block of flats on the left.
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mikew

Link Posted 02/09/2009 - 14:25
I agree with givingtree number 4 is the best for the reasons she gives. I think I would crop a little but I'd keep the bloke for sure.

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goggalee

Link Posted 03/09/2009 - 05:22
They are all excellent images, #4 for me too, same reasons as giving tree and mikew, and #2, I would crop it just beneath the hip of the figure, nice contrast against the blue of the sky, but it’s only my opinion.
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Thordell

Link Posted 03/09/2009 - 11:37
Thank you for sharing your shots with us and I hope you enjoyed your holidays, I guess that as you have placed your work on here you are hoping for comment and as I have not found the ‘nice one’ type comments very helpful I have tried to write the way I felt when viewing.

1/ like the colour very much and indeed the composition but the choice of lens may be a little too wide for the shot, IMO it would be better if the buildings either side were not falling out of shot.
2/ does not work for me the figure seems to dominate and is not that interesting would like to see the view she is looking at. Perhaps a narrower f setting would have given a nice shot with a strong foreground figure and a beautiful scene below.
3/ think perhaps a bit of cropping would help here. It may have been better to take the shot from a lower angle to get the whole of the wall painting in and to allow a little more space on the left. The whole shot would IMO be improved if it were a bit more defined and the colour was stronger to counteract the large amount of off white.
4/ like this one and love the blue colour of the tables, would not remove the figure but if you do decide to then to crop would probably be best.
5/ competent shot of a firework think it may be improved by cropping some from the left and a tiny part from the right so your eyes are concentrated on the firework and not the shore line.

Hope you do not think I am too harsh as I enjoyed your images and only wish to make suggestions you may find of help.
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Last Edited by Thordell on 03/09/2009 - 11:38
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