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This page contains selected October 2002 submissions from photographers who wished to have their photographs reviewed
by the publisher of this site, Michael Reichmann, as well as by other readers on our Discussion Forum

Because of the large volume of submissions, as the month progresses you will find that this page loads slowly. Be patient.

For details on how to submit a photograph for critique please see the Critique / Contest page. 

Patrick Richebé

Patrick Richebé
Salles la Source, FRANCE
(South of France, department of Aveyron)
patrick.richebe@wanadoo.fr

Photograph taken with an Nikon F2 AS with a f/4 200 mm and and 1,4 x converter, the film was a Kodak Ektachrome EPN 100 ASA. No filter at all.

Scanned with a Noritsu QSS-2901 in a Kodak camera store in the tiff format (3140 x 2048). Just did adjust level in PS7 (255 to 245), that's all.

Don't remember stops and speed, but i only remenber the camera was standing on a bag of rice laying on a stone... This was shot on the Assekrem, in the massif of Hoggar, south of Algeria, where Father Charles de Foucault has his hermitage. This was done in 1987, morning of Chrismas on sunset, it was so cold that the shutter suddenly refuse to work. I had to use a second F2 i kept in my parka...

Michael's Critique

This photograph has a haunting quality. While essentially monochromatic the rich tonalities and shadings pull the eye into the frame. Magnifique.

You can add your own comments on Patrick's photograph on the Critique section of our Discussion Forum.

Alan Schrank

Alan Schrank
Norcross, GA
schrank.alan@systemsmiths.net

Camera: Canon 1D, 180mm Macro Lens; Aperture 7.1; Shutter Speed 1/320; ISO:1000

Butterfly House at Calloway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA.

Michael's Critique

Beautifully seen and executed. What raises this above the ordinary is the bit of wing visible through the hole in the leaf. What fun.

You can add your own comments on Alan's photograph on the Critique section of our Discussion Forum.

Tim Bloomquist

Tim Bloomquist
Des Moines, Iowa
boomertim1@mchsi.com

This photo was taken in the Eastern Sierra mountains. I was taking part in a workshop with Steve Kossack (F8 and Be There). He really knows the area well. We had a great time, and were given the opportunity to shoot at some wonderful spots.

This photo was taken at the top of the Bristle Pine Forest with a Canon D60 and a 70-200L 2.8 at 200mm.
More photos from this workshop can be seen using this link: http://www.pbase.com/boomertim1/eastern_sierra&page=all

Michael's Critique

I shot a full moon rising in almost exactly the same spot 3 years ago, so I know how remarkable the light can be in this location. Tim has done a great job of working with the extreme contrast range and holding full detail in the moon. He doesn't say if either a split ND filter or a digital masking technique was used, but regardless, it's a lovely image.

You can add your own comments on Tim's photograph on the Critique section of our Discussion Forum.

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