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03/06/2010 - 1:48 PM

Misty Pathway ...

Misty Pathway ...Hi Paul, Really like the colours and foreground details in this. Personally I'm not quite so keen on the cliff; it feels a little cramped against the top of the frame and a little black. But its still a lovely shot.

20/11/2009 - 9:37 AM

Broken Berthings ...

Broken Berthings ...Hi Paul,

I'm not so keen on this one due to the white water on the left. There is loads of interest on the right, but the water on the left keeps pulling me that way. I have made a quick crop (hope you dont mind) and will email it to show you what I mean.

03/10/2009 - 6:39 PM

Clouds over Post Issac

Clouds over Post IssacAgain, slightly underexposed here, as Dennis points out. As you gain more experience processing RAW files you will easily be able to add contrast and saturation to bring more 'life' into this image.

Composition is great here. One little thing - the branches creeping into the bottom left corner are a little distracting. Its only a small thing, but these little details can make big differences. From memory, it would have been difficult to obsure this branch on location (without falling over the cliff!!), but that leaves you with two options in post processing. If you were comfortable to clone it out then you could try that. Alternatively crop some of the left of the image off, which would also remove the black vignetted corner. You could also do the same on the right to remove the vignetting in the top right and make a pleasing squarish crop.

Hope this helps,
03/10/2009 - 6:32 PM


TranquilityHi Lorna,

Good to see you on Epz.

Dennis makes a great point above. I remember your camera seemed to have a tendency to underexpose. If, after checking your exposure you continue to experience this, then I would adjust the exposure compensation in your slr to overexpose slightly. Blame it on the Nikon Wink

Although it is a little dark, I really like the mood and atmosphere it conveys. Aside from the underexposure my best suggestion for improving this shot would be to change your composition slightly so that the background island was on the left of the shot. This would balance out the composition and give a pleasing diagonal through the image.

kind regards,
14/09/2009 - 6:08 PM

Surging Tides

Surging TidesI have no problem with the light either, I think its beautifully lit. However, (and Im sure this is just me!!) Im not quite so keen on the composition. I think the image splits into two pictures with the left being a busy comp and the right being very simple. I just tried cropping the image exactly in half, and I really prefer it that way (the left crop). There is so much interest with the sunlit rocks, lovely sea and cascading water off the rocks etc - by cropping it throws all this wonderful detail bang into view for the eyes to savour, a bit like a Joe Cornish shot if you know what I mean.

Thats far too much waffling for one comment!