Lovely first image, Dewi, and welcome aboard! Don't be afraid to post your image here in a larger size and a short description so we can get an idea of your thought process or any particular thing you were aiming for or something new you tried. We're a friendly bunch really
I agree it would have been nice to see a bit more sky at the top above the tower, but otherwise that's a striking image with strong colours and an unusual design. And what is all that blue stuff anyway? Haven't seen a sky like that for ages!
Don't be afraid to post larger images on the thread, as this image really deserves to be seen in all it's glory.
That's a really interesting sight, the blues you've captured are really strong and the image is crisp and sharp.
I really like it.
However, I do think that another of your shots of this on flickr (20171229 Roath Park Lake -2) is actually slightly stronger. Because it uses the rule of thirds for composition and because there is more headroom.
Only minor things really though, the one you chose is too.
Tight.. Perhaps, but we don't know what else is about that may have caused this artistic choice.
Dark... Yes perhaps a little, it is recoverable and just an excuse to play with pp
That said, you've got great composition, with the symmetry and the tower dead centre viewed through the gate, and the use of the two trees either side to frame the shot works nicely.
Thanks Everyone for the comments. Yes crop is tight (again), there was a car parked on the left of the shot and a surprisingly busy road in front which took me down that composition. Will make me try harder on the framing of the next topic
People - I love the character you've captured there.
The shallow DoF has reduced the impact of the chap growing out of his hat, but he's still there.
Given that, I think I may have gone for a tight crop, right into his hat, perhaps giving the image an instagram square crop.
Stark - Fits the theme, caught well though I'm not sure I see mist, more a grey day (which we've all been suffering from for the past month it seems).
Have you considered cloning out the branches intruding from camera left? I'm not sure that they add anything to the shot, and having the subject on it's own might make the stark effect even stronger?
Just a thought / something to play with tbh, it works as is.
Week 0 to 3 - Like the clock tower, wonder who has to row over to wind it? - Impressive gate and as other said a little more sky would help. - good characterful peron with people in background. Stark could perhaps have had more contrast to make foreground a sillouette. Looking forward to your week 4.
I’m using a rota to make sure I spread my comments round. Will be doing about 1 in 7 each week, so this week you got lucky
Your image for People is really striking and full of character and details. I agree that you could definitely get away with cropping the extra man off at the top and it would add even more impact to your interesting main subject.
The tree works well for Stark with the bare branches reaching up against the cold grey sky