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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 gsallery, but because of time I may only vote rather than comment.
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  • Pink

    White subjects reflect a lot of light and are not a 'normal' scene as far as reflectivity goes. The camera cuts the exposure thinking it has received enough light. It doesn't know what the subject is, so you need to apply flash exposure compensation. Your camera or flash instructions will tell you how.

    The effort you put in to your composition has worked.
    Table cloth underneath. Background as you have here. Having the table cloth changing into a background as it recedes will look very odd, unless it's a plain cloth in which case it would resemble a studio backdrop which would be fine.

    Some separation between the pink icing flower and the background items would be more interesting visually as they are all in a straight line here which can be seen as boring.Move them to the left, raise or lower your viewpoint, see what difference that makes.
    on top of that I'd try a wider aperture too so the flowers become a stronger focal point for the eye. f/4 would be worth trying.
    It's a nicely decorated cake, so making the best of it in an image is what you want to do.

    I'm sure it tasted as good as it looks!
    • 24 Oct 2016 10:32PM
  • out of focus issue

    Too far gone for any attempt at sharpening, though if this is the only record and it's for the family album at least the people are recognisable.
    There may well be more detail recoverable in the original negative so john's suggestion of rescanning that may at least pull something back.

    Some useful suggestions as to the cause.
    However, if there's something more serious happening, i.e. a camera fault, only further testing followed by a thorough overhaul if necessary is the way to go.
    • 24 Oct 2016 10:17PM
  • Super Moon

    Welcome from me too.

    As John says, it's essentially a daylight exposure.ISO 200, 1/500 at f/8 is a good starting point, as the Earth's atmosphere will have some part to play, though that won't be too far out at all.

    A tripod will not only give you a steadier shot but allow you to check focus carefully, either in the viewfinder or magnified on the screen via live view.
    • 24 Oct 2016 10:08PM
  • on the road to recovery

    Hope all's well.
    Lovely moody contrasty shot.
    • 24 Oct 2016 9:53PM
  • Welcome to Walsall!

    I wasn't aware Walsall had a concrete hippo. I do now.
    • 24 Oct 2016 8:24PM
  • Long Tailed Tit

    Very nice. Hoping to see some of these coming closer now autumn is well underway.
    • 24 Oct 2016 8:17PM
  • Kingfisher...............On A Stick

    Super shots Andy. Sometimes there's no substitute for those huge focal lengths.
    • 24 Oct 2016 8:15PM
  • Unexpected Visitors.

    Well the leaves do help to give some sense of scale, but more so the clover. Do you nean 12 cm? 120 sounds far too much.

    Good use of the low sun but this has caused some contrast problems. The camera has handled the extremes well but if that's the case with the jpg a RAW file would enable you to retain more detail, with careful processing.

    They look smooth and softer light would have been fine for allowing maximum detail.
    Ideally, soft but directional light would have been good, just as the sun is disappearing or emerging fully from behind a cloud, Alternatively, using a diffuser, not one that softens the light totally, as some shadow would be attractive and work well here.

    I can't help with ID as so many fungi can look like this, you need to see the gills and in some cases that's not enough either.

    Well done for exploring different angles.
    • 24 Oct 2016 3:46PM
  • sawmill

    Nice work, well composed.
    Good of the loggers to line them up pointing to the gap in the hills Grin
    • 24 Oct 2016 3:28PM
  • Hare today...Gone tomorrow

    A lovely one Lilian.
    Just as I read the Wirral, a Beatles song started playing on the radio, spooky Grin
    • 24 Oct 2016 3:26PM
  • Today Autumn 3

    Nice shot, and a good specimen for this late too.
    • 24 Oct 2016 11:19AM
  • Blue Cottage

    Yes you should get some good shots there Mike.
    • 23 Oct 2016 8:23PM
  • I got a new lens.....

    Such focal lengths are great to have but they need careful handling.
    It's all too easy to get too much in or have empty foreground. Not the case here though Smile
    • 23 Oct 2016 8:11PM
  • Common Snipe

    Nice one again Mike.
    Looks like a small counterclockwise rotation is needed so the reflections are vertical.
    • 23 Oct 2016 7:58PM
  • Fly Agaric

    A useful lens for close-ups (I have done so myself).
    Mind you I haven't seen any of these fungi this year Sad
    • 23 Oct 2016 7:56PM
  • We're gonna need a bigger bag!!!

    Classic Grin
    • 23 Oct 2016 10:17AM
  • Snapshot LIII

    Very well taken.
    • 23 Oct 2016 10:04AM
  • Shear madness!

    The dog is next in line Grin
    • 23 Oct 2016 10:03AM
  • Twilight............

    Very nice twilight shot.
    • 22 Oct 2016 8:14PM
  • Red Beauty

    Beautifully captured.
    • 22 Oct 2016 8:12PM
  • Falling Leaves

    Excellent work.
    • 22 Oct 2016 8:10PM
  • Treecreeper

    A really nice image ike.
    • 22 Oct 2016 8:00PM
  • Baited Squirrel

    Well timed and sharp, though it could do with lightening as it's on the dark side..
    • 22 Oct 2016 7:52PM
  • Central Park - how to avoid the rain

    Yes this is ideal material for mono.
    Either way I'd try a version where the top third and the edges are darkened down somewhat just to see how the mood changes.
    • 22 Oct 2016 7:42PM
  • Silver shadows

    Really nice Jeff.
    • 22 Oct 2016 7:33PM
  • Wood and Pebbles

    V3 for me too.
    • 22 Oct 2016 7:33PM
  • The Spooky Forest 2

    Yes spooky, but there's an enchanted feel to it too.
    • 22 Oct 2016 7:31PM
  • Shadow on a Wall

    Well done.
    • 22 Oct 2016 7:18PM
  • Hawkers in Flight

    Excellent stuff Neil.
    • 22 Oct 2016 5:56PM
  • The streets of Walsall are paved with gold

    And chewing gum by the looks of it Sad
    • 22 Oct 2016 10:13AM