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    Good evening all!!

    Thank you for the advice in advance.Good evening all!!-richmond-james-2.jpgGood evening all!!-img_8956.jpg

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    Re: Good evening all!!

    Chuck -

    Both are good in different ways. I like the contrast and angle of the buildings and water in the first. The sky is also very good. A great example of how black and white can make an image pop. (I find that B&W works best with people and city shots.) My only complaint is that the water's edge at the bottom seems processed somehow, and perhaps the buildings look a little like that too around the edges - it is difficult to tell.

    The Portrait of the fellow has emotion. This is the best thing about a portrait IMHO; showing the personality, emotion, character, or thoughts of the person. Ones that don't have much impact lack those attributes, I find. My only suggestion would be to perhaps tone down the intensity of the light by say 1/3 or 1/2 f stop. Otherwise, excellent shot.

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    Re: Good evening all!!

    The city view is really nice, the thing that I find a little odd is that smooth water in the foreground it almost acts like negative space. I would be tempted to crop that and some of the right, there is enough good stuff in the image, that it won't be missed.
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    Isn't it a cool thing in nature that the colours never seem to clash...

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    Re: Good evening all!!

    I don't know, but I think the smoothed out water and beach give it a pleasing strangeness. This is about composition not content.

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    Re: Good evening all!!

    The cityscape feels too plastic and fake, and thus evades realism. If that was your intention, you did well.

    On the portrait, I like your lighting on the subject, but would like to see some hint of definition between the front of his head and the background, and the same with the front of his shirt. As is, both get lost with the background.
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    Re: Good evening all!!

    Super photos, and great light

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    Re: Good evening all!!

    Landscape shot is very good. Maybe could have cropped a tad off of the bottom.

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