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  • Hercules

    It sure is a great shot.

    The thing I like most is that the DOF's just enough to get background detail while still letting it be a bit out of focus to isolate the Hercules.
    • 9 Oct 2016 3:40PM
  • Quiraing

    Beautiful. Looks worth the wait Smile
    • 1 Dec 2012 8:33PM
  • Bye bye Canon 450D

    Love the light painted orb. Hope the camera recovers.
    • 6 Nov 2011 3:39PM

    Really beautifully lit Keith. If I'm really looking hard for suggestions to make I do tend to agree with Nick on the placement of the photo as a minor point. I love the quality of the specular highlights on the books though and reflection in the desk.

    BTW - I subliminally registered the old book to the right of the candle as being an antique book on 'The World Wide Web' before the more conscious part of my brain finally went 'hold on' and went back for a second look Smile

    Looking forward to seeing more.
    • 3 Nov 2011 11:34PM
  • Bodiam Castle

    Looks like the plan paid off. Fantastic shot.
    • 2 Oct 2011 8:37PM
  • Long & Short of it...

    Great comp and colours - and the motion in the sky really sets it off.
    • 18 Sep 2011 7:46PM
  • Milking It

    Me too - the water gives the shot loads of energy.
    • 18 Sep 2011 7:45PM
  • Waking The Witch

    I think most of the helpful feedback has been said but just to add that years back I read a photoshop compositing tutorial and the key to a convincing result really was to have everything shot in the same way. In addition to the similar direction and quality of light that's been mentioned, the focal length and dof of the shot need to match for best possible results, e.g. model shot with a mid/telephoto lens against a wide angle landscape will tend to look a little like a cardboard cutout whereas similar focal lengths will be more natural/convincing.

    I'll paste a link if I can find it again - looking forward to seeing more.
    • 17 Sep 2011 10:09PM
  • Intemprance house

    Me too - bags of character.
    • 17 Sep 2011 9:51PM
  • Golden Cask 2

    Beautifully shot - I really like the style you've created with this.
    • 17 Sep 2011 12:05PM
  • Malham Dawn

    Stunning image - looks like the extra effort was worth it. Congrats on the magazine use too.
    • 16 Sep 2011 7:00PM
  • Godrevy Glory

    Wow - fantastic colours and the panoramic format really suits it.
    • 16 Sep 2011 5:56PM
  • Cape Gold ...

    Impressive - particularly in the handling of the highlights - very well deserved.
    • 13 Sep 2011 8:46PM
  • Red Roaches

    Absolutely stunning sky.
    • 6 Jun 2011 5:01PM
  • Low flying Spaniel

    Excellent timing. It reminds me of a series I took of my kids jumping up and down in a muddy puddle when they were younger Smile
    • 26 Apr 2011 7:27PM
  • Southwold surf

    Really stunning - well deserved. Colours, movement, exposure and comp all spot on IMO.
    • 4 Apr 2011 8:41PM
  • Bracebridge Pumping Station

    Great range of colours too from the shady mossy concrete through the warm light on the wall to the brick.
    • 19 Mar 2011 7:20PM

    A beautiful shot - I don't know if it's as a consequence of everything the image has been through but it has some great character to it IMO.
    • 6 Feb 2011 11:39AM
  • Slaters Bridge (2) Little Langdale

    Impressive mood and I love the way you've handled the subtle colour in the sky.
    • 26 Nov 2010 9:59PM
  • Running Free

    Great autumn colour, well shot. To my eye it makes a great square crop using just the top part of the image too (not implying there's anything wrong with it as it stands - just an alternative).
    • 29 Oct 2010 9:09PM
  • Last light before the storm

    Thanks for the comments folks. The shooting conditions were tricky but I'm pleased with the result.
    • 20 Oct 2010 8:21PM

    Great movement in the water here - the exposure time seems just right.
    • 20 Oct 2010 8:05AM
  • A Fly's Eye

    Definitely can't fault the results. Superb, and the focus is perfect.
    • 11 Sep 2010 10:42PM
  • Before the Harvest

    Great detail and colour in the corn.
    • 22 Aug 2010 8:57PM
  • Mordiford loop walk

    Welcome to epz Neil - I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

    I'm going out on a limb here in that by reading your intro, you seem up for some feedback and I appreciate that myself so...

    I think the comp and the square crop have a lot going for them. The group of cows bottom left ads balance, the tree has some interest in it and the position of the curve of the hills works well.

    I think you could maybe colour balance the shot a little warmer to remove some of the blue cast and apply some curves adjustment to help cut through the background haze by increasing contrast in the trees on the hill. Using a grad filter to retain some more detail in the sky or shooting two exposures and merging them would help too.

    I don't mean any of this as negative though - just views and observations of the kind that I appreciated when I was starting and the important thing's to keep enjoying it.

    cheers, John
    • 21 Jun 2010 11:42PM
  • Five Fells

    I like the overall scene but it seems a little under exposed. The curves adjustment already suggested should help with that, or you can do a quick fix by dragging in the right hand slider in levels. It looks worth the effort to get that right.
    • 1 Mar 2010 9:38PM
  • Causeway under Water

    I like the way there's just the right amount of reflection over the causeway while still leaving it visible. Great comp and colours too.
    • 18 Feb 2010 12:48PM
  • Big Foot

    Yes - definitely an unique view and the snow and sky help make it something special.
    • 23 Jan 2010 12:11PM
  • Sunrise Pen-y-Fan

    Yes - stunning conditions, very well captured.
    • 20 Jan 2010 10:51AM
  • Birstwith

    Well worth the wet foot I reckon. Just the right amount of detail in the water too.
    • 19 Jan 2010 5:32PM