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  • Sgurr a' Mhadaidh Ruaidh

    Great shot Jeanie, as usual.

    • 25 Apr 2013 10:19AM
  • Experienced Look

    Cracking shot, love the skin textures and the eyes.

    • 25 Apr 2013 10:18AM
  • The Forgotten Son

    Cheers Harsh
    • 25 Apr 2013 10:16AM
  • Butterfly (2)

    Good catch, some lovely colours in there.
    • 25 Apr 2013 10:15AM
  • Summer in Sardinia

    Good summery tones. I would experiment with cropping out the bottom third, to just above that rock half in frame on the left, I think it makes the shot stronger.

    • 18 Apr 2013 2:57PM
  • Sunset in Somerset

    Lovely indeed, it needs to be bigger though.
    • 18 Apr 2013 2:54PM
  • South Downs view

    Great view. Judging by the sky and shadows this feels as if it should be about 0.5ev brighter and slightly more saturated. Is there any reason you kept it like this?

    • 18 Apr 2013 2:53PM
  • Jumper Eye's

    Not something to make you sleep easy.Smile
    • 18 Apr 2013 2:50PM
  • Panther Rock

    I like your composition and can see what effect you were after. There is a sharpening halo around the panther rock and there is a lot of grain in photo (not sure if that is deliberate). I think the image becomes stronger if you crop out the sky.

    • 18 Apr 2013 2:48PM
  • St. Aiden

    Good textures and perspective. Possibly cropped a little tight and there is a processing halo around the chimney, but definitely makes me want to light a fire and grab a mug of hot chocolate. Smile

    • 18 Apr 2013 2:27PM
  • Treecreeper


    No distracting yellow signs this time Nathan. Smile
    • 18 Apr 2013 2:19PM
  • Green and Yellow

    Nice contrast of light and shade. I think it would be worth playing with different crops as I'm not convinced this one is making the most of the image. Maybe try cropping the bottom to just above the last bud and possibly lose some of the empty space from the left too?

    • 18 Apr 2013 2:18PM
  • daffodils in black and white

    I'm not sure what story you wanted to tell with this but for me it doesn't say anything. The composition is a little awkward, with the daffodil directing the eyes out of frame and nothing to drag them back and the overall image seems not to be sure whether it wants to be minimal or not.

    In my opinion a letterbox crop works a little better, giving more emphasis to the daffodil and making it feel almost as if it is hanging its head in shame.

    • 18 Apr 2013 2:15PM
  • Flying Low

    Well captured. I'm intrigued by the shape of the shadow, almost looks like there is no head.

    • 18 Apr 2013 2:09PM
  • Afon Teifi at Cenarth

    Thanks Dan, glad you like it.
    • 4 Apr 2013 1:42PM
  • Biz

    Cheers Simon
    • 4 Apr 2013 12:41PM
  • 2013.03.31 07 - Piece Hall - Halifax

    Good composition and colours in this but the HDR processing is letting it down. There are halos between light and dark areas and I think the micro-contrast is a little low, leading to a loss of texture in the brickwork.

    Well worth having a play with the settings.

    • 4 Apr 2013 10:04AM
  • Back Alley Blues

    The over the top processing really suits this, nicely done.

    • 4 Apr 2013 9:59AM
  • Red And Yellow

    Cracking natural portrait with great colours.

    • 4 Apr 2013 9:58AM
  • Straw hat

    I think the mod is different but not better. I like the pastel dreaminess of the original.

    • 4 Apr 2013 9:56AM
  • Lunchtime Robin

    I like the tones in this. Unfortunately the focus point has landed on the closest feathers rather than the eye, which would have been the perfect point. I know how difficult it is to photograph birds though so well done on this.

    • 4 Apr 2013 9:54AM
  • Bent But Not Bowed

    • 4 Apr 2013 9:53AM
  • Let there be light.

    Nicely composed image. I think your processing has left it just slightly on the harsh side, it may just need a tweak of the light smoothing or the contrast.
    • 4 Apr 2013 9:13AM
  • autumn

    I really like the minimalist nature of this, matches the title nicely.

    • 4 Apr 2013 8:58AM
  • Jane Austen's Writing Table

    I like the perspective a lot and you have caught some great textures in there. Just shows a decent photographer doesn't always need their 000's of kit to produce good results. Smile

    • 4 Apr 2013 8:53AM
  • Hungry Nuthatch

    It was probably plumped against the cold Tony, it was only about 5c Smile


    • 31 Mar 2013 7:48PM
  • Pembrokeshire Coast

    Cheers Joan & Colleen
    • 30 Mar 2013 8:59PM
  • Spirit Reviver

    Thanks folks. I don't think it was just the water, it was a combination of that, sun and birdsong, plus getting my camera going.
    • 28 Mar 2013 9:12PM
  • Chocolate Box Bodnant

    Thanks everybody, glad it has struck a chord.
    • 27 Mar 2013 10:25PM
  • Erranad boy's bicycle

    Hi Gilly. I take it this is your first go with Photomatix after your recent thread. Is this the look you intended to create or is it how it turned out? I only ask because it shows most of the signs of being over tone-mapped. There are halos around the junctions between light and dark, indicating possibly too little light smoothing. There is a harshness, which could be down to too much micro-contrast, whilst overall there is a lack of contrast, possibly due to black and white points being set wrong.

    The image itself is decent enough but the result doesn't work for me. Well worth playing around with the sliders to see what you think works and what doesn't. If you really want to explore HDR I would highly recommend that you take a set of photographs specifically meant to be processed in that way, under, on and over exposed so that between them you get the whole dynamic range. Take a look at my recent photo of my car for an example of how (I believe) an HDR should look.

    It may take you a fair amount of time to get to grips with the various adjustments but it is definitely time well spent.

    Have fun

    • 6 Mar 2013 2:32PM