Week 0 Near Jay by Nick Dallimore, on Flickr
Everything counts as Near these days as we aren't allowed to travel so I thought this rather cold Jay from yesterdays dog walk would do. Shame it wouldn't turn it's head round a bit more.
You have an eye
And it's not as if these small feathered things listen to requests from togs (I hear they just tend to fly away). People photography is so much easier
Nicely composed, it has space to look into, it's on a third and the blue on the wing pops nicely.
There is a large white rectangle about a third of the way from the right hand side it looks a bit odd. I like a bit of dead space but the apple seems to be very oddly placed, maybe you had a reason though
There seems to be a feint line extending from the top right of the apple when viewed large. Nice colours though, and a hint of colour in the shadow which works for me. While the crop looked odd to me at first, the longer I look, the more I like it.
White backgrounds aren’t easy (well not for me anyway) you’ve done really well, I think maybe a crop to the left of that mark would really focus the eye on the apple because now its been mentioned I do keep seeing it, the apple is really nicely focused, lots of good detail in there.
For me I don't like it.
1 the white bar (I assumed it was the forum and edge of pic but now. Perhaps a processing mistake and not cropped where you wanted it (ie edge of the white box would be good)
2 there is a gray line near the top of the apple
3 Perhaps its a light coloured apple, or white balance is off ?
it's in focus
With the crop at the box, would site on the rule of thirds
You got a pic up fast
Saying this I still have to take a pic... and I'm not sure yet what....
The colours are lovely, but for me there's a bit too much space on the RHS, and the bottom right of the apple has lost too much detail. The background doesn't bother me at all, but overall, it doesn't do it for me I'm afraid Sorry!
Like Alison said - a simple looking photo is rarely simple to achieve.
I agree with what has been said already. Initially it looked ok for me on the forum but I can see the processing issues and the bar when I go into flickr. The apple itself is crisp (scuse the pun) and great colour though.
Interesting use of negative space, can see the vertical bar referred to by many when viewed on an iPad. A crop from the right to the edge of the bar would help, personally I would like a darker shadow too