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Welcome to a world seen through my (admitedly colourblind) eyes. I use Lightroom for some post processing to try and capture what was in my mind when I took the picture, in an attempt to reflect what was really there.
I am constantly amazed by the quality of images on this site and find inspiration from the high number of excellent photographers here. I aspire to be as good as them and am always willing to take on advice. I often sacrifice the chance of getting votes on my images so that I can post them on the Critique gallery.
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  • P..is for Paris

    In about 30 minutes I will be walking past your lead image.
    • 22 May 2018 6:49AM
  • Can of Worms

    This is only my opinion, and there are plenty much more qualified to comment than me but:
    There are times when a jpeg is going to be as good as a RAW file, but the RAW file just gives you more to be able to bring out later. You can actually tell in this image, if you look at the cliffs then the contours are just that bit better in the first image. Effectively RAW can give you more tonal depth.
    It is minor in many cases, but gives more leaway during the processing stage. I will shoot in RAW most of the time but if I am travelling and will want to upload images fairly soon then I use jpeg just because my laptop doesn't like RAW and I don't like the online converters. I sometimes have the camera set to take both so I can do a quick upload but then able to process more when I finally get home.
    • 15 May 2018 2:37PM
  • Pint Please

    Actually I used the Duplex setting in Color Efex from the Google Nik Collection. Not sure of the logic of the effect.
    • 5 May 2018 4:51PM
  • Sorrento Alley

    There is a lovely balance and tonality to this.
    • 26 Apr 2018 3:53PM
  • A Splash of Colour

    Correct, Siem Reap, although I couldn't tell you exactly which building.
    • 19 Apr 2018 10:03PM
  • When the M4 was new...

    I'm giving an award for version 1, absolutely love it. It's an incredibly evocative image. A lot of depth and interest to it, with tat hazy washed out look that shouts of a bygone time. And it also reminds me of when I used to work security at festivals in the British summers.
    • 13 Apr 2018 1:00PM
  • Nightmare

    Where is this? It's intriguing.
    • 12 Apr 2018 5:44PM

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