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alansnap's Gallery Comments

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Sleeping beauty by drjskatre

Sleeping beauty

This is a lovely shot, but it is a bit flat. I have uploaded a mod so I hope you like it. I concentrated on lifting the contrast and the colours without making them look unreal. Your camera has tried to even out the exposure, so the cat is a little underexposed. When I lifted that the background went a bit paler, but didn't blow out.

By: drjskatre

Winter on the moor... by Scottishlandscapes

Winter on the moor...

Nice one Dougie. I got some decent shots on the Ben a couple of weeks ago. It's good to see you're out and about.

By: Scottishlandscapes

Reflections by jeanie


A lovely shot Jeanie, but I might take out that bit of clutter on the left hand side.

By: jeanie

Wasdale Sunset by BobShaw

Wasdale Sunset

Amazing. My daughter and I got out yesterday during the day and we could see it was a special sunset, but we couldn't get out to capture it. Sad

By: BobShaw

Lioness and cubs, Marsh Pride, Masai Mara by rontear

Lioness and cubs, Marsh Pride, Masai Mara

Another fine shot Ron. You are so fortunate to have seen such a famous pride and to get such wonderful shot.

By: rontear

Stranded by SayyidFaisal8


A lovely image, but I would clone out the light on the left edge of the frame. It is a distraction.

By: SayyidFaisal8

Jackals by rontear


Lovely light Ron. That is one of the great parts of a safari, just sitting watching the animals as they go about their lives.

By: rontear

Mountain Hare by adamcaird

Mountain Hare

What a great shot. Well stalked and composed. Deserves a UASmile

By: adamcaird

Chokhi Dhani 1 by 781969

Chokhi Dhani 1

This is well done hand held. Perhaps 1600 ISO would have helped.

By: 781969

Ready for School Annual Function by 781969

Ready for School Annual Function

What lovely portrait. She looks radiant.

By: 781969

Mary's Shell mono by alansnap

Mary's Shell mono

Thanks everyone for the comments and especially to Vikram for your UA. All much appreciated.

By: alansnap

Candle Maker. by rontear

Candle Maker.

Very atmospheric Ron. I volunteered at Blists Hill in the late 80s and early 90s in the carpenters shop. Great fun. Haven't been back since left Shropshire. Well done on getting 7 shots in the Wrekin Salon. Wrekin Arts was my old club.

By: rontear

Young Stoat by Kingfisher8

Young Stoat

A lovely shot. I bet it was more surprised than you wereGrin I really like the low angle. It makes the shot.

By: Kingfisher8

Abbeye de Senanque in Early Summer...a hint of things to come by mentorscotus

Abbeye de Senanque in Early Summer...a hint of things to come

Lovely, in high summer when I've been I just got there at 7.00am. It was an hour from our campsite so I had to sneak out Grin Worth it for the sight, the small and the sound of the bees!

By: mentorscotus

Powder Mist by pentony

Powder Mist

A great graphic image. I'd love to see more.

By: pentony

The Museum by joycetalks

The Museum

There's a lot to like about this. you have exposed well, but there a couple of areas where I think you could lift it. First the processing has left it little flat. Our cameras are designed to capture everything in a scene and the result is a flattening of the contrast. Have a look at your histogram in your processing software. My guess is that there's a flat part of the histogram at each end. In "Levels" if you pull the little triangles at each end of the histogram until they just meet the start and end of the histogram you'll find that the image comes to life.
Compositionally, the well in the centre is a lovely echo of the whole building and accentuates your framing. However, th lighthouse mechanism bottom right blocks my way into the space. Maybe another shot from the level about would fix that.
All the best,

By: joycetalks

Colour contrast by rontear

Colour contrast

When you go t a gallery it's something you have to take.

By: rontear

French Connection by rontear

French Connection

Fabulous graffiti. I always look out for it when I go to new places. I think it says so much about a place.

By: rontear

Foraging Jackals by rontear

Foraging Jackals

Lovely light Ron and very well captured too. Weren't those wolves fascinating?

By: rontear

Alone by rontear


Hey Ron, so sorry to hear about your fall. I didn't know we took part in a dangerous sport. I'll put my crash hat on next time I go outGrin

By: rontear

Relating to the past by rontear

Relating to the past

Lovely graphics Ron. I thought it might have been something like Jodrell Bank, until I opened it. Then, I immediately knew it was from your trip to the Reichstag.

By: rontear

Stormy Blackpool by olmeister6

Stormy Blackpool

The storms last week were quite something. Well captured

By: olmeister6

Plodda Falls, Glen Affric by Colin_Leslie

Plodda Falls, Glen Affric

A lovely shot. Someday I'll get up there!

By: Colin_Leslie

Lingering mist by PaulHolloway

Lingering mist

This is a cracker Paul. It makes me want to get my boots (and crampons I suspect) out and get up there!

By: PaulHolloway

I am Charlie by stu8fish

I am Charlie

Je suis CHARLIE. If you get a chance look on the BBC news website. They have an amazing compilation of the cartoonists response to yesterday's outrage. The pen is mightier than the sword unless of course some twisted idiot shoots you.

By: stu8fish

White Peaks by donalmccullaugh

White Peaks

At first glance this is a fine shot, but then I started to wonder what we were meant to focus on. The problem is the foreground wall because it gets in the way of the picture. I strong foreground is important in landscape, but a vertical wall arrests the viewers eye. The hill behind is indistinguishable from the top of the wall and there is definitely an image waiting to get out. I would love to see the landscape beyond the wall. I think that you could use the top of the wall as a foreground, but it would have to be from above so that the viewer can see beyond it. Have a look at some Joe Cornish shots where he uses a rock in the foreground to create an anchor for the viewer to look beyond. Sorry if this sounds negative, but I'd love to see some others you took at the same time, where we can see beyond the wall.
Have a look at this shot Lochan. I illustrates what I mentioned before. There's a strong foreground rock with snow and ice with line leading your eye into he picture.

By: donalmccullaugh

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan by FrestonHouse

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan

I like it, but the colour is a bit orange for me. It's also a shame you've just cut off the finial on the tip of the roof.

By: FrestonHouse

Thumper and Vera by JMCroft

Thumper and Vera

Lucky you seeing them on a good day.

By: JMCroft

Glacier Lake Jokulsarlon dawn light by Richsr

Glacier Lake Jokulsarlon dawn light

Beautiful colours Richard. I think the foreground water movement provides a lovely reflection of the movement
of the clouds.

By: Richsr

Fractured ice by Richsr

Fractured ice

Beautiful (and COLD)!

By: Richsr