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Sparrow by maratsuikka

What a stunning image - and such a beautifully muted colour-way . My first comment on EPZ for ages so I think this must be special.


Pebbles by Lourens_Vorster

Works for me - like the POV and the DOF lovely close calmness and like the contrast with the BG slightly stormy feel.

History incorporated

History incorporated by MichaelMelb_AU

A very clever and well worked out image - nice work



Welcome home

Welcome home by Cpt_Hun

Quite superb - I am enchanted by the image and its enigmatic title. Magical image.




Lotte by Angi_Wallace

What a stunning image - not sure what the brief was (just a portrait?) but this is lovely. Just a niggling observation the portrait has a beautiful 'old world' charm - the lattice leaded windows and the girls dress and her look, all add to this - but her finger nails are too modern (I think)!!



A walk along the coastel path

A walk along the coastel path by LouiseTopp

Yes I agree with Salopian - there is a softness to the image that isn't really helpful. I think the overall composition can be helped by cropping using the lovely meandering fencing that echo's the coastline in the distance as your lead in - this makes the image much stronger visually (it leads the eye through the landscape).

I would leave lots of headroom so think about your rule of thirds here (rules are made to be broken but this is a case where I think it applies).

But I see that Salopians mod flouts the rule and sets the horizon pretty much mid way - not sure about this feels a little uneasy perhaps. I have tried to mod to about one third.

Salopian is also on the money with the slightly skew horizon - with seascapes this always has to be right (you can often get away with it in landscape photographs).

Dust bunnies everywhere - chect out the forums for discussions on teh best way to clean your lens.

Lovely bringht, fresh feeling is conveyed by the image - a delight.



PS: Coastal would be better!! (but my spelling is terrible!!)

Window display

Window display by pdcche

Not sure you should be complemeneted on the composition but certainly it was well spotted and beautifuly framed so vote for those. A good eye - and as above the perfect amount of reflection from the houses over the road - frames within frames - nice stuff...


Nursery by Majorwatsisface

Umm - for me this is great narrative there is a story here and quite a scary one I would wager - the benevolent smile on the rolly toy hides an awful secret - and just what is the frieze all about?

Great in monotone, a magic sense of forboding and fear - why am I reminded of the Genisis (an 80's prog rock band) album 'Nursery Crime'??

Excellent work...

Dusk @ Glenveagh

Dusk @ Glenveagh by ANNIEKERR

Its a great shot and I can appreciate its magnetic quality (been back to look at it a few times myself). I think it is something to do with the interplay between the two shapes tree and moon and also perhaps the hints of moonshadow along the ridge. A super image.

somethings under the bed

somethings under the bed by mark_s

It is engaging I would clone out the lines of her top (they are just too distracting) but everything else look good...

new power

new power by mark_s

Cool shot - I think I would crop bottom up to lose the cars and distant lights otherwise nice image.

My Nanna

My Nanna by mark_s

Why have you uploaded this ??? It is a very personal image and maybe some interesting contrasts but really?

Your other stuff is so much better...



Superb storytelling still life - first class.


ALWAYS TIME by keithh

Just spotted this beautiful series (from the Shepton Mallet antique thread) they are all superb and what a great collection of tat and ephemera, most excellent.


THE MIDDLEMAN by youmightlikethis

Well cool - such an amazing sense of menance and the bg looks just as if there is some massive fire burning away - the two main faces look extremely anxious which is wonderful and really adds to the menace - the title tees up the image nicely and really starts the story telling process before the image is even seen.

That it is raising heavily for me didn't really matter indeed it just makes the picture look grainy and slightly cinematic.

The central link between teh man and then the bg fire or whatever it is - is beautifuly worked and makes this image intriguing.

Lose the two faces rhs (hoodies?) to keep the attention on the two central characters - would be my only suggestion.

The Painted Lady

The Painted Lady by Leedavieshadley

An excellent macro - personally I don't mind the hints of flora around the bottom of the frame - it provides a context and prevents the image becoming too much of a library shot. Stunning detail with good sharpness across the subject (it may get a little soft lhs but not a real problem).

The only issue for me, and it is entirely personal, is the rather heavy frame you have used, given the fine detail of the subject. It is in danger of drowning out all your hard work in presenting such a delicate and beautiful image to us.

I am interested in seeing your images, not your dexterity with PSP or PS or whatever software you used. Keep it simple and finely worked if the image warrants it (if the image is rubbish on the other hand then big it up with an all singing all dancing frame!!!) this image stands on its own for sure.

Smile Smile Smile

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Added Date: 17/07/2010 - 11:41 AM

Hi Linda

I am not going to click on your individual images (you get so many anyway!!) but I have just been looking at your PF first time for ages -and I really think you have developed as a landscape photographer it is really quite impressive. Don't get me wrong the other stuff is good but your work on landscapes is for me really getting there.

Its done my heart good to refresh it with some of fantastic images - life affirming stuff - keep it up.

Robert x


Added Date: 06/02/2010 - 9:17 PM

This is a very thoughtful and really rather beautiful PF - OK John so you are a Canon fan but you can't get everything right!!!.

This is an beautiful and honest PF and I like it very much indeed - good work.



Added Date: 23/12/2008 - 12:37 PM

Hi Stella

I haven't called in to see your PF for awhile - there are some really super shots here - colourful and great variety (and no signs of your sponsor anywhere - bit disapointed about that). I have really enjoyed have a look - so thanks for sharing.

Best wishes



Added Date: 14/12/2008 - 6:25 AM

What a beautiful PF - some real crackers here - lovely images all.



Added Date: 05/09/2008 - 7:04 PM

Fantastic disctinctive feel to your photography - which I think is the hardest thing to acheive and you do it superbly.

A quite wonderful pf



Added Date: 26/08/2008 - 8:16 AM

Hi Di

I have been missing your stuff for a couple of weeks so thought I would drop by - I have never commented on you pf - so I thought I would make ammends by doing so - especially after your last Sun series which were especially beautiful - still very much your style but particularly engaging.

You do indeed have some wonderful and truly impressive images in your pf - a joy to view.

Best wishes



Added Date: 12/08/2008 - 10:49 PM

Wow your pf is enchanting and beautiful - It has been a pleasure dropping by and I look forward to seeing more.




Added Date: 09/05/2008 - 10:36 PM

Sucha glorious and sensitive feel for the landscape but when you do go 'off piste' it is still bloody impressive. An enchanting and really impressive pf.


Added Date: 09/05/2008 - 10:25 PM

What very beautiful photographs - they really are consistenly of the highest quality - such an impressive pf.


Added Date: 09/05/2008 - 10:16 PM

Thank you so much for drawing my attention to your work - these images are really very lovely indeed and I think you must be a fellow traveller.

Meticulous landscapes and superb appreciation of natural history - such a good eye. I have resisted clicking individual images because all your work is imo superb. I am so glad I called by.


Added Date: 07/05/2008 - 1:11 PM

There are indeed some beautiful images here


Added Date: 07/05/2008 - 11:56 AM

I am so glad I took a peek at your pf (I hope you don't mind) some might impressive and inspirational shots here ...


Added Date: 07/05/2008 - 11:18 AM

I agree some of these HDR shots are superb - so glad I took a look


Added Date: 04/05/2008 - 10:46 PM

Chris - I think perhaps you do yourself a bit of a diservice - this is a really interesting PF good variety and well executed. There are some excellent shots here that don't appear to get the notice they deserve (votes are just not a guide believe me). There are others that do bear the hallmark of someone coming to terms with the technology (I am more than happy to be a member of this club). Well done and keep going.

Cheers Robert


Added Date: 04/05/2008 - 10:39 PM

Thank you so much for all your comments - I am not sure I really deserve any of them but very much appreciated.