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  • Oasis

    There are, I think, four other camera shops in the area, too: including the other branch of this place, where they have AMAZING secondhand stock. But this is the one where you can sit and relax...

    Oh - and they welcome donations of unwanted old cameras for the Museum.
    • 24 May 2018 10:10PM
  • Abandoned

    I rotated three degrees clockwise, and cropped in, putting the bench on the thirds, and running the rail int othe top left corner, as well as doing another different colour tweak.

    The original looked a little lost and lonely - and the tilt was putting me off the image, as it was a falling-over-backwards kind of unsettling.

    WB for show is a bit of a matter of taste - too little blue and it can lose hte chilly feeling...
    • 24 May 2018 6:24PM
  • Tôt le matin

    Beautiful colour and tone, from the late sun.

    Did it blind you to the need to compose a tight image, I wonder?

    The railings stretch out on each side, and I want to cut off some of the right hand side, and some of the left. I also want to straighten the railings on the right: I know they were actually leaning, but the picture is stronger for using the Skew tool to get them vertical.
    • 24 May 2018 6:17PM
  • Margin of Error

    Sadly, there was a too, too solid table hiding Flo's knee...

    I was going to crop a little, and tone down the tone - but I was in London, and my laptop wasn't playing...
    • 24 May 2018 5:31PM
  • The Semblance

    I wondered about the sky as a background until I read your description, and then I laughed! Brilliantly seen, a great idea.

    I think that the composition needs more thought, and maybe a little more editing... I shall try a square crop when I can (I'm away from home and working on a laptop at present), and might try a monochrome conversion, to make the image more mysterious, less straightforward.
    • 24 May 2018 9:09AM
  • Aswan

    And a late welcome from me, Brendan!

    A couple of extra thoughts, prompted by your response (we all love responses - this Gallery thrives on conversation!)

    First, the exposure thing, and exposure compensation, are things to get to grips with. They're fundamental to taking charge of the process, and that is what you need if you want to take serious (and seriously good) pictures. A websearch will bring up plenty of YouTube hits some more serious articles - once you understand the Exposure Triangle and how exposure affects tones, you'll be set. It seems far easier once you've invested an hour or two in reading, thinking, and playing with the settings on your camera. A bit like clutch control when you're learning to drive...

    Second, the camera... I have an OM-D EM-1, a few years old, and I'm very pleased with it. I suspect that you will find the results better than your present camera, given its age: but you do need to be aware that it can look less good if you compare the results with a larger sensor: where I want quality as good as it can be, I use a full-frame Sony body. The best way is to try it and see. (As an aside, what are you expecting a Mk III to add to the Mk II's spec? I don't imagine there will be a big rise in sensor spec, and everything else is peripheral, really, unless you plan to shoot sport or wildlife... Best value is often to be had when a model has just been superseded, and the old model is being sold off cheap.)
    • 24 May 2018 9:04AM
  • Great Scot

    The skyline adds to it: a polariser, used at a different angle, might have made it stronger, and even better...

    So much of photography is about setting it up in the first place, juggling the juxtaposition of prime image and reflection, thinking about depth of field and the right point of focus, rather than processing from what happened to be in front of the camera. You can then use processing to finesse the points that you want to bring out more.

    But, very definitely, less processing is better as a starting point. My feeling is that you often process quite heavily before starting to edit, if yo use what I mean: I look at my images and ask myself if I want to alter anything at all, rather than doing a lot of things and then looking to do the creative bit. Does that make sense? (Today, because my laptop refused to play, I have uploaded a completely unedited nude: not even a Levels adjustment (which I wanted to do, but my laptop refused to save!)
    • 23 May 2018 9:28AM
  • 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