Nice shot as others have mentioned. The blacks look good but the snow appears "blown out" - i.e. it has little or no detail. This may be a conscious decision on your part (or an artifact of placing the image on-line) and if so, it is just artistic license. However, this is one of the places where shooting in RAW will let you recover some of the highlight detail. In terms of framing I find this shot a a little too centered in the frame. A little space on the right would give the sled somewhere to move in to but the shot works as the child is off centre.
Very nice - congratulations! Again, you've filled the frame - a little more space around the Chickadee might have worked better and you might consider cropping this into a landscape.
Ditto comment about the snow but I like how the subject is exiting the frame but looking back into it (eye-lines) and there is space where they are looking.
Cloning out the little bit of stuff under the leaf would improve the image.
Cropping this one square and eliminating the right side might work better.
I really like this one. It works well on it's own. Cropping it slightly tighter to get rid of the white in the top right corner might improve it but only slightly.
Lima,GordonB...thanks for your sincere critic of these pics, I really appreciate it. I have taken note of all the points you made and would try to apply them next time. Back to that bird pic, how would you make that into a "landscape", and also take out the intruding obstruction in front?
Do you have any of your shots online?
I assume you mean the photos in the "Family History" gallery - all of those predate me - I'm not THAT old ;-)Gordon b. Some of those family gallery portraits are great. What did u use to take those? I assume that was in your pre digital days. I glanced through your Cuba pics. Very nice
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Try the spot healing brush (CTRL+J) but you will probably need to use the clone stamp tool. - Always work on a copy...I have just acquired photoshop elements 9 and installed it. How do I go about brushing out the green pole near the bird's rear and front ( i.e which tool is needed for that in PS elements )?
Run, Don't walk to Chapters and get a copy of PhotoShop Elements 9 Book for Digital Photographers by Scot Kelby....I have just acquired photoshop elements 9 and installed it. How do I ...