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Quiraing by wolfy


Beautiful. Looks worth the wait Smile

By: wolfy

Bye bye Canon 450D by Angi_Wallace

Bye bye Canon 450D

Love the light painted orb. Hope the camera recovers.

By: Angi_Wallace



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.

By: keithh

Bodiam Castle by derekhansen

Bodiam Castle

Looks like the plan paid off. Fantastic shot.

By: derekhansen

Long & Short of it... by wamp

Long & Short of it...

Great comp and colours - and the motion in the sky really sets it off.

By: wamp

Milking It by fazzer

Milking It

Me too - the water gives the shot loads of energy.

By: fazzer

Waking The Witch by Nick_w

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.

By: Nick_w

Intemprance house by Nick_w

Intemprance house

Me too - bags of character.

By: Nick_w

Golden Cask 2 by taggart

Golden Cask 2

Beautifully shot - I really like the style you've created with this.

By: taggart

Malham Dawn by Paul_Forgham

Malham Dawn

Stunning image - looks like the extra effort was worth it. Congrats on the magazine use too.

By: Paul_Forgham

Godrevy Glory by BillyGoatGruff

Godrevy Glory

Wow - fantastic colours and the panoramic format really suits it.

By: BillyGoatGruff

Cape Gold ... by sut68

Cape Gold ...

Impressive - particularly in the handling of the highlights - very well deserved.

By: sut68

Red Roaches by edrhodes

Red Roaches

Absolutely stunning sky.

By: edrhodes

Low flying Spaniel by John_Wannop

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

By: John_Wannop

Southwold surf by derekhansen

Southwold surf

Really stunning - well deserved. Colours, movement, exposure and comp all spot on IMO.

By: derekhansen

Bracebridge Pumping Station by Pete

Bracebridge Pumping Station

Great range of colours too from the shady mossy concrete through the warm light on the wall to the brick.

By: Pete



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.

By: dascmor

Slaters Bridge (2) Little Langdale by Niknut

Slaters Bridge (2) Little Langdale

Impressive mood and I love the way you've handled the subtle colour in the sky.

By: Niknut

Running Free by MarkBroughton

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).

By: MarkBroughton

Last light before the storm by newfocus

Last light before the storm

Thanks for the comments folks. The shooting conditions were tricky but I'm pleased with the result.

By: newfocus

RETREATING by dmhuynh72


Great movement in the water here - the exposure time seems just right.

By: dmhuynh72

A Fly's Eye by brian1208

A Fly's Eye

Definitely can't fault the results. Superb, and the focus is perfect.

By: brian1208

Before the Harvest by LeighRebecca

Before the Harvest

Great detail and colour in the corn.

By: LeighRebecca

Mordiford loop walk by foreverawhite

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

By: foreverawhite

Five Fells by Ingleman

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.

By: Ingleman

Causeway under Water by colin63

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.

By: colin63

Big Foot by jokinarnya

Big Foot

Yes - definitely an unique view and the snow and sky help make it something special.

By: jokinarnya

Sunrise Pen-y-Fan by fotosphere

Sunrise Pen-y-Fan

Yes - stunning conditions, very well captured.

By: fotosphere

Birstwith by ade_mcfade


Well worth the wet foot I reckon. Just the right amount of detail in the water too.

By: ade_mcfade

Winter at Spurlswood Beck by newfocus

Winter at Spurlswood Beck

Hi Soren,

It's just near the Blackling Hole car park, upstream of the main waterfall and the bridge. It's pretty easy to get to in normal weather but I like visiting in snow because it's near impossible to get a car within half an hour's walk of it and that seems to turn it into a real wilderness some how.

I walked along the valley floor today and found the footprints I left a week ago. No other prints in sight. That has to be pretty rare on this crowded little island Smile

By: newfocus