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ErictheViking's Gallery Comments

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two trees by whatriveristhis

two trees

This treatment gives this image a real gritty wild feel. Liking it a lot Alan

By: whatriveristhis

"And Suddenly it's Spring!" by whatriveristhis

"And Suddenly it's Spring!"

Really nice springtime image Alan. You didn't pick any did you I notice a wet weather front approaching NE England and you know what they say about picking bluebells. GrinGrinWink

By: whatriveristhis

..... by whatriveristhis


I'd make sure you've got scaf and gloves with you next time you seem tae be shiverin something terrible when you took this shot. GrinTongueTongue

You have a nice theme going in these images and your movement gives a really abstract feel to the whole image.


By: whatriveristhis

windows by whatriveristhis


You say reverse shadows Alan but truth is its more reflections. We are all used to seeing the reflected image in a mirror or window but her it is the light reflectioned off windows themselves.

I like the figure as well giving movement with his scurrying as Moira said almost as if he's rying to avoid your attentions.

Really like this Alan


By: whatriveristhis

Passing The Blue Cross by iancrowson

Passing The Blue Cross

Hi Ian
This is definately architecture as said above. For me the most interesting feature of this building is the typical thirties brick front with the full length stairwell windows. So typical of these style of buildings.

To this effect I have loaded a MOD concentrating on this area. After cropping I toned the image with Topaz B+W effects to reflect the red of the brick and Ithen gave the frontage some clarity to enhance the brickwork and finished by giving the sandstone window frontage a levels adjustment to lighten the midtones and increase the contrast slightly.

I would appreciate you thoughts Ian


By: iancrowson

The road to Cow Green by whatriveristhis

The road to Cow Green

Hi Alan
I've not been around much to comment lately this is as said above an excellent impressionist image. It also reminds me of a collage picture using differing materials to reflect the differing areas in the picture.

By: whatriveristhis

One headlight by NatureMom

One headlight

Like Ronnie there's not much I ca say extra. As a slight twist and in homage to the age of the truck my mod is a B+W which I hope shows a different approch to the image


By: NatureMom

Coops by whatriveristhis


really nice tones and shadows as well as being an excellent snapshot of social history

By: whatriveristhis

Sentinel 2 by whatriveristhis

Sentinel 2

I always love your touch with these images Alan the sweep of the branches creating a frame for the Hawk and the background trees just disappearing into the mist. Grin

By: whatriveristhis

Greenknowe Tower by ErictheViking

Greenknowe Tower

The curse of the scanned negative Cliff. Clean things meticulously and dust and hairs still end up on the negs Blush

By: ErictheViking

BBMF-Spitfire at Sywell Classic----Spitfire TE311 (Mk LF XVIE)  8 June 1945 by pat_hopkins

BBMF-Spitfire at Sywell Classic----Spitfire TE311 (Mk LF XVIE) 8 June 1945

Hi Dudler
This version of spitfire was for high altitude work and the wing tips were removed to eliminate the con-trails that develop at high altitude and would give away the aircraft position. Some of the aircraft with this wing design were photo reconnaissance aircraft which would also be unarmed and needed to keep hidden as much as possible. For reference carrier aircraft all have hinged wings to allow them to be folded for storage on the carrier.

By: pat_hopkins

Teesdale by whatriveristhis


Everybodies really said it all Alan. I like the leadin fromthe wall which sends youto the bright spot in the distance. Really nice composition.


By: whatriveristhis

Are The Street Paved With Gold? by iancrowson

Are The Street Paved With Gold?

Hi Ian This ia definitely an image of the haves and have nots. I like the stark comparison of the unknown homeless guy begging as the unknown flash car drives past. Definite story for me.

Picture wise I found overall the image was too bright, needed slightly more of a tone spread so my MOD has the midtones adjusted slightly to give a wider tone spread and overall an image with more contrast


By: iancrowson

wood by whatriveristhis


OK Alan had my suspicions with the first image now I'm convinced you have given up photography and started painting instead WinkWink. How else do you get this effect!!

For a photographer you make an excellent artist superb image Alan, think this may be the best image of yours I've seen.


By: whatriveristhis

fence by whatriveristhis


Alan this is such a good image it can be what ever the viewer wants. Without your title I first thought of a woodland scene in snow, the fence posts standing like tree trunks and what I assume now is grass forming the thatch of branches from the trees. An excellent impressionistic image.

Well done


By: whatriveristhis

Fisherman's Cottages Berriedale in Caithness by ErictheViking

Fisherman's Cottages Berriedale in Caithness

Quote: And the runes....well.....hmmm..

Got to give you something to criticise Alan.

It took a bit of processing due to the into the sun angle but with film it has the dynamic Range to be processed.

By: ErictheViking

cold by whatriveristhis


Hi Alan, this is just excellent from the white of the snow to the deep darks of the tree bark and the pool. The path going up the side leads you up into the image and its so refreshing to see someone correcting things for white snow and not just leaving it grey.

Like Moira says I'm almost missing the snow this year as I really like to take these type of images, they work so well in B&W.


By: whatriveristhis

the red flag. by whatriveristhis

the red flag.

Amazing what a difference a year makes and I'm certaiin the same image today would be very different. This is a fantastic image Alan Grin but if I was to nit pick the red flag just over the horizon line would have been my composition.

Hope you don't mind the comment


By: whatriveristhis

two trees by whatriveristhis

two trees

Just looking at this Alan and I see that your two trees image is also the featured e2 photo so congrats for that. I realy like these open space shots, I feel as if I'm just gazing off into space and I find them really peaceful. The rings you talk about are from the processing and down sizing, basicly there isn't enough definition between the pixels on the smaller image to give a nice smooth transition in tone so it can step quite noticably hence the rings.


By: whatriveristhis

still life by whatriveristhis

still life

Hi Alan, This to me is almost 2 pictures in one. The still life with its textures, tones and shapes, then the high key background gives an almost abstract view to the picture on the left side with the lines blurred in some areas.

To be honest my first reaction was .. don't like this Alan, however with further viewing my view and opinion changed so its a thought provoking image I'm sure some will like and some will not.


By: whatriveristhis

follow the yellowbrick road by whatriveristhis

follow the yellowbrick road

Think we've had the Lion's share of the "Over the rainbow jokes" Blush Another of your "simple" images which are really quite complex with the criss crossing of shadows and lines. With the shapes available in this image it may be a good shot for conversion. Possibly produce some good contrasts.


PS tried a B+W conversion "rubbish" Sad just ignore me

By: whatriveristhis

headlong by whatriveristhis


Very artistic Alan a real sense of movement without loosing the image. I think the colours also add to this image as a dedicated B+W photographer this is one shot that really benefits from the addition of the colour.


By: whatriveristhis

Storm on the Firth of Clyde by Irishkate

Storm on the Firth of Clyde

Hi Kate, I agree the foreground is little dark and I find the sky lacks just a little definition in the clouds. In my MOD I've used my trusty levels to isolate specific areas and adjusted the levels in each to alter the contrast to give better detail in the chosen areas.

Let me know what you think


By: Irishkate

The Storm Clouds by Irishkate

The Storm Clouds

Hi Kate
So many MOD's I almost didn't give it a shot, but I did so I am No. 12.

Over all this is a moody stormy shot so I wanted to keep the mood and not make it too bright but I wanted to lift the image and make some of the detail more visible.

I use very simple methods to adjust images so for me it was the levels control which I applied to selected areas and made individual adjustments. What I tried to avoid was to over expose the bright sun patch so I never selected this and in my MOD its the only untouched part.

For the sky and the foreground I adjusted levels to keep the dark slider at the edge of the histogram and then I lightened the midtones as necessary. For the sky I also increased the highlights.

As I adjusted the shot this really nice sepia tone appeared so I left it

Hope you like


By: Irishkate

dunes by Sandgrouse


Excellent perspective on sunrise, refreshing to not see the sun only its effects.


By: Sandgrouse

the view over breakfast by whatriveristhis

the view over breakfast

Quote: I'm wondering what he would look like without his headGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Very silly Jade, how could he lick the final morsels of his fingers GrinGrin

Just liking the 2 halves of this image the toned monochrome interior with the coloured outside world. Excellent Alan


By: whatriveristhis

Hay barn 2 by whatriveristhis

Hay barn 2

This a hard image to make decisions on Alan, I like V1 with its warm stone colours and the washed out tones of the doors but I also like V2 for its toning and the stark image of a once industrious building now falling into disrepair. An excellent image on both sides

I'll let others decide which is best for me they are equal.


By: whatriveristhis

meeting on the river by whatriveristhis

meeting on the river

OK Alan think you need to tell us what you were drinking when you thought up the description? Apart from that I love the abstract and colours on your image


By: whatriveristhis

The Flowers Have Gone by Irishkate

The Flowers Have Gone

Hi Kate
Because of the structure of these you could have a really interesting B+W image. I really like the backdrop which is quite complex in relation to the simplicity of the flower remains.


By: Irishkate

Talking Heads by Irishkate

Talking Heads

This is a really beautiful artistic image Kate and its fresh to see something which takes the usual flower image and changes it to another style. Can't believe I'm first twice in a row yippee.


By: Irishkate