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DaveMead

Thanks for dropping in. I believe in composition over colour and camera over computer. I also believe that the only rule of thirds is that there is no rule of thirds. I also believe that if you set out to take your version of somebody else's composition, you will never experience the true thrill of landscape photography.
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  • BBC Look North

    "Does Mike Neville still present Look North?" No, he defected to ITV many years ago.
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  • Here because of Debbie

    Welcome aboard Dave ,i must be quite close to you ,i live in little moorsholm .Hope you get a lot of inspiration from this site ,i know ive have in the past year . regds...
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  • Guest Editors

    Maybe one should have say 10 awards a month that you can give when you feel like it. Sometimes it is really annoying if you got only the weekends to catch up on a slow co...
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  • BBC Look North

    "Does Mike Neville still present Look North?" No, he defected to ITV many years ago.
    by DaveMead | Last Post | Unread
    Replies: 8
  • Hello

    Hi Julie A belated welcome to the site, I hope you are enjoying/learning plenty. It's nice to see another fan of the moors on here. Your first posts are excellent and I ...
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  • Sensor Cleaning

    "Also, a quick squirt of brake cleaner works a treat on lenses!" Improves stopping power? ;)
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  • Colour Confidence Pantone HueyPRO Colour Correction Software

    Ditto - works very well and very simple to set up
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  • Hi I'm new

    Welcome to the site Terry, we have several cracking football photographers on the site already, and hundreds of good landscapers, so you'll soon feel at home. We had a pr...
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  • Landscape photography

    Hi Darren It's an interesting move you are making but having got the ND Grad Kit you're certainly set up to go. I have been taking almost exclusively landscapes for abou...
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  • Posted on SWMahy's profile

    Hi Steve,
    I just wanted to add a few words of encouragement to you as you seem very hard on yourself when it comes to composition. As far as I can see, your work on here is top quality, especially the compositions, which tend to lead the eye through the image in a most pleasing way. Above all, as far as I know, they are original compositions, a fact that so often gets overlooked on ePz. Keep up the good work, I've now got you as a favourite so I will be watching. Smile
    All the best,
    Dave
    • 2 Feb 2011 10:48PM
  • Posted on phil99's profile

    Having met you for the first time this week, I thought I'd better study your portfolio in more detail. There are some very fine images here, Phil, and, not only are you a very nice chap, what shines through here is both your love of photography and of the natural world. I hope we meet again soon.
    Dave
    • 29 Oct 2010 12:12PM
  • Posted on iansnowdon's profile

    Hi Ian
    Thanks very much for your kind words on my pf. You are the photographer on this site from whom I get the most inspiration to try harder to make better images, so to say I'm capped to bits would be an understatement. I have just looked back through your entire portfolio and realise that I have been an admirer of your work since you first joined the site, you having joined about a fortnight after me. Your processing skills are first rate, particularly monochrome, but it is your compositional eye that makes you stand out on a site that increasingly seems to have lost the balance between photoshop and the camera. Your comment on my pf has restored some faith and your images will continue to inspire me for a very long time to come.
    All the very best,
    Dave
    • 6 Oct 2010 11:07PM
  • Posted on User_Removed's profile

    Hi Akif
    You have a wonderful portfolio mate and I hope we're going to be seeing more quality images in the near future. Thanks for your support on my recent uploads.
    All the best,
    Dave
    • 14 Sep 2010 9:56PM
  • Posted on Yewtree's profile

    Hi Tony, thanks for your kind comment recently on my portfolio, yours is none too shabby mate that's for sure. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to check your work out but, better late than never, I like what I see very much and will be keeping a lookout for future uploads.
    Kind regards,
    Dave
    • 24 Feb 2010 4:21PM
  • Posted on JanieB43's profile

    Hi Jane
    Thank you so much for the User Award, I was thrilled to bits to receive it. In the 2 months I have been on ePz, my pictures have improved a lot due to the kind encouragement of people like yourself. I can see from your PF that your images have also improved greatly in the time you have been on the site and I look forward to watching that improvement continue over the coming months. Thanks again.
    Dave
    • 10 Sep 2009 10:45AM
  • Posted on Steve-T's profile

    Hi Steve
    Congratulations on a wonderful pf: real inspirational stuff.
    All the best,
    Dave
    • 9 Aug 2009 10:55PM
  • Posted on andy210966's profile

    Andy
    This is a fine body of work from someone I see as a true artist. That you took the time to comment on (and enjoyed) one of my pictures, inspires me more than I can say.
    Kind regards,
    Dave
    • 4 Aug 2009 2:48PM
  • Posted on richardwheel's profile

    Hi Richard
    I've just discovered your work from the 'Padley Fern' image and felt compelled to comment on your excellent portfolio. I'm pretty new to ePz but I've been looking around and, I have to say, this is, overall, the best pf I've seen, so far. Incredible. Well done and please keep posting your work, its inspiring.
    All the best,
    Dave
    • 3 Aug 2009 12:36AM
  • Posted on samsalt's profile

    Hi Sam
    I've really enjoyed perusing your pf. A fantastic set of vibrant and lively images that sum up this part of the world completely. Congratulations.
    Dave
    • 1 Aug 2009 2:41PM
  • Posted on cheesey's profile

    Hi Andrew
    A fantastic pf and mostly of places near where I live. Very inspiring. Thanks for taking the time to view and comment on my images and keep up the good work. Maybe bump into you on the moors someday?
    All the best,
    Dave
    • 31 Jul 2009 7:09PM
  • Posted on jeronius's profile

    Hi Jerry
    I can't believe that nobody has seen fit to comment on this collection before now. I love the fact that you post pictures that have obvious faults, which you describe with honesty and good humour. None of your images seem over-processed, I even like your HDR pictures, and that's a first! I like the fact that you mention 'just playing about' often but I would also like to see what would materialise if you start taking things seriously. Smile These are a great set of images and I could learn a lot from your attitude to this whole photography lark. Well done.
    Dave
    • 18 Jul 2009 12:25AM
  • Posted on MrsS's profile

    A beautiful collection of images from a very talented photographer.
    Dave x
    • 14 Jul 2009 8:38AM
  • Posted on GillyB's profile

    A beautiful collection of photographs
    Dave
    • 13 Jul 2009 10:57PM
  • Posted on maryg's profile

    What a varied and lovely portfolio.

    Dave
    • 13 Jul 2009 5:56PM
  • Posted on pennyspike's profile

    Penny

    These pictures are just totally incredible. When I see photos like these I realise just how much I have to learn. To think that somebody with your talent took time out to comment on one of my pictures is mind-boggling. Thank you.


    Dave
    • 13 Jul 2009 12:11AM

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