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braddy

Welcome to my portfolio. Very much a keen amateur, I tend to concentrate on landscapes and architecture - they stay still!!
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  • The Art of Still Life by braddy

    Many thanks everyone. I will take everything on board and try again. One general lesson is not to post anything that I can already see failings in myself!! I'm letting myself down and wasting the time of others. The NY mug and the irrelevant backdrop sketch are cases in point.
    Most items are pristine because they were a re-stock for a course I am going on next week. I'll repost when I get back and hopefully there will be some signs of use to make the image less contrived!!
    In my repost I will try to address (a) replacement of the Yankees mug with a more neutral brush holder, (b) a more relevant background, (c) signs of use, (d) less clutter, (d) removal of the reflections, (e) more balance to the lighting.
    In the meantime, Janet, I always have your portfolio where I can find inspiration - and get some understanding of how far I have to go in this particular discipline!! It is superb!

    Paul
    • 19 Sep 2019 3:23PM
  • Old Man of Storr Dawn by braddy

    Yes it has been a while since I have posted. Thanks for the welcome back. I wasn't aware the critique gallery was separate from the main one. I'll bear that in mind. This is a shot which I was really pleased with - as much because of the effort it took to get there!! As far as critique is concerned, I am reasonably happy at the technical level and am looking for comments on the artistic/compositional side. The location is probably shot to death and although I am delighted to get the capture, I am looking for pointers for something which might make it stand out from the rest.
    I can see that it is possibly not truly level, dudler. I do use my on board camera level and for panos, level my tripod too, but I was probably fooled at the stitch and crop stage into thinking the pinnacle is more up and down, whereas it leans to the left as your example shows. Your example is also good to demonstrate what might have been included - did I miss a trick by not including the high cliffs?
    Also, should I have gone a bit further in correcting the magenta cast I got from my ND grad filter (or is it only noticeable now that I have pointed it out!!)?
    • 2 Sep 2019 11:27AM
  • Moody and Dramatic by braddy

    Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated.
    • 13 Sep 2017 4:54PM
  • Help I can't see by busy

    That's some hat!!
    • 27 Oct 2016 6:04PM
  • Stone Jetty on Loch Ard by braddy

    Thanks for the comments, Nathan. Much appreciated.

    Paul.
    • 15 Oct 2016 8:42PM
  • Blegberry / Blackpool Mill by Tynnwrlluniau

    Terrific shot, well composed and beautifully processed. A real piece of fine art.
    • 15 Oct 2016 7:37PM
  • Sign of the Times by ken j.

    Says it all!!
    • 15 Oct 2016 7:27PM
  • Dirty Old Town by nklakor

    Lovely treatment. Is it Monte Negro?
    • 15 Oct 2016 7:19PM
  • Atlantic Rollers by hwatt

    Lovely colours and wonderful composition, perfectly timed. Reminds me of the times I have visited Harris and encourages me to get back there.
    • 15 Oct 2016 7:11PM
  • Sunset at the BBC by braddy

    Comments are much appreciated. Two Ronnies reference made me smile, Nathan!!
    • 7 Sep 2016 1:20PM
  • Sunset sky over Clydeside by braddy

    Many thanks for all your comments. Much appreciated.
    • 5 Sep 2016 7:23PM
  • Blackwater Falls 6 by braddy

    Thanks. It was a great location. Must have at least 15 'keepers'.
    • 31 May 2016 10:49PM
  • Blackwater Falls 5 by braddy

    Comments much appreciated.
    • 31 May 2016 10:45PM
  • Reynisdrangar sea stacks off Vik beach. by braddy

    Comments much appreciated.
    • 30 Mar 2016 7:52AM
  • Reynisdrangar sea stacks off Vik beach 3 by braddy

    Comments much appreciated.
    • 20 Mar 2016 7:01PM
  • Looking South from Dyrholaey by braddy

    Many thanks for the positive comments. Much appreciated.
    • 17 Mar 2016 8:38PM
  • portstewart tonight, march14th by johnheaney

    Lovely capture. Saw a similar sky tonight but had no camera to catch it!!
    • 14 Mar 2016 10:11PM
  • Dakota on the Beach 4 by braddy

    Comments much appreciated.
    • 14 Mar 2016 12:03PM
  • Dakota on the Beach 1 by braddy

    Many thanks. Comment much appreciated.
    • 14 Mar 2016 12:02PM
  • Glasgow Cathedral in Autumn by braddy

    Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated.
    • 8 Mar 2015 10:27AM
  • Portree Dawn by braddy

    Thanks for all your comments. Much appreciated.
    • 27 Oct 2014 8:13AM
  • Clydeside Panorama at Night by braddy

    Many thanks for your comments. This was 3 images stitched together and it did take a bit of planning to ensure that there was balance to the shot. The Hydro (2nd from left) was lit in gold to celebrate the Ryder Cup coming to Scotland.
    • 3 Oct 2014 10:46PM
  • Sea Stacks on Lewis by braddy

    Many thanks for your comments. Much appreciated.
    • 3 Oct 2014 10:40PM
  • Kelpie Reflections by braddy

    Thanks for all your comments.
    • 29 Aug 2014 9:45PM
  • Bamburgh Castle by SteveSmart

    Lovely evening shot. I have a few at the same location, but mostly dawn and midday. Nice cloud pattern, well reflected in the calm sea. Leads the eye to the castle.
    • 7 May 2014 8:51PM
  • Misty Loch Ard by braddy

    Thanks for the comments. Perfect conditions make it so much easier to take a decent shot - pleased with the results none the less.
    • 14 Nov 2013 11:00PM
  • no time to spare by bobalot

    Wonderful colours and capture of the last light of the day. Reminds me so much of a few days snapping around this iconic area.
    • 14 Nov 2013 7:53PM
  • Cold, autumn morning at Loch Ard by braddy

    Many thanks for all your positive comments. Much appreciated.
    • 11 Nov 2013 11:23AM
  • Distant Galaxy?-No! a soup pot with soapy water stirred hard! by braddy

    Many thanks for the comments. The possible variations are huge. Just play around with contrast, hue/saturation adjustments and various textures and you can have great fun!!
    • 5 Apr 2013 11:41PM
  • Eilean Donan Castle by J_Tom

    There are plenty of shots out there of this iconic location - I've taken a few myself!! This is one of the best.
    • 20 Mar 2013 7:02PM