I kinda thought SF looked meh at times, especially location photography (why did Turkey look like a London suburb?), also fight scenes were awfully static - I think the Mr. Slate fight in QOS spoiled me quite a bit, Forster shot the heck out of that thing and the editing was exquisite. Bring back some action like that, please.
My beef is why do we always need to see the Grand Bazaar, to confirm that we're in Istanbul. I actually enjoyed bond walking out of the apartment where Ronson was shot and into the street, where the landscape opens up.
Forster and his DP definitely shot the hell out of QOS but they also edited it to death- probably to make up for the lack of a script (check out Haphazzarstuff.com lengthy review/analysis of QOS, it's brilliant). I felt Forster hit his peak during the Tosca sequence, everything there worked and was visually effective.
I get the impression is that whatever Bond film is currently in production, the shadow of the previous Bond flick, looms over the production. I believe that during SF, they wanted to move away from the rapid-fire editing of QOS and let the camera linger a bit on the subjects and locations.
You cannot deny the shot of Severine standing by the open window and the shot of Bond, M and the DB5 aren't memorable and well framed...
I'm looking forward to some near-iconic shots from SP. Just FOUR MONTH AWAY!