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  • Knock knock..

    The anaglyph says the working hours, you were there late, lol. Amazing find Grin
    • 6 Aug 2017 9:22AM
  • She Knows He Is Delusional

    Summertime and delusions are common. My Atlas shows Katakolon is not an island, and I doubt the fish he said he caught was that big, lol. Blush
    • 6 Aug 2017 9:07AM
  • Chloe

    I can not remember why I was talking about female anaglyph (aww yes, Phwoar Girl). This is very chic, the golden hair adds some extra chic-ness. But the visible arm I think should be up there with the other one. Lovely lighting, colours and overall result.
    • 5 Aug 2017 10:41PM
  • Bridge Adornments

    Hi, why not cropping lower to avoid the light background and zoom in the two items, the soft and the rough...
    just a thought on this very good image.

    • 5 Aug 2017 10:20PM
  • Spanish Shadows

    If I tell you it was intentional to promote neck stretching exercises you wouldn't believe me...
    • 5 Aug 2017 9:53AM
  • Corner of the Forbidden kingdom

    Congratulations. This frame works as a 50-50 split because it balances reality (top part) and imagination (reflection, bottom part) in a single frame.
    • 5 Aug 2017 9:45AM
  • Sian

    Hi, I would really have liked the picture where she is looking straight to the camera. I hope you have captured that frame....
    • 5 Aug 2017 9:38AM
  • The Trinnacle Sunset

    Splendid my boy, splendid Smile
    • 4 Aug 2017 4:32PM
  • Pipe

    Hi, I will not disagree with you. I would also suggest cropping the top part and keep the dark interesting parts inside a square frame.
    • 4 Aug 2017 3:14PM
  • The Barbican

    Hello Orhun,
    I agree with jestertheclown for me the Barbican reaches very near the top end of the frame and the addition of extra sky gives the building some breathing space.
    In addition, and please do not take it in a bad way, I think choosing to shoot it horizontally is like an attempt to fit a giraffe in a horizontal frame as you would do to fit a sausage dog in it. I think the whole nature of the building(s) -being tall- is being best displayed in a vertical frame. My modification cropped the building on the left, it's not bad to be there but it's not the building you meant to photograph; Same applies for the lost buildings on the right. What I see now in the frame, is a tall building antagonising a tall antenna in the background. I've left some green in the scene, always good to have green in a city and did some alterations on the amount of light, contrast and colour as well. I am not familiar with the building or how much washed out the limestone(?) used to built it is actually, But just before the looming rain I thought to give this a rather blunt look. That is my personal view. I could not get excited with an edifice looking so boring. I will stress here that I talked about its architectural beauty, not your picture.
    • 4 Aug 2017 3:05PM
  • Wakey Wakey Rise and Shine

    Will agree with banehawi, great pic, your daughter has pulled a great expression. Treasure moment framed. I think the extra top bit on the map is for confusing the smugglers, what if the wall had a frame with her face and your frame contained just the part below her nose, that is her smile, jaw and neck, in total contrast with her expression now?
    • 2 Aug 2017 8:27PM
  • Look At Me

    Setting worked as a treat, wonderful image...
    I bet the colour version is nice too
    • 2 Aug 2017 2:26PM
  • cold winter sunrise

    Great point of view, bravo...
    Out of my head I can't remember if the 1DX has a flipping screen, if it hasn't it's double points you'd get today Smile
    Is it my idea that it leans to the right? I feel it needs a tiny anticlockwise tilt of just a degree?
    Once again, bravo.
    • 2 Aug 2017 2:21PM

    Quote:all dressed up and pulling a load of groceries?

    with the sate the country is in a trip to the grocers equates to a flight abroad
    -in Euros-!

    She looks like she would be as an interesting subject to shoot from the back as the umbrella has lots of decorations on it.

    Combining umbrella and hat seems a bit excessive but the vest above the shirt is a clear sign of confusion
    what a colourful character Smile

    Dimitris, I think you can increase the exposure and lower the contrast, her face is well under the cover of multiple shadow layers

    • 2 Aug 2017 2:04PM
  • Girl on a waterbed

    Hello shishidog,
    I have questions that need answering, please Smile

    I think that the white of her eyes needs some brightening, was the flash straight on her?
    I can't see any such flash firing, I would say she is under a window ceiling and she needs some holidays in the sun Blush Where were the lights placed?

    • 2 Aug 2017 11:55AM
  • Film rules

    Hi dudler,
    I am a film child, still a big fan, so I would be very partial here...
    Judging from the arms (especially her right one) positioning I must say this is quite a flexible lady. I could not resist making a modification, omitting her right arm. I toned it to somehow similarly to how a Sultry Sixties print image would look like, does it actually? What do you think?
    • 2 Aug 2017 10:46AM
  • Alone

    I can hear you singing:
    the horizon tilts, but when she smiles tilting her head too,
    I fall to bits, I am in love, everything's fine Smile
    • 2 Aug 2017 10:24AM
  • Greetings from lake Titicaca

    Hi, it might be the screen I am looking at this but the faces of the ladies on the right are hardly visible by the strong shadow. I lowered the contrast and increased light and I could see most of the faces apart from the man's in the white jacket. Great token of your travel, I hope you have a video of their song too.
    • 2 Aug 2017 10:17AM
  • Twins ?

    Hi. It looks nice here and on its negative (suggesting to turn the blacks to whites and whites to blacks).
    I doubt this it is a mirror image, as the left mannequin has the hands crossed and the right mannequin has them hanging freely. Could you name the shop? Their visual merchandising team did a cracking job!
    • 2 Aug 2017 10:07AM
  • Mont Blanc Meisterstuck fountain pen with watch on a black background with reflection.

    In German, when you can not type the so called umlauts - the two dots that go on top of some letters - you replace them with an ''e'' immediately after the letter under the umlauts, so the proper spelling for Meisterstück without the umlauts is Meisterstueck. p.s. - No resin-made item has been more overvalued than Mont Blanc, they crack easily when you drop them Smile Anyway ...
    This looks like an attempt to shoot an advertorial. And the most prolific sign that should be visible isn't. The white ''snowflake'', the tip of Mont Blanc, which decorates the top of the cap is lost in the darkness . I can not read the name engraved on the nib. This could be a Montegrappa. So what could help the sign to be visible?
    My solution is rather simple. The light coming from the side you and the camera is. The watch could stand up rather than be laid and it could face towards the right of the frame rather than towards the left.
    Where can I sign with my Townsend Cross?
    • 1 Aug 2017 8:20PM
  • Incoming

    • 1 Aug 2017 7:21PM
  • Harley Quin

    Hi. The framing is good.
    What has gone bad is a result of applying the wrong suggestions to the wrong situations. Aperture Priority is not a good servant when it comes to fast action or fast objects, it's fine for static subjects; Shutter Speed Priority is your best bet, if you want to rule out Manual, or you don't have enough time.
    By selecting Aperture Priority and setting the value on f/4 on the focal length of 105mm the depth of field was not as big as you would have wanted, so you had to do sharpening afterwards to compensate for the loss of depth. Actually it has been noted that the longer focal length on the 24-105 L creates more background blur at 105mm and f/4 (from compression) compared to the 24-70mm f/2.8L Canon lens. A bright sky would tell the camera lightmeter to keep ISO fairly low and here the top right half of the frame is very bright and the bottom left is very dark, and despite multiple area metering, with the aperture so wide camera set the ISO to 125. This is close to ISO100 which is low, suitable for bright day and stationary objects not moving ones. To compensate for all that light coming to the sensor camera's shutter closed fast at 1/2000 sec. If you tried to pan to catch the action you might had a bit more clear faces even in the front row.
    In theory, you have a rectangular frame, which once split by a diagonal starting on the top left corner and ending on the bottom right corner, includes two totally opposite triangles as in the amount of brightness they have and exposure time they require. You would need an ISO value of at least 400, which far more suitable for action/sports than ISO100 and lots of panning and patience to experiment with. Or try the ''sunny 16'' rule
    where ISO and shutter speed are of the same value when you set your lens aperture at f/16.
    • 1 Aug 2017 3:10PM
  • Zenit - ET

    Da, da, da. Not the German song folks. This looks like a USSR market model as the makers' name is in Cyrillic. Seventies?
    • 31 Jul 2017 9:49PM
  • Not All...

    Hi. You have actually talked about the power of photography to neutralise any gender or age difference the photographers have, pictorially.
    • 31 Jul 2017 9:24PM
  • Silence

    Nice and atmospheric,
    I would be tempted either to straighten it by rotating it a couple of degrees to the left or crop it from top and left just to lose the ''light leaks'' from the stained glass window and the other window on the top left corner.
    • 31 Jul 2017 9:51AM
  • Wingchun

    Hi wimpy, my mod is a black and white.image.
    I increased the light to reveal the Wingchun trainer fully.
    As it is flipped it the reverse side is revealed. The kungfu man
    as expert, works both his right and his left move as well.
    I lowered the contrast and the highlights
    I used the vignette to tone down the edges
    Great catch

    • 31 Jul 2017 3:19AM
  • matches

    I notice quite strong noise, it seems this was shot under dark conditions..
    The ''heads'' of the matches should be the other way I suppose, as wanting to come out , rather as heading back to the dry boat, haha. Unless they have good survival instinct. Haha
    • 30 Jul 2017 9:29PM
  • Dad

    • 28 Jul 2017 11:54AM
  • Megi

    Hello Vragor.
    I will not talk about camera settings, numbers, histograms and post processing software.
    They are all useful, I don't deny that.
    But first and foremost I will speak about framing and what you do before pressing the shutter button.
    So pick your subject, look through the viewfinder, make sure that you focus correctly and then in the live view screen, -since you are using a digital camera- examine what you include in the whole of your frame and what is about to be left out. When you take a portrait of a person, try to include just the person you want to include, and see if your framing contains all of the arms and the fingers.
    My opinion here says you have cut off too low on the bottom and you have too much empty space above the head. You can crop the empty space, you can not have the missing elbows back. The modern cameras can work and process automatically functions which photographers used to set manually.
    But you choose what to have in or leave out of your frame. I know some moments are fleeting. This is not one of them, she still had a lot of doughnut to eat. You can leave your camera in Program, it will still take a picture. But you decide what it will be in the picture. Take your time. Evaluate your framing. Fire Smile
    p.s. when it comes to caucasian children let them look a bit red, it is a sign of youth.
    • 28 Jul 2017 11:53AM
  • Lady in blue 4

    • 27 Jul 2017 8:18PM