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  • What a smile!

    Hard to resist a shot like this

    Unfortunately he is moving too fast for that shutter speed, and perhaps using flash would have helped


    • 18 Jan 2017 10:50PM
  • Hodge Close Quarry

    You went for a dark and rather blue appearance, which is personal taste.

    One issue draws my eye, and it the dead tree which has moved quite a bit during the exposure, abd is quite blurred.

    Mos has added exposure and a less cool appearance

    • 18 Jan 2017 8:35PM
  • A tree

    I think I asked before if this lens is an IS model, - but cant remember. Can you remind me?
    • 18 Jan 2017 8:27PM
  • Windmills in La Mancha

    Lovely scene.

    I would like to see more sky above, and have uploaded two mods, colour and duo-toned for something different.
    • 18 Jan 2017 8:24PM
  • the Weaver

    Very nice. Youve taken the role of a voyeur here, seemingly shooting when he is unaware.

    I would just crop closer, placing him more to the right.


    • 18 Jan 2017 8:09PM
  • A portrait

    It is a nice shot. Its great you have a model!

    The image is underexposed a little, and ideally it should be a bit brighter. Some of the reason for that is likely to be that the background is white, or bright, and you used flash? Depending on the mode you selected, the brighter background reflects light, and the flash, causing the camera to underexpose. You can anticipate this with experience, and "force" the exposure to be brighter than the camera wants it by using exposure compensation.

    In you description, it sounds like you are randomly choosing shutter speed settings; its good to experiment to see the difference, however you also need to learn and understand WHY the image is darker with a faster shutter, and why its too bright with a slower shutter. In the same way, if you leave the shutter so it looks ok, changing the aperture by making it smaller (for example f/11) will make it darker, and f/2.8 (if you had a lens that can open up that far) would cause it to be too bright.
    Also, increasing ISO higher than 800 would make it brighter, and lowering it would make it darker, assuming the shutter speed and aperture remain the same.

    The goal is to obtain a correct EV, Exposure Value, and the tools are shutter, aperture and ISO. You can find EV charts and explanations on the web.

    I also cropped the image in addition to increasing exposure, and contrast.

    Well done,


    • 17 Jan 2017 8:38PM
  • The devil makes work ...

    First one works better I think
    • 17 Jan 2017 5:18PM
  • Some nice work, - youve a good eye for a shot

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

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

  • Nice range of very good shots, especially the portraits

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

    • Posted on Strobe's profile
    • 20 Jul 2008 3:21AM
  • 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.


  • Beautiful set of landscapes, well done.

  • I like your new PF pic Vic.

  • Very nice portfolio

    • Posted on NikkiW's profile
    • 7 May 2008 8:43PM
  • You have a very nice portfolio, - Im inspired to take better shots around Toronto!

    Added you to my favourites.