Nicely conceived and executed. A little dark on the surface of the large plate, and the 'hot spots' on all three plates are a bit distracting, but overall a good still life execution.
Madsterdam writes: "There is one thing that I'm not sure about though. It might be my display screen, but maybe not. The spots of color in the foreground seem to loose detail and I see the "squareness" of pixels."
The 'squareness of pixels' is caused by the fact that the resolution of the image is set at 72 pixels/inch. When you re-size an image for posting, up the resolution to 300 pixels/inch to avoid this problem.
An intereting take and a good experimental approach, but I think that the addition of the gausian nois [blur] has the effect of making the image look out of focus. I tried several approaches in PhotoFiltre to try to ammeliorate the problem, but with no useful result. In the end result, I sharpened the original image to make the tree stand out a bit more against the sky and have posted the result in WS.
Having done a lot of performance photography, my eye was drawn to this image while perusing the Gallery. Your composition is excellent as is the use of stage light. The guitarist's intensity comes through in his head and hand positions. I particularly like your POV, which 'makes' the composition. An excellent capture.
I have done a WS in B&W to demonstrate another way of presenting the photo (bringing out the face and hand) - hope you like it.
Absence of notes makes it difficult to critique this very interesting image. Perhaps you should repost and provide details as to how you achieved it.
I can't add a thing to the critiques already posted except to say that this is a beautiful portrait of a beautiful child.
I have done a WS increasing contrast to concentrate the viewer's eye on the child's face.
This photo is a bit 'over the top' by TL standards, but certainly not 'obscene'. I commend your courage in posting it. Well conceived and executed. Great model. Excellent composition. I think the colours are a bit washed out so I did a WS to enhance them, Hope it's OK with you.
Brilliant idea! I agree with Krista (Cape Scenes) the this is indeed an historic collage. My eye went to Clinton's 1996 slogan "I Still Believe In A Place Called Hope", and I couldn't help reflecting on all that has gone on in America since that slogan helped him win office for his second term. America is again at a critical crossroads and I pray that November 4th will return your country to that place where hope will again rise to carry her forward to new beginnings and a brighter, more just and prosperous future.
What a great portrait. The child's face is so expressive, and well framed. The sparkle in the eyes and the happy smile tell it all - he or she must be very much loved. A perfect subject for B&W, but I think it could do with a little more contrast and sharpness to 'bump up' the impact of the image, so I've done a WS to demonstrate what I mean. Hope you like it.
I echo Erik's comments - another beautiful Lake Michigan landscape. As with 'slide 55' (Almost an Abstract), this image suffers from the noise created in the scanning process, so I've done a WS to again show the results obtained by processing it through Neat Image, with a little PPing in PhotoFiltre.