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07/01/2011 - 2:37 PM

If I where a fairy

If I where a fairyNice work, but the large bud sticking up behind the lovely fairy tends to hog the limelight. Maybe it could be lightened and softened a bit? As it is I find it jars with the delicacy of the main subject.
15/03/2010 - 6:19 PM

past remains

past remainsNot a great fan of plug ins, but the old faded photo look works quite well on this. If you want to present images like this on here a tip would be to take a sample of the epz background colour using the colour picker in photoshop, then fill the area of blank white canvas with that colour. Obviously it would only look good on the epz gallery background, but worth a try Smile
24/08/2009 - 10:59 PM

Cotswolds

CotswoldsA lovely view of the English countryside, topped by an impressive sky. It's always best to get the photo as good as possible in camera, but a small amount of processing is often needed, specially if you shoot RAW. I'm thinking this needs a slight touch on levels to give it a little more punch and even up the histogram a little? Upping the brightness and contrast a bit is even faster, but won't give quite so refined results.
I'm not keen on the heavy vignetting, which I assume is due to one too many filters on the front of the lens?
24/08/2009 - 2:52 PM

Swan at Christchurch...

Swan at Christchurch...Nice shot Gina, with lovely colour and the swan is nicely positioned in the frame. I like the way the foreground is blurred too. The swan is a little over-exposed though, so the detail has been lost in the very bright bits. This is always a problem where you have something very white in bright sunlight and the rest of the picture is in shadow or darker. Underexposing the image a little will help combat this.
25/06/2009 - 9:51 AM

race for life

race for lifeI'd have slected 400 iso and the widest aperture available to throw the bg out of focus and focus on the runner. The left 1/3 of the pic is unnecessary, so it would have been a better idea to shoot in portrait mode - that way you probably wouldn't have chopped off the bottom of the girl's feet, which are pretty important to a runner...

A touch of flash would have brightened the whole image and maybe caught a few raindrops.

On a shot like this you could also decrease the saturation on select area of the bg (eg the fluorescent green and yellow bits) to focus even more attention on the runner and the pink bag.

Little things, but they add up to lifting a good record shot from a boring snapshot.
27/04/2009 - 8:04 PM

land from the see

land from the seeMy first impression is that the image is over-sharpened, making it look rather brittle and harsh.
The colour is natural and it's lovely to see a blue sky, but harsh sunlight is not the best light for landscape shots. Images taken around the time of sunrise or sunset have a much more pleasant look to them, the light is softer, warmer, and the long shadows can aid composition.
As far as composition goes with this shot, the path is a good lead-in to the picture, but unfortunately it is not leading in to anywhere very interesting. Maybe someone walking along the path would improve the shot, or if there was a little more of the path in view, and a promise that something good was just around the corner.
13/04/2009 - 6:32 PM

Sunrise

SunriseRules??? What rules? Smile
Wonderfully over-processed and a bit different from the norm. Needs a little more care with the blending in the sky maybe, but I still love it!
19/03/2009 - 12:56 PM

Walking the path

Walking the pathGood composition & what could have been a very atmospheric shot... As it is, I think it's a touch over-processed , with too much unnatural colour. I'd spent a bit more time bringing the best out of the RAW image exposure wise, maybe convert it to mono with a little subtle dodging to bring out the path & grasses?
19/01/2009 - 3:11 PM

Friends

FriendsIt certainly does have merit - the soft light on their fur and the texture of it, I want to stroke it Smile
I like way it says happy, friendly retrievers having a laugh, "stuff the photos - let's play!" and the way the dogs are interacting. There's a conversation happening, which you've captured, and because of the accidental crop, focussed on.
13/05/2008 - 9:32 PM

Hugo

HugoHe's a lovely boy! We have a black cat, so I know how hard they can be to get a good shot of. The focus on the eyes is good, and you have kept some detail in the fur.
I'd crop a little off the bottom & maybe from both sides, to fill the frame with Hugo. I'd also try & lose the shadow from behind his ear & try & lift a little more detail out of his black hairiness Smile