1. panda81

    panda81

    Feb 7, 2008
    Texas
    What do you think? Looking constructive criticism - thanks!

    Desperate
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  2. I love this shot although the real estate above her head pulls me away from the man below. Would love to see a crop to compare the two. Nice work in tough lighting to pull it all together.
     
  3. liftoff

    liftoff

    308
    Dec 21, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    powerful shot...well done!
     
  4. ubetcha

    ubetcha

    Nov 12, 2006
    San Diego, Ca
    I love the lighting and the perspective
     
  5. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    I like the shot but agree that a tight crop above her head would make the photo more powerful. You've done an excellent job with the lighting and contrast.
     
  6. jebster

    jebster

    473
    Mar 8, 2006
    Pennsylvania
    Jeff
    Hey Jerry,
    Great shot!
    Love the black and white!
    Well done.
    Jeff
     
  7. Yes, I was going to suggest a crop above also....as I scrolled down, it ends up stopping maybe 1/4 or 1/3" above her head. Really makes a strong image!
     
  8. great shot
    i also agree with cropping quite a bit off the top
    and...

    i really don't like the caption.... FWIW
    instead of "Desperate"
    how about.... "Thank You" ???

    thanks for sharing this one with us
     
  9. panda81

    panda81

    Feb 7, 2008
    Texas
    thanks for the comments so far everyone :smile: i really appreciate sincere criticism.

    how about this for a tighter crop?

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  10. panda81

    panda81

    Feb 7, 2008
    Texas
    ah, good point. i guess it was just an assumption, purely interpretative of why you think the man was on his knees. i agree with changing the title, but perhaps to something that won't bias the viewer so he/she can make the decision if the person was prayerful or thankful.
     
  11. Cropped version is better! Nice photo!
     
  12. Adam73

    Adam73 Guest

    The tighter crop is even better. Great powerful shot.
     
  13. iudoc97

    iudoc97

    Nov 13, 2006
    Indiana
    Great shot made even better by the crop suggested by others. Very moving indeed.
    Scott
     
  14. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Im odd man out once again....prefer the uncropped version :)
     
  15. iudoc97

    iudoc97

    Nov 13, 2006
    Indiana
    What's wrong with you:tongue:...everybody gang up on RFC:wink:
    Scott
     
  16. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    LOL

    Many New Yorkers have eclectic tastes :)
     
  17. iudoc97

    iudoc97

    Nov 13, 2006
    Indiana
    Your tastes are just fine as evidenced by your beautiful website gallery.
    Scott
     
  18. I agree. The border surrounding the Madonna establishes the context of the shot better. As for a title, perhaps "Devotion" might leave more to the imagination.
     
  19. that sounds perfect to me
     
  20. Seneca

    Seneca

    Dec 4, 2006
    Texas!
    My only nit pick is the bench to the left...can you clone that out...being that it's dark it just looks like a box to me.

    Great powerful image.