Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Activity : Photo Comments

alansnap

Hi,

I hope you enjoy my eclectic selection of images. I don't have a particular style and I don't do too much in Photoshop. Almost all my images are processed in Lightroom. Occasionally I indulge in Photomatix but only to deal with excessive contrast.

Cheers,

Alan
...Read More
Profile
  • View from the arete


    Quote:Is this looking across Glen Etive , with Stob Bhan centre right ??


    No Niknut, it's looking over Glen Nevis to the Ring of Steall. That itself is a fantastic walk with four Munros and five tops on it. The first set of mountains are part of the Mamores, beyond that is Loch Leven, then comes the Aonach Eagach and Glencoe. At the head of the glen is the Buckle and beyond that is Glen Etive. It was a fabulous day and looking to our left across the Mamores and Rannoch moor we could see the huge bulk of Shiehallion under a clear blue sky.

    Absolutely fabulous.

    Cheers,

    Alan
    • 6 Feb 2016 11:15PM
  • Washed...

    A beautiful shot. Lovely composition and exposure. Have my UA.
    Alan
    • 6 Feb 2016 4:42PM
  • future

    Super composite. Must go back to Berlin!
    Alan
    • 6 Feb 2016 10:44AM
  • Thoughtful

    A lovely portrait that brings out her vulnerable side.
    Alan
    • 6 Feb 2016 10:43AM
  • colours, colours, colours..........

    Fascinating and an enlightening description.
    Alan
    • 6 Feb 2016 10:35AM
  • Day dream

    A lovely portrait of this female eider (?). Good as it is, I'd suggest a tighter crop by pulling the lower right corner in so that the duck's head is moved way from the centre. The out of focus feathers on the front of the bird would then be reduced and viewers would concentrate more on the beautiful head and eye.
    Cheers,
    Alan
    • 6 Feb 2016 10:33AM
  • Ghost Coast

    A nice image, but as has been said there are dust artefacts that should be cloned out. I'm not sure about the pink sky. You don't say what colour your Cokin Filter was, but they are notorious for creating colour casts. Fortunately, casts are easy to remove. Start by setting the white balance manually. Select the part of the image you want to be white and the set the white balance from that. If it's not to your liking select somewhere else and try again until you are satisfied. Otherwise, if you're happy with the whites, in Lightroom, you can create a virtual graduated filter for the top of the image and change the colour temperature in that.
    All the best,
    Alan
    • 6 Feb 2016 10:23AM
  • Glen Orchy

    Hi Kate, this is a lovely shot, but I think it might be improved. You have included the sun and the result is that the snow is under-exposed. I would create an adjustment layer for exposure and then lift the exposure (ignoring the sun for now) so that the scene gets the illumination it deserves with crisp white snow and a sparkle to the water. Once the general scene looks good you can erase the layer mask over the sun, using a soft eraser brush and working out from the centre of the sun until the area around your highlight reaches the exposure you want. Oh, while you're there the horizon slopes a bit.
    Hope that helps,
    Alan
    • 6 Feb 2016 10:15AM
  • Two at a Time!

    This is an excellent series. Well captured and well exposed. Deserves more votes.
    Alan
    • 6 Feb 2016 10:05AM
  • Lindis Pass 1

    It could be the Scottish Highlands, and in fact I thought it was. Really lovely country and typical weather!
    Alan
    • 6 Feb 2016 9:48AM
  • One way Traffic

    Looking forward to summer, next beach I'll see is in Denmark. Grin
    Alan
    • 5 Feb 2016 2:08PM
  • Polar Bear leaving Kill

    another excellent shot Ron. It looks like it's had its fill. Thanks for the UA, it's much appreciated.Smile
    Alan
    • 4 Feb 2016 8:19AM
  • The wonderful Carn Mor Dearg arete


    Quote:I want to go up there! Superb

    Thanks all. Yes it's worth ten and a half hours walking if you get a day like that one was. Before you go pick May or September and keep your fingers crossed. Then there's the midgies the nasty little beggars. They disappear at about 350m and aren't too keen on sunny days anyway.Grin
    Alan
    • 3 Feb 2016 9:57AM
  • The Ridge

    Wonderful Paul. I've been in the corrie below the cliffs so the top is on my listGrin
    Alan
    • 3 Feb 2016 8:22AM
  • Anhinga or American Darter

    An well seen and interesting shot. I have been looking at my own pictures of the Indian form and they're very similar - a different bill and neck coloration.
    Alan
    • 3 Feb 2016 8:20AM
  • Pied kingfisher flying (Ceryl rudis)

    Well done. I saw these in India, but not that close. A fine shot.Alan
    • 3 Feb 2016 8:08AM
  • Ruins in Winter

    An interesting shot, but you don't tell us where it is. Smile
    Alan
    • 3 Feb 2016 8:05AM
  • Polar Bears on ice

    A fine capture Ron, those are BIG bears. Grin
    Alan
    • 2 Feb 2016 8:26AM
  • Tiger stripes

    Wonderful Ju. Keep your head down, it's the same up here in Blackpool.
    Alan
    • 29 Jan 2016 1:09PM
  • The Milky Way

    A wonderful shot.
    Alan
    • 28 Jan 2016 4:06PM
  • Peek.a.Boo

    What a lovely image. It captures the colour well and the smiling eye completes it for me.
    Alan
    • 28 Jan 2016 4:05PM
  • Wasdale pano no5

    A stunning view beautifully captured. It's not like that to-day!Grin You can have my UA with pleasure.
    Alan
    • 26 Jan 2016 8:27AM
  • Is there anybody there.

    Very HC-B Ron. Shades of the man in the hat gazing at the women through the sacking.
    Alan
    • 26 Jan 2016 8:17AM
  • Bison Pair

    I hope you're having a great time in Jellystone. Give our love to Yogi BearGrin
    Alan
    • 26 Jan 2016 8:15AM
  • Lapwing

    Beautiful - very well captured.
    Alan
    • 23 Jan 2016 5:24PM
  • "Should I Be Worried?"

    Never mind the mouse Ronnie, I think you should be worried too. That's a big snake Grin
    Alan
    • 23 Jan 2016 5:13PM
  • Eagle vs Crows

    There's a great shot in there, but you haven't processed this. Use the Canon Software if you haven't got anything else. You can lift this quite easily.
    Alan
    • 23 Jan 2016 5:06PM
  • Snow on the Northbank London, Chelsea.

    Another fine shot from that day Ron. I doubt if we'll get much this year.
    Alan
    • 22 Jan 2016 7:48PM
  • Iguana snorting

    Fabulous capture, well done.
    Alan
    • 22 Jan 2016 7:43PM
  • The Few

    A fine shot and the shutter speed is just right to show movement in the props.
    Alan
    • 22 Jan 2016 11:26AM