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02/12/2013 - 4:55 PM

Coal Tit On Lichen

Coal Tit On LichenBeautiful image.. it reminded of some Chinese paintings...I didn't know 300mm could shoot such small bird, I thought at least 400 plus, and the high ISO seems noise free.. .if you want to print it, there are very tiny small white-ish dots.. easy to get rid off.. to make a perfect print.
BTW, thank you for the comment on 'end of the line'.
18/09/2013 - 12:30 AM

High Cup Nick

High Cup NickI can tell the difference. For me it's the blue colour, one perhaps is not what you wanted. I use google. I used fire fox for a while, not now. It perhaps has nothing to do with browser,it more likely is the PS work. IE has been colour managed since V 9, as I learnt.
You are in landmine now, Nigel. I've had this 'battle' for a while. If you want to be safe, use sRGB. Mostly when people talk about all these is about printing. Most monitors can't see all the colours, apart from the very expensive ones. Most of the web sites'colour space is sRGB, some sites perhaps has wider colour range. Some photographers would say that sRGB is not good enough, you need larger colour space>Pro photo. But you have to be careful, sometimes you need to convert profile to whatever the output needs. I normally work on ProPhoto, save it as AdobeRGB, upload on website as sRGB. If you print the photo in printing house, you need to convert the profile to match their machine.
16/07/2013 - 8:26 PM

One hour of macro

One hour of macroSorry, Arthur. I don't know much about macro and the IDs. From what I saw, I wonder if the ISO is too high and the Aperture is too large, I don't know the other settings, I guess that you wanted fast shutter speed, but I also prefer the whole bug is sharp and clear, and it seemed that you still could get a sharp picture at a slower shutter speed form 1/6400sec -1/3 Comp. Just a thought, forgive me if I'm too pickyWink. You achieved a lot within an hour, huge task.. you had to find them first!
08/05/2013 - 11:12 AM

Melted Glory

Melted GloryHi Nigel,
Glad that you like it. It was a bit late for me, so it was a quick MOD, I don't quite remember the detail, but the main thought was from what you wanted.
Based on Photoshop:
1. Use Polygonal lasso tool to make a triangle shape selection from the top left to bottom right, indicates the light ' sunlight from a nearby window' , refine edge. Save the selection.
2. Go to layer, make a background layer> multiply> layer mask.
3.(If you want to have more contrast) Repeat again, this time chose screen layer.
4. Repair. There was some burn out part, either use burn tool, or clone. I'm not good at either of them, so I did a quick job, used eyedropper found the closer colour of the steps, and painted on at about 47% opacity.
These are just a few quick steps following your idea. I like this photo very much, you need to do more fine and detailed work on your large file, mainly as you said 'to capture the contrast between the distorted ironwork and the sorrounding stonework bathed in sunlight from a nearby window.' A wonderful idea with some PS work= A great photo!
30/03/2013 - 6:18 PM

Paris In Black and White

Paris In Black and WhiteBeautiful mono, excellent detail...
I always have problems with the perspective... I was told to be corrected or not correct all the timeGrin... If you do want to correct it, you may try distortion on PS,if it is the software that you use, drag the top left towards left, and bottom part towards right, and then free transform it as what you saw . ..but I'm not sure you will get a better result.
24/08/2011 - 11:43 PM

Equine silhouetted Sunset

Equine silhouetted SunsetThat's very beautiful.. I love the POV as well...
Just one thought, did you mean to keep a kind of magentas colour in the sky?
Paul, as you know, I don't do MODs on other people's photos, I'm learning... I really love this image.So I decided to give a closer look. I tried to use selective colour to reduce the magentas colour, but failed. And then I checked your ISO(800), it was noise. I tried noise reduction, it worked well. You don't need too much strength, 1 or 2 will do, because you would lose the sharpness of the horse if the strength is too high, but I pushed colour noise reduction up to 100%.
Still, an excellent shot with beautiful sky...

BTW, thank you very much for your kind and helpful comment on Corfe Castle.
04/04/2011 - 11:28 PM

St.Oswalds Church-Warton

St.Oswalds Church-WartonLove the colour and silhouettes. I think the ISO's caused you some noise, it's difficult to set ISO. I dare not to set it high on my church photo, but ended with less sharp image.Maybe high ISO is a choice,simply get rid of the noise later...