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Photo Comments:38
Competition Entries: 2
Modification Uploaded: 10

spring by mcginty

did a little mod, quite different to your original, went sepia, diffuse glow around the centre, high pass filter and added a border. not necessarily a spring image anymore. find the expanse of blue quite powerful so darkened the empty areas slightly.

hope thats ok


Portrait using Window Light

Portrait using Window Light by sophis

like this a lot, a beautiful subject.

for my taste though the right arm is very strong in the frame, taking up approx 25% of the shot, done a mod to remove some of that and also to put a little light in the right side of her face as i just see it as slightly too dark.

hope thats ok.


Tribals by ben_allen

Hi Ben, i think its a nice image placing ger in her environment.

i have done a mod which i feel lifts it slightly, i could be wrong, i added contrast to the image as a whole. selected around the lady and feathered then applied some brightrnin through levels to the background as i felt it added a litlle bit more depth when there was something you you focus on a little behind her. (might be wrong, its happened before!) then pushed the exposure on the whole thing for a little more brightness.

hope thats ok




Love the shot, only thing for me is i find the contrast a little too much, could be a personal thing, no else has mentioned it. find it a little hard to look at, the bright bits seem to drag my eye round and appear burnt out????

i am million miles from good at this stuff though.


Underneath the Arches

Underneath the Arches by ade_mcfade

Quality shot Ade, live in Leeds myself and those tunnels are a HDR dream. See they moved their wheelie bin and spade.

good work

My Saxo

My Saxo by davidburleson

hi david, i have uploded a mod with ho i think you could use the shot.

i added a vignette first as this covers the fact that the sky isn't great and there are some distractions around the car,

then turned monochrome to hopefully give a moody feel, i always think that if the light isnt amazing then can get away with a bit more in mono.

then used curves to give some contrast, picked out a few highlights manually, the wheel trims, the tree reflection, the number plate and darkened a couple of areas, then sharpened.

hope its ok.


Strong Tree

Strong Tree by stoplooklisten

Hi, i cant add much to the experts above but i can't help wondering if the other things you mention, the stream, the ruin, the fallen tree might have been able to be included in the shot to add a bit more interest to it?????

not a lot in the notes so am not sure what you are trying to show us with this shot. then again i am new to this and possibly just missing the point.


The Unknown Soldier at Paddington Station

The Unknown Soldier at Paddington Station by rburnage

i too like this shot, agree about the burnt out area too. if it isnt possible to reshoot would it possible (size restriction allowing) to crop over the soldiers head?

it keeps a lot of the architecture in shot but loses the white patch at the end of the building, you may completely disagree but hopefully this is useful.

As Dricherby says above, resharpen after resizing any images for upload, i forget almost every time :-( , one day i'll remember.



Colour by iggy5151

I agree with heids you have definitely captured nice bright colour here.

However i feel that because there are so many flower heads i aren't quite sue which one i am looking at and find my eye dragged around the picture, probably made worse by the very point of the picture, the bright colours!

Maybe it would have been good select just one of the flowers that wasn't being intruded by any other and get the focus just on that and show some real detail. with the complentary green background keeping the eye on the single subject.

i have tried a mod, not sure if it works

the river

the river by albish

HI, For me there is way too much sky, if it had been full of menacing clouds then it would have ok but as it is i don't think it adds much to the image. I have uploaded a mod with it cropped down a bit so the focus is on the pleasant scene you captured.

Seems to have a real pink cast to it, not sure if you applied that as you haven't given much info but i would have liked to see the snow slghtly whiter, unless it actually was this colour in which case i apologise..


Playing Soldiers

Playing Soldiers by TerenceD

Hi there,
not sure what in camera settings you could have changed to improve this as the shot itself seems ok, nice colours and the soldier is well exposed. takin snapshots always leaves things that you don't see at the time, the only thing i find distracting here is the table to his left, very bright and takes attention away from him. had a quick go at darkening it, nomy quick so its slightly patchy but if you did it with a bit of care it may improve....

nice shot of the moment though

river dee in the snow

river dee in the snow by bigbirdr7

tried cropping the image down a bit, there was quite a lot of sky but not much actually happening in it, no clouds for you unfortunately.
removed a bit of foreground too as i thought it might make what was left of the shadow a little less distracting???

tried to lighten the shadow also but not sure it really worked on the jpeg.... tiny bit of colour boost to get some vibrance in the sky

hope thats ok.


Tigers by ybbon66

i agree this is a lovely shot, i have uploaded a mod with a couple of changes i would make.

i have cropped it more letterbox style as it removes the bright highlight from the top right corner which is a bit distracting, this also meant i could brighten the rest of the image with levels and then i moved saturation by about 8 just to show off the tigers amazing colouring

hope thats ok

snow at dawn

snow at dawn by jacks59

Think removing the colour cast helps a lot, i would add that possibly if you could have used a small f-stop for greater dof the first couple of posts may have been sharper. the posts in the distance were never going to be totally sharp but that wouldn't have been noticable.

nce shot though.

Little red robin

Little red robin by JoanMcC

Hi, agree with eviscera about the crop, as an additional suggestion after making the crop how about flipping the image horizontally so the robin is in the bottom right corner. In the current mod i feel a little uncomfortable with the bird so close to the left hand corner. just seems better on the right......


Bridesmaids hair

Bridesmaids hair by Ali_Mac

Like the idea of this picture, i agree with the colour pop comments left by "Coast".

The only thing i would add is that just above the top bobble there is something quite bright which is slightly distracting, possibly this area could be toned down slightly so focus stays on the hair.

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