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dark_lord

Thanks for looking at my portfolio. I hope you find some images you like.
I read all your comments and look through the gsallery, but because of time I may only vote rather than comment.
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  • Sunset & Fog

    Just a thought, did you lighten the foreground at all?

    It's the sort of shot where that's a likely approach. that would increase noise, especially on images taken at higher ISOs.

    It's not unpleasant here but worth remembering if you need to take that course of action in future.
    • 22 Mar 2017 9:28PM
  • Der auto

    I take it you mean how could the colour change be improved.
    It's rather striking in red.

    You need to find the Hue/Saturation dialog. If you use Photoshop or Elements it's under Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation. Ctrl+U will also bring it up.

    In my mods I simply moved the Hue slider.
    As you've used a black background and the only colour on the car is the paint, adjusting the whole image like this has worked well. If there are other colours in an image you'd need to make a selection of just the car before you adjusted the colour.

    You've got good depth of field so nothing wrong with technique there.
    I'd use a softer light source (using a diffuser either over the light source or translucent material like fine muslin between the light source and the car) and a reflector at the front so the car doesn't merge into its surroundings. A moody contrasty image can still be the final result but with shadow detail visible.
    • 22 Mar 2017 9:20PM
  • Great crested grebe

    Almost there as Paul says, but not that far off.
    It all comes down to practice and more practice.

    I see on an earlier post that you like lower contrast than most, which is fine. However, it works better with some subjects than others.
    There is, of course, sometimes a reticence or worry about pushing processing too far which I can understand. Try going too far then reducing the slider. You won't ruin your image (unless you click 'Save'!). Find that happy medium.
    • 22 Mar 2017 9:05PM
  • A line of bamboo and a reflection of snowy mount Dirfis

    I do like the inclusion of the tyre, it makes a strong environmental point.

    It looks as though it could be tricky here but getting closer to the tyre so it's larger in the frame to give it more prominence and an even stronger statement.

    There is also an image there without the tyre. Rather than crop later, find a position that you can use the complete frame to get an image of just the landscape.

    Always look for alternatives and get as much as you can from the location.

    The big thing that let's this down is the flat look. It doesn't catch the eye of the viewer. Most images need some processing to show them at their best.
    • 22 Mar 2017 8:57PM
  • Bittern Take Off

    Superb stuff Neil, I really like V4.
    • 22 Mar 2017 8:04PM
  • Attending to the Late Night Needs of the Selfish Professor

    It seems a shame to only have two performances after all the work that must hae gone in to it.
    Enjoyed looking at this series.
    • 22 Mar 2017 8:02PM
  • Tyne dreams revisited

    I find it incredible you hadn't thought of mono Moira Grin, but glad you did give it a go.

    Perfect as a square image, which reminds me I came across some 12x12 inch square paper from Fotospeed at the Photography Show this week.
    • 22 Mar 2017 7:58PM
  • You do have some amazing images in your portfolio.
    • Posted on maures53's profile
    • 10 Mar 2006 12:57PM
  • Just had a scan through your portfolio, some really nice images there. I see there are some big gaps between posting, but hey, quality rather than quantity eh!
  • You've a really stunning landscape portfolio here. I thought I'd comment here rather than individual images. I really enjoyed looking.
    Keith
  • Yo've got a great portfolio here, some lovely bird images. I can even forgive the fact that the squirrels are grey ones as the images are good lol!
    • Posted on SueWB's profile
    • 15 Mar 2007 6:20PM