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P Alesse wrote:
Thanks everyone. I always like when everyone has different faves. That's how I can tell it was a balanced post.
1, 5, 6 for me.
For crits, even with the good timing of ball on head, the self-obstructing arm in #2 would seem to usually be one of your culls. Plus the backlighting takes away the usual golden hour punch that you usually get on skin.
#3 is tight, but seems crowded. Nice and sharp, but the closed eyes rob us of your usual captured emotion. Same with #8... closed eyes, self-obstructions.
And just as a differing opinion, I didn't love the B&W of #10... I like clean, green foliage backgrounds. The conversion also robs from the skin tones... with the buzz cut, the first thought that crossed my mind was cancer patient.
Even in an anonymous post with 1000 mixed pics, I could identify the photographer of #1. Great expression (especially eyes), great timing, and tack sharp.
In #5, even tough it's one of my faves, crop a couple more pixels from the right side to get rid of the blue blob.
Funny, even after mentioned, the umbrella in #6 still doesn't bother me. Overall the backgrounds in all of these are superb... especially if the sidelines were as cluttered as I imagine they really were.
Love the emotion and group-hug jube in #9. Maybe a little more recovery for the first face on the left.