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05/07/2012 - 2:39 PM

Bald Eagle

Bald EagleSuperb details of course, so nice and pin sharp, but some of the body would have been nice to see even if it was blurred to complement the head shot. Chen.
15/10/2011 - 2:27 PM

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh CastleHi Mick my crop was a little further out than yours getting the long grass bottom right to form a corner, and the cropping bar was then on the top of the turret on the right shame that there is no mod here to upload it to show you but in IMHO shows the view off better than the V1 with all that grass in the F/G and you can zoom in not loosing anything really too, great shot one to be proud off. Chen.
08/08/2011 - 4:28 PM

Safe Landing

Safe LandingThis one is such a great shot, the wings are caught just right, don't think I could get this sort of thing on the E620, just needs a few sharpening tweaks and a little BG blur, as in my mod.
I feel that this is one of your best shots so far. Chen.
07/07/2011 - 3:19 PM

Its lunch time chicklets

Its lunch time chickletsVery difficult shot to catch, could not get it with my kit I feel, but will be going to Hill Head Haven bird sanctuary early Sept to have a go. It is a little dark for my tastes, so easy to cure, just got in a little closer and a bit brighter, just a small crop, and a turn of the brightness dial, hope you like the Mod. Chen.
03/07/2011 - 7:32 AM

Mackerel for dinner?

Mackerel for dinner?Great shooting and all I did in my Mod was crop the shot, and zoomed in once, with a few tweaks, nothing major...in that except that it is a Sardine that is in the Puffins' beak.
Well timed as they must fly about very fast...And you would have been scared to miss any shot, but I hope that you tried a few manual settings on that location, to see how they went, looking forward to seeing one or two later. Hope that you like the Mod. Chen.
11/06/2011 - 1:48 PM

The working man

The working manI would like to do this sort of thing too and will sooner or later...I think that you B/G is a bit off and people like the pure white B/G that I have put in my Mod, except the bit at the foot of the shot on the right...was a quick selection...I feathered it by 2pixels and blew it out, then went back to him, used a little curve adjustment, and sharpened just once...I thought that your version was just not bright enough for a print, but please remember I am just getting a little work now not a pro by any means just yet...This is how I would have presented this shot to the customer, but showing him both versions...letting him make up his mind. Thanks for sharing the shot. Chen.
23/11/2010 - 4:34 PM

aha it's Morten Harket

aha it's Morten HarketGood job Andrew, very nice idea must have been quite a moment when the shot came out like this for you, congrats, I would put a halo round him, and dull those highlights on his left hand, and with a large feather, it would darken the B/G some more for a better print...A truly inspirational shot. Chen.
12/09/2010 - 4:15 PM

Tsavo Landscape

Tsavo LandscapeHi Neil I enhanced the FG like Willie said just selected the slope of the hill and feathered, then coloured and sharpened with the unsharp mask, balanced the BG hills and cropped in just a tad, the original would give a better result of course, just added a little FG interest, with the sharpening and colour, on what I think is a true African Landscape, hope you like it, and try my idea on the original and get a print.

Thanks for sharing, was great to see the difference. Chen.
16/08/2010 - 8:53 PM


BoswellNice shooting, but this one needs a little sharpening around the eyes, I feel you caught him well but needs a few tweaks around the face and eyes to bring Boswell to life a little more...Click !! Chen.
17/07/2010 - 2:17 PM

"Move aside..NOW!"

"Move aside..NOW!"It is a terrific shot, and a well timed capture, but I feel, if it is cropped, and of course it might not be...it is cropped a little too close, and needs a few masterly little tweaks...Yes I know that the bush is sandy, and a little dull, looking...quite just like this... but for a photo, to be really enjoyed, for a shot on the wall for my eyes, it just needs some curves, and a few bounces in the colours, + a little sharpening. Chen.
04/02/2010 - 6:05 PM

Mother And Son

Mother And SonThis is not as good as many of your others Dennis, I cant retouch skin like this yet, but I feel your selection could have been much closer here, I would have used a diffuser with the cam flash, and got a bit closer too here, that would have stopped the lip H/Lights and softened their faces to make for less processing after the shot.
Diffusers are great and get one that slots into the hotshoe, very cheap on Ebay at 5. Your other model shots are top and well done. Totsiens Chen.
04/07/2009 - 2:23 PM

Blakeney Point

Blakeney PointThere is a lot of good advice in the above comments, but for me...it is just composition, closer to the ground... I would have moved to the right a little more, to have shown how the path runs down to the foreshore, perhaps I would have got a breaking wave in that short of shot, and the excessive bush on the left would have been caught at a different POV...
Just my imagination taking a shot without the camera, I just love the Internet.

12/06/2009 - 1:00 PM

Abt to ball

Abt to ballThis is a long way out, and an an attempt at a manual shot was a good try, but not a flattering shot that he would like to keep.
I think that ISO 400 would have got a more toned look of the bowler in his Cricket Kit, and made more of the pitch, of course it is too bright white.
I dont think that any blur in needed here. Perhaps sports mode would have got a better shot with a lens hood, and obtained a natural blur to boot, I wonder if you took any others to place next to this to compare. Chen.
14/05/2009 - 8:37 AM

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln CathedralHi Matt I will add to my last post, and try to image this without the shot...GFL...
There is a subtle darkness at the top of the shot, I would use this, quite wide around the tower, and feather through the white at 200 pixels, curves would bring out the clouds, then saturuate this selection, just a little more, perhaps colour with the blues with CtrlB, then select the inverse, and boost the colours with the saturation adjustment again, then come in a little closer to the tower with the selector wand, and feather to 20 pixels, use the unsharpen mask and tweak it a little to get the colour that you like. Click save as to give it a theme so you dont loose it.

That is then an improved shot.

Cheers for now, Pm me for any advice or help.