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A quick view of Otinkyad's recent activity.

  • 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
  • Better Cropped?

    Thanks to everybody for their feedback and Dudler in particular for his Mods.

    • 21 Dec 2016 10:49AM
  • Playing with Shadows

    Thanks for the feedback everyone.

    I liked Dudler's crop of V0. The banding I was referring to was the vertical, broadish bands of Yellow in the fully illuminated background. Despite my tweaking I can still just discern them - but no-one mentioned them so they cannot be obvious! I'm not personally too bothered by the horizontal lines of light in V0 - I see them as part of the effect.

    Thanks again

    • 21 Nov 2016 11:52AM
  • Smoke Trails

    I'm jealous. My shots of the Red Arrows trailing smoke are nothing like as good as this!
    • 19 Nov 2016 5:33PM
  • Requiem

    I can't add much to what has been said already, but I would like to say how much I like this image. I slightly prefer MrsWoollybill's Mod, but to some extent one's preference is an aesthetic one.

    I know conventionally it is not quite right, but I like it that the figures are on the left of the frame looking left out of the frame - it adds an element of mystery to the story - "what are they looking at?". I like it that the horizon is just visible above the top of the sea wall. I also like the composition

    Overall the image has a somewhat disturbing quality - which is good. Excellent work.

    • 18 Nov 2016 5:43PM
  • More Candlelight Experiments

    Thanks to everyone for their valuable feedback.

    Prompted by comments from Dark Lord & Willie, I have posted another version of the fruit bowl lit by candlelight but with it & the vase off-frame.

    Thanks again

    • 9 Nov 2016 5:54PM
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