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AndrewCee's Gallery Comments

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Missing People by AndrewCee

Missing People

Thanks Moria, for your comments. Much obliged.

I had a go once with an ND exposing for a couple of seconds shooting the sea splashing up at Dawlish before the recent storms, but nothing like using the 10-stop exposing for 30 seconds. I take your point re moving objects across the screen vs. front to back. Iíve still to process an image with vehicles and people crossing a bridge, be interesting to see...

Hadn't thought about the yellow buoys in the image, could be worth a go without.

Thanks again,

By: AndrewCee

craggwildlife by craggwildlifephotography


Love the detail in the bird and its perch


By: craggwildlifephotography

Famous Grouse by AndrewCee

Famous Grouse

Had a play with the HDR and an original slide. One lesson learnt, keep copies as you go as inevitably you go too far and start 'trying to unwind' changes and the whole image begins to fall apart. Oh, and be prepared to spend time in front of the screen!

Thanks for the critique.


By: AndrewCee

Where's My Lunch? by AndrewCee

Where's My Lunch?

Wow! Thanks for the update with the green branch cropped out. What a difference! Will have a go....


By: AndrewCee

The Provider ! by KBan

The Provider !

Thanks for showing how to create quality work.


By: KBan

Boxing Day Bundle by Trevhas

Boxing Day Bundle

I like image 3 - was up above Derwent the same day and have still to process my shots of the cloud rolling over the moors and into the valley over Ladybower, etc.


By: Trevhas

Odd One Out by AnnaBanana

Odd One Out

Such a simple shot, yet brilliant with the lighting and black background - will have a go myself at something similar. Thank you


By: AnnaBanana

Old Rail Way Bridge by Scalper

Old Rail Way Bridge

Love the colours and the textures in this shot - brings the bridge to life, more so having the blurred water beneath. Lovely shot! Andrew

By: Scalper

Time To Fly by AndrewCee

Time To Fly

Thanks Willie...

I see what you mean having removed the 'green to the left', I especially like the square crop.

A lesson learnt re the exposure compensation - indeed, a few lessons learnt having now processed all my shots from this outing to Old Moor. I find the D4 tends to over-expose by 1/2-1 stop generally, hence the compensation on this shot. I failed to expose for the subject however, allowing matrix metering to expose for the bright background. I have a number of shots of a Marsh Harrier in flight where the sky is great, but the bird woefully under-exposed. Be good to try spot metering, or simply check the exposure of the subject rather than using the histogram in this case or relying on highlights to measure exposure. A whole new ballgame, dark subjects shot against very bright backgrounds.

I'll upload another shot of the woodpecker in flight...

Thanks again for the advice, much obliged.


By: AndrewCee

Who's This? by AndrewCee

Who's This?

Thanks - good to know who came to visit.

By: AndrewCee

Damsel Fly by AndrewCee

Damsel Fly

Thanks Willie - I've uploaded a mod, tried to take on board your comments...

By: AndrewCee

steaming through Horton by smithgj

steaming through Horton

Could this be a painting? Lovely shot.

By: smithgj

Bath Time by AndrewCee

Bath Time

Thank you all for your votes and comments....


By: AndrewCee

Chaffinch & Friend by AndrewCee

Chaffinch & Friend

Thanks Willie, I see what you mean with the crops, the bird comes to the fore somewhat more than my original. I've a few shots of starlings feeding their young to process, so will see what I can do....


By: AndrewCee

Bad Hair Day by terry_cavner

Bad Hair Day

Good shot, and it made me smile... Smile


By: terry_cavner

frozen loch by ireid7

frozen loch

Superb composition, love the reflections in the water and rocks


By: ireid7

Penalty: 2-minutes for Hooking by AndrewCee

Penalty: 2-minutes for Hooking

Hi Roger, Thanks for your kind remarks.

I like to keep the aperture wide open so as to soften the background, which also helps making best use of available light of course. Also, I'd use a shutter speed of 1/1500, possibly 1/2000 if you've enough light. With exposure set to manual therefore, I set ISO to auto although arguably it's not essential. Take a few test shots before things get going and check the histogram. Good way to check white balance too, although I shoot in raw so can always make adjustments after.

I took a grey card along to measure white balance and I use the preset every time now. This saves time in processing and gives consistent results from one weekend to the next. One of the flourscent settings may work okay, otherwise you may like to experiment with a 'user setting'. I found single spot is best for focus, or perhaps 9-point dynamic if your camera offers such options. When using the so-called 'Dynamic 3D' option the manufacturer likes to advertise, often I found I got great shots of the crowd while the players became little more than a blur. Far too hit and miss! Also, I set/use the AF-ON button on the back of my D4 rather than the shutter release for focus so I can pre-focus on a given spot like the net at the far end of the ice rink, or can press & hold the AF button when following the action as above. I tend to use the focus spot one above centre as thats where I generally pick up the action. I have rarely shot 'portrait', cropping after the event if the shot merits it.

Hope this helps...


By: AndrewCee

Boscombe by fazzer


Lovely photo, great restaurant nearby too... The Urban Reef.

By: fazzer

Ouch... by AndrewCee


Quite a specticle... Not sure I recognised the steps?!

By: AndrewCee

Moto Cross by Johno450

Moto Cross

Teriffic shot.

By: Johno450

short Eared Owl by Karen_Summers

short Eared Owl

The detail in the wings is admirable, but those eyes... What a picture!

By: Karen_Summers

Great Shot! by AndrewCee

Great Shot!

Thanks Ryan for your comments. I do try to talk a bit about how I took the shots, albeit most have been taken over the past few months. I hope, being new to the site, I can use some past shots to build my portfolio. I would add, I have gotten back into the hobby after doing lots of black and white many years ago, loading cassettes with film, developing etc when photography relied on film and chemicals. In the past three months I've set up my own darkroom again and can process black and whilte film, etc. I love anything which is more challenging, yet to put some macro work up!

I digress, another example of ice hockey is on the way.

Regards to all,

By: AndrewCee

Water Hole by Trevhas

Water Hole

Wow Trevor, what a photograph... The frozen pond, the ducks, etc, even the bench in the distance.


By: Trevhas

Sydney Harbour Panorama at Twilight by Jeffdingo

Sydney Harbour Panorama at Twilight

Teriffic shot - darker skies emphasise the buildings, while the light in the sky highlights the bridge. One to hang on the wall!

By: Jeffdingo

Reverse Psychology? by Fefe

Reverse Psychology?

V2 for me too. I like the kind of easy, almost laid back feel to this shot. As Ronnie says, one to appreciate after dinner with the open fire burning bright.


By: Fefe

craggwildlife by craggwildlifephotography


Like to light in the eye... Hope to look at the shots of my visitors later today, perhaps be worth setting up remote flash?

By: craggwildlifephotography

Stone Cold by Trevhas

Stone Cold

Was it as cold as it looks?

By: Trevhas

Barn Owl by Karen_Summers

Barn Owl


By: Karen_Summers

Tawny Owl by Fotofunguy

Tawny Owl

Beautiful eyes

By: Fotofunguy

Toy Farm House by hunter031072

Toy Farm House

Imagine a model railway running through here...

By: hunter031072