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Welcome to the world I see. I use Lightroom for some post processing but otherwise hopefully it is what it is.
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  • Loch Awe Sunset

    Born on the isle of arran and university at Glasgow, oh yes I remember those midges. However They are worth it for scenery like this.
    • 23 Jul 2017 6:43PM
  • Na Pali Cliffs

    While it is over-saturated, this does give it a "painted" feel which could be good if it was the effect you were searching for. I by no means find it obtrusive, but if you wanted to convey "natural" then it is too heavy.
    The valley leads you into the bay and then you get lost in the dead space. Thus losing the beauty of the area. I would be tempted with a letterbox crop, cutting out the top of the mountain, but keeping in that first little peak as the mountains start to rise on the right, so that the viewer is able to focus more on the foreground.
    • 22 Jul 2017 6:48PM
  • South of Serbia IV

    Lovely. Great composition, lovely colors.
    • 22 Jul 2017 2:11PM

    Lovely colors and shadows.
    • 22 Jul 2017 2:09PM
  • Duxford 2016

    It's OK. It is a fine holiday snap. But I don't have any feel. There is nothing to bring the "special" to this. Some of it is just the environment - a clear sky lacks contrast and interest, but not much you can do to conjure up clouds. And the colour of the plane does not stand out.
    Technically it's fine. Focus is crisp. I can make out the pilots face. The plane is well defined against a slightly blurred background. A bit of motion to the props through the good use of shutter speed. Can't fault it.
    So I think it is composition that I have issue with. The main point that the eye is drawn to is the propeller and the engine casing. Which is right in the middle of the image. It doesn't engage me.
    I've tried some cropping. I can't get it to where I would like it. To be harsh but honest, this is one that would sit on my computer, and every so often I would play with it. But never be happy. The left wing blocks out the decals and the tail, both of which could be interesting. The pilots face isn't large enough to pull me in. It's missing the reason to look at it, it's lacking the "engage".
    • 22 Jul 2017 3:55AM
  • Lost worlds

    An incredible discovery. And so evocative. Thank you for sharing.
    • 21 Jul 2017 1:47PM
  • Hidden

    A really wonderful image, I love the surreal feeling. Beautiful.
    • 20 Jul 2017 8:25PM

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