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AllistairK

Many thanks for looking at my photographs. Photography, and its history, has always fascinated me and I've taken photographs for more decades than I care to remember. Since retirement a few years ago I've been able to spend much more time on both aspects of the medium and am a frequent visitor to Galleries and Exhibitions. Who knows, someday I might learn something :~}
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  • If you go down to the woods... 3

    One of them is certainly in an ignomeinious situation.

    A
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    • 8 Dec 2019 3:37PM
  • Goth Strolling in Sorano Back Street

    Subtle and cleverly done, worked for me too.

    A
    • 30 Nov 2019 6:20PM
  • Frosted Sedum Shadows

    Really liked the cyanotype too. As you know, photography owes a lot to Sir John Herschel.

    A

    ps: great colour in this one too :~}
    • 30 Nov 2019 6:06PM
  • Doorways and Shadows

    Compelling & authoritative composition. Makes us wonder who would have walked through those doorways !

    A
    • 30 Nov 2019 5:22PM
  • Quick, before he sees us...

    Think I went to somewhere once, don't think I've been to somewhere else though. Great image which needed quick thinking and reactions from the photographer too ! Hope you found a good pub / coffee shop / fish & chips.

    A
    • 25 Nov 2019 1:32PM
  • The Conversation


    Quote:Thanks for enabling mods, I've uploaded two, both worked in Elements. For the first I skewed bottom left out to correct the verticals (plus a tiny tweak top right). (Image>Transform>Skew) That caused a bit of pincushion distortion, so I made a -2% adjustment in Correct Camera Distortion. (Filter>Correct Camera Distortion). I do think that the image works best in the formality of a rectangular frame.
    Then I took a few liberties with framing.
    Really enjoyed this, it's my sort of subject. Reality is a wonderfully weird place.



    Thank you very much for your help and clear explanation Moira. Previously I could either straighten the vertical parts of the frame or the horizontal parts of the frame, but never both. Thanks again.

    Thanks also to everyone else for your kind comments and views.

    Take care,
    A
    • 22 Nov 2019 10:17PM
  • All At Sea


    Quote:Isn't that a bit cruel? Trying to drown your own shadow?Wink


    You might be right, hence the title Grin
    • 27 Oct 2019 9:15PM
  • Bug Bonanza II

    The control of light, shade, texture and such cleverly controlled Depth Of Field allows us to enjoy an evocative and inspiring series of images. Thanks for sharing.
    • 30 Aug 2019 12:48PM
  • Lancet Windows

    Great atmosphere again. Keep expecting Henry Talbot or I.K. Brunel to appear in the frame wearing one of their drainpipe top hats.

    Allistair
    • 8 Aug 2019 11:02AM
  • Bowes Museum

    B&W for me.

    Smile
    • 7 Aug 2019 6:18PM
  • Modern Towers

    Back in the time of our ( depending on our individual ages ! ) Great / Great Great / Great Great Great-you get the picture Grandparents, photographs were something new and something special. They altered perception of our world in so many different ways. Imagine, for example, you had never travelled within a few miles of home then you saw photograph of a Pyramid or a Giraffe, how would that make you feel ? I'm getting that sense of "wonder" from this series Bill so, they are just.......... Great Great Great.

    Allistair
    • 7 Aug 2019 6:08PM
  • Tulip

    Just love the careful composition. Also the perfect choice of lens aperture which results in showing luxurious texture in the petals with the sharpness then fading on the stem.
    • 16 Jan 2019 10:24PM
  • Old Calton

    Really like the way in which you have included Rock House, the cottage at the rear left, in this image. As you, and many, will know, William Henry Fox Talbot announced his Calotype process in 1839. Soon afterwards he visited his friend David Brewster who was Principal of two of the colleges at the University of St Andrews at the time. DB introduced WHFT to Dr John Adamson, a medical doctor in St Andrews to teach him the process. Among others, JA in turn taught his younger brother Robert Adamson who advanced WHFT's process and leased Rock House in Edinburgh in 1843 as one of the very first photographic studios. There he teamed up with David Octavius Hill. We know them now as Hill & Adamson and in the few short years before RA's untimely death they produced iconic images. Sorry to ramble on..............I'd better stop :~} Great and meaningful photograph.
    • 14 Sep 2018 12:31AM
  • Spirit Of The Dance

    Good point although, the motion on the two dancers is solely down to the slow shutter speed. Perhaps we need a physicist to explain why that motion is not visible on the shadow but.........let's not go there Grin I introduced the grain, and removed ( not particularly well as you can see ) the vertical spacing lines between the floor tiles.
    • 8 Sep 2018 2:12PM
  • Music Man

    Much appreciated Moira, many thanks.

    Allistair


    Quote:I love the blast of hot colour against the cold clammy greens. Street photography thrives on juxtaposition, creating relationships. And on the ability to detach oneself, step back a bit, see those relationships... Two suggestions though:
    I would like to try reducing saturation on red by around 5%, red is damn difficult digitally, and I suspect that a bit of detail is masked by oversaturation.
    And I also want to rotate a wee bit anti-clockwise, get those horizontals and verticals true and for me it gives a much more robust framework for the composition.
    Just suggestions, I hope you won't be offended...
    Moira

    • 24 Aug 2018 11:36PM
  • The Jetty At Culross

    Many thanks all.

    A
    • 6 Aug 2018 11:11PM
  • Glum Graffiti


    Quote:Nice find! Excellent graffiti, made me smile...
    Isabel GrinGrin



    Thank you, me too...

    A
    • 6 Aug 2018 11:09PM
  • Picture Window

    Many thanks all.

    A
    • 6 Aug 2018 11:07PM
  • The Contented Sole

    Many thanks for all votes and comment. Much appreciated,

    A
    • 6 Aug 2018 11:06PM
  • Welcome

    Many thanks for all votes and comment. Much appreciated.

    A
    • 6 Aug 2018 11:03PM
  • Island of Arran


    Quote:Dreamlike seascape.
    Superb shotSmile
    Rob




    Many thanks.

    A
    • 2 Aug 2018 10:11AM
  • Green Silver Blue


    Quote:Great visual !!! Makes a good abstract...
    Excellent image, Isabel GrinGrin



    Many thanks.

    A
    • 29 Jul 2018 2:46PM
  • Feet

    Many thanks for your votes and comments. Much appreciated.

    A.
    • 25 Jul 2018 12:06AM
  • Rock Star Void

    Many thanks for your votes and comments. Much appreciated.

    A.
    • 25 Jul 2018 12:05AM
  • Patience

    Many thanks for your votes and comments. Much appreciated.

    A.
    • 25 Jul 2018 12:04AM