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Duncan_E's Gallery Comments

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Footprints by Jellyfire


Great choice of shutter speed to blur the reeds in the wind, really adds to the overall feel of the image. Lots of interest and detail all the way through and a very dramatic sky as well. Excellent.

By: Jellyfire

Sentinel by MikeGartonPhoto


Very dramatic, like this a lot.

By: MikeGartonPhoto

Quiet Reflextion by ChrisBanks

Quiet Reflextion

Majestic composition.

By: ChrisBanks

Confusion by Madoldie


Probably not everyone's cup of tea but I like this. Lots of symbolism and different meanings you can read into. Very inventive!

By: Madoldie

Nigella Damascena by gowebgo

Nigella Damascena

Wow, this is really pushing it with the focus right on the leading edges of the tendrils. Makes for a dramatic and colourful image. Great stuff.

By: gowebgo

Fresh Waters by chris-p

Fresh Waters

Like this. Interesting composition with lots of places to take the eye and of course, really nice exposure and colours.

By: chris-p

Donaghadee Light House by GarethRobinson

Donaghadee Light House

The exposure and mono toning for this are great. Not sure about the square crop with the lighthouse so near the middle, but it's a striking image regardless.

By: GarethRobinson

Heron... by Greyheron


Ah this is perfect. Excellent composition with lead in lines, great exposure for all the elements, but the winning feature for me is going for such a long exposure so that the clouds streak by, giving the picture movement, even though the boat is on land. Top notch.

By: Greyheron

Melissa by ScotiaFox


This is good but perhaps your light is a little low for emulating this image. The shadow intrudes onto the eye and being from below makes it more film noir than loop or butterfly lighting.

By: ScotiaFox

Short Eared Owl by Karen_Summers

Short Eared Owl

It's coming for you! Fantastic shot.

By: Karen_Summers

Portrait by shishidog


Nice model, well lit. I'd maybe crop some of the left side off as it isn't really working and there isn't so much of it that it makes a deliberate statement. Also, might just want to touch up her cheeks and nose for the glare. Nice shot though.

By: shishidog

modern hollywood by gavrelle

modern hollywood

You've got the lighting and the processing pretty much spot on here. Think the pose is a little awkward with the neck twist, but the fingers are great and the styling is perfect.

By: gavrelle

Mysterious Lace by dannyrich

Mysterious Lace

Like this. Great design and style, well made up model and just enough light for mystery and intrigue. Very good.

By: dannyrich

Tayport West Lighthouse by billmyl

Tayport West Lighthouse

Sounds like one of those situations where it has all the elements that you want - water, sunset, lighthouse, but it's difficult to get them into the right composition for a great shot. Sometimes there simply isn't a best position and you have to get what you can. I like the sky, though it's a slightly on the bright side (on my Mac which makes things look bright btw), the lighthouse is perfectly placed but the water isn't really helping the cause here. The best I could suggest would have been to get some serious filtering going to slow the exposure right down and flatten the water out, but that may not be what you were looking for. You could try cropping off the left and bottom some more, including more sky, but then i don't know if you had any more photo to play with. All that said, I think this works and it's a good shot with a nice sky and plenty of interest.

By: billmyl

Looking Good by snapcracklenpop

Looking Good

Nice, toned model and an energetic pose and shot. Nicely done.

By: snapcracklenpop

a portrait by pascalg

a portrait

I prefer v1, think that 2 is too dark on the face and 3 is okay, but not as good as 1. What I would do is crop it from the square shape into a 2:3 aspect portrait as i feel the pose is square enough as it is. There's a little too much shoulder and the head kinda floats in the middle. By cropping off the right, it balances the photo better, so he's then looking over to the left. But it's a good shot regardless and there's plenty here to experiment with.

By: pascalg

Eilean Donan by Duncan_E

Eilean Donan

Hi Kel,

No worries, thanks for the comments. You are right, this does look grainy. I can't remember what I did with it or even whether this was deliberate or not. I might have a go at developing another version from RAW to have a look at it again. The vegetation is seaweed and the loch was full of it. You actually see less of it in this shot thanks to the short telephoto, than the wide angle shots taken at the same time.



By: Duncan_E

smoker by aleci


Love this shot and the treatment. The almost disembodied hand really adds to the starkness.

By: aleci

Moody Blues ll ... by Greyheron

Moody Blues ll ...

Love the colours and the multiple pathways in the composition, leading you to the details in the distance. First rate.

By: Greyheron

Alt Fhearnagan by almiles

Alt Fhearnagan

Unlucky on the welly, but excellent composition really draws the eye through the scene. Lots of interest. I would have, perhaps, employed an ND filter, to get an even slower shutter speed, but it's a good shot anyway.

By: almiles

Heather by fotodayz


Great shot, lovely heather and the tree really adds to the scene. The sky is a little bright, maybe worth toning that down a bit, and the area behind the tree on the horizon is a little white than the surrounding area, so maybe burn that in a bit. But a great landscape shot nonetheless.

By: fotodayz

landscape by tubby


Okay, so there's a lot of UV haze in the top of the photo, so maybe a UV filter might have helped a little with that, but far more use would have been to have had a graduated neutral density filter because the sky is much too bright compared to the ground. The water nearest the camera isn't really adding anything to the image because the reflection in it is basically white. A polariser might have helped here. The composition looks okay but I think with that watery lead in to the background it would have been worth shooting this in portrait orientation as well. Just some suggestions anyway. cheers!

By: tubby

Small waterfall by ANNDORASBOX

Small waterfall

Nice composition and it's nearly there but I'm a little confused by what you were trying to achieve with the settings. The f/22 says you wanted a slow shutter speed to smooth the water out, but then the ISO has been ramped right up to ISO6400 which has increased the shutter speed. The end result is 1/15th sec which isn't slow enough to smooth the water out, or fast enough to freeze it so you can see the droplets. Can you comment on what your intentions were?


Good morning sunshine by Cpt_Hun

Good morning sunshine

Wow, amazing, like a painting. What light and fantastic processing.

By: Cpt_Hun

Blowing in the Breeze by martin.w

Blowing in the Breeze

I like this. It's an image about layers of colour, like a cake. There's nothing particularly dramatic in the foreground, but the layers of colour invite you to look further, spotting more detail in the distance, until you arrive at the icing on top, the sky, and what a treat that is. Good stuff!

By: martin.w

in thought by mohikan22

in thought

Great splash of colour with the hair, and nice touch with the flash to just sparkle the dress and shoes. I would have cropped slightly on the right so she was more looking across the rest of the photo, but either way, a nice, reflective shot.

By: mohikan22

Thistles...V1 or V2 by kojak

Thistles...V1 or V2

I like the colours in both, but probably the second is slightly better because the sun is a little overpowering in the first.

By: kojak

Olivia by Spencer1966


Fiesty! Those eyebrows look like they were knitted on. Good to get something fresh out of a head and shoulders shot.

By: Spencer1966

walking the dog by Jon.H

walking the dog

Excellent, like stepping back in time.

By: Jon.H

Two Northern Men by Chris_L

Two Northern Men

Yep, the old made it a winner. Classic shot, well done.

By: Chris_L