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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Early LightCanon EOS 5D

    Early Light
    Nina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 754 W: 280 N: 116] (5099) *



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    yuricle Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 70 W: 71 N: 0] (936) [2006-07-18 8:27]
    Striking image even on a thumbnail!
    Amazing colours and morning feeling very well delivered.
    I'd prefer whole image to be in focus though.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: The wallOlympus C-8080 WZ

    The wall
    BumBum Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 31] (466)



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2006-05-24 15:45]
    I think you have found your strength. We are all given an innate sense looking at the world and yours are really strong in graphical elements. Look back at your old pictures and see how much you have progressed, it is quite a journey. Congratulation!!!

  • ChinaChina
    Title: tourist-free YuanyangCanon EOS 10D

    tourist-free Yuanyang
    ngythanh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 471 W: 125 N: 2332] (8458)



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2005-06-06 16:03]
    This is the problem with picture like this on T.E., the small size of the image does not allow one to appreciate the scale of the terrace. Therefore, everything ended up squased and become a bunch of confused lines. This image is meant to be 24x36 inches on a wall. It also lacks a really strong left hand side foreground element which I understand if you have to take another step, we wont be seeing this photo :)

    It may be tourist-free but there seems to be hordes of photographers.

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: 300 days inside the heatSigma SD10

    300 days inside the heat
    hoangthenhiem Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 488] (2531) *



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2005-06-06 15:36] [+]
    Trying to criticize your photos is giving me a headache. They are always perfect. Wait a sec, did I see a flare on the right hand top corner? Tisk, tisk, tisk!!!! :D.

    Love the light falling on the foreground dune, it shows how good you are. Would you consider accepting a disciple?

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Corner

    Corner
    lebich_1972 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 101] (1668)



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2005-06-06 15:27]
    Nice, nice, nice! A great eye to pick out this composition. Very well balance image. Very well done!

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Beans plantingSigma SD9

    Beans planting
    hoangthenhiem Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 488] (2531) *



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2005-06-06 15:23]
    Beautiful curving composition and a nice depiction of the daily activities. Despite the extreme contrast of the scene, you have managed it so well. I am tempting to add a bit more contrast to the scene.

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Working in 5 am !

    Working in 5 am !
    jundat (384)



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2005-06-06 15:17]
    Almost fell out of my chair when I saw the exposure rated as 30 seconds, I thought you must be the greatest human tripod of all times then I saw the Exif info as 0.3s, now that's more like it :).

    The motion lends the image a certain sense of dynamic, regrettably there is not single steady point in the image to allow the viewer attention to grab hold for a long time. Maybe a second curtain flash would allow you to freeze the motion a bit?

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: alone amidst the currentCanon EOS 3

    alone amidst the current
    ngythanh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 471 W: 125 N: 2332] (8458)



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2005-01-24 1:12] [+]
    Allo chu Thanh,

    The image does not lend to any serious weakness (aside from a low JPEG compression artifacts :D), it is acrually quite strong. Leaving the boat in the right corner, forces the eyes to traverse the whole empty water body to the lone man in the boat. I do agree with Anton that for the lonelyness feeling that you want to convey, a bit more water would help. A thick back frame seems to work too.

    One thing that I wanted to know, how did you managed to get this vantage point? :D

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: North Sea IIIFuji Finepix S602Z

    North Sea III
    Porteplume Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1764 W: 601 N: 776] (4036)



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2005-01-23 23:45]
    I see that you are trying for graphic patterns again, Viviane. The rules are respected here, flowing diagonals ending in upper intersecting thirds. I cannot profess to be an expert in this but cropping totally the sky would hinder the image in my opinion. However a bit more cropping would not hurt as the only current weakness that I've found is the white part of the sky.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The ArmadilloFuji Finepix S5000

    The Armadillo
    chapman (1)



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2005-01-23 0:57]
    Full architectural shot only works if you can have some interesting foreground element to anchored it else you should get closer and make use the building lines. I make it sound easy but I still struggle with them everytime. A simple rule that works is that you have to concentrate on your main subject. If the other elements are not working to valorize your main subject then they are just a distraction.

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: Wonderfull Time

    Wonderfull Time
    bheka (837) *



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2005-01-22 17:53]
    Top notch composition giving both horizontal and vertical dynamic lines to the image. I really can't find any weakness even the frame is appropriate. Very very well done.

  • MalaysiaMalaysia
    Title: Wedding Photography IIICanon EOS 300D

    Wedding Photography III
    rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1133 W: 1 N: 3217] (9645) *



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2005-01-11 18:28] - [workshop] [compare] [+]
    The framing of this version is really better than the previous one. It would even be better if we could have a just a little more at the top. The major weakness in this picture is probably the flower motif right on her nose as others has pointed out. Since it is difficult to remove the motif, you would need to divert the attention away from it. One of the way, I think is to concentrate the viewer to the eyes and to do that you probably need to play with the constrast and there is nothing better than to play with B&W for it.

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Hands and Betel NutsPentax Z-1

    Hands and Betel Nuts
    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823)



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2005-01-06 10:29]
    There was no doubt in my mind when I saw the thumbnail that it was you. Obviously, I love the DOF like everyone here. How close did were you to get this crop from a 50mm lens? To nitpick, one of his thumb is out focus else it would be perfect. Wait a sec!!! what's this, did I see some white blowout? Take that!!!!! :D

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Young TradersCanon EOS 3

    Young Traders
    ngythanh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 471 W: 125 N: 2332] (8458)



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2004-12-18 0:22] [+]
    Nice one chu Thanh, It's as raw as it could be. You are right, some of them are camera shy particularly when it comes to non-white tourists. There are certainly some prejudice between the lowlanders and the highlanders.

    Because of the outstreched arms, I think it would be more effective if the focus was on their wares. It is those wristbands that gives background to your notes. I have one of those around my wrist rightnow and I have a collection of them too. The girl in the bottom left, I know her.

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: Public transportationCanon EOS 300D

    Public transportation
    fred1964 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 1 N: 39] (645)



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2004-12-17 0:13] - [workshop] [compare]
    I find that this picture is quite attractive in a dynamic way. The flares is its weak point and color does not seems to match the mood. I think in B&W, it would look better.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Bottle trees.Medion MD410Z3

    Bottle trees.
    mjrogers50 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 34] (263) *



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2004-12-17 0:04]
    Lovely colors, the deep yellow warm tone constrast very nicely with the blue of the sky. The perspective is great too.

    I think if you frame it a bit wider with the tree nested on the right, the result would even be better.

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Front and BackPentax Z-1

    Front and Back
    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823)



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2004-12-16 23:38]
    Like everyone here, I really like the superimposition of the people. I do also like the top but I think there was just a bit too much of the upper floor. So my attention was being drawn equally by your subject and the upper floor. Perhaps a bit of cropping on top would help.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Temple raysSony DSC P12

    Temple rays
    johnhopkins Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 53 N: 161] (866)



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2004-12-12 21:21]
    I like it. Very enigmatic. The color blotches is a bit distracting. This should be even better in B&W or duotone.

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Praying at SchwedagonPentax *ist D

    Praying at Schwedagon
    Darren Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823)



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2004-12-12 20:34]
    Ha! You missed the focus on the bottom hand. You should adhere to Philip school of manual focus now. The Canon 10D full-time manual focus would not have this problem ;).

    The man is perhaps praying to get rid of two vultures with camera circling around disturbing his peace. I think I saw another shot with the same man on TE. Maybe we should start a "Man with beadstrings club"

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: YOUR ADVICE (2 of 3), PLEASECanon FT QL

    YOUR ADVICE (2 of 3), PLEASE
    ngythanh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 471 W: 125 N: 2332] (8458)



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    thien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 150 N: 210] (2112) [2004-11-14 14:03] [2] - [workshop] [compare] [+]
    The washed out sky is your main enemy here. As there are no margin for cropping, we need to take some drastic measure to bring back the balance to the picture.
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    As esthetic point of view, I actually prefer your original version with a bit more sharpening applied. The high keyed impact is a bit harder to look at. But I know what it feels like to be in the same jagged and confused mental state and it would feel like what you have here.

    It is amazing that you could preserve these precious photos. It would have been too easy to dump them after the war.

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