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Welcome to my Photography Portfolio. I am very happy that you are here and very pleased to receive your comments, advice, and critique in order for me to improve.
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  • A simple portrait

    Classic simplicity @@@ receive my award please Grin
    • 27 Jan 2017 8:56AM
  • Sunken garden

    Eye catching GrinWink
    • 27 Jan 2017 8:53AM
  • Liberty

    Perfect Grin please receive my award
    • 27 Jan 2017 8:51AM
  • Mahaveer V.

    Thanks greatly dudler. Your award means so much to me and surely gives me more energy to continue. Wink
    • 26 Jan 2017 7:19PM
  • Mad Hatter

    You are using pastel colors and even on B&W YOU PREFER low contrast smoothened colors and forms . Its unique indeed your work . After looking in your portfolio i am certain that you will have avnew one very soon .

    Savvas Stavrinos
    • 26 Jan 2017 1:14PM
  • Darker

    Great idea. I never tried it but i like it . Zero lighting in the one side giving maximum power of view to the other . Flat black background does not complicate your composition. Excellent.

    Savvas Stavrinos
    • 26 Jan 2017 1:09PM
  • Dusk over the Downs

    What a beautiful shot on the 1st day of the new year ... bravo

    Savvas Stavrinos
    • 26 Jan 2017 12:22PM
  • Simple Movement

    Agree with Wireworkzzz ...less is more

    Savvas Stavrinos
    • 26 Jan 2017 12:09PM
  • more skippers!

    Beautiful macro lens you have Carol
    • 26 Jan 2017 12:06PM
  • The Farm's Kingfisher

    I like your shot .. not sure why yet... give me some time... no really i like it sure
    • 26 Jan 2017 11:46AM
  • Fragrance

    I agree with you ColeenA ... its lovely how they curl in this way
    • 26 Jan 2017 11:42AM
  • Well I'll Bee.............

    I am amazed with your reflexes . You clicked during that half or less second to make or loose this photo ...
    • 26 Jan 2017 11:26AM
  • Mahaveer

    Good evening all,
    I really appreciate your work you have done for my photos here. Its first time that I requested critique and I am amazed with how much attention and professionalism you all showed in your comments and modifications you attached.
    Dear Willie and Moira, thanks really for your effort to downsize the tragic figure of the portrait, the version 1. I understand your way of thinking , you are trying to reduce the impact that such a face has on every one. My intention was exactly the opposite, I did not try and I did not want to soften the face, I used the raw image straight from the camera on the original and version 1 and on the version 2 I again did not soften the tones and I DID NOT alter the skin imperfections, scars and wrinkles , I just cropped that to the degree that yes I agree with you Moira that it became too harsh for both reasons you mentions, you was quite right saying that zooming to 100mm ( 200 equivalent ) and getting as close as possible and not stopping there, coming back and cropping tightly on the face it makes things complex.
    Yes the light was coming directly on him and not at an angle since it was natural light from outdoors coming inside and the sun was very low at that time in the morning ..
    I Uploaded a third version, this is the ORIGINAL photo from which the 2nd version was cropped so tightly. Paul you understood exactly what I was thinking , YES I wanted to capture exactly the present condition of this man, to reflect the sadness in his eyes in the photo and to emphasise it using low angle light directly on his face to lighten even his smallest wrinkle and show his full negative impact on the viewer who in this case its us. Paul thank you very much for understanding me.
    Please look at this one, use your experience and go ahead crop it how you would do by following all the rules for correct portrait photography, which as it seems I have overlooked.

    Thanks again for your help, its exciting to interact with so many people at once and work on the photo that I created using more of instinct than photographic knowledge. Actually none of the other photos that I uploaded so far have any kind of post production done, they are all raw images straight from the camera. I know I should get down and learn at least the basics for making my photos more presentable, Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    Savvas Stavrinos
    • 25 Jan 2017 7:00PM
  • Landing

    A once in a lifetime shot for the rest of us except for those hanging out in highly restricted military airport zones and air bases. Great shot indeed and yes i wish to see more from you .

    Savvas Stavrinos
    • 25 Jan 2017 8:48AM
  • "Borboletas" by design...

    Thanks for your nice words and thanks of course for this your new creation . Isabel... Is it true that you are constantly on the move and you travel all around finding all this color for your photos ...or is it just that the world comes and finds you ...
    • 24 Jan 2017 6:32PM
  • Paleokastritsa,2

    It may sound like a surprise Evelyn my coming now after 5 years from the day you uploaded this wonderful photo and to give you UA. I am Greek myself from Cyprus and i never been to paleokastritsa but i heard its so beautiful.
    Great shot ...looks like a post card for tourist shops . For me its more than that .

    Savvas Stavrinos
    • 24 Jan 2017 10:43AM
  • Travelog Paintings

    Excellent work Jocelia.

    Savvas Stavrinos
    • 24 Jan 2017 8:03AM

    Tish thank you for voting on my photo i posted today .
    About this magnificent photo of yours i can say that this kind of photo gives unpredictable results as to the size location and form of the drops. But this makes it unique and no matter how many frames you took in the burst mode (thats what i would use ), not one is the same with any other. Great job.

    Savvas Stavrinos
    • 24 Jan 2017 7:52AM
  • Shelling it...

    Isabel. I have taken a photo similar to your shells ...but mine is of something else... i will be so happy if you like it . I will post ot tomorrow
    • 22 Jan 2017 5:49PM
  • Thursday's colour!

    Astonishing color indeed dear Isabel
    ... i used to keep KOI fish in my pond and i can remember them one by one but theit color was not even close to this .
    • 22 Jan 2017 5:46PM
  • Glasses

    Its interesting photo . The combination of the foreground to the blurred background is so smooth . The skin of the model appears to be so plastic its almost i should say "well made photo "
    • 22 Jan 2017 12:52PM
  • Red rock sunrise

    I was looking at this photo and i was trying to find out why i like it . And the reason i found is that its "moving" its still life but with some kind of movement its almost unreal and that makes it so special .
    • 22 Jan 2017 11:54AM
  • St Mary's Lighthouse

    I am speachless. It takes good knowledge of photography to create this fantastic image
    • 22 Jan 2017 11:49AM