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Cauldron by phillips

Nicely done sir


G by phillips

Well, what do you know? An aviation shot doing well! At the resolution the shots are uploaded here, you can't really tell that it's a heavy crop. Great shot. I'd have that on my wall...
Cheers, Jon

Oh Crap!

Oh Crap! by phillips

This shot makes my eyes water Guy!!

Simply Red

Simply Red by Boagman65

This is a breakthrough for you Andy. You've done this quite a few times, and gradually perfected it. Really great shot. Glad you got the votes for this....
Cheers, Jon

Off the Rails

Off the Rails by kim64

Hi Kim,

Definite hdr look to this, which has given the crane a great 'gritty' look.

You've produced a huge amount of really great stuff this year - congrats on nearly winning the HPC open trophy in your first year! Hope you aren't too disappointed, but I think the Phillips household did pretty well. Keep doing the stuff that you love to do - it's your originality that shines through.
Cheers, Jon

Long Stick

Long Stick by phillips

And no hdr in sight.... Wink

Congrats on your win tonight Guy. Well deserved, and I have to say that quite a lot of my shots this year wouldn't have happened without you and Kim dragging me out of the house. Much appreciated. More than you'll realise...
Cheers, Jon


Mozaic by allan_j

Hi John,

I don't understand the low votes on this - you've done everything right. Great subject, composition, lightling and post-shot treatment.
Cheers, Jon

Calathea Warscewiczii

Calathea Warscewiczii by Boagman65

I think you are under-selling this Andy - it's a great shot. The lighting on the flower makes it look like it's glowing.
Cheers, Jon


Ripples by JCRAWFORD

Yup, nicely done. Gets my vote...



The old pier

The old pier by allan_j

I love what you are doing here, John. Interesting new style you have going. This is a beatiful tranquil shot with subtle tones. Hope you don't mind me mentioning, but it would be worth straightening the horizon, because it can be quite distracting to have it on a slight slant.
Here's a weird thing. I find that if I block off the left side of the photo (half way), and just leave a square composition with the right half, the image is simplified and looks more powerful (to my eyes). Just a thought...
Keep up the good work!
Cheers, Jon

Broken Down

Broken Down by kim64

Kim, like this a lot, and it captures the spirit of the day well. In the spirit of constructive critisism, I have a couple of suggestions:

- There's quite a lot of movement in the clouds and the tree behind the train that have caused the hdr layers to be unaligned. Could you pull this into photoshop and paint in the low exposure layer into the sky?

- The reds on the buffers look a bit overblown to me - probably caused by the hdr processing. Could you pull the red saturation down a bit?

BTW, I haven't even had a chance to upload my photos from Saturday to the computer yet, so it's easy for me to critisise Smile




Balmaha by Sandgrouse

Great stuff. Best I've seen of this location for a while. Makes it look tropical Smile
Cheers, Jon


Forgotten by kim64

I like the idea of this, Kim, but the halo around the shed is so pronounced that it puts me off a bit. Look at it as a thumbnail and you see it best. As ever, you've got a good eye, though. Still gets my vote...

Cheers, Jon


Ices by phillips

For some reason this gives me the heeby-geebies. Dramatic shot with lots of impact. Agree with the others about cloning out the alarm.

Why is it that so many hdr shots look weird as a thumbnail? Seems like there's a hell of a bright halo round the shelter - can't help thinking you could do a better job bringing in the various exposures on layers and using layer masks. I'm getting to be an old-time traditionalist Smile



Gareloch Sunrise

Gareloch Sunrise by ThomW

There's got to be some reason to get up that early, and you found it!

Cheers, Jon

millarochy tranquil 2

millarochy tranquil 2 by JCRAWFORD

Great shot John. I find the red a wee bit too much - could you desaturate just a bit?

Cheers, Jon

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Added Date: 22/01/2008 - 11:45 PM

I lived in Sunnyvale then San Jose for 10 years, so I'm familiar with most of the locations you are shooting. I've never seen anything close to this in terms of quality and drama. Brings back a lot of great memories for me, so I'll continue to check your portfolio often! One thing I really appreciate is that interesting skies can be quite rare for much of the year, which makes your shots all the more impressive.
Cheers, Jon


Added Date: 13/01/2008 - 8:58 PM

You really have a body of work to be proud of here. I've always been a fan of high quality macro work, and I think yours is fresh and vibrant. I'd love to know more about how you get the 3X and 4X shots.
Cheers, Jon