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Jestertheclown

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  • Wot you doin', Mate?

    Hi John,
    I've uploaded a mod.
    Nothing drastic but this looks over exposed and the histogram's all heaped up in the middle.
    Using curves, I've simply applied black and white points. Poor man's thresholds, if you like!
    Hope this helps.
    Bren.
    • 6 Mar 2016 8:04PM
  • Submarine wreck, Aberlady.


    Quote:Hope to get some feed back on this one as I am not sure if it is good enough!

    Post it in the critique gallery.
    • 6 Mar 2016 7:52PM
  • The Shard

    I have to say that really the sun's not in just the right place. Not quite.
    If you'd taken this shot a minute later, or from a slightly different position or angle, the sun would have been hidden behind one of the buildings and your problems would have been greatly reduced.

    This is a classic case of your camera attempting to expose correctly for a bright sky and a dark foreground at the same time and consequently, getting neither right.
    As John has said, it could have been a contender for proper HDR or perhaps just exposing two shots, one for the sky and another for the foreground and merging the two.

    I've had a go at a rescue but I can't top colijohn's mod.
    He used some kind of HDR tool whereas I used the the shadows/highlights tool, (which works in much the same way anyway) and the channel mixer and colour balance tools.

    Could be back to the drawing board, I fear.
    • 15 Feb 2016 10:18PM
  • lonely bench

    Moody and brooding. Perhaps just a bit too much for me but others may disagree.
    Unfortunately, the water's edge is aligned with one of the planks on the back of the bench, meaning that the top one almost disappears.
    Ordinarily, I'm an advocate of shooting from as low down as possible in most scenarios but here, I reckon you'd have had more success, looking down on the subject, thus placing the whole of the bench against the water.
    I'm (quite famously) not bothered by the central(ish) composition.
    The above aside, I rather like it!
    Bren.
    • 14 Feb 2016 11:09PM
  • Pairc Life

    I too remember those!
    I've just been to look and this is my favourite.
    Strangely, opening this to download it with a view to a mod., the version in the download window is lighter and the shadows less dark than the image here.
    Subsequently opening it in CS6, they're lighter still.
    A casualty of the Epz. upload process perhaps?
    Bren.
    • 13 Feb 2016 9:07PM
  • Südzentrale(south central)

    It's OK to skip the thirds "rule," period.
    I thought that this might be a little underexposed but opening it using levels tells me I'm wrong. A gentle increase does it no harm though.
    I'm not sure that the desaturation actually makes the image look any older but it does add to the mood of desolation and destruction, so, in that respect, I reckon it's worked.
    I'd be inclined to get rid of that branch in the top right; there's a very small one on the top left as well. Easily done in software.
    Names/logos are a subjective erm, subject and there are champions for and against them. Personally, provided they don't dominate the image, I've nothing against them but others will tell you otherwise.
    It's your choice.
    Overall, I rather like this.
    Bren.
    • 13 Feb 2016 8:39PM
  • The next Picaso ?

    A true story . . .

    Years ago, when I was an apprentice compositor, I was tasked with delivering, on my way home, some proofs to the editor of a small arts magazine that we printed for him.
    On his living room wall was a framed paper napkin which looked very much like your image.
    I asked him what it was supposed to be and his reply was that some years earlier, he'd met with Picaso at a street café, somewhere in Paris.
    During the conversation, he somehow asked for, or at least hinted that he'd like, an autograph.
    Picaso, who by this time of his life was as mad as a bucket full of frogs, took a napkin, scribbled randomly all over it, signed it and handed it over.
    My man, who was probably equally unhinged, now had a genuine work by Picaso.
    In truth, of course, any three year old with a ball point could have produced an equally worthless piece of junk but this one had the signature.
    • 8 Feb 2016 7:59PM
  • Hi Kathryn,
    I don't comment on your stuff much these days, as there's no longer anything much for me to say. The occasional social call or email is much more pleasant.
    Although, having just said that, you've got some outstanding images here, images to be proud of.
    Well done.
    Bren.
  • I've just found your pf. John; there's some excellent work on display here.
  • Hi Steven,
    I've just come here from your "Bandstand" upload and what I've found here is some excellent work.
    Some of these shots are really first class. Likewise the contents of your website.
    You obviously have an analytocal eye as much of your work includes exact symmetry and precise composition and positioning within the frame.
    Not something that's essential necessarily but it certainly helps!
    Well done.

    Bren.
  • What an incredible portfolio!
    Absolutely brilliant work.

    Bren.
  • This is excellent work Tim.
    You are to bee congratulated.

    Brendan.
  • Great pf. Ian.
    Bren.
    • Posted on iancam's profile
    • 21 Jan 2009 11:01PM
  • Hi Peter, Small World!
    I've come to your portfolio after you uploaded a comment on one of my offerings (a squirrel with a crunchie!) and I've found myself looking at a collection of steam images, most of which I've studied and probably voted for in the galleries!
    Great work.
    Bren.
  • 'Lazy and unenhanced'.
    I like the sound of that.
    I find that manipulation can so easily become overdone.
    Nicely varied portfolio you have here and good to see that Eliza's got the bug!
    Hapy new Year,
    Bren.
  • What a great, fun portfolio!
    Keep it up!
    Best wishes,
    Bren.
    • Posted on bunbeam's profile
    • 31 Dec 2008 11:30PM