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9.9/10.. cant put a finger to just that little something that bothers me... and is this HDR?
Not an HDR, I was playing around trying to make it HDR but I only have CS4's hdr tool and everything only comes out looking way too surreal, or way too washed out. I just added a little fill light to bring the ground and houses back up to the exposure they should have been without blowing out the sky.
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Photo taken from the Canadian National Exhibition.

     
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Man, this forum is in desperate need of a real C+C thread.
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Man, this forum is in desperate need of a real C+C thread.
Time to dig this one up again?

http://www.overclock.net/photography...above-you.html

With no disrespect to anyone, I think it's mostly a matter of not having enough people who know how to properly critique a photo. At POTN, you get it ad nauseam; here the opposite. Maybe we need a guide on how to critique?
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Man, this forum is in desperate need of a real C+C thread.
There is one, no one uses it. I gave up posting in it because there would be days between responses. I'd say if you see something that needs critique, feel free to critique even if you're not posting a photo of your own. You seem to be one of the more experienced photographers here. In this thread lately I've seen a lot of what everyone always critiqued me for when I started posting... Lack of contrast and washed out colors.



Edit: Same comment applies to you GoneTomorrow,
Edited by robchaos - 8/21/11 at 11:17am
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With no disrespect to anyone, I think it's mostly a matter of not having enough people who know how to properly critique a photo. At POTN, you get it ad nauseam; here the opposite. Maybe we need a guide on how to critique?

That's mostly what I was getting at. This thread is stuffed with people commenting on technicals like sharpness and color, but nobody seems to look at the whole image. Too much stuff is being "rated" 9 and 10/10 when it's really.... not.


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There is one, no one uses it. I gave up posting in it because there would be days between responses.... In this thread lately I've seen a lot of what everyone always critiqued me for when I started posting... Lack of contrast and washed out colors.
See, that's the problem -- sure, you could use some work on your PP technique, but how about the images themselves? Nobody seems to want to get into the nitty gritty, and just because saturation/contrast/color might be good, it might be a really mundane shot. With no offense to anyone intended, there are plenty of those in this thread.

edit: I am putting together a guide based on a very well-written source, will post in a bit.
Edited by sub50hz - 8/21/11 at 11:31am
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That's mostly what I was getting at. This thread is stuffed with people commenting on technicals like sharpness and color, but nobody seems to look at the whole image. Too much stuff is being "rated" 9 and 10/10 when it's really.... not.




See, that's the problem -- sure, you could use some work on your PP technique, but how about the images themselves? Nobody seems to want to get into the nitty gritty, and just because saturation/contrast/color might be good, it might be a really mundane shot. With no offense to anyone intended, there are plenty of those in this thread.
I know. I've been trying to be much more selective about what I shoot and post. The most recent critique I gave was pertaining to composition not processing, and I think I gave the first rating lower then 9/10 to someone within the past 15 posts in this thread.

I've come to the conclusion that you can always go back and rework a RAW file to fix WB, saturation, etc., but unless you have a time machine, some shots just aren't re-visitable to recompose.

I try to be objective with my ratings (speaking of mundane, god knows I can get pretty repetitive. When I first got my Tammy 90mm Macro I posted up shot after shot of roses, bees, flowers, Etc.)
When I critique, I try to look objectively, as in "Is there someone out there or some sort of publication that this shot could work for?" Photography can cover everything from the mundane to the extravagant. Photojournalism and street photography can seem boring to some, and others don't care much for sweeping landscapes. Even if I find something boring or too "artsy" for my tastes, I still try to rate on pure composition and technique.
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Shot from RAF Waddington. First time taking pictures of jets

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Shot from RAF Waddington. First time taking pictures of jets

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-D...2/IMG_3313.JPG
And on that note, I must say that aside from what you cannot control (overcast sky), this shot looks awesome due to the afterburners and the heat waves
Edited by robchaos - 8/21/11 at 11:56am
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Thanks The grey skies are more or less the norm in the UK sadly
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