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HelenHiggs

Welcome to my pages.

Thank you for taking a look and for all your comments and votes. I hope I will learn from them and load ever better photographs
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  • Sturminster Mill

    Thanks ddolfelin. Dorset is a lovely part of the world
    • 13 Nov 2017 10:14AM
  • Borage

    Only in Pimms Grin
    • 6 Nov 2017 7:59PM
  • Natural History Museum

    An amazing building. I found the structure more interesting than the contents lol
    • 5 Nov 2017 6:45AM
  • Height of Summer

    Hi Peter. I couldn't decide if it was wheat or barley but went for wheat because the ears were shorter and the heads more upright. Also, I used it elsewhere and made a joking reference to the possible passing of Theresa May on the track through the field Tongue.

    I see you are Welsh and wondered what your handle means. I know felin/melin is a mill (I've had the odd pint of Felinfoel) but not the ddol bit.
    • 31 Oct 2017 10:56AM
  • Vigeois

    At Vigeois? I took a shot but there was a lot of activity with kayaks and tow vehicles plus the day was overcast and very flat so it wasn’t something I processed
    • 29 Oct 2017 11:18AM
  • Blackberry blossom

    Thanks again for all the comments. This one was a welcome distraction as I am sitting in a hotel room waiting for insurance to kick in after we crashed our motorhome yesterday. Just cuts and bruises but lots of shock, and stranded at the opposite end of the country :-(. Was supposed to be the start of our great retirement adventure and when I have time to process them I have some nice shots of Northumberland, but our trip is curtailed for now Sad
    • 28 Oct 2017 9:41AM
  • Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

    Thank you all for your comments and awards.
    • 19 Oct 2017 8:33AM
  • Silver birches in winter

    I started a photography project earlier in the year, just to create a focus. It's called One Mile and everything I shoot is within 1 mile of my front door. When I step outside all I see is houses and cars, bins and billboards, but within that mile I have Kinson Common, Fernyheath Common, Turbary Common and Talbot Woods. It's so easy to jump in the car and miss all this and there are so many amazing spaces around Bournemouth
    • 17 Oct 2017 10:58AM
  • Caerfanell Falls

    Thanks for your kind words. It is a lovely spot, a few miles out of Brecon. We were there for 3 days at the end of October, starting in the Wye Valley, and it wasn't till Brecon that we broke out of heavy mist. I met 2 local photographers (by their accent Smile ) at Tal-y-Bont reservoir. They told me about this place but said it is normally much more of a torrent. Wales had had a surprisingly dry late summer and Autumn. It was such a short visit and I'm hoping to get more time there soon.

    This photo was also my first attempt at focus stacking
    • 9 Mar 2017 8:13AM
  • Roadside barn in France

    Good comments, thank you very much. There was a reason for the close crop. I'm hoping the pile of black plastic silage bags will be gone next time I pass.

    I've done all the changes in Lightroom and I do have a very contrasty version as well, but I just preferred this. I'm still honing my dodge and burn skills so I'll practice some more and maybe upload another person

    Thanks again
    • 18 Jan 2016 6:43PM
  • wet and dreary xmas

    OK, this is one of my first goes at critique and I'm not claiming to be an expert ...

    Nice sharp foreground and some good bokeh with the lights. I'm a little distracted by the person in the background and whatever those grey vertical lines are. Maybe if they were made darker so they faded into the shadows more.

    I'm also left wondering what the rest of the little man looks like, but maybe there was nothing to see
    • 20 Dec 2015 6:44AM
  • A wet day in Tulle

    We went back to Tulle on a better day with a better camera and they'd only painted the wall white! Not the same at all
    • 20 Dec 2015 6:31AM
  • licquorice allsorts

    I took a similar photo in Chepstow the other week - row of houses with bow windows. I was closer to the row so the view was further down the street. Looking at yours, I could have done the same thing and I wish I had. Thanks for reminding me to move around more Grin
    • 17 Nov 2015 12:43PM
  • Cosmic Splash

    Thank you for sharing this Cyril, and sorry you've had so little response.

    I'm not going to critique it because I'm looking at it on my office monitor, designed for processing spreadsheets and never calibrated in it's entire (and long) life. As far as I can see it looks sharp where it needs to be and it's a very pleasing image. It's always nice to know how someone accomplished something, so thanks again for taking the trouble
    • 6 Mar 2015 1:16PM
  • Pretty blue flower

    I think it's Nigella, or Love-in-a-mist. If you don't mind a suggestion, I'd be inclined to edit out the orange flower, as it's a bit loud and distracting Smile
    • 3 Mar 2015 4:38PM
  • Bournemouth Pier at dawn

    Thanks for the feedback

    Karl, it helps that I only live 4 miles away...

    We've all done that though
    • 27 Feb 2015 5:22PM
  • DRAMA LINES

    I wouldn't change a thing. It's lovely and so is she
    • 27 Feb 2015 12:50PM
  • Manhattan

    I like this a lot. No doubt the unmanipulated version is pretty good too. The colours are gorgeous

    The bottom edge is bothering me a bit. It seems kind of empty compared to the rest of the picture, and I might have cropped it, but other than that, I'd be happy to have it on my wall
    • 29 Sep 2013 8:06AM
  • Jake the Peg

    He's not mine. He's Mum's dog. I think he's giving HER a second chance. LOL
    • 28 Sep 2013 6:58PM
  • Valentré Bridge, Cahors

    Thank you. I took a couple of shots like this and then waited until I could get something with no-one in it. When I looked closer though, the empty shot didn't look real and having people in the frame gave it some scale.
    • 27 Sep 2013 10:10PM
  • Blue Heron

    I think a bit more blurring of the background wouldn't go amiss, but that's being picky. Lovely detail in the subject, and that's what matters
    • 17 Sep 2013 1:31PM
  • Tides Out

    Smelling the seaweed; hearing the gulls.
    • 31 Jul 2013 2:06PM
  • ANOTHER HEAD OF A HOSE AT THE EQUINE EXPO

    Nice shot despite the uninspiring title. LOL Grin

    I've spent years trying to photograph my horse. I'd love to have one of him without the head-collar but frankly I'm just happy if I can get one of him looking up. Keeping his head off the grass has been the work of my life
    • 8 Jul 2012 9:48AM
  • *Pink Rose Bud*

    Fabulous image. As I've gazed at my garden through the rain of the last few days I have to admit the rain is good for the colours (not to mention the plants themselves). You make me feel guilty for not dragging myself out there to capture a few of my own. Maybe this afternoon ...
    • 8 Jul 2012 9:42AM
  • Promenade.

    Stunning! I'm with LynneJoyce - come on Cor, give us some clues Smile
    • 25 Mar 2012 8:38AM
  • Meadow

    It was France - northern Dordogne. I thought I tagged it when I uploaded it, but I'm on my iPhone and it's not easy to check atm.

    It was quite well established in the garden of the house we own there. We don't cut the grass in the meadow until the flowers have done their thing.

    Thanks for identifying it
    • 1 Jun 2011 3:44PM
  • welsh mono

    Great picture. Definitely worth more then the 6 votes it's got so far. Have one from me
    • 22 Feb 2011 7:39PM
  • *Do We Eat It ?*

    You can get them all over the place in my part of the world (Bournemouth). All the supermarkets have them - at a price. I tried growing them myself last year but the pigeons had them before they managed to produce a head :-(
    • 11 Feb 2011 1:59PM
  • shaft

    Just lovely. Beautiful light
    • 5 Feb 2011 7:57AM
  • The Piano Has Been Drinking.

    Did you ever/do you work for Unisys? Certain aspects of your work bring back less than wonderful memories for me. Apart from that, I'm loving the uploads
    • 3 Feb 2011 6:32PM