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Washing Ledge. Kimmeridge

Washing Ledge. Kimmeridge by ianblanchett

Super Ian - making the most of the unique kimmeridge features. This is the best shot I've seen from there, if not perfect in execution the idea and notion are spot-on. If I was being mega critical I'd say it needed a little more sky, especially with that lovely colour - it just feels a little short of breath up at the top of the image, and you've got the space to spare at the bottom.

Ireland Bound...

Ireland Bound... by edrhodes

Beautiful, perhaps a little lightening of the mid-rocks would lift it, assuming the grad (if one used) was right down 2/3rds to hold back the water brightness too?



Mel by TRUEX

Spot-on balance with the background lighting and colour, but the lighting on the model seems a little flat - a little more shift to the left side with whatever light source you were using and you'd get a much more 3D and flattering appearance, especially to her face.

Gorgeous set-up and model though, the leg looks a little odd IMO but maybe that's just me...!


Short Stuff

Short Stuff by wamp

Beautiful, I come from the Wirral originally and was interesting watching the meet come together, wish I could have been there too, but it's a little far now...!

Congrats, a gorgeous image...


Dawn Squared

Dawn Squared by martin.w

Beautiful - the top part of the sky is maybe a little over-warm, but that'll go down well on this site Wink


No Pain No Gain

No Pain No Gain by dathersmith

V1, the logo on his bike in V2 is mirrored, which shows up the flip...


Whitby Sleeps On...

Whitby Sleeps On... by Dennis_Bromage

I can see what you're going for here - I'd be tempted to try it in panoramic, cut out the top of the sky and the bottom of the pier, just below that line of nails/boards. Was this a more recent attempt than our trip last week?


Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi by Dennis_Bromage

Hi Dennis,

Gorgeous view, I think I'd have gone for a little more f/g and a little less sky, seeing as how you can see so much of it in the reflection anyway...! Just a centimetre of so, to give that bottom left rock a little more breathing room. I'd day be careful about V2 - I agree it looks more vivid, more alive, but it's a physical truth of the world around us that any reflection, especially in a lake such as this, absorbs some of the light/luminance from the sky, and so the reflection in V2 looks, to me, a little over-bright, maybe even brighter than the sky, which is reverse of the truth. I'm judging this based on the clouds, and the ability to see texture in the clouds just above the mountain line but not in their reflection just above the two rocks on the right.

Just a thought, the extra punch in the hills and rocks seems fair, but the extra brightening of the water reflection doesn't quite seem right to me...

No doubt your ciient will love it though, which is 100% ultimately the most important thing...


Lights are on....

Lights are on.... by Anthony

Beautiful colours, well timed here...


Stained quarry wall (LF version)

Stained quarry wall (LF version) by joolsb

Gorgeous detail shot - one of many recent shots you've put up here that show a very fine eye for the smaller details - something I hadn't put you with before. Beautifully simple and elegant stuff, the award is for all of them but this really caught my eye. Just gorgeous...


Black Sunshine

Black Sunshine by Dennis_Bromage

Hi Den,

I shoot with Hi-Tech filters, no problems from me...


Aerial Dancing Showcase

Aerial Dancing Showcase by AaronGuthrie

This is going to sound like a difficult suggestion for improvement, but perhaps waiting until there was (if there was at all) a moment when the closest dancer was motionless, or as still as possible, whilst everyone else behind here was moving faster and so recorded as a blur of movement.

Other than that, can't think I'd have done much differently...


Arisaig Twilight

Arisaig Twilight by AngieLatham

Wonderful colours and movement to the sky, gives a great surreal feel to the shot. Could do with a bit of highlight recovery in the sky, but that's just nitpicking. Beautiful place....




Beautiful if a little on the dark side. Excellent use of the moving boat.


Ardmore Conch

Ardmore Conch by phillips

Simple and beautiful, and very subtley done.

Good stuff!


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