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Forum Topics:9
Forum Comments:1243
Photo Comments:35764
Competition Entries: 5
Modification Uploaded: 15768
Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones by markst33

Really nice.

Loaded a mod that Ive processed differently to you, just as an option.



Holding your microphone cable so graciously

Holding your microphone cable so graciously by Drummerdelight

Nice. I would call that way of holding "delicate".

where's The Hobbit

where's The Hobbit by Trawden

Well done, and very Hobbity.

Heres a trick. You shot this in RAW, and you adjusted it to have a good overall finish with a balance of bright and dark areas. You can make adjustments on the Raw FILE AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE, AND SAVE EACH ONE AS A JPEG; SO TRY FOCUSING ONLY ON THE FLOOR OF THE WOODS, AND ADJUST raw TO LIFT SHADOWS, (sorry caps lock) and save a jpeg; then go back to the RAW and adjust it for the best bright areas you can, and save that. You can overlay one jpeg on top of the other, and using a layer mask, paint black on the areas you want to reveal on the lower image so you have the best of both worlds. This is like using bracketing.

Also, the colour temp is very low for this environment, increase it to around 6000k, and side the green/magenta towards magenta about +6. Use the same tone for both jpegs.

Thats what Ive dont in the mod, along with a crop off the right.



burr elm bowl and fruit.

burr elm bowl and fruit. by wider

Very good. You know youre on the right track when we talk about the fruit!

The background as mentioned should be darker, ideally. To show a comparison, Ive done a mod as-is, mainly sharpening, contrast, toning down the fruit colours, brightening, and the exact same modified image in a black background, adding a little more space top and bottom. Theres really no comparison, I think.

Well done,



First Attempt - Retouching, Dodge and Burn

First Attempt - Retouching, Dodge and Burn by DB_Photography

You didnt do too bad with a poor original.

I thihnk that many of the videos you watch may be getting in way too deep for this mage, where really all you need is a very simple approach to clearing blemishes (spot healing) akin softening, and exposure correction. They also usually base the video on a very high quality studio shot, Start with simple, - get the basics first, then get complicated if it makes any difference. ( It doesnt, unless you are into pro shooting for mags, etc)

Ive loaded a mod that extremely simply done, using a noise reduction filter, spot removal too, blur tool, and exposure correction.

Let me know if this is where you wanted to go with this.



Lossiemouth East Beach  an attempt on taking a minimalistic image

Lossiemouth East Beach an attempt on taking a minimalistic image by Bellai

Yes, its nice.

It is mimimalist in ome way, and not quite so in another. Too much foreground with some detail, that could be taken off to make it more minimalistic.

The horizon needs a rpotatioj CW. at least one degree judging by the sea.

I would crop this to remove a lot of sane, and add a little sky, along with the rotation.

Increase exposure all over, a scene with sky and sand will need a +1, rather than a -1/3

Mod uploaded, - ive also moved the pov more to the left to include more sea. It might work for you.



Framed by a horse

Framed by a horse by Drummerdelight

Its a setup, I was framed!


Good old faithfuls

Good old faithfuls by C_G

Its very good. Its HOW the shot was taken that makes the difference; Low down, and an arrangement thats dynamic, suggesting movement. The small things like this separate the great from the mediocre.

Well done.


Tobacco workers.

Tobacco workers. by WimpyIskandar

This is one of your better shots Wimpy. Its a good subject, person at work, and we can see the work and the person in action. The addition of a little more height makes a very big difference, - Ive done it in the mod. Its a small thing you need to pay attention to.

Sine you were in S mode, the flash worked as a fill flash, so the power was low, just enough to illuminate the foreground.

The mod has a little more height for his hat, slight sharpening, and overall tweaking of exposure.

Good job overall.



brough castleolive ash fruit bowl.

brough castleolive ash fruit bowl. by wider

Yes, much better. It needs to be rotated to level the bowl, but the light and exposure setup works well.

Ive leveled it in the mod, and used a slightly cooler white balance, it seemed a touch too yellow?




Derwentwater by whatriveristhis

The bare minimum works very well.


A Pink Rose after the rain

A Pink Rose after the rain by Holmewood

My advice is to enable modifications for the best advice is the one that shows you what the person commenting means.

Go to your image, then options, edit photo, then edit again (might be options again) and click the top modifications box, save changes and youre done.




stevie by optik

Nice moody shot as well as expression.


Don't Tell the Wife !!

Don't Tell the Wife !! by pentaxpete

Really nice image. You were touring the Ring of Kerry by the look of this shot.

That suspicious local character in the doorway really makes it work well

Perhaps a little too much yellow correction, tried a mod.


Under my umbrella

Under my umbrella by brzydki_pijak

Amazing, and completely unique for this site.


Old and new on the deep blue

Old and new on the deep blue by C_G

Makes a nice 16 X 9 image, as in the mod.


PortfolioAdded Date/Comment


Added Date: 28/09/2009 - 10:10 PM

Some nice work, - youve a good eye for a shot



Added Date: 27/09/2009 - 7:01 PM

Lots of really good shots in this portfolio, - many deserving of much more acknowledgment than theyre getting.



Added Date: 08/02/2009 - 3:59 PM

A superb set of images showing a real connection with the subjects in many cases. A master class in the art of b&w.



Added Date: 30/07/2008 - 8:48 PM

Nice range of very good shots, especially the portraits



Added Date: 20/07/2008 - 3:21 AM

Love your pf, - you have a terrific eye for a shot.



Added Date: 28/06/2008 - 8:26 PM

Moira, I just LOVE the Dublin series, - as a part Irish person you will understand how your journey, so well documented in this series really resonates with a person born and raised there, as I am.




Added Date: 28/05/2008 - 2:37 AM

Beautiful set of landscapes, well done.



Added Date: 09/05/2008 - 12:17 AM

I like your new PF pic Vic.



Added Date: 07/05/2008 - 8:43 PM

Very nice portfolio



Added Date: 24/03/2008 - 3:45 PM

You have a very nice portfolio, - Im inspired to take better shots around Toronto!

Added you to my favourites.




Added Date: 22/02/2008 - 9:55 PM

I love you banner shot, - quirky and fun, reflects your style very well.



Added Date: 14/02/2008 - 10:34 PM

Nice portfolio, - keep doing the weird stuff.



Added Date: 29/10/2007 - 12:27 AM

Very nice, varied portfolio, - somewhat overlooked I would think.




Added Date: 14/07/2007 - 4:18 AM

Nice pf, - and nothing wrong with nice Marley Park ducks either...



Added Date: 14/07/2007 - 2:41 AM

Lovely portfolio, - has a very unique personal feel.