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  • Mean Machine by salopian

    Didn't mean to put this on the critique gallery as I thought it was just a record, but must have clicked on the wrong button!
    However, thanks very much for the helpful comments and mods - as Paul says Pamela's cloning is wonderful - tempted to try it myself on the original but couldn't reach that standard I'm sure. I think the lower angle as John suggests would have been a good idea. As regards the raindrops, I worked for a while in the motor trade and found, the hard way, that droplets on a car brought in by an eager punter to part exchange would hide a multitude of minor body blemishes - once bitten etc!.

    • 16 Jun 2019 10:17AM
  • Poppy in a field of poppies and forget-me-nots by lagomorphhunter

    Reading the above comments makes me feel somewhat of a lone voice in that I find this an excellent image as it is. The papery nature of the petals is well captured and the detail in the centre is excellent. Composition is nicely off centre and the background suitably blurred. I wouldn't change a thing Lewis.

    • 30 May 2019 9:49AM
  • On the limit by salopian

    Thanks for the votes - it was a good day.

    • 25 May 2019 7:55AM
  • Things to come by salopian

    Thanks for the useful and interesting comments and for taking the time to produce the mods - Keith's is just the effect I was looking for. A few days previously I had shot the plant in low evening sun which just caught the opening bud with the background in shadow and I tried negative exp comp and spot metering off the bud case and the background was rendered almost black, but with plenty of detail in the highlights. Looked fine on the camera screen but on the monitor I could see I had not got my manual focus right, so not good enough to post. Used auto focus on this shot which worked better but the lighting not so dramatic.
    Moira - yes Allium Bulgaricum - Looked it up in the late wife's plant list. Very dramatic plant, the flower stalk shoots up to a metre or more seemingly overnight.

    • 18 May 2019 10:24AM
  • Spring by sehrbrock

    As John has observed, the water has been frozen nicely - much better in my opinion than the long exp. "milky" effect.
    With John's comment on the square format in mind, I have produced a mod in a slightly more portrait format and taken the opportunity to place the ends of the falls in the corners of the frame.
    Only an alternative - the original is lovely

    • 5 May 2019 3:08PM
  • Storm 2 by salopian

    The B/W does seem to work better - inspired to try it after seeing some of Moira's previous B/W mods.
    Thanks for viewing.

    • 5 May 2019 2:45PM
  • Suburban Storm by salopian

    Yes, as Wllie says, dark works better so thanks for both the mods. I've altered the original accordingly!

    • 4 May 2019 9:28AM
  • Posted on: Preserving The Past With Photography - It's Important

    Spent a wonderful hour or so scrutinising these fascinating pictures - I'm really glad you posted them, they took me back to my own beginnings in photography. I also had a Super Paxette, though my first camera was an Ensign Ful-Vue using 620 film. I have a treasured image, taken with an Agfa box in May 1940, ( crikey 78 yrs ago! ) of our family sitting on the beach at Bournemouth with some French soldiers recently evacuated from France and it was published in "Photos for the Future". I think it was the History Channel that had asked viewers to send in photos for folk to view how things were "back then"
    A lovely wallow in warm nostalgia though I have heard some cynical folk saying "nostalgia ain't what it used to be!"

    • 14 Sep 2018 8:07AM
  • Posted on: Fujifilm FinePix X10 Serious Compact Review

    Oh dear! - all this praise sounds like bad news for my bank balance Wink
    • 16 Nov 2011 10:50AM

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  • Posted on WeeGeordieLass's profile

    I enjoy landscapes and, looking at your impressive portfolio, so do you ! The latest post is a real beauty.

    • 17 Jun 2017 4:53PM
  • Posted on BillRookery's profile

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

    • 17 Jun 2017 5:47AM
  • Posted on banehawi's profile


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

    • 17 Jun 2017 5:40AM
  • Posted on Sylviwhalley's profile


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

    • 17 Jun 2017 5:34AM

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