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  • Red Port by DaveGu

    I think it's worked very well - doesn't look like an HDR!
    • 28 Aug 2008 9:59PM
  • speeches v2 by bigbed

    Thanks for your kind comments, folks.
    LynneJoyce, thanks for your modification. I really like the way you've emphasised the texture of the bindings. How did you do it (if you don't mind me asking)?
    cheers,
    Tim
    • 17 Aug 2008 8:23PM
  • zurich fountain by bigbed

    thanks, SostanD. thanks for your modification. what did you do? I can see that it's not entirely monochrome, but the top left looks like it is. Whatever you did, it definitely adds to the mood of the picture.
    thanks again,
    Tim
    • 24 May 2008 10:10AM
  • daybreak by JohnRShort

    Beautiful
    • 22 May 2008 10:08PM
  • arches by bigbed

    thanks very much for your comments.
    • 20 May 2008 8:51AM
  • crewe hall chapel by bigbed

    thanks for your comment, Simon.
    I think you're correct - I found the framing of this picture quite difficult. It was handheld by leaning the camera against the wall, whilst trying to get the faces in a line. I guess I could try to tone down the left-hand side, but I wasn't sure if it would end up too muddy-looking.
    cheers,
    Tim
    • 15 May 2008 5:52PM
  • Mt Maunganui final by bigbed

    thanks very much for your comments. it's amazing to finally produce an image that people really like (how sad is that!) Smile
    cheers,
    Tim
    • 15 May 2008 2:18PM
  • red flowers by bigbed

    You're probably right - it was hand held close up. What really grabbed me were the colours. Actually the camera was starting to play up and had started putting a purple hue on a lot of photos, so it could be this 'error' which makes it so colourful! Later the camera started doing some really weird things to the pictures - real X files stuff.

    If it's in focus (I'll have to check the original), I wonder if it might make a good large print (to contrast with a fairly bland-coloured wall)?

    Thanks for your comment.
    • 30 Nov 2006 5:24PM
  • Melancholy by kevster

    Pardon my ignorance, but is the only digital manipulation the blue hue?
    Love it BTW
    cheers,
    Tim
    • 28 Nov 2006 6:02PM
  • Roof by Steven_Tyrer

    I like the way the curvy bits lead into the straight bits and then it fades out. As you can see, I know all the jargon!
    • 21 Dec 2007 6:53PM
  • Roof 2 by Steven_Tyrer

    I like the treatment you've given it. Makes it look like some kind of cactus.
    • 21 Dec 2007 6:51PM
  • Bridge view by wasper

    Amazing result, considering how dark some of it looks in the original.
    • 31 Oct 2007 1:24PM
  • Mount Maunganui by bigbed

    Thanks for the comments. I'm glad I didn't kill it completely with the crop. As for the footprints - I spent a while debating whether to crop or not. I did take another version a few seconds later with a lady walking her dog in the right-hand foreground. But she knelt down at the last moment & it didn't look right in the end. I think if I could have caught her just walking then I might have stayed with the original without cropping (& kept the footprints in the sand). Hey ho.
    thanks for your comments. this is a great place for the advice I so desparately need... Smile
    • 31 Oct 2007 8:40AM
  • Eenie Meenie Minee Mo! by jarendell

    the outfits look like valencia
    • 19 Oct 2007 10:50PM
  • Calle De Santa Fe. by DocTom

    Pardon my ignorance, but how do you get such lovely warm colours in your photos? I've noticed it in a few of your photos (and of course of other people too), but my digital photos always seem to have colours that are 'flat'?
    thanks for any advice you can give.
    Tim
    • 31 Jan 2007 2:18PM
  • Workmen by bigbed

    Thanks for the comment, Chris. Your confirmation of the crop idea tells me I *really* should give this a try. I promise to have a go ... sometime Smile
    As always, thanks for the feedback - I really need as much help as possible!
    Tim
    • 18 Jan 2007 11:26AM
  • Pier at Whitby by Big_D

    This is one photo which really does benefit from being seen in the large version. Beautiful.
    • 6 Jul 2007 8:54PM
  • Gaia by mygoddess

    Your pictures have a real dreamy quality about them. Fantastic
    • 29 Jun 2007 9:22PM
  • wet chairs by bigbed

    Thanks for looking folks. ChuckBrix, thanks very much for your comments. It's obvious that I didn't got through any of that thought process, isn't it?! Thanks for the insight - I guess I need to do a lot more thinking before clicking.
    Tim
    • 25 Jun 2007 7:43PM
  • Lucerne Weir by bigbed

    Hi Jacqueline,
    thanks for your comment. I'm still playing with this at the moment. I did try cropping out those white lines, but it removed too much of the rest of the image. Maybe I should try a tight crop on bits of the wood & see what happens? I'm afraid I'm a complete numpty with cloning. I just can't seem to get it to look right. I guess I just need more practice! I love your evening landscapes, BTW.
    thanks again for your advice
    Tim
    • 21 May 2007 10:37PM
  • Nature's Jewelry by Gaz_H

    How did you achieve that backlight effect?
    Love the pic.
    • 20 Dec 2006 6:15PM
  • CHINA BEJING by superman

    Very atmospheric.
    • 20 Dec 2006 5:43PM
  • Petit Port by Guernseydan

    At first I thought "What's a pallet doing there?", but actually it seems to add quite a bit to the overall effect. Clever stuff!
    • 20 Dec 2006 5:44PM
  • Stac Polly by JohnnyGraham

    How did you get such rich colours? Pardon my ignorance, but this is the sort of thing I often try to achieve and fail miserably.
    • 20 Dec 2006 5:46PM
  • Llyn Dinas by celyn

    know the feeling!
    • 28 Mar 2007 7:43PM
  • Balloon Seller by francisg

    I don't know if it's cliche but have you thought about trying most in B&W except perhaps the bloke's hat and the balloons? It might emphasise that chap even more.
    Or put the whole background B&W and leave the chap and his balloons in colour? Or vice versa. or ... well you get the idea.
    • 20 Dec 2006 5:54PM
  • Trellech by chesh

    I love this one. However, the tree in the foreground has a very dark base, and I found my eye being constantly drawn to it. Is there a way to lighten the base of the tree slightly? I apologise if this was the intention and I've got it wrong! Smile
    It's a beaut anyway
    • 29 Mar 2007 2:00PM
  • Tulip by cattyal

    I really like the grainy-looking background. If you've toned down the 'arty', does that make this photo more 'farty'? Smile
    • 28 Mar 2007 1:54PM
  • The Shed by TamJ

    did you do anything to get the colours as they are? It looks great.
    • 20 Mar 2007 6:57PM
  • Recycling by bigbed

    Thanks for your comment, Mavis. I wondered about cropping this one even tighter like to maybe just 6 or 8 spikes. Do you think that would work any better?
    As far as copying the chappies from the other photo - I would be totally lost/rubbish at that Smile
    • 2 Feb 2007 5:06PM