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Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.

Franklin P. Jones
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  • GSD

    Cheers. I'm probably getting a bit too keen on boosting saturation and going a bit OTT with it. Thanks for headsup on colour cast and over sharpening. The sharpening I find so difficult to get right. I just do it in one stage when reduced in size rather than the 3 stage process sometimes recommended. Colourcast - I haven't calibrated my computer screen but perhaps will invest in a calibration card.
    • 7 Jul 2012 5:29PM
  • In my cushion

    Thanks guys.
    • 6 Jul 2012 1:05PM
  • Ely Cathedral

    Is that the cathedral, or Ely? Wink
    • 3 Jul 2012 11:14PM
  • iisty

    Love this, would think about adding some soft blur to give it an ethereal look.
    • 3 Jul 2012 11:13PM
  • Still soggy!

    Utterly gorgeous, I suppose there was stuff you had to crop out, it looks a bit tight, would like to see more room around it.
    • 3 Jul 2012 11:12PM
  • Windy Up Here

    Lovely picture, to me it looks a little oversharpened? Might just be my preference for slightly softer look.
    • 3 Jul 2012 11:10PM
  • Street Photography - Seattle, WA

    Love this, like your B&W reportage stuff!
    • 1 Jul 2012 1:07AM
  • Surprised

    I like the simplicity of this, good one.
    • 23 Jun 2012 1:13PM
  • Petal

    Ok, this is almost identical to the previous one! But more coming up....
    • 23 Jun 2012 1:11AM
  • L'il puss

    Thank you everyone. I like to think I am still young and innocent, but if you are referring to the cat, I suspect not for long. I have raised her from a 1 week old kitten for a local rescue and she is off to her new home next week. Not before she shreds most of my furniture though!
    • 23 Jun 2012 12:00AM
  • Etive Swirl

    for some reason this really appeals to me, the start contrast of sky, earth, water, with a glimpse of mountain in the background, very raw and primative feel, not trying to be 'arty' but you can almost feel the water and smell the damp soil. Makes me want to be there!
    • 5 Mar 2012 10:22PM
  • Lizzy

    Lovely dog, shame a bit blurry but I hope you will post some more.
    • 5 Mar 2012 10:18PM
  • eating breakfast

    Love the backlighting on these! Reminds me I want to try this with the neighbouring ponies.
    • 5 Mar 2012 10:17PM
  • Labrador

    Ohhh, yes thats a good idea, I should have thought of that. Some gun dog stuff (recently acquired a fur covered tennis ball, something like that would be perfect!). Good suggestion, thanks!
    • 29 Feb 2012 10:28PM
  • Woman's Best Friend

    Thanks for the comments. The other dogs and people were not so cooperative! (including their attempt to take one of me!)
    • 4 Feb 2012 10:10PM
  • Night

    This is gorgeous. Makes me want to explore Svolver (wherever it is!)
    • 1 Feb 2012 8:52AM
  • Boudica

    Oh my goodness! I can't believe you have a dog called Boudica - what a fab name, and a fab dog!
    • 15 Jan 2012 11:50PM
  • Spindrift

    Just brilliant!
    • 8 Jan 2012 11:57PM
  • Innocence

    Not mine! Though his new family will be very lucky.
    • 2 Jan 2012 8:21PM
  • The Youth of Today

    • 10 Dec 2011 1:07PM
  • Chapel St Louis de Quéribus

    A beautiful working on the exposure - very skilled.
    • 10 Nov 2011 8:30AM
  • Clean Spaniel

    See your point Frank. My 'pure white' background is actually usually a cream shower curtain hung over the French doors which allows light to pass through, though of course it is not pure white. I actually prefer using my bright red fleece throw (£5 Sainsburys) as a background, but there is still this perception of white background as 'professional portrait'!

    I did do some with the red blanket, but these ones did look better.

    Fixing the DOF (I have a thread asking about increasing DOF) may help, as I can then bring out the texture of the fur.

    Quite tempted to keep the fur fabric for baby shots anyway!


    • 30 Oct 2011 10:25AM
  • Esmeralda

    'even with freckles'??! I love the fact that she has a face with texture, lines and irregularities. Much more beautiful than the airbrushed blandity of what passes as a portrait for many. This is a real person, and a fantastic photo. Love it.
    • 26 Oct 2011 10:07PM
  • Soft as velvet

    Thank you all.
    • 9 Oct 2011 8:39PM
  • Sunlit Avenue

    Nice shot, but I can't help wanting to see what the colour version would look like, seems to be missing something in B&W
    • 4 Oct 2011 12:10AM
  • negotiating traffic

    Great shot - I had to check twice when I saw you'd taken it with a compact! Beautiful colour balance.
    • 4 Oct 2011 12:09AM
  • Dancing Fronds

    This is beautiful - inspiring me to get my macro lens back out and about...
    • 4 Oct 2011 12:08AM
  • Woody

    Handsome dog.
    • 4 Oct 2011 12:06AM
  • Putting a face to the anti-abortion church

    Great photojournalistic shot. I like the husky too Smile
    • 4 Oct 2011 12:04AM
  • Shadows

    nice, just the right sort of moodiness.
    • 17 Sep 2011 1:47AM