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29/08/2008 - 9:22 PM

'ull II

'ull IIA decent sharp capture but, perhaps, suffering a little from too many distracting elements. A bit of cropping might help. I've uploaded a mod for your consideration.
28/08/2008 - 11:27 AM

A helping hand

A helping handAgree about the Ahhhh factor! Wink

The eye contact (with catchlights) is good. The only downside is the hand (although I do realise the connection with the title!) - and the baby does look a bit orange on my monitor. I have attempted to address these issues in the modification I've uploaded.
21/08/2008 - 11:17 PM

Weathered Door

Weathered DoorA good starting point but I think a little further work on this photo is needed for it to look at its best - more contrast and saturation mainly. And a slight crop might help. I've uploaded a modification for you to consider.
09/08/2008 - 3:59 PM

Crandall Canyon Barge

Crandall Canyon BargeI am going to have to be honest here and say this photo looks a bit of a jumble. Sorry! Smile

The sky looks as if it has been added in from another picture. As Anil has indicated, the haloes over the trees are a bit of a giveaway. If you don't get on with Photomatix, you might like to try a very simple piece of open source software - the snappily named qtpfsgui.

More generally, perhaps one needs to consider whether the photo is suitable for HDR treatment at all. The little bit of sky at the top seems hardly worth the effort. The subject itself could have been taken at a different angle - it looks a bit of a mess! Sorry not to be more positive.
04/08/2008 - 6:57 PM

Harbour sunrise

Harbour sunriseGood capture. Getting rid of the blue colour cast would make the colours look richer. I've uploaded a mod which may be of interest.
03/08/2008 - 11:37 PM

third eye 1

third eye 1Tricky lighting conditions here which would be impossible to correct. Also some of the photo gets a bit lost because of the high contrast.

One method might be to convert to black and white and add toning. I've uploaded a mod which may help.
02/08/2008 - 2:42 AM

Megan (Crop)

Megan (Crop)A photo like this is all about shape, so the B/W treatment may be better than colour. Also there may be just a little too much blackness.

I've uploaded a mod in which I have attempted to address the above and which I hope will help.
11/07/2008 - 1:34 AM

A Girl Looking at the Sea

A Girl Looking at the SeaA pretty effective shot but with a few issues, I think:

(1) A slight colour cast which needs to be removed.
(2) The photo is a little flat looking and needs an increase in brightness and contrast.
(3) It could be given more impact with cropping. At present the figures to the left of the girl add nothing much to the photo. Also there is quite an expanse of sky which diminishes the relative size of the subject.

I have uploaded a mod which attempts to deal with the above and which I hope you will find helpful.
06/07/2008 - 5:12 PM

Ancient steps Kalekoi

Ancient steps KalekoiYou have used B/W to good effect here, but I think the pic needs to be just a bit brighter and sharper. I have uploaded a mod which I hope you will find helpful.
05/07/2008 - 12:56 AM

Horizon Sunset

Horizon SunsetAppealing colours but perhaps a bit to much featureless black at the bottom of the pic. I have uploaded a mod which I hope you will find helpful.
17/06/2008 - 1:01 AM

girl

girlDelightful looking child. You have got most of the elements right here. However your daughter needs to be separated more from the background. The skin tone looks a bit on the 'cool' side.

I've uploaded a mod, which attempts to address these issues, for you to consider.
11/06/2008 - 1:07 AM

Busy Bee

Busy BeeNice try but I'm afraid you should have got in a LOT closer. If you did not want to disturb the bee you should have, if possible, zoomed in on it more.

If it had not been for the title, I have to admit I may have overlooked the bee in the photo! Wink

I've uploaded a mod. The quality is not good because I have upsized it... but I have done this just to give you a rough idea of how close you need to be for an insect picture which has impact.
09/06/2008 - 6:46 PM

Nebula of a Tulip

Nebula of a TulipA good attempt but it is all a bit blurry I'm afraid. Macro shots need to be pin sharp to be truly effective. The photo could also do with a bit more contrast -p this can help the perception of sharpness too.

I've uploaded a mod for you to consider.
07/06/2008 - 4:42 PM

My First Gig Shot

My First Gig ShotI think you've done pretty well here, although it is a pity that the microphone blocks the face of one of the player: a slight change in your shooting position could have avoided this..

Also the eye in mainly drawn to the bright orange strip towards the top of the photo. This is one of those circumstances where you could consider cloning it out: it adds nothing to the picture and is merely a distraction.

I've uploaded a mod for you to consider.
04/06/2008 - 1:16 PM

Perfect Profile

Perfect ProfileA good effort - a lot of the elements are right. My slight problem with the pose is that the girl seems to be staring at her arm as if she has just spotted some dirt or something, and is not very happy about it! Wink In addition, the stray hairs at armpit level could have been tidied up before the shot.

Also the skin tone looks a bit cool, and the shiny bits around the nose and in the ears need de-shining. I've uploaded a mod.
04/06/2008 - 2:15 AM

Canal Llanfoist

Canal LlanfoistImaginative use of IR here. You could, I think, play around with the toning. I'm not 100% sure the slight sepia tone suits the pic best.

Purely by way of example, I've uploaded a mod using a fairly strong blue-green tone, and pulled back some detail from the highlights, which gives a different feel to the pic.
30/05/2008 - 12:58 AM

geese through a tree

geese through a treeGosh, that's a bit of a big build-up, Fran. Lol! Grin

Hi Ozz, I hope you've been enjoying EPZ! I do like the photos in your gallery. Smile

OK, about this photo. As Fran indicates it's a good effort. It's a little blurry - for moving subjects like this you need to use a highish shutter speed. But you can work on the photo a bit after you have taken it. You can crop it - to cut out unnecessary detail and to concentrate on the subject a bit more (i.e. the geese) and you can increase contrast and sharpen it a bit... but don't overdo it! I have uploaded a modification for you to look at.

To make adjustments to your pic you will of course need some imaging software on your computer. I hope this makes sense, but feel free to PM me if you would like further advice.

Hope that helps.
14/05/2008 - 6:12 PM

stormy day

stormy dayYou've captured the action well here but the photo is rather lacking in contrast. I quite like the bright buoy in the pic! Smile

I've uploaded a mod for you.