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Humber by pete146uk

This is a restful scene which captures the atmosphere of the damp and muddy Humber very well and which the birds are obviously enjoying - quite a bathing party !
Pablo has given a good critique, so I have just tried a fairly drastic crop to concentrate more on the birds and upped the contrast a little to emphasise the sparkle on the water. Not meant to be better - just an alternative idea.



Grandscape by CraigBill

A great image of this impressive natural feature - the scale of it is almost impossible to imagine, but your shot captures it well.
I like the title - very good !


Have you paid your TV licence?

Have you paid your TV licence? by xwang

You have created a lot of interest with this attractive shot Jasmine and the many comments make fascinating reading, so I won't add to them
I use a Fuji X20 a lot for it's compact size and good fixed zoom lens as I don't do so much serious work now. For that I would always go for a DSLR
I'm thinking Commer for the van rather than Bedford - the Post Office used a lot of them ?


Silence of the forest

Silence of the forest by ro1h02n4

Really nice piece of work which conveys the cold, still atmosphere of winter so well
The only suggestion I could make would be to crop a little of the bottom of the image so that the diagonal snow line starts from the bottom left hand corner. Just an idea, but an outstanding image as it is.


Still water

Still water by ladigit

A lovely rich image which, as Isabel says, is excellent as it is, so no minor tweaks could improve it? Just to be awkward I have tried quite a heavy crop off the bottom which does lose some of the water and reflections but also gets rid of some of the darker areas and also just a little off the left side. then lightened the remaining shadows in levels - creates a semi panoramic effect. Different but I suspect the original is better !!


Mount Vesuvius Panoramic

Mount Vesuvius Panoramic by DavidSiggers2014

A very attractive shot as it is, but a combination of Willie's and Mike's mods, ie. warmer colours and removing the bush, makes it even better. Would be interesting framed and hung on a long wall.


High Line

High Line by ladigit

A good, powerful image but some areas are more interesting than others. I think I would follow in Moira's footsteps here in undertaking some judicious cropping but aiming to get as many diagonals as possible emerging from the corners of the image and converging towards the tunnel entrance. I have done a fairly drastic crop to achieve this , but it emphasises the dramatic tunnel effect.. Just an alternative take on a good original image.



Snap by ladigit

Exceptionally well caught moment - another in a great series. I agree with the suggestion to crop the right side rather than the left. The baby's clothes particularly, seem to have caught the strong sunlight and got burnt out to some extent, merging into the white trousers of the poster lady. Hard to avoid in those lighting conditions. I have taken the liberty of producing a mod where I have reduced the brightness quite a bit and the contrast to a lesser extent and then used the "burn" tool to bring out some detail in the youngster's clothing and face. I've also tried to emphasise the reflected face - an excellent inclusion in your image. Reducing the brightness has, of course, deepened the shadows to some extent .
Just an alternative to a very good original.


shady seat

shady seat by justahobby

Blues and yellows always seem to complement each other and here they have contributed to a wonderfully cheerful scene reminding us of warm summer days, so I enjoy it as it is. Having said that, the suggestions are interesting and the mods are very attractive alternatives - Mrs WB's square crops are always worth a look and this one is paricularly effective ( Yes, a cheque would be fine Moira ! )
Thanks for brightening a rather dull October day.


Plas Y Brenin Sunset

Plas Y Brenin Sunset by Balesy

A dramatic shot with nice composition and some interesting observations by the critique members.
I sense the water is running out of the bottom left hand corner of the image and examination of the far end of the lake shows what seems to be a slight slope down to the left which would explain this impression. Lovely scenery.


On Exmoor

On Exmoor by Min463

A pleasing, restful scene which I think is made even better with the horizon levelled.
To my eyes there seems to be a blue cast which makes the image a little cold, so I have taken the liberty of doing a mod with the blue content reduced which lets the warmer reds and yellows through - just an idea.
Another alternative would be to crop out the sky altogether ! Rather drastic but the landscape itself is rather attractive. A useful ploy if the horizon has a lot of ups and downs which can make it difficult to decide what is level.


Tayport West Lighthouse

Tayport West Lighthouse by billmyl

I like the composition particularly and note the comments in the other critiques.
The only other observation I would make is that the lighthouse and cottage look rather dark and I have tried ( rather crudely I'm afraid !) to put a light in the lighthouse and the cottage window and lightened the far shore slightly, to liven things up just a little.
A really nice restful scene

Sunset Westport Quay

Sunset Westport Quay by ladigit

A very dramatic and colourful shot Tracy and therefore one that it is difficult to improve upon. The horizon looks level and nicely on the lower third and the colours are good. The only possible mods in my opinion relate to cropping as you mentioned and these would be minor. I would consider taking off a small amount at the bottom to reduce the black area very slightly and a little at the top to retain the proportions so that the horizon stays on the lower third. Lovely shot.


View from Mayar

View from Mayar by billmyl

Another lovely shot Bill with soft colours and attractive shapes well caught. Great to be able to call such hills local !
I note the comments about the foreground rocks but they seem OK to me - they emphasise the softer shapes beyond.
Looking at the distant hills on the left ( as you view the pic ) they, and the lines of the clouds above them, suggest a slight lean down to the right though the clouds on the right seem to suggest otherwise ! Could be an optical effect of the lens ? Anyway tried a mod out of interest but it's a minor observation and quite likely to be an effect of my old eyes rather than the lens.


Anglesey Moon

Anglesey Moon by gerainte1

I really like this shot - seems you are looking East over the Menai with the Snowdon massif in the background. The moon is a lovely colour and the lights twinkling on the hillside look fine. But ( there's always a but!) I don't think the foreground helps - it seems to me to clash with the softer colours of the hills and sky and the horse in particular is very prominent. An alternative and more restful composition could be achieved by cropping off the bottom up to the level of the far shore. The colours are interesting- not necessarily natural but quite pleasing - maybe the AWB was foxed by the evening light. Nice image though.


Saltwick bay sunset.

Saltwick bay sunset. by TRACEYshep1

A lovely image and, like the others, I can't honestly think of any way to improve it. The lines in the sea and sky are very effective and I feel that really, you should be giving us advice!!


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