I think the last one is the only one really worth a mention.
The focus seems a little bit off in #3.
Number 1 is a bit boring, the expression is bland, and the guy looks like hes thinking "oh my goodness, do you have to take another photo of me. Take me home and make me some soup"
#2 looks like...
Nail on the head Derrel, I think that the 3 your flickr has much stronger images than the ones posted here on TPF.
as for me, i think silhouette, deleware river, and beautiful are all stunning images.
I am by no means an expert at nightclub photography, but have had a little bit of experience.
Am i right to think that you are shooting these with long exposures, then setting the flash to fire after a certain amount of "open shutter time?"
What ever you are doing keep up the great work.
I would also recommend the 50mm F/1.8
Then as the everyday lens I would recommend an 18-135 or there abouts, this wont be so sharp at 135mm, but as a carry round I love it, because you rarely miss a "moment" because of lens limitations.
Then if you end up doing alot of landscape work, you...
in my opinion:
what was the reason for the huge use HDR?
Just looks a little overdone.
If it was just for fun, then why not, but C&C wise the only thing I can see good about this shot is the interesting angle.
Lucis filter by any chance?
The skin PP looks almost metallic, try to bring back some skin texture and colour.
Also try burn out the halo around the subjects.
2 is probably my favourite, as it looks real, at least in part.
I would suggest polarise it up, then use a light meter to get exposure from behind the glass. Then bump it up a few stops to blow it out.
Or in photoshop select via channel masking, to only select the darker parts of the glass.
Hmmm google it or pm me for a tutorial.
Just two possibilities...
What a dude. Love the shot.
Exceptional quality, good glass for such a shot aswel.
The only thing that erks me a touch is the composition.
Maby less head space, and slightly to one side would have looked a bit less square.
The photo in the link is very good, it has focus on the rusty bike and metal bits, the tree in the background looks weatherd and spindly, the sky is also full of drama.
Your shot is just a bit boring, nothing really focused on well, no points of interest, and not something portrayed in an...