View Full Version : critisism and suggestions wanted!!!

11-01-2006, 01:03 AM
Hi, can you please take a look at these two pictures and suggest ways in which they could have been masterpieces? All comments and suggestions are welcome and WANTED!!




11-01-2006, 02:20 AM
The first shot (Pelican?) looks just a tad overexposed, leading to some loss of detail in the white feathers. Maybe half - 2/3 stop less would help.

The second shot could possibly benefit from use of a polariser, to deepen the sky, bring out the clouds and slightly reduce the glare reflections off the waves, though the angle is possibly a bit to close to the sun to get the best effect. A touch less exposure might help too, though maybe a bit of a play with levels / curves in an image editor could also be beneficial.

It would be helpful if you could post the EXIF image data.

11-01-2006, 11:56 AM
I agree. A polarizer would have done alot with the 2nd pic. Also, the windsurfers get caught up and the "vastness" of space. I know if is difficult to get exact on some high speed sports, but I thing a bit more impact would be felt if you concentrated on just one surfer and zoomed in tighter. Keep working, but most of all get a porlarizer.

11-01-2006, 02:35 PM
I agree with the 2 replies above.
I also suggest you crop off the empty area on top of the pelican's head. There is nothing of interest there.

11-01-2006, 05:27 PM
thanks for the input!!

Where can I find the EXIF data?

11-09-2006, 11:45 PM
EXIF is data, that is "inside" your photos. Most good modern editors / image viewers can read EXIF. For example in PhotoPaint you have to select File->properties. Ant amongst other data, you have EXIF.
I use "Irfan View" to view photos. If I need to look at EXIF, I simply press "E" while viewing and it displays EXIF of the current photo. I like this feature a lot.

You can find more there:

By the way, you have already uploaded EXIF data, only you don't know it ;) . The uploaded images contain EXIF.


11-10-2006, 12:12 AM
I am a simple amateur. But on my screen your photos seem a little pale.
I decided to take a few seconds and try some changes. Cropped image, decreased gamma (to darken background) and added lots of saturation. Maybe I did too much processing? It was "one minute work".
Now, it's not a masterpiece, but on my LCD it looks a little better.
Any comments, suggestions are welcome. ;)

11-10-2006, 12:27 AM
I also tried slightly heavier cropping. (Not sure, which is better.)
For this image I also changed a little red and green channel gamma, to make water color more "blue".
I was not going to make a super picture, only by curiosity searching some ways.