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  • Pairc Life II

    Brilliant feedback again - Pairc (also called South Lochs) is the region of south east Lewis where I photographed the house that this composite series is based on.

    Moira & Paul - some of these homes most likely were quite spartan regarding decoration, particularly in the Protestant northern islands, but I think you're right, still looks too 'staged'.

    I'm taking all the advice on board and will carry on working on the method.

    • 12 Apr 2015 8:42PM
  • A Simpler Life III

    Thanks Tanya - fantastic input again. I agree totally with the figure/feet comments - I've found the feet the hardest part to get right for some reason. As soon as I open the image the figure looks too sharp then my eyes accept it, I'll tinker with feathering his edges a little more and reducing his contrast.

    I've left the door closed because in the original it's hinged that way but the only doors I could find hinged the other way! I am planning to use the 'additional light' idea in the next set up though.

    Thanks Dougie - lovely to hear from you! I do have a big head (and my wife will agree) but it does look rather huge here now you come to mention it.. I'll try to shrink it a bit and revue the results.

    Thank you all for the valuable input.
    • 11 Mar 2015 1:48PM
  • A Simpler Life II

    Brilliant feedback everyone, very much appreciated.
    • 6 Mar 2015 9:16PM
  • A Simpler Life

    Thanks Tanya - you're a star. You're spot on - it is my first attempt at a composite image as part of a wee project. I made the room and 'furnished' it with miniature dolls house stuff. I wasn't happy with the look of this so I've since darkened the bloke (me!), added some more shadow and applied a slight blur to the back wall. I'll post that version this evening.
    Fully take on board the comments about things looking too clean/tidy - i'll work on that aspect in the next shot.
    Value your opinion,
    • 6 Mar 2015 7:02PM
  • Once Were Moles

    The reason the moles are hung on the fence like this is to inform the farmer how many the 'moler' has killed. He would be paid by the farmer per mole.
    • 23 Nov 2014 11:30PM
  • Admiring

    Well thought out and the planning has paid off. This is a wonderful image for multiple reasons - all of which you know!
    Well done, I would love to have taken this.
    • 23 Nov 2013 12:29AM
  • Buachaille Boulder...

    A fresh new take on one of my favourite hills, wonderful composition. Have looked through your recent shots and I really must get back out there in the winter wonderland that is our north west coast.
    Put the stone back now please......you're always doing this.
    Best regards Dougie,
    • 23 Nov 2013 12:24AM
  • Abandoned

    Thanks guys - the population of the Outer Hebridean islands is stable, but ageing.....which means that vital community focal points such as primary schools etc are gradually closing down. Rennovation may be possible but would be expensive in order to comply with modern building regs and there is more chance of a holiday or retirement home being constructed. This also would add less to the local community financially and socially than were it used to provide affordable housing for those on the waiting lists in Stornoway.
    • 24 Sep 2012 4:14PM
  • Sycamore Gap

    Original, stunning, a wall-hanger.
    • 14 Apr 2012 8:47PM
  • Fruits of the season 2

    La Boquieria?
    • 14 Apr 2012 8:45PM
  • Teascape

    Love originality. Prefer coffee.
    • 14 Apr 2012 8:41PM
  • rolling back the years

    As the previous owner of a Lambretta SX 150 & S2 TV 175 I feel I must vote on this picture! Loved riding my Italian vintage scooters but was never into the UK scooter scene or attended a ride out. My loss perhaps!
    • 14 Apr 2012 8:13PM
  • Strength

    Have a great trip Ron - look forwards to seeing some more wonderful images from your diverse repertoire of skills. Safe journey,

    • 8 Apr 2012 12:42AM
  • Lingerbay, Harris

    Thanks Digby - sepia never crossed my mind but it works well here. Like the mono upload too - I definitely need some more exposure on the wood panelling.

    • 8 Apr 2012 12:35AM
  • Clock, Mirror and Lamp

    Great reference Nathan - his images are superb, surreal & sometimes Dali-esque. I've not seen his work before so thanks for that.

    • 5 Apr 2012 10:39PM
  • Bidean nam Bian...

    Marvellous shot of a truly majestic hill Dougie. It does look very 'north American' here, doesn't it? It could easily be the Sierra Nevada in California.

    • 6 Mar 2012 6:43PM
  • Time in the City

    Great concept very well executed. This would do well in stock I'm sure!

    • 6 Mar 2012 6:32PM
  • Yard

    Wonderful image, captivating.
    • 6 Mar 2012 6:29PM
  • Safe Passage

    Beautiful light and detail on the FG rocks,

    • 6 Mar 2012 6:23PM
  • A walk in the snow

    Wonderful shot, lovely composition with straight tree trunks. Perfect.

    • 11 Feb 2012 3:22PM
  • Waterloo

    Wonderful perspective achieved here,

    • 11 Feb 2012 3:19PM
  • Sunset over Snow Covered Grantham

    Well worth the wait - great capture. With the tower straightened this one's a wall hanger.

    • 11 Feb 2012 3:15PM
  • Spin 2.

    Beautiful geometry within the perfect composition.
    • 11 Feb 2012 3:13PM
  • Big Brother

    Dali lives on within the street artists in Spain - well spotted. Was in Catalonia out of interest?

    • 30 Dec 2011 7:43PM
  • Welcome to Burnley

    Great shot - might look good also as a gritty grainy black and white image.

    • 7 Nov 2011 11:31PM
  • Street Life (new book cover)

    Fantastic work - the link provided is well worth the look. Excellent collection of street photographs. I love the clean, graphic and grammatical approach to the book.

    • 5 Nov 2011 11:18AM
  • Ben A'an...

    Beautiful tones throughout and the shifting light is wonderful. Enjoy the trip up north and hope you're blessed with weather and light like this.

    • 16 Oct 2011 1:21PM
  • Excess Baggage

    Thanks Frank - that mod is so much better. I don't use flash and wouldn't with this subject - distracting him might result in accident. I'll go back to the original and experiment with what you've suggested.

    Thank you,

    • 25 Sep 2011 11:25AM
  • Searching

    Thanks for the comments everyone - interesting to hear other views. I did in fact try to capture them earlier so they weren't so near the edge but this is just how it worked out in the end.
    Willie - I'm guessing they were looking for a long lost relative, but that is just a guess. I'd seen them a few times while wandering through Chinatown - always with the picture on display.

    I must admit that street photography is a completely new discipline for me and all comments are very welcome,

    • 19 Sep 2011 8:16PM
  • Brand New Puggies

    I'm telling the nurses you said that Dougie!
    • 30 Jun 2011 10:14PM