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Thanks for taking a look at my portfolio. My name is Gordon, and I am based on the Fylde coast in Lancashire. I take mostly landscape photos, with the odd flower or wildlife picture if I get the chance. Hope you find something you like.

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  • Girl With A Rose

    In processing, I did try adding more red to her lips, but decided it made her look a bit 'cheap and tarty'! Maybe I didn't do it very well. Anyway, I quite like the pale and interesting look.
    • 31 Jul 2021 9:53AM
  • Yellowstone Wolves

    The closest we got to wolves in Yellowstone was about 1km away, viewed with a spotting scope, so well done on this.
    • 9 Jul 2020 8:39AM
  • The Calm Before Ciara

    I've taken one from a very similar position. With the rising tide and feeling very precarious on the rocks I only managed two shots before giving it up as too risky. At least you got something for your efforts.
    • 9 Feb 2020 9:33AM
  • Final Glow

    Agree with Alf - lovely image, but you don't need all the cloud at the top.
    • 20 Dec 2019 4:12PM
  • Protector

    Beautiful simple composition. I like that you've been careful to keep the reflection of the entire lighthouse.
    • 16 Sep 2019 8:47AM
  • Dancing In The Dark

    I've added a version without flare just for comparison.
    • 22 Aug 2019 9:35AM
  • The view from Bualach na Ba

    Been over the pass twice and seen the inside of a cloud both times! Now I'm even more disappointed.
    • 20 Jul 2019 2:38PM
  • Standing on one leg at sunset

    A very serene image.
    • 9 Jul 2019 8:50AM
  • Callanish Sunset

    Hi Maureen, what would be better would be a Lewis sunset (the clue is in the title)!!! Grin
    • 2 May 2019 3:08PM
  • At The Forge

    Mostly luck - just rattle off a few pictures and hope one of them caught the right moment.
    • 22 Mar 2019 11:53AM
  • A New York Minute

    The 1.3 second exposure was the one with the static man, so I used that as the base (hence the EXIF data). The longest was 15 secs which gives an almost empty building.
    • 5 Mar 2019 9:29AM
  • Frosty Trees

    It's pretty much the colour that came out of the camera - just a bit of contrast and clarity adjustments. There's a river running through the trees and the moisture from the river freezes on the trees.
    • 16 Feb 2019 1:26PM
  • Sunset

    This is a lovely shot that is a pleasure to work on. I agree that the foreground looks a bit flat, but the sky is pretty much spot on. I've used Nik Filters to lighten the centre and darken the outside, combined with a little detail extractor. That has the effect of adding more contrast into the foreground and adds a bit of sharpening. I've removed the post, rotated slightly to level the sea and desaturated the green roof. Finally I've added a bit of lightening to the path to give a bit more of a lead-in. Hope you like it.

    • 13 Jan 2019 11:57AM
  • West Pier - sunset

    Beautiful sunset and composition. A small point, but I love the birds sitting on the posts.
    • 28 Dec 2018 9:51AM
  • Lytham Jetty II

    Took a look at your portfolio for your other version, and I think I prefer the mistier atmosphere of this version. Nice shot.
    • 14 Dec 2018 9:14AM
  • Vestrahorn Iceland

    Late to the party, but have an award.
    • 30 Oct 2018 8:49AM
  • Sunrise In Norfolk

    I think they're following me around. They turned up in Cornwall a few months ago as well!
    • 24 Oct 2018 2:47PM
  • Deep Bass & Thoughts

    I quite like that his hands are slightly blurred, adds a bit of movement to his playing.
    • 24 Oct 2018 8:49AM
  • Shadow of death' - Male Sparrow-hawk

    An immediate award winner. Is this Mad Max?
    • 24 Oct 2018 8:46AM
  • Fury

    I visited Godafoss some years ago before being into photography. This makes me want to go back and hope for a shot as good as this.
    • 20 Oct 2018 11:02PM
  • Aberdeen beach

    The sweep of the wave beside the fence really enhances the sense of movement across the image.
    • 18 Oct 2018 9:27AM
  • Harvest Festival

    I'm looking for inspiration for a Still Life competition. Might think about something like this.
    • 16 Oct 2018 8:31AM
  • Rannoch Moor, Glencoe

    Lovely reflections.
    • 13 Oct 2018 10:05AM
  • St Nectanís Glen

    Visited there a couple of months ago. It just takes patience, waiting for the crowds to clear!
    • 26 Sep 2018 9:23AM
  • king

    Beautiful separation from the creamy background.
    • 26 Sep 2018 9:18AM
  • Menorcan Night Sky

    Went back to check this out after seeing your most recent Milky Way shot. I've tried a few times, but this beats my efforts (larger sensor helps!) Just wanted to add that your bright 'star' is Mars and you've also got Saturn in the picture - one of the bright stars right in the middle of the Milky Way (from a check on the Stellarium program that maps the night sky).
    • 29 Aug 2018 9:04PM
  • Bamburgh Dawn

    Thanks for the comment and taking time to compare images. I was looking at older pictures as I enter a few photo competitions and was looking for potential images. Judges are very critical of sharpness, and the older version was a bit soft on the rocks on the right, so I decided a different shot might be a better starting point for re-visiting the processing.
    • 29 Aug 2018 1:02PM
  • Pont DíEn Gil Menorca

    Reminds me a bit of Durdle Door.
    • 26 Aug 2018 11:16AM
  • emerging from the shadows.........

    Wonderful texture in the beard, and you always manage such luminosity in the eyes.
    • 16 Aug 2018 9:18AM
  • Arctic Tern With Fish

    Lovely and sharp, and the fish adds that bit extra.
    • 6 Aug 2018 8:27AM