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  • In a record shop in Rye...

    Quite right, Moira.

    And you should have!

    • 25 May 2017 12:56PM
  • Orchids

    And welcome from me, too, Ed. I agree with everything that Moira and Willie have written.

    I'm guessing flash as the light source. Off camera, maybe softened a bit, but not studio flash and a softbox... Possibly a small light panel or even incandescent lighting.

    Softer light might be better to bring out the details.

    f/2.8 requires very accurate focussing, and can make it hard to show all the beautiful details of a flower like this. With a macro lens, a lot of people would choose f/8, f/11, or even f/16. With a wide aperture you can select a single slim plane for sharp focus and throw everything else out. Did you want to do this? Or did you use the wide aperture and purely to get the exposure as you wanted it?
    • 25 May 2017 10:32AM
  • Girl with a camera

    I do indeed remember the Zorki. I had a Zorki 4 for a while: half-decent lens, rather awful viewfinder, and a rotating shutter speed dial. Russian copy of a prewar Leica, and definitely a great buy for 22, which is what it cost, complete with real leather case.

    I still have a Zenith B, bought for very few quid. As you say, a tank of a camera, but half of my contemporaries learned their craft with one (most of the rest had a Praktica). I was the odd one out with an Exa 500, which had shutter speeds between 1/2 and 1/15, unlike the Zenith (variously badged: Zenit, Zenith, and even Prinzflex, Dixons' own brand.
    • 25 May 2017 10:26AM
  • Breedon Hill rising through the clouds

    Magic in the air...
    • 24 May 2017 4:54PM
  • Quadrophenia, the rocker version ,

    A thought - a slim white border between the picture and the black border?

    Just a thought...
    • 24 May 2017 4:50PM
  • Beyond Evanescence 8

    Your vision plus the creative possibilities that medium format and large format offer...

    Please throw us a picture every week or so. It'll make my day every time I see one!

    And darkroom printing will excite you, I think, when you get the capability, in terms of equipment (I don't doubt yoru ability to use it, even if you don't yet know precisely how...)
    • 24 May 2017 4:49PM
  • Bluebells In The Rain

    I'm just sitting watching flowers in the rain...
    • 24 May 2017 4:45PM
  • Mile - your street pictures represent a consistent high point in my visits to EPZ. I hope that you are printing, displaying and archiving these - a real social document that hits hard and deserves to be put in print.
  • You haven't been a member for long, Laura, but you already seem to be someone to watch carefully - a series of thoughtful and beautiful pictures.

    I hope that you will be able to post pictures daily for a very long time to come. And I will enjoy every single one of them.
  • I keep finding pictures in yoru portfolio that make me insanely jealous... We live in the same world, but you see it far better than I do!

    Some of the very best, the most creative, the most emotionally engaging work on the site.
  • Simply, the most consistently brilliant and perceptive portfolio on Ephotozine.

    There are many good photographers on here. Some outstanding ones. But over the last few months, you've consistently posted work that is, in some sense, utterly alien, as well as being totally human.

    No pressure, truly. If you decided to stick to unprocessed pictures of used car dealers for the rest of your life, you have produced better work than I ever will: I suspect I speak for a lot of other members in saying this.
    • Posted on IsabelC's profile
    • 15 Jul 2015 6:45PM
  • Some lovely observations here - and all seen through a finely-tuned eye!
  • Marian -

    You have a rare talent, infusing every picture with emotion and resonance. You see the relationships between things and people, between thoughts and emotions, and yo ushare them through your pictures.

    Thank you.
    • Posted on Potra's profile
    • 1 Apr 2014 11:37AM
  • A portfolio that never disappoints. A long series of lovely views, beautifully shot.
  • I love Rhodes, and particularly Lindos.

    This portfolio reminds me why I want to go back there for another holiday - the warm sun, the ancient buildings, the friendly people and the lovely food and wine...

    George - you're so lucky to live there - and I am so glad you share the view!
  • Careful, hard-working and methodical. Beautiful and thoughtful results.
    • Posted on Chant57's profile
    • 3 Nov 2013 1:57PM
  • They say artists transform suffering into beauty.

    You are a true artist.
    • Posted on NDODS's profile
    • 24 Apr 2013 3:16PM