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  • St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

    Nothing to add, except just stunning.
    • 13 Dec 2017 8:24AM
  • Ella in water colour

    First may I say I really like this. The way it goes against the rules is a real joy. I also like the way the space of the white compares to the subject. The main problem I had with the image the white brush wash is too strong and may have looked better if you took the opacity down and allowed the subject to come out more.

    The two mods I have wanted to use that white wall to compare first the light bright colours and then the much darker tones. I have also added a paint look to the image as can be seen in the hair. This is not a watercolour but may be tomorrow as it's a little late now.
    I think both mods turned out well and bring something a little different, but this only due to the image in the first place. Also they look better on a darker background.

    • 12 Dec 2017 11:28PM
  • Snow

    Makes me feel cold just looking at it.

    Willie's mod shows just how good it is.
    • 10 Dec 2017 7:05PM
  • Fed Up.

    Great shot John. Mod to go with the mood.
    • 10 Dec 2017 9:04AM
  • Alex C

    The image itself is find but a little more time given to the placement of the subject in the image. First he is looking to far to the back, so we don't see the face. Next the eyes should be about 2/3rds up the frame. Also if someone is looking to one side, try to have more space on the side they are looking. Very easy and quick things to correct.
    One last thing no matter where your light source is coming from something bright like a white towel will reflect the light under the chin and lower face.

    Hope this helps...
    • 10 Dec 2017 8:38AM
  • Fewest frames ever..

    Super image John and just love the light.
    • 10 Dec 2017 8:25AM
  • Juggling Fire-Extinguishers on the Moors

    First can I say what a great job Ian. Also keep at it, the more you do you the more you learn.

    The mod is only very quick and there is two points I like to make. First if you look at his face the light is coming from above. The background is a little too dark. If you open a blank layer and draw a white gradient down from the top of the image and change the blend to soft light. Then adjust the opacity to what you want this should balance up a little as it's all about the light. Second hard edges, if you use the blur tool from the left hand side panel in photoshop and go around the edges. This helps to remove that cut out look. In the mod you can see the light from the top and also I only did his hat with the blur tool. I hope this helps and starts you along the way...
    • 8 Dec 2017 11:58PM
  • Just stunning Carri.
    Your pictures is the reason we all pick up cameras...

    Pleas keep producing such wonderful work and thank you for sharing.

    • Posted on Carri's profile
    • 14 Mar 2016 5:06PM
  • Hi Stephen
    Great shot with those wonderful eyes. Two things with portraits that I have found, are avoid hands near the face. Very hard to great right and a little edge darkening helps to draw the eye to the face.
  • Hi Darren
    Looking over your work after seeing the picture of your wife. All I can say it's a real knock out. Your images are stunning and it's been a long time since I have seen a collection of work at such a high standard. Look forward to seeing more of art in the future.
  • Hi Jo
    Looking over your work has just blown me away. Some of the images are stunning and you can see how you work has just got better and better.
    Thanks for the allowing us to share in your work.
    • Posted on kitsch's profile
    • 14 Sep 2009 11:57AM