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feather Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7646 W: 399 N: 14391] (51130) [2013-05-29 8:25]

Surprise!!
I knew you would have been on-the-ball, so came to spy. ☺ I have an almost identical image of both this and the one through the window! Alas mine still sit in RAW state. I must get my act together!
You have captured this perfectly; just as I remember it. I don't think I have ever seen such dramatic weather. Those clouds were remarkable.
Kath

feather Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7646 W: 399 N: 14391] (51130) [2010-01-26 6:52] [3] - [workshop] [compare] [+]

F14 has given you excellent depth with front to back sharpness although I detect softening because of down-sizing. I see you have adjusted that yourself in a WS. It isn't an issue with this image but sharpening an image overall, can affect the sky and make it look 'noisy', or make tiny leaves look over-sharpened. I always sharpen on a layer and then any parts that don't need sharpening can be erased. (just a tip you might find useful in the future)
The composition is good with the perspective of the viaduct leading the eye into the scene in one direction and the wall and stream doing the same job in the other direction.
Evening light is always good for photography but watch out for it being too yellow. I detect a colour cast, so I tried a WS.
All-in-all well worth getting away from auto. Keep up the good work.
Kath

feather Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7646 W: 399 N: 14391] (51130) [2010-01-25 3:00]

I'm in TE snooze mode, getting ready for Friday, but stopping for a cuppa I just have to see what's happening! You mastered the strong light here taking the exposure from the brightly lit church. The darker surroundings emphasise the framing quality of the trees and shadows.
Hope to see you in March!
Love to Larry too
Kath xx

feather Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7646 W: 399 N: 14391] (51130) [2010-01-24 3:25]

It's as grey as this outside my window today but without snow fortunately. As usual a very well composed image with excellent use of the fence sweeping into the scene.
I'm on 'snooze' mode at the moment getting ready for the exodus on Friday.
Kath x

feather Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7646 W: 399 N: 14391] (51130) [2010-01-23 6:29]

Very unusual and graphic image. I love the hard black background for the lighted panels. RGB with a difference!
See you in March!
Kath

feather Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7646 W: 399 N: 14391] (51130) [2010-01-22 2:58]

Your initiative was a wonderful success. I have valiantly tried following the forum thread about some members who had images deleted (Difficult for me with French)That brought me here and I wanted to say how I admire your attitude and common sense. Your WS to this post is a perfect way to explain and I agree wholeheartedly with you.
Lovely colours on this one; bright and cheery to continue the good mood!
Kath
I'll be absent from TE for some time; nothing to do with dissatisfaction ;D
K

feather Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7646 W: 399 N: 14391] (51130) [2010-01-21 14:22]

You raise an interesting point about the way sunsets are viewed by some. I hesitated before posting the sunset "Clouds make a Sunset" a week or more ago, for the same reason. I think it could be that there are many sunsets which have nothing else to offer by way of a composition. They can be just a sunset sky with big black areas which tell nothing. That is not the case here. The light on the sea is stunning and it reveals the wave patterns. You also chose an excellent POV so the shoreline leads the eye into the scene, hopping from rock to rock. Excellent shot!
Kath
PS At the moment I can't read replies. I think it's a common fault since the new forum was set up.
I'm off on a trip soon so will be away from TE for quite a while
K

feather Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7646 W: 399 N: 14391] (51130) [2010-01-20 14:22]

I love it when they do that, although I wouldn't want to be too close! Great contribution.
Kath

feather Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7646 W: 399 N: 14391] (51130) [2010-01-20 14:19]

Very funny Wanda. It would be interesting to know why they do this unless it's kids having a laugh. Good contribution to the theme.
Kath

feather Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7646 W: 399 N: 14391] (51130) [2010-01-20 14:03] [+]

The girls have a range of different expressions, but I'm surprised to see Catherine Zeta Jones taking part (girl on the right!) ;D Very funny story and so typical of teenage boys!
Kath