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  • Happiness is...

    Find V2 such a powerful and emotive image and it counterbalances the main version so well.
    • 27 Apr 2016 9:16AM
  • "I look up to the mountains"

    Like the shot. Just seems that the exposure and colour balance are not quite correct. Not sure if that was in camera or in post processing.
    • 15 Apr 2016 5:24PM
  • Angel of the morning

    superb lighting in this shot.
    • 31 Mar 2016 8:23PM
  • Pat and George

    Like the shot pretty much as is. Just find the contrast between the bright and dark areas a tad too much. Have attempted to balance without losing too much of the shadows. Technique just highlight and shadow adjustments.. B&W also seems to work well with a shot of this type.
    • 30 Mar 2016 4:00PM
  • Because I can...

    In both of these, personally, I find the grain/noise acceptable, and feel that is adds to the image. In general my rule of thumb is that if it adds to the image that it is acceptable. I find that there is a difference between grain (on film) and noise (dslr), as they have different feels. I have also found that the effect differs between screen and print. Both of the these images are in B&W, which seems to accommodate grain/noise far better than colour. It would be interesting to hear what others think.
    • 23 Mar 2016 8:51AM
  • Censorshi*

    A very thought provoking upload. It raises areas of discussion as to what is the line, censorship, what is acceptable or not, interpretation and presentation of the image, let alone what is art, and is photography art. I took crossing the line to be a sexually explicit image. The reflection in the mirror would be the deciding factor. For me it does not cross the line although it may have done if shown sharp with a conventional lens.
    Perhaps the real issue, as you mention yourself, is that where the line is depends on context, plus also how it is perceived by different groups. One group may find it totally acceptable, yet another group not.
    Thanks for uploading and making me think.
    • 17 Mar 2016 2:22PM
  • Two surfers walking

    I like this shot as is. The technical comments above are all valid, but for me, aesthetically the shot is that little extra bit special just as is. Post processing with a painterly effect may work welll.
    • 15 Mar 2016 12:39PM
  • An inspiring portfolio Neal, with your own style
  • Allie. A very solid and impressive PF. Mike
    • Posted on Possum's profile
    • 16 Jul 2007 11:15PM
  • The creataive and artistic aspect of your work clearly shows through, and provides a unique use of photography to convey your messages. A very impressive and unique portfolio. Mike
  • Stunning and consistent quality through and through, and something for people at my level to aspire too. Michael
  • Examplory Portfolio. Mike