Double Photo Critique: Flowers – Critiques

We asked you to submit the pictures of flowers you wanted us to critique, and 3 brave souls submitted us their work.

In no particular order, please find their picture, with the critique below it.
Steve Rice (aka Steve in Japan)

 

Steve's flowers

I love the light in this picture. It brings us to the vase and the main subject that is the main pink flower (sorry don’t know the name). The diagonals of the table and window help frame the subject. I have a minor issue with the line on the wall as it is slightly tilted. My biggest issue however is with a lot of things touching the border and being cropped. I tried to remove the branches touching but was not really pleased with the result. A strong decentered vignette might have helped. I think the contrast and tone chosen go well with the subject.

Remus

Remus

Remus gave this information while submitting: “Photo taken with an old film camera, Praktica MTL 5 and with a film expired in 2003.” At this point I have to assume that the very soft focus was part of the work. I like the vibrant red of this rose and its position. I have some minor issues with some of the leaves, more especially the one on the left and the 3rd from the left that is tilted and break the pattern. I wonder if the part of the glass/vase adds anything here. My main issue is with the background pattern that is very distracting to me. I however still appreciate the mood created by this picture.

Autopict

Autopict's flower

I may be ignorant but I’m not sure I’ve seen a lot of pictures of flowers like this before. I really like the bright yellow opposed to the darker areas and the sun shining through and creating a nice bokeh.  The issue with this angle is that the stems have a very important part in the picture and lets be honest, stems are not the most beautiful part of a flower. Maybe a slight move to the right at capture time would have given more petals and less stems. Eyes are caught by light and I believe that the small strip of light at the base of the first flower (in the center) is distracting. Also, reading from left to right, I believe I would have flipped horizontally. Below is my edit, let me know what you think.

Autopict's edited

Thanks a lot to Autopict, Remus and Steve. I really appreciate your trust. I checked what picture I would have submitted and I think I would have gone with the one below as it is is one of my most recent and I find the flower very interesting.

Soaptree Yucca at White Sands

Feel free to tell us what you think of this critique by mail or in the comments. If you are interested in submitting the next theme is landscapes.

By Sebastien Grobelny

Advertisements

(Double) Photo Critique: Landscapes

Welcome to our online written photo critique!
I wanted to thank all the people that sent us their pictures for the flowers theme. Critiques will be published on the 18th of June. Céline will critique here, depending on her availability. Beware of the change of mail address!

June 11 – July 02: Email us a photo at least 600 pixel wide that matches the theme given, not matter when it was taken or edited. You can add a link to the photo online in your email, or a watermark on the photo ; if not, your photo will be posted anonymously.
July 03 – July 08: The photos are judged and edited if we find it useful.
July 09: The photos are posted in order of preference with a written critique and the best ones are featured on the main page.

By Sebastien Grobelny

Double Photo Critique: Flowers

Welcome to our online written photo critique!

June 04 – June 10: Email us a photo at least 600 pixel wide that matches the theme given, not matter when it was taken or edited. You can add a link to the photo online in your email, or a watermark on the photo ; if not, your photo will be posted anonymously.
June 11 – June 17: The photos are judged and edited if we find it useful.
June 18 – June 24: The photos are posted in order of preference with a written critique and the best ones are featured on the main page, and go read Céline’s critiques on her website.

______________________________

04 Juin – 10 Juin: Envoyez-nous par email une photo d’au moins 600 pixels de large, qui correspond au thème donné, peu importe quand elle a été prise ou éditée. Vous pouvez ajouter un lien vers la photo en ligne, ou un filigrane sur la photo ; sinon, la photo sera postée anonymement.
11 Juin – 17 Juin: Les photos sont jugées et éditées si nous trouvons que c’est utile.
18 Juin – 24 Juin: Les photos sont postées par ordre de préférence avec une critique écrite et les meilleures sont affichées sur la page d’accueil et allez lire les critiques de Céline sur son site.

Hanami

If you don’t have a very knowledgeable spouse, you may not know that hanami is the japanese celebration of beautiful flowers and most especially cherry blossoms.

The picture below was taken in 2012 at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden during a very nice day with the wife.

If you’re wondering about the processing, it’s almost a straight out of the camera with a slight Orton effect.

By Sebastien Grobelny

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

The challenge this week on the daily post is Street Life.
Here’s a view from corner of Broadway and the 50th stret in NY. It’s always busy and buzzing.

People in NY Traffic light

Here are the submissions so far:

  1. Street Band | On the Streets of San Francisco
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Flickr Comments
  3. Weekly photo Challenge: Street life- Jakarta, Indonesia | Journeyman
  4. Street Photography: To Do, or Not? |
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | The Ambitious Drifter
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street life- Singapore | Journeyman
  7. Weekly Photography Challenge: Street Life « Minute Moments
  8. Street Life (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Stephen Chapman
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (Ich bin du) | never enough
  11. “The circle of life…” | ilargia64
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | MyBlog – solaner
  13. WPC: Street Life | blueberriejournal
  14. Weekly Photo challenge – Street Life – Blowing the cob webs with a little stroll. |
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | MixerUpper.com
  17. Frozen Romances Insult My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  18. Street Life – WPC | Books Music Photography & Movies
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street life | roastbeefandrakija
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (I) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street life | So where’s the snow?
  22. Weekly Travel Theme: Street Life | Travel Monkey
  23. Beautiful and Disturbing | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life in Hanoi | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Wind Against Current
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Moersalins and his world
  28. Boats, Trains and Automobiles | Amanda Renee
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  30. Unfamiliar Territory | Musings | WANGSGARD
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Words4jp’s Blog
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Emilia Brasier Photography
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Oh, the Places We See . . .
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Silver in the Barn
  35. street-life #photo-challenge #poetry | Moondustwriter’s Blog
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Awl and Scribe
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Snap and Chomp
  38. Weekly photo challenge: Street Life | Aceh Traveller
  39. WPC: Streetlife in Colonial Williamsburg | Forest Garden
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life, Take Two | Wind Against Current
  41. Photoworld 28-3-14 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  42. All lights on | Weekly Photo Challenge | Ivy_Mosquito | Love is free
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Ese’ s Voice
  44. Street Life – WP Weekly Photo | “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Hope* the happy hugger
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | stenoodie
  47. Street Life | de Wets Wild
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Cari Aiken Art
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | TechPersonified
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Lost in Translation
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Sébastien Grobelny – Photography
  52. Street life in France | Draw a photo
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge – Street Life « LargeSelf
  54. WPC: STREET LIFE | MY WALL
  55. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: STREET LIFE | Francine In Retirement
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Bark Time = everything and nothing
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Lucid Gypsy
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Schelley Cassidy Photography
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Chronicles of Illusions
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | The Human Rights Warrior
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | A Well Seasoned Life
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Pat and Al’s Adventure Continues…
  63. These Streets | feelosophical
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | 2far2shout
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Blog is where the Home is
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Charles Ray’s Ramblings
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Eye Candy Visionz
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | ms. diplomacy
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (part 2) | Eye Candy Visionz
  70. France and the simplicity of life | Scent of Rina
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge -Street Life | Joe’s Musings
  72. Where The Streets Don’t Just Have A Name, They Have A Story… | Steve Says…
  73. Weekly Challenge – Street Life | The Nomad Fashionista.
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life on Ometepe Island | Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | At least we made it this far…
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Matt von P
  77. weekly photo challenge: street life | Del’s other stuff…
  78. Street life | Le Drake Noir
  79. Cape Cod Roads | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life – Berlin | Aylin’s Wonderland
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | A mom’s blog
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog
  84. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | ILEANA PARTENIE
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Foto Challenge
  86. weekly photo challenge: street life | Curls n Skirls
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Cee’s Photography
  88. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Street Life
  89. Life on the Street in Color | Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | siobhanmcnamara
  91. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (Part 2) | Cari Aiken Art
  92. From the streets of America « Defy The Narrative
  93. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Mafe Roig
  94. Free Concert | until the inkwell dries

 

By Sebastien Grobelny

The Brooklyn Juggler and Batman at Fete Paradiso

If you remember well, we already saw that Bane was at the Fete Paradiso and wanted candy, but did you know that Batman was there the same day? He rudely interrupted Kyle Petersen aka The Brooklyn Juggler. My guess is that he thought that the Juggler was another villain from the Riddler family.

Brooklyn-Juggler-and-Batman-at-the-Fete-ParadisoBy Sebastien Grobelny

Weekly Photo Challenge : Reflections

The challenge this week on the daily post is Reflections.
I’m going to go once more with the Manhattan skyline from “Once more with feelings

Manhattan Skyline - HDR - Cinematic

Here are the submissions so far:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Ese’ s Voice
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Ese’ s Voice
  3. Life’s Ups and Downs Insult My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | MyBlog – solaner
  5. Reflections – Waterfall Canyon in Ogden
  6. Reflections – ROBIN’S REAL LIFE
  7. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection | Untold Contemplation
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | So where’s the snow?
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | The Ambitious Drifter
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Flickr Comments
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Kosher Adobo
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections of Windows in Windows | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: REFLECTION | Duniya Ku
  15. Reflections… | Words ‘n Pics…

By Sebastien Grobelny

Minh Ha Nguyen Photography

Paris - based wedding and lifestyle photographer

Klaus Vartzbed Photography

Photography and Perspectives

The English Professor at Large

Posts about old Hollywood, current concerns

Memory Catcher

"Fleeting moments when captured in memory bring heartfelt results" - April

Cari Aiken Art

Art and photography by Cari Aiken

moviejoltz

The website where movies count

Natalie Breuer

Natalie. Writer. Photographer. Etc.

Frank G. Photography

Photos of life in the Windy city

Histoires à Tiroirs

Photographical journey through story telling combinations.

Filippa Levemarks Blog

Blogging from my artstudio in Göteborg, Sweden

Schelley Cassidy Photography

Home of What Is It?!? - A Project in Perspective

Chronicles of Illusions

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. – Lao Tzu

El Bueno, El Feo y El Malo

Capturing the good, the bad and the ugly of lesser-known Spain and now Southeast Asia

west517

the world we know

Willis Island Walking

The story of a completed walk for charity around a desert island in the Coral Sea

MyBlog - solaner

a photographer's view to the world - a traveler's blog

Notes Of Light ~ Photography

A Journey Back Into The World Of Capturing The Moment

What's (in) the picture?

Finding the story - Chris Breebaart Photography

The Virtual Statesman

The Independent & Engaging Political Commentator

ICI & LA NATURE PICTURES

Walk and Bike in France. www.icietlanature.com

1001 Scribbles

Random and Abstract Lines

Crap I Blog About

General shite and specific shite

Pat Callahan Photography

Photography with an Emphasis on Street and Travel

de Brabander Geert Fotografie

Click on the title and scroll down

northumbrian : light

Random thoughts from deepest Northumberland

Alien Shores Photography

Days of Dreams ....... Nights of Wonder

JD Kittles Photography

Sharing My Passion For Photography since 2006

Sci-Fi Jubilee

Sci-Fi News & Reviews

Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

NATURE WALKER

with a camera in hand

Images by T.Dashfield

Photography is a form of time travel - Neil Tyson Degrasse

Shayan Lens

shayan ghiaseddin's photography

A Day in the Brine

Unkempt Mind dribbling in the seethe

50'Lux

a photography blog by donald barnat

twng32

The greatest WordPress.com site in all the land!

JvD Photography

photos and their story

Dan Frugalberg

Life lived simply

gemakatherine

Foundation Degree Professional Photography

Albatz Travel Adventures

art, food, photography, design & jewelry

PIXELICIOUS

Photography by Madelaine Cappuccio

2812 photography

random photography by Pete Rosos

Cee's Photography

Learning and teaching the art of composition.