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oldboy61 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
EirikHavre Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
Dzulkifli27 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
I'm looking at this again.
And if there is one thing that I'll do, it's to crop the dark blur on the left.
Reason being that you already blur out the supporting beam so if you did the crop,
then I think the focus will be sharper and easier.
But that just my opinion, you could try it and compare the 2 photo then.
Unless of course, that part is essential to the whole photography.
In which you would want the viewer to to take in the photo slowly.
The way I see it is that the blur part of the supporting beam is already 
doing a marvelous job of focusing the eye.
Hope this help.
EirikHavre Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
I agree and have now updated the photo. Not 100% sure if this was what you ment, but I think this looks better.
Dzulkifli27 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
I think it does look a little bit better, there isn't too much shadow on the left.
but more importantly, how do you find it now? If you felt comfortable with it then 
all is alright.
EirikHavre Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
As I said, I think it looks better now. The dark part on the left didn't really add anything to the image.
Dzulkifli27 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
So much texture on this, loves how the sun light brings out the details on the moss  and concrete.
How wonderful that the light just seem to bounce off and only settling in the right area ,emphasizing it further.
Also I see a balance there between the man made structure on the left and the nature to the right,
giving me a sense of harmony when I look at it.
Nice burring as well so focusing right to middle part.
Love this shot of yours.
EirikHavre Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Thank you so much! :)
I really appreciate comments like this. Not necessarily just because you like the picture, but because you give reasons why you like it. 
I like it when people also gives reasons why they DONT like my pictures. It can help me learn and get better.
Dzulkifli27 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
I do like a photo that engages the mind. Most if not all of your
work do just that. I'll normally begin by Observation ,
then Interpretations. After which is Invocations; that is what sort
of mood or feelings I get from the photo.
Followed by Imagination on where the story that photo leads me.
This will be my own personal view of the photo.
Lastly, I think is the Suggestion, which I think may produced an
altered perceptions from the original piece. 

Though your photo leaves me little room to improve on it.
I mean, comparing to the often grainy photos that I shot,
yours will be placed on a higher pedestal in terms of 
sharpness and composition among others things.

But since you did mention that you also like it when people 
don't like your picture, so as to improves on your work,
I'll do my best to try to be more critical in future.
Though I can't promised anything concrete, and you 
might disagree with my opinion but I think as long as it's 
sincere and honest observation, we could all learn to see 
from a different perspective. Though I'm no expert when it 
comes to photography, my background and forte is in architectural
Lastly it's always a pleasure to see your work, and I take great delights
in learning how you took those wonderful shot. And as long as there
is no distractions in your work, it's hard to find anything to complain about.
EirikHavre Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
You know, I take photos just for fun. I don't try to tell a story with my pictures (even though I wish I had that talent). I just shoot things that I think look nice. So its almost a little embarrassing when I hear people who are much smarter than me talking about my photos and all the different aspects of them. Because I don't put as much thought into my photos as you obviously do. Which is why I like constructive criticism. It can open my eyes to things I didn't even think about when I took/edited the photos. I don't always agree with criticism though. So sometimes I learn nothing. =P

Thanks a lot for your comments.
Dzulkifli27 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Actually I'm just the same. I took picture for the beauty
that I see, something different than normal maybe. 
I'm not a professional photographer or an expert.
It's just the way I approached my art, be it in
photography or drawings; I try to find a story, a flow
but it's not necessary that there is always a
one behind it. I noticed that for me ,if there's
a storyline ,the work becomes easier and has a 
flow to it. Occasionally, it does hit a snag even
with a clear storyline. So if I see something nice,
and a story comes to mind, I just take it and try to make it 
works sometimes with extra editing.
There always be people more smarter 
than us but I think that ok. It's how we learn.
Tbh, I really find your photos to be that good, I wish I've eyes 
that can see the beauty and detail around us like you do.

On that note I think I should look into some better cameras 
than my current 6 MP when I have the money.
I can only offer my opinion and suggestions but in the end,
the one in control is the photographer. After all, it's your
own views on the world and how you capture it through
your lens, that makes your own art unique. The last thing
I want to do is to tell an artist what they should/shouldn't do. 
That will just kill the creativity. I like constructive criticism too,
but I know sometimes it just doesn't gel, and I have to find a way 
around it.
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