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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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  • Another one of Hektor

    With willie again and my comments are as before. You can use the inbuilt flash for fill providing the light level gives 1/60 or less OR you set shutter speed priority at 1/160 sec.

    • 19 Jun 2018 2:46PM

    A good scene but you are very over exposed. The +1 was not needed, more likely -1 would be rather better. Did you check on your LCD?

    Your shutter speed is also way too slow for 300mm. You needed to be at 1/500 minimum, preferable 1/800. Up the ISO! I would have been at 400 and checking exposure.

    You shot in RAW. Are you fully conversant with RAW processing, because, if you are not you should shoot JPG or RAW + Best JPG. Then process the RAW to be at least as good as the JPG, or better.

    • 19 Jun 2018 7:30AM
  • Hektor

    With Willie. Why did you use those settings? Very strange. You needed to be at f4 or 5.6 to get some depth of field and focus on the eyes. Eye detection auto focus does not always work. I'm not a Sony user, but the flash is unlikely to have any effect at all at 1/800 sec> Do you understand flash synchronisation speeds? Rarely will flash have any effect above 1/200 sec unless you have it set for a long burn if that is available.

    First time using flash, so have a look at your manual. You may be better with the camera on shutter priority set to the dedicated X flash synch speed.

    John, your turn - does the Sony flash synch at this speed?

    • 19 Jun 2018 7:26AM
  • Valkyrie

    Interesting in a strange way - not to my liking in terms of longer term viewing but I can see it as a book cover. is it photography? Not really in my book - more a graphic arts exercise.

    • 16 Jun 2018 6:23PM
  • Paradise lost

    It all depend on what individuals like. I struggle badly with this. Very over saturated and heavy and, for me, not a very successful image. Some obviously like it, ut i ask myself, what would you do with it? not on a wall - a book cover?

    • 16 Jun 2018 6:20PM
  • the King is dead. Long live the kings

    Interesting and effective. However, not a god idea to put an image in the critique section if you are not prepared to discuss all aspects of it. The idea of this section is to learn from analysis of your own images and for others to learn by reading the discussion.

    • 15 Jun 2018 9:43PM
  • Tea Time

    I'm with Keith. A perfectly good pictorial record and wit a subject - the lock. t is al very green and, other than the clock, i don't really find the content that appealing. that is where subjectiveness comes in.

    • 15 Jun 2018 9:39PM

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