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09/03/2012 01:07:33 AM · #1
Try to post to critique club but I can't. This image was for street photography V. Your opinion are very much needed for me to improve giving my good entries for DPC. I need your help about:-
1) What category this image suppose to be?
2) What the weakness about this image.... colors, editing, angle or anything?
3) Please feel free to give your opinion what improvement needed for this image?
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09/03/2012 01:21:56 AM · #2
If this is candid street, it's excellent. The dog makes the entire scene seem human to me.

I'd chalk it up to DPC, outside of a few voters, being unable to linger on most images for more than two seconds.

Message edited by author 2012-09-03 01:22:33.
09/03/2012 03:59:04 AM · #3
I think you have no problems with the technicals. They're spot on or maybe a little too spot on because it confused a lot of people into not seeing this was on the street. The dog really adds to the story though I imagine not everyone saw it. I increased my score when I saw it.

Marks would have also been cut because statues are never going to be high scoring subjects and finally there are no people. For a lot of people No people = Not street photography.
09/03/2012 11:31:43 AM · #4
Originally posted by alexlky:

Try to post to critique club but I can't.

To have a photo reviewed by the Critique Club it needs to be entered in a challenge and the check-box below the entry marks ... at rollover the marked entries go into a queue. When CC members "take on" a photo, they are assigned the next picture in the queue ... not all photos get a critique, as the list is cleared at each rollover when the new entries are placed on the list.

If you want to get feedback in the Forums, the thread should go in the "Individual Photograph Discussion" section ...

I agree, it's an interesting and well-done image, but not obvious (to the typical DPC voter) that it's a "street" shot.
09/03/2012 12:17:40 PM · #5
Originally posted by SwordandScales:

If this is candid street, it's excellent. The dog makes the entire scene seem human to me.

I'd chalk it up to DPC, outside of a few voters, being unable to linger on most images for more than two seconds.


Thanks, Quincy. This is candid because I have not came across any dog could be train to close eyes.
09/03/2012 12:22:17 PM · #6
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by alexlky:

Try to post to critique club but I can't.

To have a photo reviewed by the Critique Club it needs to be entered in a challenge and the check-box below the entry marks ... at rollover the marked entries go into a queue. When CC members "take on" a photo, they are assigned the next picture in the queue ... not all photos get a critique, as the list is cleared at each rollover when the new entries are placed on the list.

If you want to get feedback in the Forums, the thread should go in the "Individual Photograph Discussion" section ...

I agree, it's an interesting and well-done image, but not obvious (to the typical DPC voter) that it's a "street" shot.


My apologies for posting at the wrong section. You are always very helpful, Paul. What should I do, can you change it?

09/03/2012 12:40:07 PM · #7
No problem -- I already changed the category. :-)
09/03/2012 12:42:28 PM · #8
Thank you so much, Paul.... for the correction.

Originally posted by UrfaTheGreat:

I think you have no problems with the technicals. They're spot on or maybe a little too spot on because it confused a lot of people into not seeing this was on the street. The dog really adds to the story though I imagine not everyone saw it. I increased my score when I saw it.

Marks would have also been cut because statues are never going to be high scoring subjects and finally there are no people. For a lot of people No people = Not street photography.


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09/03/2012 05:47:21 PM · #9
I liked it........gave it a 6.....
09/03/2012 05:53:50 PM · #10
My problem with it is it isn't a bad photo, but it is just a photo of someone else's art. Don't get me wrong I have shot statues and other peoples art before but to get a good score you really need to bring a unique perspective or composition so that it doesn't rely on it being a good photo of someone else's art.

Don't take offense at what I am going to say because none is intended but this is something I have heard several times and it helps me in my own work. Would someone walking by with a cell phone or camera be able to take this same shot with ease? Did you do anything, lighting, composition or perspective that makes it a unique shot? I am unfamiliar with the statue so that is in part why I ask. Or is this what anyone walking by would see on a day to day basis?

eta the dog is a nice touch and does bring something unique but I think it is just too small a part of the photo to make a huge difference. Just one persons opinion.

Message edited by author 2012-09-03 18:00:50.
09/03/2012 09:54:23 PM · #11
Originally posted by alexlky:

Originally posted by SwordandScales:

If this is candid street, it's excellent. The dog makes the entire scene seem human to me.

I'd chalk it up to DPC, outside of a few voters, being unable to linger on most images for more than two seconds.


Thanks, Quincy. This is candid because I have not came across any dog could be train to close eyes.


I originally typed something different, realized the dog was the only living thing there, and evidently didn't edit my entire post to reflect my new thoughts.

BUT IS IT CANDID?! ;)

Message edited by author 2012-09-03 21:54:37.
09/08/2012 10:46:17 AM · #12
Originally posted by SwordandScales:

I'd chalk it up to DPC, outside of a few voters, being unable to linger on most images for more than two seconds.


My apologies, Quincy. Thank you so much for the comments and much appreciated.
09/08/2012 10:57:30 AM · #13
Originally posted by MinsoPhoto:

My problem with it is it isn't a bad photo, but it is just a photo of someone else's art. Don't get me wrong I have shot statues and other peoples art before but to get a good score you really need to bring a unique perspective or composition so that it doesn't rely on it being a good photo of someone else's art.

Don't take offense at what I am going to say because none is intended but this is something I have heard several times and it helps me in my own work. Would someone walking by with a cell phone or camera be able to take this same shot with ease? Did you do anything, lighting, composition or perspective that makes it a unique shot? I am unfamiliar with the statue so that is in part why I ask. Or is this what anyone walking by would see on a day to day basis?

eta the dog is a nice touch and does bring something unique but I think it is just too small a part of the photo to make a huge difference. Just one persons opinion.


I could have said it any better.
09/08/2012 11:15:50 AM · #14
Originally posted by MinsoPhoto:

My problem with it is it isn't a bad photo, but it is just a photo of someone else's art. Don't get me wrong I have shot statues and other peoples art before but to get a good score you really need to bring a unique perspective or composition so that it doesn't rely on it being a good photo of someone else's art.

Don't take offense at what I am going to say because none is intended but this is something I have heard several times and it helps me in my own work. Would someone walking by with a cell phone or camera be able to take this same shot with ease? Did you do anything, lighting, composition or perspective that makes it a unique shot? I am unfamiliar with the statue so that is in part why I ask. Or is this what anyone walking by would see on a day to day basis?

eta the dog is a nice touch and does bring something unique but I think it is just too small a part of the photo to make a huge difference. Just one persons opinion.


Thank you, Josh. In the region here of Thailand, Cambodia, Bali and many parts of it; temples and statues are one of the common subject. Frankly, it's a tough subject to capture. Most of decent shots form photogs here aiming for perspective, back-lighting or light and shadow in unique compo as what of your points. Sorry for the slow reply cause some images were in running. For me, as long as any shot capable of bringing a life to the statue, it's good capture.
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