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Blue Tit by Philo

Blue Tit

many thanks to Julia for the user award, really appreciated as I am quite new to nature photography Grin

Phil

By: Philo

Getting Wet by Philo

Getting Wet

Hi Paul, original is full of colour so I have uploaded it as a version for comparison (I should have done that in the first place!).

John, I did consider cropping the top as there is too much space but as you point out I wanted to retain the top of the water. I have reduced highlights in the background but I will try to darken further as you suggest.

Thanks,


Phil

By: Philo

Mono Lesley by Philo

Mono Lesley

Many thanks to Richard, the voters and especially Ian for the UA.

Phil

By: Philo

Window Shopping by Philo

Window Shopping

Thanks for the feedback and mods everyone. I think my favourite mod is Moira's so I will have a go at producing something similar.

In hindsight there is no reason why I couldn't have taken this with a wide angle lens. I could even go back and try again at the same spot.

I really like Franken's stuff so I will have to be brave and put my long lens away Wink

Phil

By: Philo

Audi Q5 by Philo

Audi Q5

Hi Ian, I can see why you would want to soften the background but with the car being so close to the wall I don't think it would work. If I went really wide then the back end of the car would go soft.

Hi Willie, I did consider cropping some from the right so I may revisit that. Images have to be submitted by Monday with judging taking place later that week I believe. I will let you know how I get on.

Phil

By: Philo

Morning Mist by Philo

Morning Mist

Thanks for the comments and suggestions guys. When composing the image it was always tricky as to where to crop the bottom and I can see why losing the slope helps. Good point about those puffs of cloud too.
Cheers for the mod, Mike, I will give that a try and also look at cloning over the bare earth on the slope.

Feeling a bit better about the shot now Smile

Phil

By: Philo

Mono Mill by Philo

Mono Mill

Many thanks for all the votes and comments

Phil

By: Philo

Farm in the Mist by awhyu

Farm in the Mist

I think I took one similar this morning, hope it comes out as good. Very nice!

Pleasure to meet you, Andrew, hope our paths cross again.

Phil

By: awhyu

Mam Tor by Philo

Mam Tor

Many thanks for the votes and comments.

David, I am certainly happy with this but heading back there in the morning for more, hopefully I will arrive on time!

Phil

By: Philo

Castleton School by Philo

Castleton School

Many thanks for the feedback everyone. I can understand the suggestions to clone out the wires so I may give that a go. I would have loved kids in the shot but I was only allowed to take a photograph if no pupils were present.

Phil

By: Philo

Young Robin by Philo

Young Robin

Many thanks for all the votes and comments, much appreciated. Special thanks to Nathan for the Guest Editor Award. GrinGrin

Phil

By: Philo

Juvenile Robin by Philo

Juvenile Robin

Many thanks for all the kind comments and votes, everyone. Special thanks to the epz team for awarding my first HC, well pleased Grin

Phil

By: Philo

Grey Squirrel by Philo

Grey Squirrel

Thanks, Willie, the mod is a little better Wink

Phil

By: Philo

Out! by Philo

Out!

Thanks once again for the great feedback and mods.

I am really enjoying the lens and the results are very good. A 400mm f/2.8 would be more appropriate for sport but the Tamron is superb value. Not thinking of going full frame, Willie, maybe in a few years.

Phil

By: Philo

Jamie Lea by Philo

Jamie Lea

Thanks for the positive feedback, guys, much appreciated.

It is football, John, there is a bit of a clue in the tags Wink

Phil

By: Philo

Ariel Atom by Philo

Ariel Atom

Thanks for the feedback, guys, interestingly I have uploaded a McLaren MP4 from the same day on Facebook with the sky cropped out.
Phil

By: Philo

Great Tit by Philo

Great Tit

Many thanks for all the positive comments, much appreciated Grin

Phil

By: Philo

Great Tit?? by Philo

Great Tit??

Many thanks, Christine and David.

Phil

By: Philo

Uphill Struggle by Philo

Uphill Struggle

Thanks, Richard, it quite some time to get a rider in the right position; most were hugging the kerb despite the road being closed.
Phil

By: Philo

Scalebar Force by Philo

Scalebar Force

You are all unanimous with regards to straightening so I will need to sort that out. Thanks, John, I will give your ideas a try, especially the vignette.

Phil

By: Philo

Driving Rain by Philo

Driving Rain

Thanks, everyone, especially for the mods.
Willie, I think the extra contrast and sharpening work really well.
John, I like the idea but the reason I cropped like this was to eliminate the sky. Burning in the road works really well.
Cheers,

Phil

By: Philo

Bluebell by Philo

Bluebell

Many thanks, everyone, especially Paul for the mod. My first instinct was to go for more contrast and, in fact, I have a snapshot saved in Lightroom. However, I was influenced by the work of Janet (Chase) so this was the look I was after. Willie, I couldn't think of the right word but delicate is spot on.
The rotation makes the shot look more dynamic so I will definitely be adopting that.

Cheers,

Phil

By: Philo

Oscar by Philo

Oscar

Thanks for all the great comments, everyone.

John, mods provide good alternatives, especially the extra sky.

Cheers,

Phil

By: Philo

Megan in Catsuit by Philo

Megan in Catsuit

Thanks for the comments and mods, everyone, all very helpful.

Richard, great point about the lightness of her arms compared to her face. I don't think the 28mm focal length helps but I had no room to work in.

Willie, I do like the central crop but your mod provides a good alternative. I particularly like losing some at the bottom and the work on the eyes. Her catsuit seems too dark though.

Many thanks again.

Phil

By: Philo

A Walk In The Park by Philo

A Walk In The Park


Quote: Shes also grown so much since the last photo!

Tell me about it, Willie, she starts high school in September. I want her to stay like this for a while.

Phil

By: Philo

Meerkat by Philo

Meerkat

Hi Paul, thanks for the feedback and mods, they are all good points that I will take on board. A also agree that under exposing would have helped.

Cheers,

Phil

By: Philo

Turn Left For Manchester by Philpot

Turn Left For Manchester

This looks familiar, PhilWink
Lovely contrast between the steam and sky, something I have not achieved in my various visits.
Phil

By: Philpot

Forehand by ade_mcfade

Forehand

Love this series, Ade.

Phil

By: ade_mcfade

Medium, small and large by Richsr

Medium, small and large

Very cleverly composed, Richard.

Phil

By: Richsr

Flour Mill by Philo

Flour Mill

Many thanks, everyone, especially Nigel for the UA. Grin

Phil

By: Philo