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Forum Topics:53
Forum Comments:944
Photo Comments:9690
Competition Entries: 11
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Teal Drake with reflection II

Teal Drake with reflection II by Glostopcat

Looks like it's coming back from a bit of dabbling judging from the mud on its beakSmile

Excellent photo and a beautiful little duck.


Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) by DerekL

A wonderful set of photos. Excellent stuffSmile



ECT by senn

An excellent photo of a stunning little bird. Lovely work.



Rachelle by K4RL

Looks like a very high quality photo to me. Excellent work.



love by ruurd

A superb photo.


A snowy embankment

A snowy embankment by bazzaboy09

An excellent photo. I like the processing, presentation and the composition.


Annelise (Sofia Loren style 1946)

Annelise (Sofia Loren style 1946) by aleci

I really like the processing, pose and model's expression. Excellent photography.


When in Venice...

When in Venice... by ChazB

A beautiful photo, excellent colour, composition and atmosphere. Superb work.


Free as a bird II

Free as a bird II by Diggeo

A great idea executed very well.



Organza by littleAproductions

In the mod there were some spots around the bottle top I removed using the clone tool. I also lightened and blurred the part just under the bottle's top where the tube fits as it looks distracting imo. There is a spot on the bottom left of the 'S' curve of the top which when cloned out gives the shape a smoother flow for the eye to follow.

I sharpened only those areas that needed to be sharp.

I upped the saturation, although for the look you appear to be going for this is unnecessary.

What was idea about for the top of the bottle being OOF and not keeping all the bottle in focus?


Steel Wool

Steel Wool by liamhanna1999

I feel you could have exposed more for the background to lighten it and give it some detail. Photographing this about a half to an hour after sunset would give some light to the sky and detail to the foreground.

The mod was done using Camera Raw in Adobe Bridge and then processed in Photoshop.

I opened up the shadows using the shadows slider and brought down the highlights with the whites and the highlight sliders. I reduced the contrast and used curves to lighten the shadows further. I increased the saturation a little then opened it in PS.

From here I used luminosity masks to target increases in contrast to the shadows and the mid tones separately. I inverted the mask depending on which parts I wanted to control.

I worked a little on the colour to make it more dramatic and finally sharpened it.

A fine example of having detail in the landscape and the wire wool trails.

Another example.

I think he's gone nuts with this one!

This is an interesting technique to explore so I hope you do and have some fun with itSmile


Looking Out

Looking Out by jasonrwl

An interesting image.

In the mod I've gone nuclear with the colour to see how much can be brought outSmile



Hornet by SteveMackay

A very impressive photo. The details are amazing, well worth the time post processing thisSmile


Sanderling Streeeetch!

Sanderling Streeeetch! by fishiee

The behaviour, low pov, shallow DOF and sharp focus make this an excellent photo.


PortfolioAdded Date/Comment


Added Date: 01/01/2015 - 9:10 AM

An excellent portfolio, very professional work.



Added Date: 18/08/2013 - 5:48 PM

Thanks Geoff, much appreciatedSmile

Regards, Alan.


Added Date: 14/05/2013 - 8:56 PM

You have some great photos in an excellent portfolio of work. Very accomplished photography.



Added Date: 18/03/2013 - 6:54 PM

A superb portfolio of very well composed, observed moments and light. A pleasure to look atSmileSmile



Added Date: 06/03/2012 - 10:01 PM

A big thank you to everyone who's commented on my portfolio photos. I keep forgetting this bit's at the bottom of the page so I don't get to thank you all personally when you comment, sorry about that.

Kind regards, Alan.


Added Date: 22/01/2012 - 7:42 PM

A superb portfolio of quality work. It shows a great deal of commitment and skill on your part.

Regards, Alan.


Added Date: 05/03/2011 - 9:03 PM

Your photography is highly impressive and shows skill and passion for your subjects. An excellent portfolio and website.



Added Date: 21/11/2010 - 6:39 PM

A fantastic portfolio of quality photos and excellent compositions. Talented work.



Added Date: 24/09/2010 - 10:44 PM

A fantastic portfolio with so many stunning shots, a real pleasure to look through.



Added Date: 18/09/2010 - 9:12 PM

Fantastic aviation photography, particularly the Raptor. A gem of a portfolio and one that really should have received more attention.



Added Date: 17/09/2010 - 5:20 PM

I'm highly impressed by the quality, passion and vision of your photography. I've seen more of your work on another site and it's stunning. I think we're all in for a treat in the coming monthsSmile

Regards, Alan.


Added Date: 18/03/2010 - 8:03 PM

A great portfolio and some outstanding mono work. The composition and selection of the elements in the final photos are first rate. A portfolio I shall gladly return to and learn from.



Added Date: 02/03/2010 - 10:43 PM

I think this is the first time I've seen your portfolio and there are some superb landscapes. I'll have to take a closer look when I get more time. Beautiful photography.



Added Date: 12/11/2009 - 7:40 PM

A quality portfolio. I love the high quality of your fungi photos, very inspiring.



Added Date: 11/07/2009 - 8:23 AM

You've taken some great photos in your p/f and it is one I shall come back to time and again. Excellent work.