Reply To: Why is it not sharp?

Reply To: Why is it not sharp?
Thanks for all the suggestions. I tried again… with a wooly aphid this time! 🙂 I forgot to make use of my dad’s 60′, notwithstanding, the photos did turn out sharper – I think because I used a wider aperture and the bug wasn’t moving. I didn’t use a tripod, but I did rest the... Read More »

Reply To: Sunrise

Le taureau ne te dérangeait pas ce jour là. 🙂 I like the one with the bull and cows, but then I’m partial to cattle. 🙂 The one of the fence fading into the midst is gorgeous. The fact that the near fence post is really sharp is probably key. I’d be inclined to take out the spot of lens flaring just to the... Read More »

Ongoing Need: Homeschool family photographs

Hey photographers, here’s an ongoing need from a graphic designer friend of mine: • Requester: Sarah works as a designer on ongoing publications for a homeschool organization. • Purpose: They have a hard time finding good, quality images of families to use in ongoing homeschool publications. • Request: Posed or... Read More »

Reply To: Barren and Boring

The more interesting, thought-provoking things you can add in “barren and boring” photo the better! That’s one of the things I just love about landscape photography . . . it’s amazing how ugly some locations can be that great pictures are... Read More »

Reply To: Ferrari 599 GTO

Yes, there’s always something new to discover when reading the Bible or looking at a picture for the second time. Thanks for the suggestion, @AbbieCamuso. When taking the shot, I was actually unable to blur the background while maintaining a sharp focus on the car. I guess that would have been possible if I had... Read More »

How to Get Your Nature Shots Used

How to Get Your Nature Shots Used
Nature photography can be an enjoyable hobby, but can nature pictures really be used for anything? As a landscape photographer, this is a question I ponder often. I spend a lot of time getting just the perfect picture for my own personal enjoyment, but is that picture really worth anything more? Can genres... Read More »

Reply To: Ferrari 599 GTO

@JamesStaddon – very true about reading the Bible! Jesus always has something new for us to discover!! 🙂 @JoshuaOng Nice shot! I think it would really bring out the car more if you had the background blurred out a bit. It seems the background distracts and takes away from the attention of the car… 😕... Read More »

Reply To: Barren and Boring

Thanks James for the insightful response! The out of place stump is actually what caught my attention. It gives you something to think about and wonder how it got there! I assume it washed downstream in high water at some point and lodged in the position it’s in. I found it intriguing but perhaps my aging and... Read More »

Reply To: Sunset and Sunrise

Reply To: Sunset and Sunrise
Like your analogy about butter and toast, @mr-quebec. Makes me hungry. 🙂 The clouds look like strokes of paint on a canvas, @blake! I can only imagine how awesome that sunset was. I LOVE sunsets too! In this situation, I probably would have seen what I could do to include a little more silhouette foreground, all the... Read More »

Reply To: Waterfalls

BTW, @jamesstaddon, I wasn’t there at the COC Conference. 🙁 It was my father and my brother who were there… Oops. 🙂 At least it was good to meet your father and brother than. 🙂 Yeah, @dancope, your local edits really fill in the dark areas well! And my suggestion about cooling off the whole picture, I think I take... Read More »

Reply To: Ferrari 599 GTO

Well said. Very true. I like how you can think through that level of detail. There are many levels of critique. Just like reading the Bible. Every time you come back to look at a picture or a passage of Scripture, something new pops out at you! Read More »

Reply To: Barren and Boring

What a great personal challenge! I know EXACTLY what you mean! I may have played around a bit more with the texture in the rocks, looking for a shape or pattern of some sort. My eye is really attracted to the beautiful texture in those rocks. I find the tree stump quite amusing. Quite out of place, both in the fact... Read More »

Reply To: Frosty Morning

Nice closeup! As @oksch mentioned, a more level background would be nicer I think. And perhaps not as strong of a vignette, for my tastes. What are the triangles above the leaf? I’m guessing they are lens flare, but since you can’t really see any other evidences of lens flare, it might be better to edit... Read More »

Reply To: Frosty Morning

Hi @joseph! I would’ve liked to see it sharper…the leaf doesn’t look very sharp to me. Also maybe this is just me, but the background (not the grass but the woods) in my opinion would be better straight if the makes sense:) other than that, nice... Read More »

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