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You are welcome to look through my pictures and leave comments. All pictures are my copyright.
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  • Low tide down at the shipyard


    Good theme for a black and white study.

    It's a shipyard when it has ships... when not... you have the relics of a long-gone industry

    • 18 Nov 2017 4:14PM
  • knife through the heart

    I find it good as a starting point, you have taken a well known expression and sketching with an image trying to replicate it.

    But the pain and the drama are not there. The shooting angle does not show the knife piercing the tomato in the most prominent way. And the only dripping from the knife is a few drops of transparent tomato juice. I think a white background with some extra ketchup splash would make it as brutal as a knife in the heart feels.
    And it does hurt a lot, you know?

    • 18 Nov 2017 4:11PM
  • Festival Theatre, Pitlochry

    Now mac if this was shot hand-held I'd say you have béton armé hands!
    ISO64 in a theatre is quite a challenge and I guess you were there with a tripod.
    Quite a result actually. Bravo.
    You will notice from my mod I cropped (again). I do not have a Xpan panorama bias actually. Neither I am the Photographer Scissorhands. Nor I have a fetish to destroy pictures.
    The truth is that I evangelise a principle that the human eye function in combination to the brain evolved as a means to warn people of danger, light helps us seeing and we humans have developed seeking light for clarification. In light we trust.
    Applying my theorem here the beautiful chandelier attracts too much attention for me. Theatre for me is the stage and the seats, that is the essence of the theatre. And as a famous director once said: ''from the moment you have an actor and a viewer you have a (functioning) theatre''. On the other hand I do not want to say that your picture is not good. It displays the grandeur of the building, Oooo-la-la!
    As a proof of my approval of the original, I shall try a version with increased light as if I had shot that on tripod and on Bulb for a long exposure. I am not sure if I will succeed bringing life on the chandelier but I will give it a try!

    • 18 Nov 2017 2:28PM
  • First day of the rest of my life

    Hi Dudler,
    Do I understand rightly that this is a cropped frame/? I guess it is cropped from the side...
    I would have loved to see more space on the top as I find her face way too high,
    The artificial ''grain'' makes makes quite realistic and the model is breathtaking.
    • 18 Nov 2017 10:50AM
  • Pont d'Arc

    Great take, shortlisted for award!
    • 18 Nov 2017 10:26AM
  • St Mary’s Lighthouse

    Caught with great Light!
    • 18 Nov 2017 9:34AM
  • SV Maple Leaf

    Great boat.
    I am sorry for not having the metadata (rare thing for me, missing them, that is).
    I have a suspicion about the aperture value used. Is it rather low? The background would look better I suspect if the aperture was closed down..
    • 18 Nov 2017 4:54AM
  • Tourists at Jumeirah Beach - Dubai

    I am surprised to so no-one is swimming, the two people ''in the sea'' are on their boards!
    The camera has overexposed the scene I think. And I think I notice a green tint...
    • 18 Nov 2017 4:48AM
  • Flyby at the Remembrance Day Events at Veteran’s Place in Gore Park in Hamilton, ON (Canada) 003

    Hi Timothy, check this webpage out: http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/ar/transport/C-130.html
    The airplane you present as Avro Lancaster Mk X bomber is actually a Hercules C-130 cargo plane.
    Some people will insist on correct details, some others are very dogmatic about image sharpness.
    The most important is that you have the picture.
    Equally important is the fact you have realised that the 200mm lens would help you get a closer image.
    We all live and learn and may life give us many more opportunities to become better and apply what we know
    • 18 Nov 2017 1:44AM
  • castrol racing

    Another winner.
    Have you thought of showing them to Castrol themselves?
    • 17 Nov 2017 11:30PM
  • Shadows at Casa Pinnilos

    HI, Thanks for allowing modifications to be done. You can play with it a lot!
    Great subject, proper exposure, good picture, bravo
    • 17 Nov 2017 10:05PM
  • Pretty Girl in Pollok Park (2)

    Kate I am afraid I will disagree with the fellow members above as I think this portrait is not as good as you may have wished it to be.
    Framing is my biggest issue with it, it seems that the lady sits too low on the frame and that dark green foliage triangle on the top right corner seems too present while it does not need to be.
    The use of flash is another element which does not seem to go well. This Asian lady has a fair skin colour already, the light from the flash made her look as if she ''need(s) blood transfusion'' to quote another member.
    ISO value of 100 proved too low to cope with the overall weather (fall overcast) and the background light values. The camera should handle better the conditions even if ISO was raised to 400.
    I would please ask you to allow modifications on it so I can offer a modification which you may like yourself too
    • 17 Nov 2017 8:29PM
  • Eliean nam Faoileag

    (please start the reading from the modification notes) ...then I cropped the bottom left pieces of rock and sand. For me what is the most characteristic elements of the picture
    -apart from its panoramic shape- are the mist and the old prison on the crannog. My crop worked to make those not just prominent but unobstructedly present. I lowered highlights and shadows and increased the tint. The result does not seem unnatural to me. This is Scotland, lol.
    • 17 Nov 2017 8:01PM
  • Snow white

    Great framing, proper lighting, beautiful model! Bravo
    • 17 Nov 2017 11:46AM
  • Lucy

    Hi Joshwa.
    Lucy is one of the most prominent faces in the website, along with Monika and MsPhwoarrr.
    Glad she does not have an issue about her freckles.
    I must have not noticed your previous upload you mention about. If I were to change something after the shooting I may have cropped tighter on the left and if I was to change something during the shooting is that I would frame so as her forehead is not so close to the end of the frame; a bit of more fringe hair on top would ''crown'' the portrait well.
    I had chosen a song playing until I finish my work and type my comments. ''Isn't she lovely?'' Stevie Wonder 1976, LP ''Songs in the Key of Life''


    • 17 Nov 2017 11:44AM
  • Heavy Lip

    Well I thought to turn the sea blue Smile
    • 17 Nov 2017 1:41AM


    I am not an ornithologist but I trust you know your geese.
    I left three little birds in the frame, not to commemorate the late legend of Reggae, Bob Marley.
    The ones who survived my brutal butcherous crop display heads and neck the ones on the left who did not survive the chop (apart from some tail feathers) show mostly bums rather than grazing.
    I hope they escape the Thanksgiving and the Christmas Diner.
    Let's now all pray for world Peace and let Mother Nature flourish.

    (on grass)

    • 16 Nov 2017 5:04PM
  • In the Bath

    Very elegant picture Zuzu. Bravo.
    • 16 Nov 2017 4:00PM
  • Disabled Parking !!!!!!!

    I would have a bigger laugh if I saw a 900cc motorbke parked on one of these.
    • 16 Nov 2017 3:53PM
  • Eye ya

    Pretty playful and innovative pose, proper lighting, big potential.
    I tried a mono conversion in case I could come around my doubt about it but it did not solve the issue I think it spoils it. Cropping as portrait did the job but only in part.
    What I find as total mismatch in the frame is the silver colour of the wood paint on the chair. Turn this to gold or copper for greater impact.
    • 16 Nov 2017 3:48PM
  • Swans

    The right point of view, beautiful subjects and great weather on top of that!
    • 16 Nov 2017 3:34PM
  • Rescue Reworked

    Well? Which one you like the most now? You know which one I would prefer...
    • 16 Nov 2017 3:29PM
  • Gentle eyes...

    Well taken dudler
    • 16 Nov 2017 12:19PM
  • Mucking around with fairy lights

    Wow! Electric Snow White?
    I see someone asking this Christmas decoration from Santa.
    Merry Christmas all!
    • 16 Nov 2017 5:30AM
  • Snow white

    She has captivating eyes. My effort focused on making them prominent. I used vignette to make the back ground colours weaker and increased exposure too. I cropped from both sides. I hope you like the result.
    • 15 Nov 2017 11:49PM
  • Zig, but no zag?

    Quote:Great light and result with old camera. So it all proves we maybe don't need those really expensive cameras.

    Camera is a means to a photo, a tool per se as much as an item of desire, or fetish (namely Leica or Xpan Hasselblad).

    What it matters is the image. This is take some time ago I think Smile

    My mod has no zag or zig. Just look straight across and see a dressed woman approaching. I think dudler was shy back then Smile

    • 15 Nov 2017 11:12PM
  • Radio Ga Ga

    Frankenstein Radio!
    • 15 Nov 2017 9:55AM
  • Grampy is this the gruffalo cave ?

    start worrying about the pictures.
    All that counts is the final result.
    The image.
    This looks great so stop worrying about the camera!
    • 14 Nov 2017 10:43PM
  • The Night Cafe

    "Mon Ami, you can shove the L glass, let's drink to the bubbly mood and la dizziness de la nuit."
    Seeing two men drinking at night made me wonder: " breakfast"? "Diner"? "No chance". So I would crop everything above the aperitifs and the cocktails. Champagne, please!
    • 14 Nov 2017 2:56AM
  • Rescue

    This is drama! Excellent!
    I find there would be even more tension if the two standing figures were cropped out of the frame.
    • 14 Nov 2017 2:19AM