I am Raven

 

By Bill Bentley

By Feb 29/2020

 

 
  1. Comment
    Strengths:

    Maybe the first time I've ever scored an image with a 10.  Perfect detail on the black bird; so hard to accomplish shooting into a bright sky.  A simple, yet intricate perch for contrast, and a bright white, yet not blown out background.    All that negative space works well.  It almost looks like a sculpture.

    Suggestions:

    Print.

    Response:

    Thank you for your kind words. You have touched on all the challenges, which is gratifying. In regards to printing. I have printed this with excellent results. A friend also requested it to print on aluminum at 40"x60". Interesting though that this image did not score all that high in the Crescent Beach Camera Club competition.

  2. Comment
    Strengths:

    Stunning image -- beautifully balanced composition, sophisticated in its boldness. Textures of the feathers and foliage are delicate yet well defined, and B&W is the perfect presentation.  

    Response:

    Thank you!

  3. Comment
    Strengths:

    Subject definitely stands out against relatively empty background. Branch provides a nice little vignette scene.  The exposure and colour treatment in this case almost gives the image the look of a charcoal and pencil sketch.

    Response:

    Thank you!

  4. Comment
    Strengths:

    Striking image of an iconic bird.

    Suggestions:

    Looking to the left gives a sense of looking to the past. It would be interesting to see the mirror image looking to the right and forward.

    Response:

    Thank you. I hadn't considered trying a mirror perspective. Good suggestion.