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  • Starlings

    Albeit being an interesting theme, well composed I think it misses the awesome picture element due to the timing setting of the shutter speed. Or you may needs to raise the ISO value or open the aperture wider. Unfortunately the metadata are missing so we can't say what could be altered. Migrating birdopulation is on the decline, due to human intervention It must have been quite a spectacle, thanks for sharing it with us
    • 17 Jan 2017 12:38PM
  • Wet morning, Newcastle 2

    You know which is my pick...
    • 16 Jan 2017 11:29AM
  • bald eagle

    Excellent picture but yet, it does remind me a face of a Muppet Show character
    • 16 Jan 2017 1:19AM
  • Alone again...

    Looks like a diner on a boat in the rough sea Smile
    • 15 Jan 2017 11:08PM
  • Breakfast bar baps!

    I had breakfast and if I take more I will be reeeeeeaaaaaly big.
    I am in doubt about the open window on the right. I see the green of the half pot there and I think that the whole pot should be in the frame.Actually I cropped from the right all the window to cut off the ''dead white space'' and I think it worked with the model in the centre of the new frame. Unfortunately you shoot against the light and I think she is a bit tanned so she looks dark on my screen (my colour may not be accurate). Multi segment light metering mode is the culprit, I think you ought to go with single spot light reading and take the light reading from her skin. I don't know your sense of humour but I could see the plant of the right with the pot being moved just in front of her Panties would not be necessary her modesty would be covered by the ex president of the United States, GW .... Bush

    • 15 Jan 2017 11:00PM
  • Waiting for the boss

    It looks damn retro! I thought it was shot 60 years ago!
    • 15 Jan 2017 12:04PM
  • Wet morning, Newcastle

    The dog with a moustache of Josef Stalin has character but...
    who has ruined my Newcastle Brown Ale by throwing watermelon vodka mix in it?
    I took well the Little She sign in the beginning. At least it is black and metal like the ironmongery.
    But just below that was the plastic sign of watch repairs. Ermmmm
    So I made a crop square excluding the Little She sign, The dog is dress as adult. No minors allowed.
    Newcastle business Smile Then I thought ok... there are still signs in the square ... no big change. Duck it.
    I looked again an my issue was the sign on the most right side of the frame, ''Scrap it,scrap it, scarp it'' I thought remembering Alec Baldwin acting as Donald Trump. And then it all made sense. A little sign foot can be ''digitally remastered'' and erased. But really why bother when you can turn it up in Black and White? which does with the issue of white and blue signs and red undernotes on the wring places. Yes it would be nice if the dog's mouth had some red in it and no I do not mean lipstick.
    It's a good day here. You have a good day there too.
    • 15 Jan 2017 10:28AM
  • Oops!

    Good morning dudler.
    I can fully understand your feelings. I see the model in the top, gracefully holding her breasts and beautifully placed in the frame that it never actually showed her beauty in the extent both of you'd want. and I think ''duck''. It may show how fragile life is....
    From the little image in the Gallery I thought that the model standing on her feet was holding up a veil....
    If it is of any comfort I shall vote for it. Please do not ''read'' the vote as a confirmation of silliness. Mine or yours it doesn't matter.

    • 15 Jan 2017 9:47AM
  • Northumberland Street - the return visit

    Now that is....
    un-natural, haha.
    I do love the way the woman appears to be holding the two bags with two small arms that actually belong to the mannequin.
    I would flip it Moira, The signs would be read as normal. And you would have both the reflections and the pie from G(reggs)
    • 13 Jan 2017 11:39PM
  • Coffee Culture

    Talking of allergies I developed one towards blondes Smile
    Not all of them, just the one on the left corner I mean.
    Nothing wrong with her bag or her coffee cup though
    Best regards
    • 10 Jan 2017 10:57PM
  • Lightwand Portrait

    I do like the depth layers created by the lighting.
    I don't know if he is eating something, but I think it would have been better if he had raised his other hand to do the same gesture because we could see his mouth as well.
    I so much wished this long pepper-like shape on the bottom right was fully in the frame Smile Excellent idea to have it in black and white, it is a beautiful portrait overall.
    • 10 Jan 2017 12:47AM
  • Another Day at School - Tonle Sap Cambodia

    great portraiture
    • 6 Jan 2017 8:15PM
  • Frozen river

    Hello Ctibor welcome to the site.
    I have come across another two memorable picture of yours, this is the third one I see.
    I shall compare it to the other two, the tree with the snow and the snow covered mountain.
    As a concept this looks like the tree with the snow picture rather than the snow covered mountain.
    I say so because one at this focal length can not depict something to focus on, unlike with the photo with the snow covered mountain where the main subject of the frame is clearly distinguished from the other elements in the picture (the white snow in the foreground and the blue/orange sky in the background.
    You may say that we can see the river and the trees and the snow as they are nicely brought together in the vertical frame. But you see, cats123 mod zooms in and selects a part of the picture that might be more interesting than the whole landscape scene. When you scan an area to photograph you have to exercise your eye to be finding prominent subjects which can be turned into an interesting picture. Say for example you had a black tall hat with you. If you were to photograph it placed on the snow by the bank of the river from a 30 degree angle downwards pointing at the river waters you would have a rather intriguing picture there. Question yourself as you compose to take a picture ''what will make this picture interesting?''
    • 6 Jan 2017 7:19PM
  • Quayside portrait

    It's amazing what you can fit into a four sided piece of paper. Yes i mean the print.
    I suspected from the shape of her specs that this is an ''old favourite'' picture.
    The big corded lapels give it away... mid 70's Smile Carefree!
    Here's to all the friends we had and all the friends we lost and all the friends we miss.

    • 5 Jan 2017 2:02PM
  • Zsa Zsa

    I think she does sound like her too Smile
    Don't tell me they are actual relatives!
    • 3 Jan 2017 4:56PM
  • Specially for you, Mr Bond!

    Hi dudler, it does remind me of James Bond film titles but I would have chosen a red colour instead of green, I think her skin colour would make her a better contrast to it
    • 3 Jan 2017 4:54PM
  • Deer

    Good shooting angle, bravo!
    • 3 Jan 2017 4:47PM
  • Lady in white.

    Hello Wimpy.
    I would like to discuss the concept rather than the technicalities as much. You have titled your picture ''lady in white'' and we know she is a model posing with a white dress which looks like a wedding attire to me. She is also holding a bunch of flowers which may well be a wedding bouquet. The colourful balloons add a note of happiness and colour, and they may be part of the ''wedding'' decoration of this venue. I think it looks like a picture which could be in a wedding magazine, or a brochure of a wedding clothes shop. Having in mind that the dress is the main item which the attention of the person who asked and paid for the picture to be taken, any zooming which would crop any of the dress full size is not an option. The three chairs in line on the left bottom of the picture could have been removed. The chair facing us is sufficient to establish a story of ''table-chair(s)-guests'''. My horizontal crop eliminated some of the additional space which although I can accept as a means of having more light in the picture could be deemed excessive, Normally wedding receptions are done in big venues so reducing it is optional. I have kept the red coloured items below the yellow balloon on the background for adding colour and joy in the mood of the picture. I like the dynamism of the model's gesture and pose, running in parallel with the dress like this symbol ''\'' . Note that the balloons she is holding have the same relation with her bouquet. I also like the contrast with the light coming from the back in a different if not opposite angle like this symbol ''/''. I think you have blurred the edges of the picture to give a dream-like feeling. If it flows your boat why not? She is from the stuff of dreams anyway Smile
    • 3 Jan 2017 1:02PM
  • behind the door...

    Hi whimpy, I cropped to exclude the flash reflection on the wooden frame. Hope you don't mind seeing it square Wink
    • 2 Jan 2017 11:30AM
  • the end is the beginning of a new

    all the best for 2017 atenytom!
    • 1 Jan 2017 10:55PM
  • Tomorrow Land

    Worth exp!oring it with a zoom lens as well.
    • 30 Dec 2016 10:04AM

    I have nothing against colour, but I think it would be worth exp!oring a black and white version as well..
    • 30 Dec 2016 9:32AM
  • Church of St. Mark

    Cool! Great blend of colours. It is a street photograph with a twist. A blend of the temporary expressed by the man and the permanent represented by the building. It is a well deserved award. Applauds.
    • 30 Dec 2016 9:10AM
  • Enjoy Nature

    Great composition and colours Bantu. Have a great 2017.
    • 30 Dec 2016 9:02AM
  • A Knotty Situation

    I would like to make my admiration known to the person who did the rope work. Bravo team!
    • 29 Dec 2016 10:13PM
  • Ring for Service

    "This establishment prohibits alcohol consumption, please leave your drinks outside before entering the premises"
    Great mono.
    • 29 Dec 2016 9:50AM
  • Strollin

    Bridging nicely architecture and fashion. You just don't get dressed like that for minus ten Celsius(?). Glad your camera worked!
    • 29 Dec 2016 9:42AM
  • The Repair

    Amazing. I hope you have kept his postal address.
    • 29 Dec 2016 9:35AM
  • Cuban pharmacist young Chris Rea lookalike

    thanks Moira. I liked the darker version, I am not sure if the yellow glow made me keep it in colour because I somehow like it in contrast with the black and white (which I am not stranger using). The horizontal flip shows the things right... it would be great for advertising Smile but the right to left lettering original I thought it may show truly what I saw before I take the picture Smile or does it make him look scary - and young Chris Rea lookalike Smile
    • 28 Dec 2016 3:21PM
  • Sentinel.

    On the day of its upload I experimented with an envelope cropping but it did not look quite different to me so I have not uploaded it. I have seen on the same another mod on it, maybe totally square frame if I remember righteously the beak and the cropped wing are from the same side. Having liked the spectrum of greys on the wing I thought it would be rather fair to it if the crop was attempting to balance the wing on the left and the head turned on the right, that is why the ''seagull?" crop was done in a frame which resembles the 3:2 format (free hand). I have noticed that the amount of blue sky above the left wing might had been too much so I cropped lower on the ''trapped'' version to intensify the spreading of the wing and the looking on the right, ;pity that part of the right wing is there but if the head was looking straight ahead we could have cropped differently.
    • 26 Dec 2016 9:28PM