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Morning light on the Liffey

Morning light on the Liffey by Wilco54

A great picture Chris! Smile
I love the strong geometrical elements in the composition and the light is just amazing with such a beautiful sky as background.

Myriam

standing wave ii

standing wave ii by alfpics

What a great abstraction Alf!!!
The colors are just amazing Grin

The stairs

The stairs by puritycontrol

An amazing photo!! great geometrical forms and lighting Grin

Cactus Close Up

Cactus Close Up by WeeGeordieLass

Beautiful picture Elaine! I love the lighting Grin

Hebridean Pony

Hebridean Pony by Irishkate

This is such a cute pony!!
And I totally love the texture of your image Kate Grin

Forest in autumn

Forest in autumn by canonfan

Beautiful image Jim! Love the complementary colors, the green ferns with the red leaves... That's just great!! Grin

Thatched Cottage

Thatched Cottage by canonfan

An amazing picture Jim! Grin

Beautiful composition and the colors are just incredible!! That little band of super blue sky is a great detail, really adds to the whole image

Free Range Eggs

Free Range Eggs by netta1234

A really original one Netta!
I think that if you turn it into a black and white image it will have a really interesting abstract feeling Grin

Blue Sky

Blue Sky by netta1234

Great picture Netta! Grin

Ballintoy

Ballintoy by canonfan

I really like the composition of this image and the sky is perfectly expose, so beautiful with those white clouds Grin
However I think the white balance is a little bit on the green side, at least for my taste, apart from that this is a great picture!

Open Book

Open Book by Motheroftheshire

Wow!! Grin Love the composition, the lighting and that nostalgia feeling! Great picture

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone by exposure

I like more V2 Smile

God's Wish

God's Wish by prabhusinha

I really like version 2 because it has a more abstract feeling. The flowers over the black floor kind of make a pattern which I find really interesting

Waterworld

Waterworld by genebalun

I love the colors and the rocks!! Grin

Variations on a theme - Count the tubes.

Variations on a theme - Count the tubes. by saltireblue

I love version 2 because I can really focus on light and all those shapes!!

Study of a Fence Post

Study of a Fence Post by Disee

Hi Disee, I know exactly what you mean! Smile
I've been trying to learn to use those softwares as well, also to get a more 'professional feel' in my images and it hasn't been easy.. But I have found Lightroom to be A LOT more friendly than Photoshop.. So I would recommend to check it out.. Also I bought some Scot Kelby's books on that matter, I have learned a few useful things, but what have REALLY helped me (because of its simplicity) is this website:

http://mansurovs.com/

by a photography team called The Mansurovs. They have a lot of photography tutorials and tips that I have found more simply, useful and easy to remember than those of Scot Kelby and it has really helped me to improve a lot my digital photos!!

So don't feel like you have to limit yourself because Photoshop is so difficult to use and check that website (they have a lot of info about Photoshop as well) and if you have the opportunity I really recommend you to get Lightroom 3. It's amazing all you can do, from setting the right white balance and exposition to eliminating noise, applying graduated filters, and it's not that difficult to learn if you follow the tutorials on that website.

Keep on photographing whatever you want, because the most important thing that really sets apart great photographers is composition (they all started in B&W film, right?), the rest will come eventually!

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