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23/08/2011 - 7:57 PM

On The Push

On The PushBetter?

Well the thing is Paul I would have chopped my mothers right arm off for yesterdays image. However there is a bit more, err I don't know maybe "luminosity" if that's the right word in this one. It is definitely brighter along the bottom half of the image and the shadows of the water are darker. The truth is I prefer this one, its bright and "glows" with quality whilst the right and left rocks hold a lot of detail that you can see.

Better maybe not, different yes and I prefer this one.

22/08/2011 - 2:02 PM

White Shadows White Light.

White Shadows White Light.Very gritty Tom and it suits the B&W conversion. The composition is always good with you mate and using the pillars as a lead is very clever.

I think for this shot for the sake of having that extreme light coming in through the windows I would have maybe taken some multple exposures and kept the brightness down to a minimum whilst still keeping the "shafts of light" coming in.

Cool shot mate and using the light rays as part of the composition was very keen indeed.
10/11/2010 - 9:00 AM

Eyes Right

Eyes RightThis works for me Al, and the crop is fine. I think there are a few crops to be had and this is one of them that is pleasing.

The other imo would be to crop an inch off the tree which would off set the bird more thus taking him from the centre of the image and placing him to the left more.

The other is to crop it letterbox style. Maybe not as good but it would be different.

With this said I don't see anything wrong because its sharp with good colour rendition. It also as you say has pleasing bokeh and some nice dead space with the bird looking into.

06/11/2010 - 12:40 AM

Shades of Green

Shades of GreenFor me Alan you have displayed this perfectly correct imo only.

Including the lighter side compliments this image and actually makes me think that you have thought about composition. I can tell you that the tighter crop doesn't always work. Just ask Andy Rouse who now includes habitat in his studies.

There is enough to the right of the bird not to worry about and also one can appreciate the environment that was there at the time.

My final say to some is to stop pixel peeping and fretting over what is and what isn't in photography and enjoy the subject matter in hand.

Its sharp, its exposed well and its compositionally good.
14/09/2010 - 2:35 PM

girls eating the apple II

girls eating the apple IIYes this is great and congrats on the HC its deserved. However I find the switch above the girls shoulder a serious distraction. The tones are nice too.

02/07/2010 - 10:04 AM

Lazy Days.

Lazy Days.Nice idea and the pose for me is pretty cool. However again I see that under her eyes are dark and this maybe due to her eye make up. I know we had the same issue the time I was there and I think it can be corrected.

I think this would be a cracking B&W with the use of the spot healing brush and the blur tool under her eyes. Its what I did with my image.

05/11/2009 - 10:57 PM

Alnmouth boat clouds

Alnmouth boat cloudsWelcome and this is a great image, the processing is good. One little tip if I may, it would look a lot more pleasing to the eye if all the boat mast was in frame. This would apply most of the time for boat images. Watch out for reflections too, make sure you get all the mast in on them as well.

Great image though.


24/08/2009 - 1:51 PM


EndlessMaybe just a tweek on the levels or shadow/highlight for the foreground and mountain to the right.

After that then i would consider some fg interest like some rocks to lead you in to a fine image that you have.

16/08/2009 - 11:05 AM

Perch Rock

Perch RockHi,

I dont feel qualified to give critique on this because it looks as if you have made the best of the situation. May i first say that i would maybe try and bring out the rock details more using say "shadow highlight" tool in image - adjustment - shadow highlight. or even just try image - adjustment - levels and play with the sliders until you get the desired effect. Make sure you select just the rocks though otherwise you will alter the whole image. And secondly maybe use a different white balance or temperature to cool things down, to see what suits.

You probably know this already so pardon me if im teaching you to suck eggs Wink
Anyway it must be a good image otherwise i wouldn't open the thumbnail so well done.

06/08/2009 - 6:45 PM

Calm before the storm

Calm before the stormThis is great and well composed. you got it all, great sky good lead in plus there are people in the frame. This is good and has more potential i think. I wonder if maybe you could saturate the blue sky and burn the clouds slightly.Also i would try and bring more punch to the sea if its possible.

Thanks for the constant support and comments on my work, its boosted my confidence.