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  • Ticket 38 - The Photographers Dream

    Smile Roger - happy Ticket 38
    • 13 Nov 2010 3:35PM
  • Old Oak Tree

    Superb colours and presentation.
    • 28 May 2010 11:29AM
  • clown fish

    You've made your Sony cybershot work hard on this one considering the strong lighting coming down from top left and shooting through glass.

    It a good colourful image and record shot for you. Not quite sharp enough in all areas and I'd be tempted to crop off the area of harsh light from the top of the image.

    This makes the really colourful fish stand out even more.
    • 23 May 2010 5:38PM
  • sunset

    You've captured the warm colours of a sunset well and got the best out of your camera on this occasion.

    The foreground which takes up about one third of the image really needs to be cropped a bit and contain more detail.

    There is a good, narrow panoramic image waiting to be extracted from this shot containing the sky, sea and beach.
    • 23 May 2010 5:32PM
  • Autumn

    Great autumn colours but I think it would have more impact if you closed in and filled the frame with a smaller area of colourful leaves.

    You could experiment with different points of view to see which works best.

    The range of colours here represent the autumn theme very well.
    • 23 May 2010 5:23PM
  • img_6844_pier

    Hi rane - I really like the composition and presentation of the image - the jetty leads the eye well into the image.

    The early morning sun appears to have "burnt out" in the middle and the lighting across the clouds appears uneven with perceptible darker diagonal lines across the clouds and a darker circular lines parallel with the outer ring of the sun which don't appear to be in keeping with the cloud formation and density.

    This would be a difficult image for any digital sensor to capture given the dynamic range of the early morning, rising sun and strength of shadows but you have done well.

    This is a good shot and a pleasure to view.
    • 23 May 2010 5:14PM
  • Monday Night Challenge

    lol jonah - although I'm really struggling to upload tonight with connection delays
    • 26 Apr 2010 8:46PM
  • Beachcombing after Storm

    Thanks for the comments DRicherby and Paulbroad.

    This was a real "find" on the beach at Hayling Island. It turned out be a small fragment of a distress rocket.

    This macro shot has distorted the scale - the fragment was only about 40mm long and 25mm wide - but this is how it appeared in the sand when I saw it.

    Many thanks for your comments and concerns
    • 9 Apr 2010 6:10AM
  • Textured Anti Nazi

    I prefer V2 - although the crop spaceman refers to above would indeed create greater visual impact.

    I think the concrete textured overlay in V1 over complicates the image and detracts from the main subject.

    The perspective of the cracks in the concrete overlay is different to the lines of the concrete block pavers - and to me this adds a discordant note to the image.
    • 19 Mar 2010 9:03AM
  • Hannah in Red

    An absolutely stunning image in every respect
    • 18 Mar 2010 9:10AM
  • Bishop's Walk

    Superb image - an almost 3D effect. I really like the colours, composition and perspective
    • 18 Mar 2010 8:50AM
  • NO 16

    Superb colours and composition. We walk our dog along the sea front close to No 16 and just up from "The Love Shack" lol
    • 14 Mar 2010 3:27PM
  • Reaper

    Superb work Dave. A very thought provoking image. Absolutely love it.
    • 1 Mar 2010 9:46AM
  • Jumping pooch!!

    Fantastic action capture. The expression on the dogs face is unforgettable. Great shot
    • 28 Feb 2010 4:12AM
  • Wonderland

    Stunning and thought provoking work.
    • 28 Feb 2010 3:28AM
  • The Sax

    You've got the lighting, colours and exposure spot on and this is a great subject for abstract work.

    You could gain more impact in the shot by changing the angle of the camera / saxophone and not having it fall away from the camera quite so sharply.

    It's quite a busy shot as it is and not immediately clear what the subject is.

    I'd also be tempted to get in even closer around the 3 white button/keys and fill the frame with this and other areas.

    Strong diagonals always look good in images.

    I'd also be tempted to do a silhouette as well with such a subject as this and create a really strong graphic image.
    • 28 Feb 2010 2:46AM
  • Rainbow Tucan

    The mod from banehawi just leaps off the page at me and is a first class example of how to take a good image and turn it into a stunner.

    All the mods show the hidden potential in this shot.

    One quick thought though.

    I agree that the additional sharpening, saturation, placing a catch light in the eye, darkening the background, adding contrast and increasing the canvas size all benefit the image and make it even better but there are two white chips / blemishes near the tip of the beak.

    I would be tempted to remove these as well but would that make the image too perfect?

    I'm wondering if leaving in the beak blemishes add to the reality of the image (which has been improved by software) or whether if they were removed the image could be classed by some as too picture perfect?

    I'm clearly in two minds over it or is it a case of make a decision, publish and be damned?

    The beaks chips are reality, but as we have already tampered with reality to benefit the image does that really matter?

    My reason for posing this question is that although I love this image, my eye is constantly drawn to those wretched white chips in an otherwise super, highly colourful beak.
    • 27 Feb 2010 5:19AM
  • BLOOMIN HECK

    I prefer V2 slightly over V1 for its symmetrical layout and image composition - but I enjoyed looking at both images and colours aas presented.

    Any gardener would like these on the wall
    • 26 Feb 2010 10:16AM
  • Farewell ePHOTOzine

    pilleyboy - your work is exceptional and speaks volumes for your ability.

    The site will be poorer without you.

    You have inspired many people to achieve more with their work because of the stunning images you have shown here.
    • 25 Feb 2010 5:21PM
  • Lydford Gorge 2

    Now that's brought back a very special memory of our trip there two years ago. Thanks for posting.
    • 9 Feb 2010 5:32PM
  • Maelstrom

    A stunning, eye catching abstract. I could look at this for hours and lose myself in its pattern and intricacy. Superb work.

    Perhaps you could create even more impact with a different edge / border / colour combination?
    • 9 Feb 2010 9:49AM
  • Abstract

    I really like the colours, pattern and obscurity of the subject
    • 9 Feb 2010 9:46AM
  • Mars And Moon

    Great capture and presentation. A memorable image.
    • 30 Jan 2010 4:50AM
  • Reflections.

    Such a serene image. Super work
    • 10 Jan 2010 4:33PM
  • Icicle

    Thanks for the comments guys - I'll try the stock photo route - and see what happens. Good tip thanks
    • 9 Jan 2010 9:32PM
  • Dreams

    Superb composition, pose and lighting.
    • 9 Jan 2010 9:22PM
  • Lake of Lights

    Thanks for looking everyone and for the comments. Much appreciated.
    • 9 Jan 2010 9:05PM
  • mosiac

    Great colour capture with random and abstract features. A most striking image.Lots to enjoy in this image. Well spotted
    • 9 Jan 2010 9:02PM
  • A Need for Speed

    He is really moving. Great action shot
    • 8 Jan 2010 11:51AM
  • Belt UP!

    She's been watching too much of Simon Cowell ..... great fun shot
    • 7 Jan 2010 12:28PM