Yellowstone series critique

Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by Lackoffunding, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Lackoffunding

    Lackoffunding TPF Noob!

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    It was really overcast, and this is my first real attempt at large animal photography in nature. Most of my stuff is urban and grungy all that, so it is a big jump for me. I would love your feedback.

    Also, these are all square crop B&W's. I have been really interested in medium format photography lately so I decided to try my composition. This is all shot with a 5d with a 24-105. I edited with gimp, which is something I am not good at compared to PS (the raw conversion thing sucks!), so the edits are not ideal but the composition will remain the same.

    I am thinking about pushing these to local coffee shops and stuff, so I really want to get an honest professional critique. So yeah, enough writing.


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  2. twoshoes

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    I think 3 and 5 are really powerful, moody images. Great work.
     
  3. SympL

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    For me, the 1st and 3rd images are the strongest of the set.
    In the 1st, I think you could dodge up a wee bit more detail out of the shadow on the subject only. Nice composition and exposure throughout the rest of the image.
    In the 3rd, I feel the overall image could still use a slight bump in contrast. Wonderful atmosphere to this image.
    Good job on the set.
     
  4. Lackoffunding

    Lackoffunding TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for all of the replies and the editing tips! I will try to get some of that done today.
     
  5. jv08

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    #5 is my favorite.
     

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