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August 17, 2012
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4.3 MB


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1/20 second
Focal Length
18 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 15, 2012, 4:19:24 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows


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First before I begin. I must congratulate and agree with your choice of camera; a very strong Sony mid-tier camera at a good price. When I give critiques, (which has only happened once prior to this occasion) I tend to do my research on the person first to get some prior knowledge as to what they're into, what photographic style they like, the format and editing of the photo and so forth and as such, I have done so here to create some form of basic profile and I must say going through your gallery, you have a lot of brilliant photos (some of which I favourited myself as you will now most likely know), however there were so many that I didn't reconnoitre all of them.

To the point now; this photo on the face of it like most of your other photos are quite good, especially the power of the foreground. Usually this would create what I see as throwing the equilibrium of the photo out of balance however, you've been blessed with naturally beautiful location who's background automatically counters out the possibility of this power struggle. The depth in the variety of colours is among words, spectacular and the amount of features occurring are neither too sparse nor too crowded, creating in basic words, good juju. With the vision, I could breathe all forms of interpretation into this photo; of which could be accepted as cannon however, I could give it its back and generic vision which for what I see the intention (and still, possibility of just a personal opinion and not what you were thinking) as a photograph of a really beautiful location, and in which you have successfully pulled off capturing the view on which you saw. Where the last star fell for vision however was with, though visually beautiful, there is really no feel to the photo; other then invoking my visual senses to perceive the image as 'this is nice,' and with that, whatever you felt at the time of snapping this up was not conveyed unfortunately (because it would have been nice to know what you felt at the time). Originality; this is your primary field (as evidenced by your portfolio) and so why I only awarded 2.5 stars was due to this particular photo in comparison to some of your others e.g. :[link] :[link] So in saying, this wasn't your best work. Your technique for all of your photos is evidently quite skilled. You're taking photos of a grade of which professionals do with a mid-tier camera. My only problem with the technique is that this appears to be a HDR, which a common by-product of the creation of such a diversity of colours is the super-high contrast. I've noted that a number of your previous works have had lowered contrasts yet a number also still retain that contrast. I do not know if you do that on purpose as a form of signature, or if you like it like that or something else, however only running off a personal opinion, I liked your stuff which had a more matte effect, so my suggestion at the end of that would be to lower the contrast a dab, but not remarkably different as to change the whole aspect of the photo. I also covered a little bit of technique impliedly during the intro just to cover any aspect that I may have missed. Impact; basically, photo stands out. Place it in a sea of photos and you would be able to distinguish in a class above a majority on this website, simple as that. So, in closing; brilliant distancing, great subject, good technique and high impact. Dependent on if you liked my advice, follow the contrast thing up because as I see it, there is a point that is reached between simplistic beauty and advanced, technical unrealism (before it become less about the photo and more about the capability of the machine) and something that is a common side effect of the use of HDR. But overall, very well done.
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Livandriya Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, it's very beautiful!
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