ETA: Okay BRC see my comments in BLUE
First, I must admit I am increadibly jealous. These shots are killer; every single one. I had to wait to comment on them until the pea green envy disapated. You could submit these AS IS to National Geographic.
The only changes I would would be oh so very minor…infact I make these comment only to spur you on to purchase the required software. Because, we need you submitting photos to iStock.com and being the PhotoJournalist for LoneyPlanet books on Spain.
Our Brc a few weeks ago took an extended vacation to Sevilla. There are few words I have to describe the images she captured…I am in awe; therefore I will just let the images speak for themselves.
Rectangulos de Color
I believe this shot just needs a little color boost and sharpening to show not only color changes but texture…I took the liberty.
Umm this is so perfect…one of my all time favorites from you.
This seems to capture the mood of Sevilla…am I right?
I LOVE this shot…however, I do believe this shot is not part of the overall flavor of your trip. The subject is universal and without seeing the mother and child and some contextual information I would never have known it was shot in a foreign country…BUT PLEASE PLEASE hear me when I say this shot does not need to be part of a photo essay…it is a piece of art on it’s own merit!
Again…goose the color and add sharpening brings new texture to this image
I will not comment on each Mercado shot they are all fantastic…but put them together and you have the supporting images for a National Geographic article on Spanich Market living. Seriously…these are THAT good! I think these are the ones that are really making me so very jealous…You have done these without the aid of photoshop…new to DSLR world. This is when I know if anything, you my friend need to pursue this as a living. YOU ARE THAT GOOD. I wish I had your eye.
(Secretly my favorite of the market shots cause the animals and the man are all looking down…love the irony in it…but I am not commenting on these individually)
Both of these “Callecita” shots are wonderful…I would have liked a person in one of them to give the human perspective on the size of this alley.
Another that color punch benefits…(not so subliminal…Brc must buy Photoshop)
Flamenco Frills I
Hello…calling National Geographic!
Lovely context provider…but of all the shots my least favorite…yet I think I need this shot to give me the back story or anchor for the rest of the images…albeit the same shot at an off time of day dawn, sunset, evening…would be cool.
I didn’t play with this…but just a bit of color play and sharpening could be used here…HINT buy photoshop, Brc…and don’t play wth element…go strait to CS3…you have students in the house.
I love the red flowers…without them this photo would be less interesting
Top Hat Crossing
Okay…the biggest thing here is the cropping…I know Kelby says you need to crop within camera, yet I feel it is just as okay to recrop as it is to clone out a truck. The edge beyond the yellow wall detracts from the photo for me…so I cropped it a tad…and then while I was at it…punch color and sharpen.
I love these. Pea green again.
Hot Chestnut Vendor (I ave to ask are the chestnuts hot or the vendor Brc?)
I like this shot…I would have liked it better from another more complex angle…you crouching looking up…or three quarters around the cart…or the cart off center in the photo. I feel you documented him…I do wonder what you felt about him.
Perfect…print on a large plotter and frame.
Resting in Park
This shot spoke to me. He is so old world…it is perfect as is…but I couldn’t help but play…forgive me.
Fruteria This could live with the Mercado shoot you are doing for NG
Bodega I Send this to NG too…
Oferta de Zapatos – Least favorite shot…you needed a filter to decrease the glare on the window.
Olé anothe NG shot…man I am soooo envious
Door Knocker – This is the same as Amore….I LOVE it…but without context it could have been taken in Paris or Denmark as well as Spain
Colorful Door Love this…would love to see what you could do with it in Photoshop…oh yeah you still have to buy it
No Hotels To The Left great on humor!
AJC Sightseeing – Perfect…print, frame and put it in you gallery show!
Tapas Time II
Tapas Time I – Tapas I and II are lovely…but I do find them a tad bit cold…no sign of the human element…this is why I like the bodega photos better…and why your Marcado photos hit the bullseye…people are in them! but we all know I like people in pictures.
Watering Hole – Same here, I just want one glass emptied with the residue of cervasa half way down…to imply one person was there…orjust one of the stools askew to imply someone just left.
Restaurante del Laurel – Did you eat here? If yes…how was it?
Flamenco Patterns – Ummm yet another NG shot!
Lost In Paradise – I could sooooo see this shot on the back cover of a tour guide book.
What a great shot…not to sound like a broken record…say it with me now…punch color and sharpen.
With allof my tweaks to your shots…take it with a grain of salt…and if they look a tad bit fuzzyit is only because I want you to go get Photoshop and do these fixes! 😉
REALLY, SPECTACULAR WORK.
When you think of it…Brc JUST bought her DSLR…does not own Photoshop…so these all are SOOC…goes to show you…it is the shooter not the equipment that makes the shot!