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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 gallery, but because of time I may only vote rather than comment.
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  • Young male Kingfisher

    Excellent capture.
    • 21 Sep 2017 8:28PM
  • Thomas been fishing

    Excellent.
    • 21 Sep 2017 8:28PM
  • From the orchard to the table

    Hungry now Grin
    • 21 Sep 2017 8:25PM
  • Common Tern

    A super shot Mike.
    • 21 Sep 2017 8:22PM
  • Decaying

    Much better (stronger visually) in mono.
    • 21 Sep 2017 7:46PM
  • XP

    It's a technique that requires an appropriate subject. No problem with that here!
    • 21 Sep 2017 7:34PM
  • Mushrooms.

    V1 looks like a boletus though which onw I can't tell.
    The lead image is very attractive with the fungi growing in thge crack.
    V3 is very nice too.
    Good finds.
    • 21 Sep 2017 7:05PM
  • Need to stretch

    I'm sure he feels better after that Smile
    • 20 Sep 2017 8:42PM
  • Should Have Gone to Specsavers

    A glue gun to stop the enemy in their tracks though, good comic book stuff Grin
    • 20 Sep 2017 8:21PM
  • Evening surf

    Welcome from me too.

    The exif would help as I wouldn'tordinarily expect to see this level of noise from this camera.
    Unless yopu added it in post processing? Or were you trying to achieve a particular effect?
    Putting that in your description is also helpful, as we can see where you're coming from and can help you appropriately.

    The clouds do mirror the islands, but they are very small and there's no focal point for the viewer to latch onto.
    This may well bring back memories for you but to a third party who wasn't there there's little to hold their attention for long.
    • 20 Sep 2017 7:58PM
  • That certain smile

    Reflective, pensive.
    • 20 Sep 2017 7:19PM
  • Memories...

    My first thought was that it was on the dark side, but if that's the interpretation you wanted, that's fine. Certainly more evocative than the straight colour original.
    I was going to say 'if that's your cup of tea' but didn't.

    We had cups like these when I started my first proper job after university in 1986. We had tea ladies too. But they went after a couple of years (though I think it was less) when the office floor was replanned and a new kitchen area was installed with a wall mounted boiler.
    A lotof the work was done at a weekend/night so we had to work around the disruption.
    Light switches hanging from the ceiling in mid air, I kid you not.
    So many memories.
    • 20 Sep 2017 7:17PM
  • Wherever you may go VIII

    Very nicely captured Mile.
    • 20 Sep 2017 7:05PM
  • Ruska.

    A simple but effective composition Jukka.
    • 20 Sep 2017 6:43PM
  • Charn

    Well Walt, it's jut a little incongruous in a down to earth norther British city centre. Turn the corner and not quite what you expect...
    • 20 Sep 2017 6:24PM
  • Pink hands

    A great idea.

    However, both you and your subject need to be absolutely still for this to work effectively. The light strip and fingers need to be sharp.

    Flash is too powerful and will swamp the lumionescence.
    You could rely on just the light from the light strip as you have here as it's quite effective. Nevertheless I like your idea of providing some extra light to illuminate the hnds. You need something in keeping with the light strip, so for example light from an LED torch would work, as would moving into a pool of light cast by a lamp. The good thing with either of those is that you can see their effect and get the right balance between the pink light here and yur other light source.

    Just a technical point, this is a chemiluminescent light strip which produces light from a chemical reaction. Neon which is a noble gas and only creates a deep red glow via a high electrical discharge, and is also incorrectly attributed to fluorescent tube displays. Very basic science lesson over!
    • 19 Sep 2017 9:06PM
  • The boathouse

    I agree with the above, a very pleasing image. More dramatic light doesn't arrive on cue so you've made the bestof what you had at the time which is what most of us strive to do.
    • 19 Sep 2017 8:55PM
  • Can I Come out?

    This is a really nice image Lilian.
    • 19 Sep 2017 8:46PM
  • Mineral Deposits

    Weird. But true, it seems.
    • 19 Sep 2017 8:40PM
  • A man and his Percheron`s

    Nice one Walt, sorry I missed it first time around Smile
    • 19 Sep 2017 8:33PM
  • "255 on the Causeway Stones"

    Nice one Smile
    • 19 Sep 2017 8:28PM
  • Sunset Loch Inchard

    Very nice Smile
    • 19 Sep 2017 8:26PM
  • The mysterious visitor

    Quite a wicked look.
    Sculptures can horrify and entertain in varying amounts at the same time I think.
    • 19 Sep 2017 8:20PM
  • Let's face it !!!

    Talented artists, agreed.
    It would at least be a shame if they weren't able to use this skill professionally.
    • 19 Sep 2017 8:13PM
  • The Dovecote at Benthall Hall

    Interesting looking place Richard.
    My sister used to live in Broseley but I don't recall this place.
    • 19 Sep 2017 8:11PM
  • warts and all

    Worth trying Carmen's suggestion.

    If the selfie is anything to go by you'll have them captivated by your presentation. Or else...
    • 19 Sep 2017 8:07PM
  • Street photographer in his habitat

    Shady characters these street photographers...
    • 19 Sep 2017 8:06PM
  • Port of Helsinki.

    Interesting set Jukka, and you had some very nice light.
    • 19 Sep 2017 8:03PM
  • Fountain

    Silky smooth water is easier to achieve as longer exposures are the norm in dark conditions. Even so, I'd still try to focus on the water as the trails will be sharp (unless you go for a very long shutter speed when all you'll get will be soft plumes, though those can still be attractive.

    Raising your ISO and opening your lens aperture would give you three to four stops to play with without adversely affecting image quality and a shutter speed of say 1/15 second so at this distance you would see water droplets clearly. Some may have a little movement showing but that's quite acceptable as we know the water is moving.
    Alternatively, try shooting when there is some liht remaining in the sky. Shutter speeds will be faster and the contrast range of the scene will be lower so you'll avoid or reduce the burnt out highlights and blocked shadows.
    Assuming the lights are switched on earlier...
    • 18 Sep 2017 10:12PM
  • Ballerina?

    Welcome from me too.

    I've nothing to add to what's been said above technically. I've seen plain and graduated backgrounds before but nothing as colourful as this (not saying there haven't been) so well done for somethiong a bit different.
    • 18 Sep 2017 10:01PM