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  • Red Grouse by jaymark1

    Love this shot. Reminds me of my youth, living in Mid Wales, I used to go trekking up the mountains early in the morning to witness the grouse. Fascinating creatures.
    • 9 Sep 2009 9:07PM
  • Bright Bird by kerovnia

    Its a mandarin duck
    • 14 May 2006 1:17PM
  • Pelican Landing on Crete's Shores by PatriciaWilson

    Totally eye-catching. I can't work out whether its all real or not, but I guess that doesn't really matter. I wish I'd been there to see this in the flesh.
    • 26 Apr 2006 10:54AM
  • part of... by jacquienewsham

    I do like the composition, but I feel the central 'leg' needs to be absolutely in the centre of the image, which it isn't quite. Still gets my click.
    • 15 Apr 2006 9:42AM
  • forest walk by irenefosher

    The exposure is excellent; you could easily have had the foreground too dark, but it isn't and gives the image a really soft quality to the lighting. Ever so slight vignetting though...
    • 11 Apr 2006 8:36AM
  • Beautiful Bump by tinabolton

    Looks Photoshopped, but I am guessing from your description that it is not.... and I like that!
    • 31 Mar 2006 2:10AM
  • Running Away by Spike68

    Thanks for your comments, guys. I have tried some of your ideas, especially Tim's. Sorting out the perspective of the window has indeed improved the image; strange, I didn't even spot that! I also darkened the window, but it seemed to remove some of the impact (and thus emotion) of the image. And Hannah, don't worry I have removed the border... you were spot on!

    Anyway I am glad some people liked it; in my profile I say I am still seeking that elusive first good photo of my daughter. I hope I have now achieved that. I just hope she won't try to run away again!
    • 29 Mar 2006 8:27AM
  • watching the waves by ZenTog

    Like the feel of this photo a lot. They look cold and isolated but it doesn't matter because they are together.

    Technically, great DOF.
    • 29 Mar 2006 4:42AM
  • Burrrr by klewis

    Just about the perfect robin shot. Nice one.
    • 29 Mar 2006 4:40AM
  • Pictures in the sand by Tooth

    I love this image. For me it is all in the way the texture of the sand mirrors that of the sea, and the way the shape of the mountain matches that of the sand. These different elements give it perfect balance.
    • 28 Mar 2006 1:10PM
  • Prayer for the sun by OmarR

    For me its a nice idea but there isn't enough contrast between the sky and foreground.

    Other than that, this picture takes me straight to the location and evokes feeling. So it can't be bad!
    • 27 Mar 2006 4:51AM
  • Loire Valley Windmill by Spike68

    Hi Ken, I don't have too many more infrared to show you, but plenty of other landscapes which I will upload from time to time. Having said that, the comments on here might drive me to concentrate on infrared a little more!
    Mat.
    • 26 Mar 2006 11:36PM
  • Ladybower by chris-p

    Lighting and colour are spot on. Love it.
    • 26 Mar 2006 10:48PM
  • Unfinished by martinl

    I think the lack of light on the trough gives it a certain menace, giving atmosphere to the photo. However, I am slightly put off by the sky trails. The trough and landscape make me think of medieval times, but then I am brought back down to earth by the aeroplanes' detritus.
    • 26 Mar 2006 10:34PM
  • What you looking at? by DelS

    I think I've met this fella before, on the main road from Loch Lomond to Glen Coe... When I get round to it I'll post my version of him.
    • 26 Mar 2006 1:24PM
  • spooky opera house by sarah kruger

    An original take on a much-snapped subject. Like it a lot, and also like the restaurant you were in!
    • 26 Mar 2006 1:20PM
  • Culture Shock! by paulcr

    love the photo, and I fully empathise with the story behind it. Much of the same could be said for our country.
    • 31 Mar 2006 2:06AM
  • Belevedere remix by joolsb

    I like it, but I do prefer the first attempt. It seems to capture the warm tones of the Tuscan light better, and I like the drama of the barely viewable mountain top in the top left corner on the first image. Again, that mountain gives it a warmer tone which I am used to seeing in Tuscan photos by Charlie Waite and so on.

    But, of course, this is only my opinion... Gets my click anyway, as does the previous one!
    • 11 Apr 2006 8:41AM
  • Mad Hair Day by Nic_WA

    Great portrait, love it. Reminds me of a bloke I met once called Talc Alf, who has become something of a celebrity and lives somewhere between Adelaide and Alice (can't remember exactly where though!). Anyone else come across Talc Alf on their wanderings?
    • 24 Oct 2006 2:41PM
  • Light and Dark by richardleishman

    Like it. Interesting to see someone else's take on West Wittering. I've also got a photo of this location in my portfolio.
    • 22 May 2006 11:24AM
  • stormy afternoon by jeff50

    Its a nice scene, but a little more concentration on the composition would have made it an excellent photo. Would have been nice to see all of the bottles as foreground interest, rather than have them chopped off. A wider lens might have helped achieve this. And I would have tried to remove the plastic chairs from the scene.

    Other than that, you have captured a scene with some real atmosphere to it.
    • 24 Apr 2006 11:54AM
  • Lady Irene by Kris_Dutson

    The colours of this photo really stand out. Am currently deciding whether to get myself a Canon 17-40L; if I can take photos like this, then I am sold!
    • 16 Apr 2006 11:35AM
  • Sunrise Sisters by MartinWait

    Stunning. Say no more.

    Well actually, I will. The perfect symmetry makes this photo. The tree looks almost monolithic, and the saturated colour in the sky simply draws the attention back to the tree.
    • 16 Apr 2006 11:40AM
  • Grosmont Sheds by stevenb

    My personal opinion is that train photos are generally quite boring; it is difficult to get a really stunning photo from a train (I must stress this is only down to my personal taste!).

    This is the first I have seen in ages that really grabs me... nice work.
    • 16 Apr 2006 11:44AM
  • Secret Buttermere by Norma

    It was definitely worth the wait.

    mat.
    • 5 Apr 2006 10:07AM
  • Blustery Buttermere by MalcolmS

    It looks fantastic in the large version; it really transported me into the scene. It captures the brooding nature of the scene perfectly, with just enough light on the hills in the background to provide sufficient contrast.

    Excellent photograph.

    Mat.
    • 5 Apr 2006 10:10AM
  • Golden Field by DavidGresham

    Fantastic. Have been searching for a scene like this for ages with no joy. Next time I am in the area with work I will be taking my camera!
    • 5 Apr 2006 10:16AM
  • Comparison by crash39

    Much better! Get's my click...

    As someone who also struggles with B&W conversion, could you regale me of some of Brett's advice?!
    • 3 Apr 2006 7:49AM
  • Ir Tree by SonyJohnnie

    This is a fantastic shot with real drama in it. I disagree that the burnt out spot is a distraction. That shaft of light makes the photo; it simply wouldn't have the same impact without it. Top work!
    • 2 Apr 2006 10:28AM
  • Eagle Bay by petermar

    Definitely works best in the large version. The detail in those rocks really comes out.
    • 2 Apr 2006 4:20AM