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Forum Topics:1
Forum Comments:9
Photo Comments:835
Competition Entries: 31
Modification Uploaded: 268
Lone eucalyptus

Lone eucalyptus by 2slow

You got the exposure more or less spot on, and apart from a little crop off the bottom, you more or less nail it.

Have uploaded a mod where I played around with the Curves to get additional texture out of the sand, and try to add some color, not sure if I made it a touch dark.
Anyway nice photo.

Bluebell Impressions

Bluebell Impressions by dunfr

Not sure about the middle, too confusing for me it would have been better if the whole photo was same effect as the sides.
Then I would have been sitting here saying what a great photo.

Too dark? for me maybe but ever so slightly.

Whitby, Saltwick Bay, Black Nab

Whitby, Saltwick Bay, Black Nab by brianaskew

Great shot, only neg point is I prefer Willie mod.

Kingscliff Blonde

Kingscliff Blonde by david1810

Don't see too many problems great exposure and composition, only neg comment has been mentioned above. Overall very good picture.

Silbury Hill, taken from West kennet long barrow.

Silbury Hill, taken from West kennet long barrow. by AlanWillis

The tech side of your shot is fine, it just needs a bit of help to bring the photo out. Which is what any old editing software does, see uploaded mod I find it best just to mess around with the contrast/Curves adjustment, and in the above case the Gradient Tool for the Sky.

Not sure what editing you have done on your photo or if it it straight from the camera, but just remember most if not all negs need a little of editing.

Boiling pot

Boiling pot by Merbert

Not sure why your photo is in the Critique Gallery because for me there is nothing wrong, it is a great shot.
Maybe in the perfect world there might have been a little bit more sense of movement from the water, but hell what can you do.


Cathedral by Steve1346

Hi Steve,
Agree with Moira above comments, well maybe the toning is a bit overdone for my liking (just a personal thing), but for all that still a nice photograph.

PS forget about my mod not quite sure what I was trying to do.

Reflections at Dunstanburgh

Reflections at Dunstanburgh by MEH200

Nice part of the world, and a nice photo as well.

Have uploaded a mod with a small crop and lighten up the rocks in the foreground with the Dodge Tool, apart from that I like the composition & exposure for the sky and Castle.
Hope you like it.

Three Sisters - Winter Dawn

Three Sisters - Winter Dawn by Otinkyad

For myself I would have to go for the lower one.

Backlit at Welcombe

Backlit at Welcombe by JenRogers

Nice Sunset, have uploaded a mod with a small crop, & lighten up the stones in the foreground a little.


Inch Strand, Co. Kerry

Inch Strand, Co. Kerry by ladigit

Great strong foreground with a nice lead-in from the rocks, got to admit not too keen on the blue cast, suppose that is why I like the second mod from lGreenGables.

The first rays

The first rays by joze

Great mountain landscape photograph, only one neg point I don't think the figure helps, maybe if he had been in climbing gear then ok, have uploaded a mod with the figure clone out, let me know what you think.

East Twice Brewed

East Twice Brewed by Nigeve1

Great image, for myself I would take out the light.
Must have been bloody cold up there?


Lancing Chapel

Lancing Chapel by alanbalkham

Nothing wrong with a bit of dabbling, and is always good to think outside the box, sometimes it works and sometimes it don't.

Quote: Hi All

Many thanks to all who commented on my picture. I value your comments in a way to improve my photography.

I am finding my way around the site and enjoying the feedback.

I have today uploaded a modification showing the original shot taken. I have taken the details from the camera as follows.
Nikon D3200
F-Stop F/18
Exposure 1/320 secs

One of my main faults in photography is dabbling into different post-production software available. I have tried to use a HDR-style as well as photo-shop processing. I still have a lot to learn that "more is not always best".

Thanks again for the comments regarding cleaning my sensor and look forward to hearing from you again so I can improve my future pictures.

Alan Balkham


venuse by m111mmh

Lovely colorful photo I like the effect a lot, apart from the lean the only neg point would be the lack of space for the boats to move into. Then again maybe I am just being picky.

Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons by KC51

Beautiful B&W apart from the lean to the left, but easily resolved with a quick tilt upwards, and also great position/location to enable you to get the photo.

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