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Washing Ledge. Kimmeridge

Washing Ledge. Kimmeridge by ianblanchett

Super Ian - making the most of the unique kimmeridge features. This is the best shot I've seen from there, if not perfect in execution the idea and notion are spot-on. If I was being mega critical I'd say it needed a little more sky, especially with that lovely colour - it just feels a little short of breath up at the top of the image, and you've got the space to spare at the bottom.

Ireland Bound...

Ireland Bound... by edrhodes

Beautiful, perhaps a little lightening of the mid-rocks would lift it, assuming the grad (if one used) was right down 2/3rds to hold back the water brightness too?



Mel by TRUEX

Spot-on balance with the background lighting and colour, but the lighting on the model seems a little flat - a little more shift to the left side with whatever light source you were using and you'd get a much more 3D and flattering appearance, especially to her face.

Gorgeous set-up and model though, the leg looks a little odd IMO but maybe that's just me...!


Short Stuff

Short Stuff by wamp

Beautiful, I come from the Wirral originally and was interesting watching the meet come together, wish I could have been there too, but it's a little far now...!

Congrats, a gorgeous image...


Dawn Squared

Dawn Squared by martin.w

Beautiful - the top part of the sky is maybe a little over-warm, but that'll go down well on this site Wink


No Pain No Gain

No Pain No Gain by dathersmith

V1, the logo on his bike in V2 is mirrored, which shows up the flip...


Whitby Sleeps On...

Whitby Sleeps On... by Dennis_Bromage

I can see what you're going for here - I'd be tempted to try it in panoramic, cut out the top of the sky and the bottom of the pier, just below that line of nails/boards. Was this a more recent attempt than our trip last week?


Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi by Dennis_Bromage

Hi Dennis,

Gorgeous view, I think I'd have gone for a little more f/g and a little less sky, seeing as how you can see so much of it in the reflection anyway...! Just a centimetre of so, to give that bottom left rock a little more breathing room. I'd day be careful about V2 - I agree it looks more vivid, more alive, but it's a physical truth of the world around us that any reflection, especially in a lake such as this, absorbs some of the light/luminance from the sky, and so the reflection in V2 looks, to me, a little over-bright, maybe even brighter than the sky, which is reverse of the truth. I'm judging this based on the clouds, and the ability to see texture in the clouds just above the mountain line but not in their reflection just above the two rocks on the right.

Just a thought, the extra punch in the hills and rocks seems fair, but the extra brightening of the water reflection doesn't quite seem right to me...

No doubt your ciient will love it though, which is 100% ultimately the most important thing...


Lights are on....

Lights are on.... by Anthony

Beautiful colours, well timed here...


Stained quarry wall (LF version)

Stained quarry wall (LF version) by joolsb

Gorgeous detail shot - one of many recent shots you've put up here that show a very fine eye for the smaller details - something I hadn't put you with before. Beautifully simple and elegant stuff, the award is for all of them but this really caught my eye. Just gorgeous...


Black Sunshine

Black Sunshine by Dennis_Bromage

Hi Den,

I shoot with Hi-Tech filters, no problems from me...


Aerial Dancing Showcase

Aerial Dancing Showcase by AaronGuthrie

This is going to sound like a difficult suggestion for improvement, but perhaps waiting until there was (if there was at all) a moment when the closest dancer was motionless, or as still as possible, whilst everyone else behind here was moving faster and so recorded as a blur of movement.

Other than that, can't think I'd have done much differently...


Arisaig Twilight

Arisaig Twilight by AngieLatham

Wonderful colours and movement to the sky, gives a great surreal feel to the shot. Could do with a bit of highlight recovery in the sky, but that's just nitpicking. Beautiful place....




Beautiful if a little on the dark side. Excellent use of the moving boat.


Ardmore Conch

Ardmore Conch by phillips

Simple and beautiful, and very subtley done.

Good stuff!


TopicDate Contibuted
James APPLETON14/02/2011 - 5:39 PM
Iceland Volcano shots...01/07/2010 - 1:33 AM
For all you NIKON users...04/05/2010 - 10:37 AM
Volcanic Ash; Dramatic Sunsets?17/04/2010 - 10:00 PM
Long Exposure competition...13/04/2010 - 10:06 AM
Wedding Photographer recommendations11/03/2010 - 6:35 PM
Cokin vs. Lee28/10/2009 - 1:22 PM
Iceland28/10/2009 - 1:19 PM
ND / ND Grad filter help29/04/2009 - 7:59 PM
Strong ND Filters26/03/2009 - 4:39 PM
Help ! How do I photograph star trails ?26/03/2009 - 8:58 AM
5D Mk225/03/2009 - 12:48 PM
Is HDR considered cheating?12/02/2009 - 12:28 PM
Night Photography10/02/2009 - 11:03 PM
Three killed on that mountain24/01/2009 - 7:17 PM
PortfolioAdded Date/Comment


Added Date: 27/10/2009 - 8:05 PM

New Website up and running...

www.jamesappleton.co.uk - Cambridge-based Wedding, Landscape and Architectural Photographer...


Added Date: 24/09/2008 - 6:58 PM

Thanks for the p/f comment - much appreciated! You've got some corkers here too - only had a quick look but Penmon and Corsets are really striking, well thought shots with a lot to them. Great stuff!




Added Date: 22/09/2008 - 11:17 PM

Simon - no apologies, thankyou for even stopping by - if these images gave you any sort of feeling, that's thankyou enough for me Smile

Cheers man,



Added Date: 22/09/2008 - 12:13 AM


Many thanks for your comments - followed you up and well impressed with the findings - there's not a composition I don't like on the first page of your p/f, and you have wonderful adeptness with colour and light. I'm going to keep checking back and adding to what should be more votes - you've got some excellent work here.




Added Date: 19/09/2008 - 1:10 AM

Thankyou...! Some very solid stuff here yourself - keep it up!



Added Date: 18/09/2008 - 12:09 AM

P.s. - Cheers for the p/f comment - any ideas on how to get onto that radar?!


Added Date: 15/09/2008 - 10:19 AM


Thankyou for all your lovely comments on some of my photographs - i'm glad you like them! You have a good eye for colour - your latest shot with the red bird against such a bleak backdrop is excellent, I'm sure there are many pro's out there who would love such a shot!

Thanks again, and keep up the good work!



Added Date: 12/09/2008 - 7:29 PM


Been looking through your p/f - you've come a long way photographically in a pretty short time, and clearly contribute a hell of a lot to the top-end of this site quality-wise! I think two of your images really stand out, and I was genuinely suprised not to find them in the Editor's choice section - Jagged Shores and Mystic Coast II I if I remember rightly - the first has a genuinely engaged feel through composition that stands out from the crowd, and the second has some wonderful soft and ethereal light - rather than just the usual orange low-sun effect that so many people go for. Glad to have had this twenty minutes to peruse - I'm going to have to wander down to Cornwall sometime... Grin

Take it easy,



Added Date: 07/09/2008 - 12:14 PM


Thanks for the award - esp since I've just dropped by and seen you'e pretty damn mean with a camera yourself...! If you ever want any advice on Iceland, don't hesitate to ask - I've been out there every summer for the past 4 years. It's a must-see though - I could (and probably will) be going back out there for so many more years.

Cheers, and keep up the awesome work



Added Date: 10/05/2008 - 12:34 AM

Hi Paul - some excellent shots here. I've left a reply on the image you commented on, but in short, Lofoten is in Northern Norway, above the Arctic Circle...

Thanks, and keep up the fantastic work...