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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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  • Old Morris

    That's some brilliant advice straight off. I was going with the window handle because I like the simplicity. But I think it probably is unbalancing the trio just because it is so simple. While the door isn't my favourite, in a triptych it does work better.
    And I'm pleased that you agree on the colour, I do think it's part of these wonderful old cars.
    {I grew up with a Morris Traveller so I do have a soft spot for them)
    • 19 Oct 2017 3:05PM
  • All tied up

    Hi and welcome.
    If you are looking for real feedback then I can heartily recommend that you mark your image for critique when you load it on (one of the tick options near the bottom of the submission "form"). It will mean you can't get votes, but the image will go into the critique gallery and you will get amazing feedback and constructive critique from a bunch of people who really know their stuff. It's very helpful if you are trying to improve. Also tick the box allowing modifications and you will be stunned by what they can do to improve your image.
    Anyway, on to this as you ask. Firstly it stands out enough to get me to click on it so I can see it larger. That's a good start. And then I think that the mono choice is great for processing.
    However I find it a bit flat. Possibly you need to reset the whites and blacks which will help bring out the contrast. And then I find the background too busy. Especially as it takes out the top of the post. It's a pity because I think the boat and the rope is great. Possibly a letterbox crop might help.
    • 18 Oct 2017 12:24AM
  • FOREST - Mountain Wanderer

    Oh, that has been me on SO many occasions!
    • 17 Oct 2017 8:44PM
  • Cwm Bychan

    Now I've got Men of Harlech going through my head. Beautiful. Missing my homeland.
    • 17 Oct 2017 7:35PM
  • It's a jungle out there

    Always rely on you to spot the different and bring a smile to my face.
    • 17 Oct 2017 2:56PM
  • Boxed

    Thanks Moira. In an instant you have found a better image. It's decluttered and focuses on the real box of interest with the lettering.
    • 10 Oct 2017 12:22PM
  • Waiting

    Thank you Dimitris. I have purposefully kept the guy on the left in the shot and I think it works.
    • 8 Oct 2017 3:31AM

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