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A quick view of Jestertheclown's recent activity.

  • Walk/Donít Walk

    Quote:What puzzles me is that the little girl is scooting with her right foot

    It seems to be less unusual than you might think.

    Ordinarily, that would be because she's left handed but I see quite a few students arriving at the school at which I work, who "scoot" their bikes and scooters onto the site, using their right foot.

    And they're not all left handed.
    • 11 Dec 2017 9:13PM
  • Silly Sunday 80% violin

    . . . scraping a living!
    • 26 Nov 2017 5:21PM
  • Relaxing

    Something strange going on with the colours here and not, I suspect, just because of the glass.

    Using CaptureOne, I couldn't seem to adjust the white balance as I'd like to be able to and reverting to using Lightroom simply made it worse.

    I finally adjusted the colours manually using the saturation tool, then some added vibrance and although I still think I ought to be able to do better, it is, I hope, a bit of an improvement.

    I've uploaded a mod.

    Hope this helps.

    • 8 Nov 2017 9:20PM
  • Attentive observation

    I rather like this, as it is.
    It has a surreal, somehow, "other worldly" feel about it.
    For me, the thing that really makes this shot work is the inclusion of the shoes at the RHS.
    As for its composition, I'm probably the last person that you should be asking for advice as I follow no guidelines at all but I'm sure others will be happy to advise.
    • 28 Oct 2017 8:38PM
  • Carefully censored...

    Quote: I realised that jumping up before submerging gets me lower and less likely to float away!

    Try exhaling (instead of the more traditional, inhaling) before you submerge.

    You won't be down there for long enough that it will affect your health but you'll be a lot less buoyant.
    • 15 Oct 2017 6:54PM
  • Nocturnal Migration

    Quote:When everyone agrees with everyone, everyone fails to learn anything.

    Hi Richard,
    I'll pinch just one line to quote but you've said much more there that makes perfect sense.
    I'm a huge advocate of disregarding the (so-called) rules and it's refreshing to meet a kindred spirit.
    I won't post any critique of your image because I'd have nothing to add to what's already been said.
    Good luck!
    • 8 Oct 2017 7:48PM
  • Apple Blossom

    Just a quick point re. auto WB.
    I know I'm in the minority here but I (deliberately) use it all the time.
    I find that it does a sufficiently good job that most of the time, that I don't need to correct anything and if I do, it's a simple task. Even Jpegs., back in the days when I shot them, usually respond well.
    My reason for this preference is that if you're continually fiddling with the settings; I know it's not always necessary but it does occur, one day (and it will happen!) you're going to forget to unfiddle them and you'll end up with an unrepeatable shot in garishly awful colours.
    I'm not for a moment suggesting that my way's better than anyone else's but it's food for thought.
    • 1 Oct 2017 7:07PM
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • What an incredible portfolio!
    Absolutely brilliant work.

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

  • Great pf. Ian.
    • 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.
  • '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,
  • What a great, fun portfolio!
    Keep it up!
    Best wishes,
    • Posted on bunbeam's profile
    • 31 Dec 2008 11:30PM