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25/09/2009 - 12:22 PM

St Michaels Mount Sunset

St Michaels Mount SunsetNice shot with strong framing. I appreciate that the side of the Mount facing you is in shade, but feel that some subtle shadow adjustment would just bring out enough detail to make the image stronger.

28/05/2008 - 7:34 PM

Spotted Towhee

Spotted TowheeHi Verne

Hope all is well with you. I gotta say that the highlights bother me slightly on this one, yet the overall exposure is good. I appreciate the directional sunlight is strong but just feel it lacks that certain "detail". The eye, blacks and midtones look fine on my monitor.

Hope you don't mind the critique as you are a fine wildlife tog. it's just my view on the image.

22/05/2008 - 9:11 PM


JasmineI like the effect of the dof, my biggest niggle is that the highlights are blown in places. Don't get me wrong mine were too in the raw files, this bird is bloody hard to get right in certain light! What I did with mine was adjusted the raw for the highlights to make sure I retained detail in them, and then tweaked the overall exposure using shadow/highlight tool and curves to give it some punch.

22/05/2008 - 9:05 PM


kestrelHi Neil

Good points for me are the composition and sharpness. Bad points are that they highlights are blown and there is no detail in the eyes. I noticed that you captured the image in Jpeg and if this is what you shoot in as a rule try the following;

Dial in -2/3 to 1 stop exposure compensation.
select the eyes in you image editing software and use the shadow/highlight tool to bring back some detail in them.

Those small adjustment's will result in a better image.

16/05/2008 - 11:07 AM

Pied kingfisher

Pied kingfisherWell caught and a good composition. I appreciate the light is harsh but the burnt out highlights spoil the shot a little for me. If you captured this in raw, try processing the image for the highlights and then using the highlight/shadow tool in PS to restore detail to the darker areas.