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Needs Improvement RedCrown 2010-11-08 5:13

A brave attempt, Ann, but I am afraid it doesn't work. The clearly difficult conditions have forced you to take too many compromises with the image quality. There is a lack of sharpness across the frame (perhaps from camera shake). Moreover, the shadows are very solid indeed. I think you have tried to bring out the face of the man a little in dodging (or it could be the effect of the chalk and charcoal effect) but the result is a little odd.


Sorry to have to be frank, but this one is at odds with the rest of your excellent portfolio.

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Old 11-08-2010, 01:41 PM
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I am delighted that you feel that you can be frank. It really helps.
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Dear Ann,

Thank you for taking the criticism so well. The reason some of us lost faith in TE in years past was that it had become a place where 'dark green smilies' were traded between friends daily, regardless of the quality of the images posted, and often without a meaningful critique. Sadly, it's a practice that continues today. That's a shame because there are many here - perhaps not most but many - who want to learn and to improve their photography. I am certainly one of them. And I do not subscribe to the easy life of commenting on good photographs - my promise to myself to comment on all the new uploads - good and indifferent - of my favourite photographers is a discipline for me too!

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