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"The red Chevy looks like an interesting subject. I think the 3 images would work better together if the middle image had its chrome bumper aligned with the ones either side."
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"A good selection of images to combine into a triptych. Each tell their own story, but also add to the whole."
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"The twisted tree is very interesting, especially set against the pastel background. I image is a little dark overall that makes the galahs hard to see."
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"The selection of images has been carefully considered. All work separately as well as collectively."
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"An iconic shot but let down with technical issues. There is a heavy halo around the objects where they meet the sky"
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"I like that the photographer has taking the same object but presented in 3 completely different ways."
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"A wonderful set captures a dreamy mood. If this was a commercial assignment, then I am sure the customers would be more than happy with result."
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"A simple story-telling set of images that work well together"
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"The photographer has created something interesting out of an ordinary object. Normally I do not like a blown-out sky, but in this case it is not distracting as the main subject is correctly exposed. Just to be picky I would drop in/copy a piece of that stone frame on the RHS into the left."
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"A single photo presented as a triptych works in this case as each single image could stand on its own or as a set."
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"A great shot divided into a triptych creates a timeline story."
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"I think the set of images fit very well together both in style & content."
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"I can see all 3 images are from the same event, but I would have liked to see 1 of the flag images replaced with another aspect of the event."
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"The set of images all fit together, but the image on the RHS appears to have a night-time sky?"
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"A simple but effective image - a BLT like an advert!"
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"Beautiful, simple & effective."
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"The soft processing matches the soft light on this flock of birds. The image reminds me of a calligraphic scroll."
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"Good story-telling set of images."
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"The triptych is definitely on theme, but I find the 3rd image too dark & upsets the balance of the other 2 images"
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"The photographer appears to have carefully curated the images in this triptych. The B&W style suits & whilst the bridge is static the inclusion of the cyclist adds a sense of dynamism."
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"these set of images all sit together as a set & work on several levels."
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"I think the photographer has tried a pseudo panorama with the arrangement of the triptych. For me, the centre image creates all the interest, but the others do not contribute as much."
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"The larger image & the smaller RH lower one are almost identical. (I prefer the smaller version). So I would like the larger image replaced. The two smaller ones are delightful."
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"The idea of a "postcard from Venice" layout is different to what I would normally expect from a triptych entry, so good for thinking outside the norm. I would consider replacing the middle image."
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"The photographer has used lighting, costume & backdrop as a complete package to create a theatrical & moody image. The highlight recovery in the background needs some attention."
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"There is a lot going on in this image with all the various activities. Whilst the foreground edge of cliff sets the scene, I think it is not adding to the compostion & could be largely cropped."
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"It may not be, but the image reminds me of a classic Australian beach scene. No distractions, just a clean image."
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"The balanced reflection that does not leave any part of the bird out creates a strong composition. The black & white treatment also helps the bird standout from its background. I would like to have seen a crisper image."
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"The square format works for this image. The lighting is a bit harsh, but I suspect the buskers are mostly at the quay in the middle of the day."
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"I like the way the lighting makes the subject stand out from the background. The square crop only leaves the viewer with the essential bits, although I would like just a bit of space on the statue at base & LHS."
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"Beautiful colours, an interesting subject & no distracting elements all work together together. Could have maybe lighten the pink sides of the building just a tiny bit to make it pop even more & this would balance the bright area on the LHS."
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"The lighting & mood of this scene has been well captured & processed. The placement of the main tree counterbalances the bright area of sun, but the "X-factor" is the landing Pelican!"
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"The couple are in the shadows created by the low-angle light & would have benefited by addition of fill flash. There is a noticeable halo around the people & boat rail."
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"I love lizards, so I have a special interest in them. I am not sure if it was possible but the top lizard has its claws chopped off. Maybe something has gone astray in the upload process, but the background is heavily affected by artifacts."
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"A simple composition but works well. The contrasting colours & shallow depth of field make the flower pop from the background. Would clone out that lighter area in top RH corner, & possibily that light leaf edge as they create minor distractions."
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"A difficult subject to shoot & I imagine not a lot of scope to alter shooting position to reduce distracting background. The leaves at the bottom also draw the eye unnecessarily."
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"I like the composition - especially the same,same, different with the stamens. The square crop is also suitable. It looks like the photographer might have cutout the stamens, but it has created a attention grabbing image."
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"Beautiful colours & reflections. This would normally create a great backdrop for an interesting silhouette. In this case, I think it would create a stronger image if the tree completely in or out, not just peeking into the edge of frame."
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"The overall composition feels well balanced. I do not mind the funky colours, but burn-in is maybe a tiny bit aggressive (especially in the water). The horizon needs a bit of straightening too."
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"A great reflection. I love that all the photographer resisted the temptation to remove all the footpath debri. The grunge is great! I would consider cloning out the foot & the pram wheel however."
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"The photographer has used lighting, costume & backdrop as a complete package to create a theatrical image."
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"The strong lighting has captured a distinctive image. I would have liked to see it a bit sharper, as crisp also shows strength."
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"The arrangement of flowers & vases makes an interesting still life subject. Needs a very minor tweaks in composition to make a stonger/well-balanced image. Shoot straight on & leave some space on sides.The choice of a very yellow colour balance may have been deliberate, but think it distracts."
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"The lighting & costume are working well together. The square crop is appropriate for her pose, as she fits nicely in the frame. Nice clean, distraction-free background."
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"The lighting conditions are not favourable as the subject is too dark against that bright background. It really needs some fill flash but I am assuming not possible for the performance."
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"The concept is great, at first I thought the water was backlit with a flash, but I think the post processing dodge/burn was a little heavy-handed."
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"Great colours - those leaves pop off that verdant green. The milky waterfall is nicely contained & no distracting elements."
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"This is such an arresting image but is unfortunately let down by technical issues. The mans left ear, forehead & hat is distorted & swirly, & the highlight spot on his RHS forehead not been handled well."
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"Well the star is the photo-bombing seagull! Either good luck & great timing - in either case it works!"
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"The colourful parrot really pops out of the green foliage but the background is distracting."
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"Very moody light & I think the composition works. There are a couple of technical issues that need attention. The bright area of the sky is distracting & could be toned down a little without looking obvious. There are numerous dust spots visible (especially in the sky). Also a could straighten tower"
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"I think the lighting seems a little off in this image. The subject seems under-lit, & part of the umbrella is too white for the rest of the image."
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"The lighting & processing is sympathetic to creating a portrait that the sitter would enjoy. The catch lights in the eyes & vignette make the subject stand out from the background."
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"The yellow flower placed on the black background remove any distractions, so there is no doubt as to what is the subject. However, there are a couple of distracting technical issues. The first is that the flower should be sharper & the second is that the cutouts of the flower around the top & sides "
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"The butterfly is super-crisp, which for this type of macro is required & not necessarily easy to achieve. The stem that obscures part of the butterfly is unfortunate, but also possibly unavoidable."
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"Street scenes are often hard to get as little time, or someone standing in the way. I like the movement captured in her hands & the accordian, but unfortunately she has also moved her head & I would have liked that a little sharper"
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"I like the pano format & the gentle light is noce. I would have liked to see just a bit more of the top of that crashing wave & a bit more of that pool of yellow light spilling in to make the rocks pop a bit more."
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"I think the photographer is on the way to creating a dynamic image. The lighting, subject & costume are all working well together, but needs an in-character background to complete the package."
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"The mood created in this image is peaceful & invites the viewer to imagine sitting on the rocks. The general arrangement creates leading lines. The "dodge & burn" style of processing has emphasised the dramatic light but there are a couple of rocks I would expect to be in shadow but are brightly lit"
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"The photographer has captured the action perfectly. The ladies grimace highlights how much she is hating the rain. Little clues such as the bus route add subtle info add extra interest."