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  • Get in line

    The IR effect has produced a beautiful winter landscape and, with the good composition, I like it as it is

    Then I see Willie's modification which is brilliant - the sharpness seeming to convey the crisp,frosty conditions.

    Still like the original as well though - a softer, snowy feel to it. Two for the price of one!

    • 19 Feb 2018 10:50AM
  • rough tackle

    What a tackle - took me a while to see there were 3 players involved ! Two feet off the ground and studs showing = red card.
    In spite of that it's a great shot and excellent timing.

    • 19 Feb 2018 10:31AM
  • Towards the clouds

    I like the dramatic feel of this shot which is intensified by the IR effect. John has mentioned the tilt and I wondered if a crop, to bring the diagonals into the bottom corners, would be an alternative though the original is fine.

    • 18 Feb 2018 12:23PM
  • Celebration of freedom

    A good shot of an important celebration which went on in spite of the weather. The only person not entering into the spirit of things is the girl who, though very attractive, looks as if she has just received a message on her phone which has not pleased her. I have tried to make it look as though she is facing the other way - rather roughly, and I think some one more expert could do it more convincingly. Just another idea - it maybe that the sulky girl makes a good contrast with the happier crowd? Very interesting shot.

    • 18 Feb 2018 12:06PM
  • Lake view

    A lovely tranquil scene that is a pleasure to view.
    John has covered the techy bits and, with Pauls comment in mind re the lack of a focal point, I wondered if a square crop making the jetty more dominant would address that issue. I have loaded a mod ( in which I have overcorrected the tilt a bit !) to give an alternative idea but it does loose some of the serenity of your original splendid image.

    • 13 Feb 2018 11:10AM
  • The South Downs

    John's mod improves the image a great deal and it took around 45 seconds !
    I should say that is a very acceptable degree of processing for a pleasant image.
    For special effects and so on, more complicated techniques can be used to great effect - it all depends on what you want of the image.

    • 12 Feb 2018 10:33AM
  • Piano practice

    What a lovely study in concentration and, as John suggests, well worth printing out for relatives/friends.
    Willie's mod is the icing on the cake bringing the colours to light (literally!) Very good.

    • 29 Jan 2018 9:48AM
  • I enjoy landscapes and, looking at your impressive portfolio, so do you ! The latest post is a real beauty.

  • Having looked through your great portfolio it is good to have a vote from the master !

  • Willie,

    Thanks for your vote on the Elder flower group - much appreciated.

  • Sylvia,

    Thanks for the vote on the Elder Flower image - much appreciated.