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The Visitor

The Visitor by malum

Defintinely has something about it - a shot with a story behind it. (I kind of wish I didn't know how you'd got it.....the mystery behind it is part of the pull I think). The way you've managed to catch her in the chink of light helps a lot. Nicely done.


Tunisian boat

Tunisian boat by peel3081

I do like this kind of shot, and this is a good spot. There's some nice pattern and symmetry, and good textures. (I would be tempted to not bother cloning the blemishes out for that reason - but that's just me Smile)

My main thought as far as improvement is concerned is that you have lots of different shades of blue, which aren't quite different enough, for me. I think you also need to make the red 'ping' a bit more (for want of a better technical term. Just a tweak in levels and a curves adjustment should do it (see my modification). I think it darkens the sky enough to give you a bit more contrast.

I've also cropped in a bit to give the diagonal lines a bit more emphasis.

Hope you don't mind the suggestions - just my opinion, of course.


beautyful butter fly

beautyful butter fly by srikanta

Shrikanta - first can I say that I'm not a wildlife phtogrpaher by any stretch - so feel free to ignore this. Filling the frame here works really well, and is a general rule which works. However, I've got a feeling you've cropped this quite heavily from an original image where the butterfly was much smaller in the frame. Unfortunately this means there's a lack of detail in the butterfly and the digital noise in the image is quite bad - so it's not as pleasing on my eye. Short of using a longer focal length lens, the only possibility I cna think of is to try and reduce the noise with software (NeatImage, NoiseNinja or the like). I'm sure someone with a better grasp of these things will be along shortly with more specific help. Hope I've not been teaching grandma to suck eggs.....Smile



Marrakech by robertfleming

Rob - the light and shadow in this work really well. It has a definite 'back streets' atmosphere. You've done well with difficult exposure (I think the cobbles are a little 'blown' in places - but this doesn't particularly detract from the image for me). I find the bike (?) in the bottom right a bit distracting, and the figure in the street is a bit distant - and I think might help if he was a bit more prominent. I've uploaded a crop - see what you think. Only my subjective thoughts - obviously - to be taken or left as you see fit Smile


How Stean Gorge

How Stean Gorge by kit-monster

Ed - the large version of this is a must, and I can guess that printed large it will be even more impressive. I can't comment on the technical side of the capture (except that it sounds like a hell of a lot of hard work!). I love the way it's turned out, though - the colour and light are sumptuous - really lush and cool feel to it. The range of colours in browns and greens really work well. My only difficulty with it is my eyes struggle to find a point to rest on - but I don't know if that's necessarily a bad thing with a large pano image? From your descriptioni, may be you wnated the viewer to follow the water form the pool on the right to the rocks on the left? There's just so much going on - but I really think this can't be judged on a normal sized monitor. Congrats on the result, though Smile


Pool of Light

Pool of Light by Sandgrouse

This has a really good mood to it - the sweeping sky is fantastic -gives real movement to the shot. Like the balance from the opposite positioning of the reeds and the trees. I just wonder if a slight crop on the RHS to take out that intruding half tree might help. Just tried it with my broswer and it gives a more expansive feel to it, I think. Just a suggestion Smile



Spire by Djemde

Can't add much as criticism to be honest - I really like it as is. Excellent angle, well exposed and great patterns make a very nice abstract.


Mystery door no6

Mystery door no6 by nefaman

Like Peter, I often get starnge looks taking ophtos of doors and locks and the like Smile Would have been very happy if this was one of mine. Love the range of textures and the warm colours.


Praying for time

Praying for time by javam

This is excellent. Personally, don't mindthe ledge in the foreground, and the tonal range, and movement form the train are spot on. Particularly like the reflections in the floor tiles.


Just the way I'm feeling...

Just the way I'm feeling... by davidturner

I think the black and white works well for this and it makes a good abstract. Particularly like the slightly out of focus 'bits' (for want of a better word) - gives the imge a bit of movement. Would be interested to see an even more minimalist version of this with more balck space left on the LHS and the top. Nice work Smile



Clevedon by ljesmith

Great portrait Luke. So much to look at - I've spent a good few minutes trying to work out what all the stuff is and why it's there. Really thought provoking picture.



PINK by tonyphilmore2

What Victor said Smile Like it lots - would have this on my wall (although not my bedroom - the pink would keep me awake!)


hide and seek

hide and seek by bliba

Your usual style with Catalina of 'cute, but inventive'. Excellent composition Smile


FOETAL by magda_indigo

Bloomin' fnatastic Magda! Plays wonderful tricks on my eyes and brain (although the latter is becoming easier to fool each day Smile!) Have you tried scrolling it up and down the screen a little bit really quickly - it DOES come alive...!

Looking forward to the rest.


The Disaster

The Disaster by AnthonyH

Superbly imaginative, Anthony. Like this a lot.

Stalked  :-)))

Stalked :-))) by daviewat

I'm going to have to give you a click just for the dreadful pun in the title......Wink

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Added Date: 30/08/2007 - 12:07 PM

Like Mari, I've not been around much recently, but fully intend catching up with your latests stuff. You've got a great eye, and a really unique view of things - and most importantly you're never afraid to do something different. Always a great source of both encouragement and inspiration Smile

Keep them coming Smile



Added Date: 30/08/2007 - 12:02 PM

Thanks Nicholas - I'm flattered Smile it's always good to hear form you, and your coments are always appreciated.



Added Date: 05/07/2007 - 11:19 PM

Thanks Nicola Smile I'm not sure I agree - but it's nice of you to say so! Thanks for looking.


Added Date: 30/08/2006 - 12:09 PM

Thansk for dropping by Alex - glad you liked it.

I chop and change with my Showcase page - sometimes it's up front sometimes I like my most recent work to be first. Keep 'em guessing, that's what I say Smile Good to hear from you.


Added Date: 31/08/2006 - 12:52 PM

Thanks Rachel, appreciate you taking the time to look through it.


Added Date: 19/01/2006 - 5:05 AM

Hey Mikey! Thought you'd gone for good - great to hear from you. Well you say the nicest things, and if that's how I'm percieved then I'm a happy man Smile Much appreciated, sir. Catch you soon I hope.