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comment by Johan Way at 04:24 PM on 28 January, 2011

These critiques are awesome, I am learning so much. This is the first one i've caught but I will catch up on the rest. Thank you for this, and you'll be receiving my image for potential critique soon.

comment by Natasha at 06:46 PM on 28 January, 2011

Hi thanks so much for working on my photo! It was great to hear what u thought and see what I should of done.

Me and that photo have a love hate relationship.

Thanks again.

I really hope to see what others will do with it.


comment by Jon at 01:03 AM on 30 January, 2011

I agree with Johan these are awesome! Thank you for putting these together. I added this to the forum as well, but I hope you and Natasha don't mind that I took a shot at processing this image as well. I really like Natasha's version, and I like the depth of the clouds on David's. I thought I would kill two birds with one stone in my learning process and play with LAB mode to see if I could get some of the color it sounded like Natasha was going for. For now I put a version of my version here:

Thanks again for doing these!

comment by Simon Gardiner at 01:26 AM on 30 January, 2011

Enjoyed it Dave, some excellent food for thought! I must send you one of my images.

comment by djn1 at 06:12 AM on 30 January, 2011

Johan and Simon: thanks.

Natasha: I'm glad you enjoyed it, and you did a great job with your version so I don't think you should hate it :)

Jon: your version looks good, but I think the very bright cloud in the middle of the shot is a bit of a distraction. Other than that though, I think it works well.

comment by Dan Kaufman at 03:37 PM on 30 January, 2011

I appreciated and learned from this critique as well.
Interestingly (to me) I started out at first blush thinking Natasha's shot was washed out and David's had the punch. But as David worked through his version I came to appreciated Natasha's more and more. And in the end, I really like Natasha's. It has a feeling like an antique post card. I also fully agree with her cropping of the road/farm land. Two thumbs up.

comment by Jeree at 04:23 AM on 23 June, 2011

These screencasts are so helpful, David, i can't thank you enough! Following along as you review the particulars in an image is really helping me to learn to "see" - a skill i have learned i truly lack :) Thank you thank you for the precious time you spend on these, i hope that more and more of us will find our way to you for your wonderful insights!