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Hope you like the variety I have tried to bring in my portfolio. Most of the images have been put here for comment and that is always appreciated. I spend quite a bit of time in the Critique section and I know many visit my portfolio because I have passed comment on their work. Hope you think my work is of a reasonable standard.

I know that, even with 50 years experience there are still things to learn and that technology changes quickly.
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  • Kata

    With John. My first thought was crop the bottom a lot. You just need the face filling the frame for impact. Otherwise there is imbalance. Could be a touch brighter but otherwise quality is very good, composition needs consideration.

    • 27 Jul 2016 8:07PM
  • general

    This is a pictorial record, not landscape. It is a bit messy and the foreground over exposed. It is also quite soft on the main subject an everywhere else. I wonder why? Shutter speed should be enough so I suspect an autofocus failure.

    Get in closer, lower viewpoint, careful focusing and exposure and there is a fine shot in there.

    • 27 Jul 2016 8:04PM
  • Staring at the wall

    Quite good, but I would have liked his head turned more towards the camera showing more of his face. A bit too side on to show his character at this distance.

    • 27 Jul 2016 7:58PM
  • stirring up a storm

    For once sharpness is not an issue. Difficult to tell what actually should be sharp in these conditions and, as here, providing the main subject is not actually blurred, it works. A fine shot. The elephant does not need to face the camera and the story is clear.

    • 27 Jul 2016 7:55PM
  • Flower Close up

    The idea and composition is good but the two basic requirements are not there. The image is unsharp and over exposed. You must learn to recognise this and correct at the shooting stage. look at the image on the LCD and blow it up.

    You should be at a smaller aperture and ensure focus on the main point, the stamen. you are on manual, so how are you metering? You have centre weighed auto set but how do you arrive at the manual setting? Shoot plenty of images, vary the settings, make sure you know which is which and either lock focus with the shutter release or focus manually.

    • 25 Jul 2016 8:35AM
  • Time For Tea

    Good tight crop and technically well done. The mug needs a bit of burning in to restore detail. For me, the mono is a bit flat and needs a contrast boost. Use the channel mixer to convert and vary the amount of each primary colour going into the mono mix to give that bit more punch.

    need a bit more EXIF ideally.

    • 25 Jul 2016 8:30AM
  • F-22 Raptor RIAT 2016

    This is excellent in most ways, but is, as Willie says and illustrates, just a tiny bit under exposed thus loosing brilliance and some impact. How are you metering or was it just a slight light change.

    Manual is usually best in these circumstances and I use a hand meter with incident light attachment. easily corrected in software though.

    • 25 Jul 2016 8:23AM

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