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Hi Everybody
Just in the last 2 years I've been taking my photography more seriously so I hope you will give me valuable feedback on what's right and what's not so right.
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  • Glen Lyon

    Hi Roddy Man
    Crackin shot, thought a best come back to EPZ tae have alook.
    • 7 Jan 2015 12:00PM
  • Peace in the Valley

    Were is this Roddy? Definitely looks like a great place tae relax and let the world pass by.
    • 18 Jun 2014 5:51PM
  • Moothy Bitch

    Hope yae were hodin yer breath fur the shot Rod ... dug breath at that range can be lethal WinkGrin
    • 15 Jun 2014 1:23PM
  • Kinghorn Loch

    Cracker Roddy, I'm sure ave see this some were a for GrinTongue
    • 10 Jun 2014 11:31PM
  • Scary Fifer

    Yae took the words oot ma mooth Graham

    Quote:yer lookin a bit worse fer ware laddie since ye were last in here scarey indeed lol good one best selfie all year


    Havin had the privilidge o meetin Rod a ken this selfie is on the money.

    Hi Roddy, nice tae see you an the nikon back on line. Ye'll be gled tae here am noo a convert with an F100 as ma 35mm camera
    • 8 Jun 2014 1:17PM
  • Under the tree

    As an amateur I feel slightly daunted giving critique to a professional photographer so please see these as my ideas and not a criticism of your work. Personally I cannot say anything about the camera craft itself the model seems well lit and has a good balance of light and shade.

    For me I would have liked to crop the image tighter still and have the majority of the background blurred with just the branch focussed. I've loaded a mod to demonstrate. I would value your opinions on my modification

    • 28 May 2014 8:54AM
  • two trees

    This treatment gives this image a real gritty wild feel. Liking it a lot Alan
    • 24 Apr 2014 9:50AM
  • "And Suddenly it's Spring!"

    Really nice springtime image Alan. You didn't pick any did you I notice a wet weather front approaching NE England and you know what they say about picking bluebells. GrinGrinWink
    • 21 Apr 2014 8:24AM
  • .....

    I'd make sure you've got scaf and gloves with you next time you seem tae be shiverin something terrible when you took this shot. GrinTongueTongue

    You have a nice theme going in these images and your movement gives a really abstract feel to the whole image.

    • 20 Apr 2014 9:36AM
  • windows

    You say reverse shadows Alan but truth is its more reflections. We are all used to seeing the reflected image in a mirror or window but her it is the light reflectioned off windows themselves.

    I like the figure as well giving movement with his scurrying as Moira said almost as if he's rying to avoid your attentions.

    Really like this Alan

    • 19 Apr 2014 4:22PM
  • The road to Cow Green

    Hi Alan
    I've not been around much to comment lately this is as said above an excellent impressionist image. It also reminds me of a collage picture using differing materials to reflect the differing areas in the picture.
    • 17 Apr 2014 11:27AM
  • One headlight

    Like Ronnie there's not much I ca say extra. As a slight twist and in homage to the age of the truck my mod is a B+W which I hope shows a different approch to the image

    • 14 Apr 2014 8:37PM
  • Coops

    really nice tones and shadows as well as being an excellent snapshot of social history
    • 5 Apr 2014 10:10AM
  • Sentinel 2

    I always love your touch with these images Alan the sweep of the branches creating a frame for the Hawk and the background trees just disappearing into the mist. Grin
    • 3 Apr 2014 11:15PM
  • Greenknowe Tower

    The curse of the scanned negative Cliff. Clean things meticulously and dust and hairs still end up on the negs Blush
    • 30 Mar 2014 4:42PM
  • BBMF-Spitfire at Sywell Classic----Spitfire TE311 (Mk LF XVIE) 8 June 1945

    Hi Dudler
    This version of spitfire was for high altitude work and the wing tips were removed to eliminate the con-trails that develop at high altitude and would give away the aircraft position. Some of the aircraft with this wing design were photo reconnaissance aircraft which would also be unarmed and needed to keep hidden as much as possible. For reference carrier aircraft all have hinged wings to allow them to be folded for storage on the carrier.
    • 15 Mar 2014 5:13PM
  • Teesdale

    Everybodies really said it all Alan. I like the leadin fromthe wall which sends youto the bright spot in the distance. Really nice composition.

    • 10 Mar 2014 12:47PM
  • Are The Street Paved With Gold?

    Hi Ian This ia definitely an image of the haves and have nots. I like the stark comparison of the unknown homeless guy begging as the unknown flash car drives past. Definite story for me.

    Picture wise I found overall the image was too bright, needed slightly more of a tone spread so my MOD has the midtones adjusted slightly to give a wider tone spread and overall an image with more contrast

    • 8 Mar 2014 11:05AM
  • wood

    OK Alan had my suspicions with the first image now I'm convinced you have given up photography and started painting instead WinkWink. How else do you get this effect!!

    For a photographer you make an excellent artist superb image Alan, think this may be the best image of yours I've seen.

    • 8 Mar 2014 12:27AM
  • fence

    Alan this is such a good image it can be what ever the viewer wants. Without your title I first thought of a woodland scene in snow, the fence posts standing like tree trunks and what I assume now is grass forming the thatch of branches from the trees. An excellent impressionistic image.

    Well done

    • 7 Mar 2014 8:05AM
  • Fisherman's Cottages Berriedale in Caithness

    Quote:And the runes....well.....hmmm..

    Got to give you something to criticise Alan.

    It took a bit of processing due to the into the sun angle but with film it has the dynamic Range to be processed.
    • 5 Mar 2014 6:51PM
  • cold

    Hi Alan, this is just excellent from the white of the snow to the deep darks of the tree bark and the pool. The path going up the side leads you up into the image and its so refreshing to see someone correcting things for white snow and not just leaving it grey.

    Like Moira says I'm almost missing the snow this year as I really like to take these type of images, they work so well in B&W.

    • 5 Mar 2014 12:41PM
  • the red flag.

    Amazing what a difference a year makes and I'm certaiin the same image today would be very different. This is a fantastic image Alan Grin but if I was to nit pick the red flag just over the horizon line would have been my composition.

    Hope you don't mind the comment

    • 4 Mar 2014 8:05AM
  • two trees

    Just looking at this Alan and I see that your two trees image is also the featured e2 photo so congrats for that. I realy like these open space shots, I feel as if I'm just gazing off into space and I find them really peaceful. The rings you talk about are from the processing and down sizing, basicly there isn't enough definition between the pixels on the smaller image to give a nice smooth transition in tone so it can step quite noticably hence the rings.

    • 3 Mar 2014 1:45PM
  • still life

    Hi Alan, This to me is almost 2 pictures in one. The still life with its textures, tones and shapes, then the high key background gives an almost abstract view to the picture on the left side with the lines blurred in some areas.

    To be honest my first reaction was .. don't like this Alan, however with further viewing my view and opinion changed so its a thought provoking image I'm sure some will like and some will not.

    • 2 Mar 2014 8:34AM
  • follow the yellowbrick road

    Think we've had the Lion's share of the "Over the rainbow jokes" Blush Another of your "simple" images which are really quite complex with the criss crossing of shadows and lines. With the shapes available in this image it may be a good shot for conversion. Possibly produce some good contrasts.


    PS tried a B+W conversion "rubbish" Sad just ignore me
    • 1 Mar 2014 12:03AM
  • headlong

    Very artistic Alan a real sense of movement without loosing the image. I think the colours also add to this image as a dedicated B+W photographer this is one shot that really benefits from the addition of the colour.

    • 28 Feb 2014 9:37AM
  • Storm on the Firth of Clyde

    Hi Kate, I agree the foreground is little dark and I find the sky lacks just a little definition in the clouds. In my MOD I've used my trusty levels to isolate specific areas and adjusted the levels in each to alter the contrast to give better detail in the chosen areas.

    Let me know what you think

    • 27 Feb 2014 6:55PM
  • The Storm Clouds

    Hi Kate
    So many MOD's I almost didn't give it a shot, but I did so I am No. 12.

    Over all this is a moody stormy shot so I wanted to keep the mood and not make it too bright but I wanted to lift the image and make some of the detail more visible.

    I use very simple methods to adjust images so for me it was the levels control which I applied to selected areas and made individual adjustments. What I tried to avoid was to over expose the bright sun patch so I never selected this and in my MOD its the only untouched part.

    For the sky and the foreground I adjusted levels to keep the dark slider at the edge of the histogram and then I lightened the midtones as necessary. For the sky I also increased the highlights.

    As I adjusted the shot this really nice sepia tone appeared so I left it

    Hope you like

    • 26 Feb 2014 5:58PM
  • the view over breakfast

    Quote:I'm wondering what he would look like without his headGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

    Very silly Jade, how could he lick the final morsels of his fingers GrinGrin

    Just liking the 2 halves of this image the toned monochrome interior with the coloured outside world. Excellent Alan

    • 24 Feb 2014 6:17PM