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  • Old Pier Timbers by rmd

    Sorry no colour image available as I was trying out Fuji's Acros JPEG simulation. Thanks for your comments and modification.
    • 2 Feb 2020 1:57PM
  • Bare Trees by rmd

    Thanks for your constructive comments. I do appreciate them.
    • 14 Nov 2019 7:05PM
  • Old Railway Sleepers by rmd

    Thanks for all your comments which I have taken on board. I like the diagonal suggestion which I think works well.

    • 14 Oct 2019 9:48PM
  • Night Street Scene by rmd

    Was taken in Dubrovnik. Well worth a visit if you get the opportunity.
    • 26 Sep 2019 8:50AM
  • Night Scene with girl by rmd

    Thanks for your comments. Not the first upload, my other image is still on my page called Posts. May try some modification and
    post to Gallery.

    • 25 Sep 2019 11:39AM
  • Posts by rmd

    Quote:Welcome from me too. I have rather neglected the Critique Gallery of late but I had to come in here because it combines two of my favourite subjects - reflections, and the inherent strangeness of so much of our world if you take a detached view...

    Well seen, first of all. So many photographers would pass this by...

    A suggestion for any shot that involves strong vertical reflections - try flipping it upside down and see what happens. The thing is, we expect to see reflections in water 'upside down', when they are flipped 'the right way up' the result challenges the brain because it is unexpected.

    Another suggestion - for a sense of mystery, avoid including background context unless you need that juxtaposition. I don't think you do here.

    I've uploaded a modification which is how I would want to present this, it may not be how you saw it but I think it's an interesting comparison. I flipped vertically, and cropped off the 'real' view (that needed a bit of skewing to level the shore edge. I also brightened by 10% and made a Levels adjustment to lighter tones. Typically sky reflections in water will be about 10% darker than the real sky so if you want to create an illusion of 'reality' that adjustment helps.

    The result is I think rather reminiscent of Dalí's dream paintings.

    You have a number of suggestions here, they are about taking the image a stage or two further. I'd be interested to know your thoughts.

    • 19 Sep 2019 2:28PM
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  • Posted on mike9005's profile

    Thank you Mike
    • 7 Oct 2019 2:39PM

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