Critique This

Monday, March 21, 2011 · Posted in ,

Again I am participating in Pixel Perfect's "Critique This" Blog Hop.  I really value the opportunity to get feedback from others on my photos even if it is constructive criticsm I really feel it is truly a great opportunity to learn.  According to the blog hop definitions I would be a beginner. 

I really like photos taken close to objects that show their detail and texture but honestly I am not sure a lot of other people do.  I really liked this photo but when I showed it to my husband he was kind of ambivalent.  So I am asking your opinion.  I do realize that in a lot of cases photography is in the eye of the beholder so if I like this type of photo I should just keep taking them but I am interested in appealing to others as well.  Here are the before and after photos.



I didn't actually do much editing on this photo.  I simply added an levels adjustment to bring out a bit more of the detail in the back ground and then added a warming filter to warm the entire image up. 

Update

I would love to thank everyone for their comments, the overwhelming interest is to see me up the black in the exposure and turn the photo to black and white.  Honestly I didn't think it would do it justice but you know when I do these changes it brings out almost a whole different photo.  Any thoughts on this?




7 Responses to “Critique This”

  1. I like. Love what you did with it.

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  2. I like the texture, but perhaps you might think of converting it to black and white in order to enhance the texture some more.

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  3. I think the texture is visible but may have been more visible if you sharpened it slightly or boosted the blacks a tad. That is what I do anyways when trying to enhance texture, though, I'm not sure that is what a professional would do or not. I think it's a lovely photo either way. :)

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  4. I like it, the 'naturalness' of it intrigues me. I probably would have boosted up the exposure a bit and made the blacks a bit darker to make the front details pop a bit more. A black and white conversion might do cool things to this photo too.

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  5. I'd love to see this in black and white. Or even upping the contrast to really make the leaves pop. Such an interesting shot.

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  6. I really like both of these shots. I'm attracted to brown tones, but love the timelessness of b&w. I like the texture and shape of these leave. Nicely done.

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  7. I love the black and white and I think you would be very happy with it if you boosted the exposure up quite a bit, its a bit too dark now for me but I like it better than the first. Both are great photos though lol

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