- Jun 8, 2010
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Hi Ed, thank you for the time taken for your response. Your opinion is every bit as valid as anyone's. I too prefer the stag images with light in them but I quite liked the atmosphere in these as a change.Since you've asked for Full Critique and as I'm feeling brave ... tin hat time ... !!!
First off though, I'm going to start with positives for a change. The compositions are exactly what I'd be creating from the originals and the cropping, shadows, highlights, processing are really good. I'm afraid, however, that for me, there's a But ...
This set isn't a patch on your stag shots which were truly fantastic. For me, it's that old game about light - with all these, the animals (the subjects) are in shadow and while I like the atmospheric feel of these shots, for me they're just not working because the subject is in shadow and, more importantly, while in shadow can work when the lighting is from the back, the subject isn't back lit. #3 is the best of them because there is some light on her.
It's my opinion and I'm not expecting you to agree but to illustrate my thoughts, with #4 if that was in the sun either further back or nearer to you and out of that shaft of shadow, that could have been special. Having said this, however, you can only take what is in front of you.
I'm not saying I could do any better, probably/definitely not, but as said, when compared to the last set of stag shots you gave us, to me while finding deer and being reasonably close these are good photographs but aren't a patch on the stag shots you gave us.
Sorry to be negative - it's an opinion at the end of the day, it's my opinion and I'm not expecting you to agree. Full marks for the stag shots but 3/5 for these. Frustrating as I expect you put exactly the same effort into capturing these shots as those others.