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  • Holy Island

    Thanks folks. IGreenGables, you must have much better eyes than me - the noise at the top of the picture had quite escaped me! I'm going to give the noise reduction tool in Lightroom a severe talking-to!!
    • 2 Oct 2014 9:40PM
  • man at work

    This is a great study of concentration. You can just about make out what he is working on but that's not really the point. He's obviously at a critical point of the process. The close attention to the chisel, and the curve round through eyes, neck muscle, shoulder, arm, elbow tucked in to increase control, hand and chisel is well portrayed. It makes you feel the controlled power he's using. It doesn't work in colour so well because we get distracted by his thinning hair and other information that's not essential to the story of concentration. A nice complex image to make you think!
    I keep wondering whether you've left his hand ever so slightly too light?
    • 21 May 2011 10:04AM
  • Venice cafe life

    Thanks for the comments folks. Some good feedback there. I've now played with the contrast just a touch and concluded that I like the deep shadows more than the details which I could extract from them. It WAS very late when I took the shot - handheld at f4 and 1/2 second with an IS lens. I think another time I'll take a film camera to get a slightly wider dynamic range. Maybe!
    • 16 Sep 2008 6:52PM
  • Summer Bench

    Nice shapes on the bench, caught the warmth well. I think you might get some mileage from borrowing the lens hood as well(!) or shield the lens with your hand a bit. You could also think about getting in closer with that big lens for the detail on the end of the bench and letting the background blur a bit? Er, some garden!!
    • 4 Aug 2006 6:32PM
  • Lancashire Mill

    Hmm, cotton mill as aristo's palace! Great stuff!
    • 4 Aug 2006 6:18PM
  • Runner

    Good story in the picture - where's he running to? has he just been let out to play? why the shadows of the bars? Lke it lots
    • 5 Jul 2006 1:07PM
  • Saltburn lift & pier at night

    Brian - I guessed that might be the case. Its still a fine shot though!
    • 11 Mar 2007 8:21PM

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