Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Critiques
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Critiques The place to get serious, in-depth analysis and opinions of your work

Please critique my first post.

Thread Tools
Old 02-05-2005, 06:25 PM
mushy99 mushy99 is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6
Please critique my first post.

Please can you give your opinions on the following retouch:


Retouched Version:

Reply With Quote top
Old 02-05-2005, 07:17 PM
Duv's Avatar
Duv Duv is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia
Posts: 1,213
Welcome aboard Paul! Really liked the tight crop. Some things we can control and some we can't. It's unfortunate that the angle loped off some of the feet. Personally, I really liked the gilded sashes and branches and would have enhanced them. The only other thing I would say is the framing is nice but always make sure the picture can stand on it's own. Hope we see lots more of your stuff!!!

Reply With Quote top
Old 02-09-2005, 09:02 PM
Axleuk's Avatar
Axleuk Axleuk is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Wales, UK
Posts: 216
First of all, your work is more of a manipulation than a retouch, however if you want a critque, then here is my view.

- I find the effect of the speckled variety on the inside border to be a distraction, i also find the angled shadow to be out of palce.
- You have too many matts in your finish, i would lose at least one of them.
-The background is too plain for my personal taste, perhaps a gradient of some sort would help act as a more appropriate backdrop
- There also seems to be some noise in the background that could possibly be reduced.
- You have used a dropshadow on the main image, too much as far as i am concerened.

On a possitive note i would say the subject matter is very good and with the right atmosphere added and correct use of colours, you could potentially have a nice manipulation on your hands.
Reply With Quote top
Old 02-10-2005, 09:26 AM
DannyRaphael's Avatar
DannyRaphael DannyRaphael is offline
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Near Seattle, Washington, USA
Posts: 6,300

Overall I like what you've done here subject, composition and extract-wise. The frame/mattes, "roughness" and offset shadow effect provide interesting surroundings.

There's something about the frame/mattes that's not quite right to my eye... I don't know if it's the shadowing between layers or what. You might look at that.

I believe you've hit the mark from a creative perspective. You won't see anything like this anywhere else (and that's a good thing).

Keep creating and experimenting. You won't hit a home run every time, but I can assure you if you stop swinging the bat, you'll hit zero out of the park.

Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Critiques

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Daily Critique -- from Craig Tanner's website CJ Swartz Photography 12 01-01-2010 10:26 PM
my first time to post my work, please critique cholodelavega Critiques 7 08-22-2007 03:06 AM
First post asking for critique and advice smiley guy Critiques 7 07-27-2006 05:31 PM
Please Critique My First Post. fat0n3s Critiques 4 07-03-2005 10:59 AM
My first post for your critique xplorer Critiques 10 05-04-2005 08:53 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved