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I hope that some of the pictures bring a smile to your face. Others may encourage you to plant something in your own patch of earth.

Regards Jacqueline
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  • The Water Clouds


    • 23 Mar 2017 6:03PM
  • Simply shadows

    I like this very much.

    • 18 Mar 2017 9:30PM
  • Life Goes On

    Good evening Geoff.

    I agree about the building it does tend to pull the eye away. The other thing which leapt out at me was the area of red to the right of the conifer. Might be worth while toning it down a little.
    The tombstone in the centre works for me.

    regards Jacq
    • 27 Feb 2017 6:31PM
  • Starry Night in Va.

    Wow. You have captured the night sky beautifully. The lights in the right side of the building are a little bright. Some of the detail has been lost. Have a play in the editing program of your choice and see if you can bring back a little of the detail into it.
    regards Jacq
    • 5 Feb 2017 11:22PM
  • First Buck

    Hello George.
    I like the way you have handled this. The golden light gives a warm quality to the image. Your use of aperture f6.3 has blurred the background allowing the viewer to focus on the Stag. Good catchlight in the eye and the face is sharp and is the lower part of the chest. The nose looks very wet. There are couple of harsh shadows across the antlers and the top of the head but a bit of dodging in Photoshop or the programme of your choice could sort that out. The light areas in the background look like gaps between the trees look a little bit bright to me but that may be my monitor. Try a little bit of burning to reduce the brightness.

    regards Jacq
    • 5 Feb 2017 11:01PM
  • Kaffir Lily

    Hi Pamela
    Yes it is. The flowers were against a white background and I cut them out using the magic
    wand tool. I didn't modify the edge of the selection, I left the hint of white around the flowers and the processing added to it. If you look at some of the very stylised oriental flower art there is a fashion for a heavy white or grey line around the subject. I have just done it as a print on a pearl paper and it looks silver in some lights.
    regards Jacq
    • 9 Oct 2016 9:45PM
  • Airborne at Portobello

    Hello Ken
    A good start. I like the way you have used the 1/320 shutter speed to freeze most of the action. There is a little blurring in the ball and the players right foot but it adds to the image. If the shutter speed had been faster the player would look as if they were suspended in mid air.
    The players shadow shows that the light was very hard and you did well to cope with those conditions. A little bit of fill in flash may have helped. It would have illuminated the side of the players face. It may be that you could not use flash because of distracting the player from the game. A little bit of dodging in the editing programme of your choice might help to bring lessen the hard shadow on the face and bring it out a bit.
    Hope this helps

    regards Jacq
    • 18 Jun 2016 10:54PM
  • Hi Ron

    A super portfolio. Many thanks to you and Maggie for the super presentation you gave to Watford Camera Club last thursday. "The Big Print Show" was certainly big. An inspiration to us all.
    Looking forward to seeing you both next season.

    best Wishes Jacq
    • Posted on rontear's profile
    • 12 May 2015 7:37PM
  • Wonderful gallery. Good to see you and your good lady at the final of the Federation of North West London Photographic Societies last saturday. Superb judging and critique as usual. Looking forward to your talk next season too.
    • Posted on rontear's profile
    • 24 Feb 2014 9:43PM
  • You really are an inspiration. Your portfolio has really made me think. My creative juices have been spiked. Thank you
    • Posted on Tonyd3's profile
    • 6 Mar 2010 8:18PM
  • Earlswood Sunset is a real stunner. I love looking at your Pf there is such a variety here. The presentation is alway spot on.
    • Posted on dven's profile
    • 11 Jan 2009 10:03AM
  • The Niles flows are brill. Your shots are never boring.
    Regards Jacqueline
    • Posted on Bob_V's profile
    • 11 Jan 2009 9:52AM
  • Hello Brian

    I spent some time this afternoon at your exhibition At the Regent Centre Christchurch Dorset.
    What a pleasure it was. Portland Light and In the Gloaming Mudeford Harbour are stunning shots. The light in both is just glorious.
    Love in a mist - I'd be interested to know which paper you used for that one. The Prop Rider looked as if it was coming out of the picture towards me. As for the Snow leopard and the Ocelot WOW! how long did you have to wait to get those.

    You've have really inspired me.

    Regards Squirrel
  • Your flowers are a real inspiration.
    • Posted on dianah's profile
    • 23 Sep 2008 3:08PM
  • The blue boat is cracking. To me it is the perfect boat shot.
  • I have learnt so much from looking at your pictures. The composition of you shots is second to none and they way you present them is brillant.
    • Posted on looboss's profile
    • 23 Jul 2008 11:12PM
  • The Vietnam pictures are stunning, a real inspiration.