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Messin about

Messin about by widtink

Very intriguing image. I like the lighting.

I would try to reduce the highlight reflection on the box to balance out the overall context.

Good image


POV by xwang

Great colours. I just find the verticals very odd to view.

walk a mile

walk a mile by youmightlikethis

I usually really enjoy your uploads. For some reason this just looks false to me. It is like a cut n shut where you have put random heads onto bodies for some reason.

Obviously it is something that has happened during post processing. Whatever it is has just gone a tad too far as though though the heads don't belong to the bodies.

Apologies for not being more specific. I know you are good at image manipulation during processing and therefore i can't really offer any suggestions for improvement. I can only offer what i see.

No offense intended.

St Ives surfer

St Ives surfer by russ84

A few points to consider:

1) You have used shutter priority and set it at 1/320 sec. For fast action it is usually better to use in the region of 1/1000 to freeze the shot (unless you want to make use of motion blur)

2) It looks as though the focus point hasn't picked up on the surfer. You can see the water droplets are quite sharp but the surfer isn't. If you weren't using AF-C (continuous focus) then this is the setting you would need to continually track the motion of the surfer.

3) The surfer is surfing out of the frame. The general consensus is that is better to have room for the surfer (car, animal, athlete etc) to move into.

Hope this helps.



The Palace of Culture, Iasi - Romania

The Palace of Culture, Iasi - Romania by Dyanna

I really like this image but for some reason it seems slightly weighted towards the left. Maybe the image needs a small tweak clockwise to level the top of the building. That said, it may just be my eyes.

Good shot.

antrim plateu

antrim plateu by williamsloan

Hi Billy,

Agree 100% with all of Nick's points.

I generally don't find "green land-scapey" type images particularly interesting unless they are really special. Other people may love them. However, if you can think of a photograph as a framing of different shapes and colours then imagine what this image would look like with a main focal point such as an old church / barn / gate. It would turn the image into a really interesting one. Obviously not possible in this instance but maybe something to consider when looking for that special one.

Keep on snapping as its the only way we can improve and learn together.

All the best,



general by shydallah

Unfortunately you appear to have a distraction in the background. It would be better perhaps if you cloned out the poor quality electrical retail store to the left hand side of the fountain. GrinTongueWink


plateau by williamsloan

I think Frank has mentioned before that you need to step down the aperture to increase the depth of field.



The Dove from above

The Dove from above by CountrySideLady

I know i've had a few beers but i just can't see any bird / dove or anything else.

I will look in the morning to see if something materializes


statue by yamahaman

A difficult choice to make. Do you want the statue with the distractions or would it be better to make the image wider to include the statue and the building? That would be the million dollar question. In this instance i would clone out the half sign on the right hand side.

beautiful  mournes

beautiful mournes by tullyhogueurker

The road leads you straight into the image which, as you say, is quite stunning. However, i feel as though there is no main subject to "make" the image stand out. Whilst the view is a nice one, it needs a main subject to make the image a great one.

St  James park looking to horse guards

St James park looking to horse guards by eric2005

I like this image. It's just a shame that the bushes on the right hand side aren't the same as on the left. This would have, in my opinion, created a wonderful shot with the fountain and distant buildings framed in a curtain like effect.

Good image though.


Waterhead by WeeGeordieLass

I would be proud of that one.

For improvement maybe you could have included a tiny bit more on the LHS. When i say tiny i mean a really small amount to balance out with the vacant space on the RHS to prevent it looking a little tight to the left.

06am bridge

06am bridge by soffinarfian

I find it very difficult to make comment as i think its a really good shot.

Maybe you could tone down (ever so slightly) the sun reflection on the bridge which is bang in the middle and could be slightly distracting.

Great shot Sir


Climber by WeeGeordieLass

Version 2 for me which gives the perspective of size - man Vs mountains.

Why didn't you get him to wave ..... Tongue



Splashing About

Splashing About by WeeGeordieLass

Great happy picture.

As suggested above i would have a go with fill flash to lift the face and make those eyes sparkle.

Not sure about the inclusion of the vignette though; i'm assuming this was introduced during post processing.



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