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  • Combien est cette Chienchien dans la Fenetre?

    Thanks for the video Leo
    • 16 May 2017 9:19AM
  • Peter Geall Surfer at Leven

    I like the surfer's poise & concentration, and the massive, powerful wave juxtaposed against the (relatively) frail human mastering the elements.

    I find the swimming surfer and the cameraman (?) distracting from the solitude of the main surfer so I've taken them out in a Mod.


    • 27 Mar 2017 11:22AM
  • All the worlds a stage (The Seven Ages of Man)

    A work of art in the classic tradition.


    PS I agree with what you imply about judges.
    • 18 Mar 2017 10:39AM
  • Blooming Graffiti Cropped

    Hi Willie

    Thanks for your comment. I deliberately made the vase a bit dull by lowering the opacity of its layer. This was to allow the bricks to show through slightly. The idea was to emphasise that the vase was merely painted on the wall in contrast to the real life flowers.

    • 7 Mar 2017 3:32PM
  • Warhammer!

    Overall I find the figure it is a bit lost against the background.

    On details of cutting and pasting, some of the background items have a light line around them showing against the dark sky. When I select an item for pasting, if the item is photographed against a light background and is to be pasted onto a dark background, I contract the selection a bit to make sure none of the background is left within the selection. It doesn't seem to matter as much if the situation is reversed as a dark line around something is often OK.
    • 7 Mar 2017 11:18AM
  • The Rake's Progress

    Thanks for the kind words and the awards. Some of the images that were on the original panel were tweaked for this posting as per suggestions made by the Critique team - so an extra thanks to them
    • 29 Jan 2017 10:51AM
  • Porthleven Caverns!

    Wow! Excellent shot. I especially like the full "cave" and the way you've captured the surfers look of pure joy

    I like Moira's Mod, but just to show a different approach to modification I've used Adobe Lightroom.

    The main adjustment was to increase the Clarity slider to 100. This brightened the surf at the bottom too much so I applied a Graduated to filter to the bottom and decreased the Highlights to -100 in just that bottom bit. For the whole thing I moved the Shadows slider to +50 so that the surfers wet suit wasn't completely black. I tweaked the colour temperature by +5. Finally I cropped a chunk off the left hand side, a little off the right hand side and a little off the bottom. A few minutes work.

    • 29 Jan 2017 10:33AM
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