Morning at Hvoll Hostel

by Schlecht Nem W.

morning at hvoll hostel seeking critique schlecht nem w

Gallery: Iceland

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 10D
Date Time Original : 2004-07-30 11:31:26
Focal Length : 28/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/100
Exposure Time : 1/100
Aperture Value : 5.6
F Number : 5.6
Iso Speed Ratings : 200
Metering Mode : 5
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 180.000000
Y Resolution : 180.000000

Published: Tuesday 25th of January 2005 08:22:24 AM


Bryce Mohan
I like what's going on here. I'm not totally sure what that is, but I like it. ;) The photo overall looks relatively soft, as a result I can only guess by luminance / contrast where the focal point is. I'm not sure of this is a DOF issue, scaling, or compression that's causing the softness. I can see some visible artifacts around the white objects so I assume some loss of detail is surely due to compression. I think the photo might work better with more feels abit flat right now, particularly in the lower half where the grass appears to be a single plain despite it's obvious depth characteristics. You might try a gradiated burn beginning from the bottom of the photo. I do really like the current crop and think the grass should be kept, just sharpened and possibly gradiated as mentioned. Lastly, there seems to be a wire crossing over the rear element. It's distracting at best. I'd suggest cloning it out. Thanks for sharing this photo with us. :)

Sarah Underhill
Interseting shot. Well seen!

Nem W. Schlecht
To Bryce Wow! Thanks for the excellent evaluation, Bryce! Yes, the wire is gone now - I should have noticed that. I also added a very slightly angled burn gradient to make a portion of the foreground darker. I went back to the original photo and tried to sharpen it up a little bit more, hopefully the grass looks better now. BTW - These are round hay bales. Iceland's weather is a lot like Seattle - its very wet there year round. So, they wrap their hay bales in plastic to help keep them dry.

Erik Kaffehr
The subject is not very exiting but execution is really good. I think the picture could be cropped quite heavily at the bottom by around 40% and may be even better. Erik

Nem W. Schlecht
Morning at Hvoll Hostel, Iceland Any and all comments appreciated! ;-)

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