Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Win prizes, kudos, recognition! Enter AOP prestigious Photography Awards before 7 August

Activity : Photo Comments

hobbo

Welcome to my Portfolio, as you can see, I like capturing a broad range of subjects .......ENJOY!
...Read More
Profile
  • Vase

    I can't tell you why, but I find this photograph very pleasing to the eye, you have defied the central composition rule, but the graded horizontal bands seem to cancel that out. .........These also make the vase appear to be levitating.

    One for the wall I think?

    Hobbo
    • 7 May 2016 8:37AM
  • E1 Squad RAMC 1955



    Hope you don't mind if I add a very similar pic.....I was part of National Service Intake 5610 at Hadrian's Camp Carlisle, Royal Armoured Corps May 1956..... That's me with the glasses standing directly behind our hated Driil Sergeant.

    After six weeks basic training, then eight wireless training, I was shipped out to Fallingbostel in Germany to join my Regiment....the 4/7th a Royal Dragoon Guards.....the camp was just a few kilometers away from the Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp, I visited there twice.

    Thanks for the memories.....Yes! National Service DID make men of us.....they should never have stopped it.

    Hobbo
    • 5 May 2016 9:43PM
  • The Derbyshire hills

    A truly wonderfully observed photograph Moira.

    To have an eye for detail like this is the dream of many everyday photographers..............having watched the TV program on dancing horses from Bolsover the other night, it is obvious that this stone must be passed by and not really seen, by thousands of visitors......I bet only you has ever spotted the landscape within it?

    I live almost next door to Kenilworth Castle, and have taken many shots of wind-worn sandstone in a similar way.

    You have inspired me to go and have another go.....thank you!

    Hobbo

    • 5 May 2016 8:53AM
  • MOTHER AND CHILD

    Thank you all, for the votes, feedback and for the User Award......these all combine to make everything worthwhile.

    Hobbo
    • 4 May 2016 7:40PM
  • *

    I like this........a perfect study of the perfection of nature......the kind of plants most folk don't even notice.

    Hobbo
    • 2 May 2016 6:20AM
  • Ullswater 4

    Absolutely spot on!

    A beautifully crafted image with fantastic aerial perspective and atmosphere.

    Hobbo
    • 20 Apr 2016 1:21PM
  • temple devotee

    It has all been said.......

    A stunning portrait of the highest calibre.

    Hobbo
    • 26 Mar 2016 11:15AM
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

    A wonderfully seen, beautifully captured and superbly presented study in lighting and tones....

    Inspirational.

    Hobbo
    • 8 Feb 2016 10:57AM
  • Don't ask

    This is Street Photography at its very, very best......

    Inspirational, and funny.

    Now a serious question.....I consider the shot to have potential for Exhibition.

    But, as a very keen Street Photographer.......would, you, could you, should you, did you, request a ...Model Release Form.....signed by the subject?

    I stopped exhibiting my Street Photographs, for this very reason.......it is inhibiting enough to capture such a serendipity moment....but to have to chase after the lady....or any ....Street.....subject, kills the moment....I stopped exhibiting Street photographs after exhibition organisers insisted....no release....no exhibit...

    Not to hijack this thread.......a subject worthy of sensible debate, I think?

    Hobbo
    • 3 Jan 2016 9:51AM
  • sadhu in Galtaji Jaipur

    A very powerful portrait.

    Hobbo
    • 22 Dec 2015 9:19AM
  • Colour

    Top marks from me........a superbly crafted portrait.

    Hobbo
    • 17 Dec 2015 6:56AM
  • Sonnet 73

    Just wonderful........my kind of photography......thank you for the inspiration.

    Hobbo
    • 1 Dec 2015 8:29AM
  • Bad Day Self Portrait

    This is a very honest and moving shot......you are a brave man, who remains positive in the face of adversity. I'm ancient now, but suffered many setback on the way........I discovered that many of them had silver linings....and that's no Bull.

    My good lady and I had been married for less than a year, she was pregnant, and we were asked to leave our tied cottage after a disagreement and exploitation ......I must have looked and felt like you at the time.......But with the help of an extremely good employer ( not our landlord) we were able to put a deposit on our first freehold property, a two up two down cottage that cost 475.

    We haven't looked back since.....it is our 56th wedding anniversary today.

    Onwards and Upwards 👍

    Hobbo
    • 21 Nov 2015 9:28PM
  • Jammy

    A very beautiful creation.

    Hobbo
    • 19 Nov 2015 5:45AM
  • Eyes

    A great portrait of a beautiful lady.........fantastic eyes ......and no piercings.

    Hobbo
    • 13 Nov 2015 5:43AM
  • Up to where we belong

    You were ...Bang on Target...., an example of perfect Street Photography, your processing is spot on, and....you have captured the moment perfectly.

    Hobbo.
    • 7 Nov 2015 5:34AM
  • Bethany

    A very beautiful young lady in the making.........you have totally captured her personality......a first class portrait.

    Hobbo
    • 4 Nov 2015 9:15AM
  • Days of old?

    Hi, Chrissy,

    This isn't a criticism but is an observation on what I see, please bear with me.....Smile)

    You have captured a scene that could easily be from the past....The back lane, the washing lines, the stone walls and gravelly path beautifully .....all ruined by the large plastic refuse bin.

    This is my gripe, these things have become a very real blight on many town and village streets.....I remember being in the beautiful Cornish village of Moushole, the picturesque houses very narrow streets and lanes all marred by rows of over large refuse bins of three colours, they made it practically impossible to take a shot like yours here without including one.

    Rant over....

    Hobbo
    • 4 Nov 2015 9:07AM
  • Side lit portrait

    A great gritty, strong portrait......,top marks from me.

    Hobbo
    • 1 Nov 2015 12:27PM
  • Fox

    A fantastic study, the light is just wonderful.

    Hobbo
    • 25 Oct 2015 6:47AM
  • A QUIET MOORING

    It is wonderful that this study has won a VS mode, because it is just one of the many hundred year old glass plate negatives that I re- photographed then made positive in CS6 so all credit must go to that talented unknown photographer using a glass plate camera and a black hood.

    Hobbo
    • 23 Oct 2015 4:01PM
  • Elizabeth

    A portrait as a portrait should be......oozing character presence and personal style.

    Hobbo
    • 7 Oct 2015 9:28AM
  • MIDST A SEA OF GREEN

    Thank You Nitz......much appreciated.

    Hobbo
    • 3 Oct 2015 6:36AM
  • Laid back

    A wonderful observation, beautifully rendered.

    I too often wonder why much Street Furniture is almost deliberately placed to intrude like the litter bin above.......so sad that so many folk just can't see that too.

    Hobbo
    • 30 Sep 2015 5:53AM
  • IN HIS DOMAIN

    What a wonderful response .....thank you all......

    Very encouraging, much appreciated.

    Hobbo
    • 26 Sep 2015 1:45PM
  • red

    A well thought out Macro Study with added drama......full marks from me.

    Hobbo
    • 5 Sep 2015 9:34AM
  • Amazing Grace

    Portrait perfection in my eyes.

    Hobbo
    • 30 Aug 2015 9:19AM
  • At Victoria Baths

    A beautifully natural portrait with just the right eye contact and expression.

    Hobbo
    • 21 Aug 2015 8:57AM
  • Street portrait

    Hi, Eddie,

    I am a great fan of your Street Portraits, all well taken and beautifully processed, just one small niggling thought.........without a natural background how does a viewer know that it is indeed, a Street Portrait?

    Not a negative crit, just a honest comment ......My favourite genre is Street Portrature, I get a real buzz from asking complete strangers to give me a minute or so of their time, I then shoot as we chat.

    Hobbo
    • 21 Aug 2015 8:52AM
  • OLD HAT

    Yes! It's done

    Thanks!

    Hobbo
    • 18 Aug 2015 5:17PM