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Canadian Backbone

Canadian Backbone by MattX

A magnificent mountain scene, with a nice foreground, middle distance and then the sky The air must be very clear up at that height and so the details are crisp.
I have done a mod to reduce the blue content a little which lets a few other warmer colours show through, especially in the forest.
A great shot either way, no wonder it has been so well received.

Geoff

Surf Casting.

Surf Casting. by paulbroad

The timing is perfect making for a dramatic shot. Dudler's square crop is an interesting version. Both show the tension in the rod which adds so much life to the scene ( also might explain why he has to hold one end in his mouth Wink )

Geoff

Bournemouth beach hut

Bournemouth beach hut by LouiseTopp

It is a lovely warm image in the evening sun - everyone has gone home for tea - the last two disappearing in the distance!
I have taken the liberty of doing a modification where I have cropped off a little of the foreground sand, mainly to get the right hand diagonal to appear out of the corner (a tip learnt from Moira some time ago). I also adjusted the right hand side to correct the leaning verticals on the hut.
This is just an alternative, not meant to be "better". Either would look attractive framed up on the wall

Geoff

( Last time I was on Bournemouth beach was May 1940 swimming with some French soldiers recently evacuated from Dunkirk. )

The wall

The wall by billmyl

Another pleasant landscape Bill with the wall making a good lead in. Karen's rotation has improved things and I think your own mod is excellent. I often find with scenic views ( especially mountains ) that blue is rather predominant and reducing the blue content lets the reds and yellows show through, so I've done a mod, which is basically your mod, with the blue reduced very slightly. What do you think?

Geoff

Glencoe. Scotland.

Glencoe. Scotland. by Nigwel

A dramatic shot of a splendid bit of Scottish scenery and Willie's mod has improved the sky as you say.
The only thing that concerns me is that the river seems to be flowing uphill from left to right in the original so I have rotated the image to the right and my eyes find that a little more comfortable - trouble is you lose some of the image edges in the subsequent cropping. Nice shot though and brings back memories - I think that's Chancellor's ridge on the left - never did that - too hairy!

Watching you

Watching you by IanSR

I agree with John - it's perfect as it is but the mods are interesting variations as well.
I was fascinated by Moira's suggestion of "cheating" re catch lights in the eyes so I had a try. Done more skilfully than I have managed to do I think it might move the score along from 99% 100% !!.

Geoff

View from the shores of loch Eilde Mor

View from the shores of loch Eilde Mor by billmyl

A dramatic image that reminds me vividly of my hill walking days in the 60s. A trek up the track and on to the main ridge looks inviting - the mountain in the background looks forbidding!
The composition is fine, plenty of nice, intersecting triangles.
I have done a mod where I have adjusted the levels very slightly to give a little more contrast and darkened the sky. Sharpened it somewhat as well, but a very good shot either way Bill - thanks for the memories!.
Geoff

Merowe Pyramids

Merowe Pyramids by Mike43

I agree with Nathan - the colours and the overall effect are beautiful. There seems to be a slight lean to the right which may just be my eyesight, but I have loaded a mod with 1.5 degree left rotation to see what you think. A lovely warming image either way.

Turning a Roll

Turning a Roll by paulbroad

Absolutely fascinating image ( No. 1 ) and info -3 tonnes! - I think I would have kept well away! I think the light play on the rotating metal is glorious. I took the liberty of loading a mod with some cropping top and right, but it does put the rotating metal rather central, The second image has bags of detail and makes an excellent record, but perhaps lacks the drama of the first.

Geoff

Loch Leven and the Pap of Glencoe 2

Loch Leven and the Pap of Glencoe 2 by billmyl

A fine shot of this dramatic scenery. I cannot see any way to suggest any alterations or improvements. My old O.S map which I used when I used to climb in the Ben Nevis area, shows a Maternity home on the lower slopes of the Pap of Glencoe, which I always thiught rather appropriate Smile

Geoff

Skala beach

Skala beach by justahobby

What else Pablo? - a lovely sense of warm sunshine, relaxation and peace for starters!.. Get the horizon level and it warms the cockles of the old heart Smile Very good.

Geoff

My Daffodil

My Daffodil by AnnMarieJ

I really like the sharp, sparkling droplets of water on the trumpet of your daffodil - a nice sense of the freshness of spring. If you could have included the tip and left hand edge of the trumpet, attention would be concentrated on this which is the sharpest and most interesting part of the image and, to increase this effect, some of the lower and especially the right sides of the image could be cropped off. In any case a lovely reminder that winter has nearly gone.

Geoff

Down the slipway

Down the slipway by ptoshea

Most interesting and effective viewpoint with the eye being drawn down to the boat - definitely DOWN the slipway!
I would clone out the vertical ropes as Moira has mentioned, but also remove the ropes and a metal bracket(?) on the left just to tidy up and concentrate on the boat. In the mod I also lightened the handrail slighty to emphasise it's lead in effect. Very attractive and unusual shot.

Geoff

Red head.

Red head. by paulbroad

Attractive image and attractive girl - she must also be very strong - she has bent the tree Smile

Geoff

Something on the wall

Something on the wall by totti

Very interesting - a Norwegian fiord with snow capped mountains and still water reflections in the foreground for me.

Geoff

Light Trails

Light Trails by ptoshea

Really good shot with excellent lighting and good trails. I do find the exit lane on the left tends to split the shot to some extent and I have tried a fairly drastic crop to concentrate on the main road and it's trails - not meant to be "better", just an alternative version of an excellent photograph.

Geoff

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