Originally Posted by smokiez
Bobo our Rhino
Taken about a year ago, oldie XTi:
Focus is good, but i would work on composition and lighting. The way you cropped of at the limbs makes the picture awkward. The background, even when blurred out with wide aperture is distracting. The black tv i'm guessing(?) pulls my attention away from the subject. The picture has a slightly underexposed and popped with flash look to it.
Edit: I'll go ahead and critique this one too since no1 gave it any comments.
Originally Posted by iscariot
The composition is good but the colors are rather unnatural. Viewing on a calibrated monitor, the sky has a very apparent magenta color cast too it.. Seems like a little too much post processing done. A good way to give the sky a little better definition is to shoot on a cloudy day but that doesn't always work out. I would drag the photo into photoshop and add a gradient adjustment layer on the sky to darken it a slight bit without changing the hue. The flaring was pretty distracting also. Also seems you you really pumped up the contrast on this shot too, lots of the trees have lost detail clipped into the shadows.
Here is my pic.
Edited by Eek - 1/17/11 at 9:54am