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

    Very dificult to choose between the lead mage and the Version.
    I like the treatment in the Verion but also the cleanliness of the lead without the border.
    It's a super shot whatever the treatment Smile
    • 23 Feb 2018 8:24PM
  • Focus Stacking ( 2nd try )

    Thank you for the feedback Savvas.
    You've got the technique to work for you, and you've identified that a moving subject, even if it's only the hands on a watch, doesn't make it easy.

    The reflections on the wood are a problem, they do distract and they're not exactly small. There is a jagged outline around the edge which is I guess a result of having to co,bine the images but that's a useful stage to know for this technique and something to remember so that you know to leave some room around the subject to allow cropping to tidy up the final image. Others will find that useful.

    So now that you know you can get a wide range insharp focus, the next thing is to create a still life set-up paying careful attention to light, reflections and placement of objects.
    • 22 Feb 2018 10:29PM
  • The Rose

    Welcome from me too.

    Thank you for describing what you wanted to achieve, it does help us when trying to help you, and there's a lot of good advice above.

    Once you know the limitations of a particular camear you can work around them. Your camera is capable of images with a large depth of field in close ups which is very hard to achieve sometimes with a DSLR. No camera is good at everything - as photographers we're never satisfied...

    • 21 Feb 2018 9:41PM
  • Focus Stacking

    Paul gives good advice and I can see you'll take that on board.
    i do appreciate that this is the first time you tried the technique to see how it worked and reall when most of us try a technique for the first time we're just after a result (in our eagrness) that encourages us to try again after refining our approach.

    Looking forward to seeing more.

    • 21 Feb 2018 9:34PM
  • Untroubled

    Well done on getting into the exhibition.

    Not being symmetrical doesn't matter and here it does allow us to concentrate more on those buildings on the right as they aren't obscured by trees.

    Moira's lighter mod is more appealing, as we see a little more shadow detail too. Deep shadows can be moody, but with one small area that's very dense when we can see lovely detail elsewhere it does stand out. I'm only talking about lifting them a small amount.

    Quote:would I have sacrificed the foggy background (which I like) in the distance if I had greater depth

    Depth of field won't affect the rendering of fog.
    But a smaller aperture would help overall quality (though it looks fine at the size on here, a large print on a wall can be a different matter, of course).

    I think even 1/250 would have been fine to avoid shake on a cold morning.

    Thank you for all the information in the description as to what you wanted and what your thought processes were (it doesn't happen as often as we'd like in the Critique Gallery), it really helps us provide relevant help.
    • 21 Feb 2018 9:27PM
  • Soon

    • 21 Feb 2018 8:43PM
  • Millipede #1

    Good stuff Leo, and you get my award as I've some of these about the house and never got round to exploring their photographic potential Grin
    • 21 Feb 2018 8:41PM
  • 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.
  • 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