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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)?
    • 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,
    • 24 May 2008 10:10AM
  • daybreak by JohnRShort

    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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