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UER Forum > UE Photo Critiques > Abandoned School MA (Viewed 1728 times)
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Abandoned School MA
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Re: Abandoned School MA
< Reply # 1 on 4/7/2015 6:30 PM >
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I love the colors. The watermarks needs to be a lot smaller IMO. It's the first thing your eye is drawn to in a couple of them.




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< Reply # 2 on 4/7/2015 8:37 PM >
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My best piece of advice: Lose the watermark!




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Re: Abandoned School MA
< Reply # 3 on 4/8/2015 11:17 AM >
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Nice work! A new treatment of an old favorite. Love the old clock.




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< Reply # 4 on 4/8/2015 11:45 AM >
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Yeah I really like the photos but the watermark is just too much IMO




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Re: Abandoned School MA
< Reply # 5 on 4/8/2015 4:19 PM >
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OK, so about a billion people have said that the watermark is distracting, and takes away from the pictures, which it does. I just wanted to add a general thing about watermarks here: They're really easy to photoshop out! They will never stop anyone from steeling your photos! They just annoy the people who actually want to enjoy your photos. Plus these are web quality anyway, so would not be very useful for anyone to steal...

Anyway, other than that, your photography is really great!




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Re: Abandoned School MA
< Reply # 6 on 4/8/2015 7:34 PM >
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1. Probably the strongest of the set as there's no loss of image quality or heavy handed post work, also the most pleasing for composition.

2, 5, & 6. I don't know how you're saving them but the quality is downright terrible. The image is just muddy, and it seems you've tried to over compensate by over sharpening and boosting the hell out of the colour saturation.

3. I can see what you're trying to do here but your focus point is way off for this shallow of a depth of field.

4. Loose the dutch angle, does not work at all in this case.




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Re: Abandoned School MA
< Reply # 7 on 4/9/2015 5:59 PM >
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1: Sort of a boring shot, frankly, my eye is pulled towards your horrid watermark.

2: I would've photographed this building from somewhere else, the tree branch is in the way, and covers the photos subject. Your foreground is a huge watermark, and is displeasing to the eye.

3: Your depth of field is far too shallow for this shot, and the watermark makes the whole image feel flat.

4: Oh god, Everything is wrong with this composition.

5: Watermark ruins the depth of the shot.

6: over sharpened, the brightness of the watermark pulls away from the photo.

To quote DJ Craig:
OK, so about a billion people have said that the watermark is distracting, and takes away from the pictures, which it does. I just wanted to add a general thing about watermarks here: They're really easy to photoshop out! They will never stop anyone from steeling your photos! They just annoy the people who actually want to enjoy your photos. Plus these are web quality anyway, so would not be very useful for anyone to steal...


This may seem a little harsh, but this is the critique section..
Your watermarking is absolutely ruining your photos and makes them look really amateur. If your watermarks were less invasive people will be more likely to take your photos seriously, and be more willing to share your work.

I easily (though rather lazily) removed your watermark and moved it. Now I am able to enjoy this photo. The photo has a much nicer depth, and now the image doesn't feel "blown out" from the contrast of the watermark.







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Re: Abandoned School MA
< Reply # 8 on 4/21/2015 10:34 PM >
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Abandoned schools are personally my favorite thing to explore. They are super fun and entail a lot of adventure. They also have great photo opportunities, which you obviously took full advantage of. I really like the photos, however, I think your watermark should be made a little smaller. It is really distracting to the viewer and kind of difficult to see around sometimes. Nice use of shadows and colors though. I definitely would recommend making the watermark smaller and moving it into a place like the corner and keeping it in the same consistent place throughout your images.




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Re: Abandoned School MA
< Reply # 9 on 4/30/2015 3:41 AM >
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Thank your for all your responses..




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