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Merlin_k

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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  • Winter Scene IV

    It's a stunning image. Absolutely love this, fantastic framing and processing.
    • 7 Dec 2017 6:29PM
  • At Rest


    Quote:A great diving platform Merlin. Its lovely to see the beautiful blue sky, reminds us of summer. I like the textures in the wood too, Pam


    Really pleased you noticed the texture in the wood. I was working in Google Nik Color Efex to selectively pull them out 😄
    • 5 Dec 2017 1:55AM
  • Curves and stripes

    My last day as Guest Editor. Once again I have found it a rewarding experience and recommend everyone to volunteer. A week at the time is the maximum I could do though, itís very intense looking at every picture posted, trying to decide if it is deserving of an award.
    So this is one of my final awardees. Another that isnít in my normal range. But what I find fascinating by this one is the almost abstract nature of it. I can almost overlook that 5is is a model posing, I am captivated by the lines and curves. There is a real beauty to it.
    • 3 Dec 2017 9:45PM
  • Through my crystal ball

    My last day as Guest Editor. Once again I have found it a rewarding experience and recommend everyone to volunteer. A week at the time is the maximum I could do though, itís very intense looking at every picture posted, trying to decide if it is deserving of an award.
    So this is one of my final awardees. Now, I do have to admit that I guessed the photographer before I saw the name. Sometimes style is simply recognizable. And I know she ha a crystal ball 😂. This is an incredibly intricate image with so much going on. The colour is stunning The blue is so cool and the hues just tune in on an emotional level. Then we have he positioning of the ball, taking something with perfect symmetry and placing on that crazy cracked surface. Brings a wonderful balance to the overall thing. Great use of an interesting prop.
    • 3 Dec 2017 7:37PM
  • St Catherines Sunrise

    My last day as Guest Editor. Once again I have found it a rewarding experience and recommend everyone to volunteer. A week at the time is the maximum I could do though, itís very intense looking at every picture posted, trying to decide if it is deserving of an award.
    So this is one of my final awardees. That long exposure has done a fantastic job of getting the ethereal dreamlike nature out of the sea. Wonderful lighting. And that little bit of human construction contrasts against the curves of nature. Brilliant.
    • 3 Dec 2017 7:06PM
  • Shadows and light

    Day 6 as Guest Editor. Still trying to avoid seeing who took the image before I decide so to avoid bias. Still looking for the images with a special something that distinguish themselves against others. Which for me is less about technical skill and more about capturing a feel and emotion.
    Here is an awardee for today. Stunning reflections accentuated by the lines. There is a aesthetic pleasingness to the image and the mono conversion works well.
    • 3 Dec 2017 1:08AM
  • Abstract L10

    Day 6 as Guest Editor. Still trying to avoid seeing who took the image before I decide so to avoid bias. Still looking for the images with a special something that distinguish themselves against others. Which for me is less about technical skill and more about capturing a feel and emotion.
    Here is an awardee for today. The colour and the texture make this. It is so simple, there are no distractions and so the texture becomes the feature. The slight damage. The single rivet. Makes this a well balanced and very pleasing image.
    • 3 Dec 2017 12:54AM

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