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  • #1299
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    Peter Robinson
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    I prefer this shot to the one in your other post Bob, because the foreground barrier has been removed so my eye goes straight into the picture. I then see the birds which are fine with me and on to the boats in the background. The low soft sun light makes the picture for me though. In the other shot the ship on the right is pointing out of the shot. In this one you’ve got the red boat blocking that so the interest stays in.  Just a personal opinion.

    #1298
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    Peter Robinson
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    There seems to be some gremlins in the system as I cant see page 1 and the first photo to compare them. Perhaps it’s just me. However, in the second , like Dolores says, the lighting is very gentle and suits the subjects. I like the way the water leads in and to buildings are on the top third. Some people like the milky effect a long shutter speed gives to water. Personally I like a bit of texture in my water although I not keen on it pin sharp either.

    #1215
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    Peter Robinson
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    I first saw this shot on your Flickr site Ian. After reading the title I searched and quickly found the lady with the white bag, then my eye kept coming back to her. Because of her position in the frame and the white bag she becomes the prominent figure.  These type of street scenes are always interesting as people are interested in looking at people so they spend some time looking around at what’s going on. Being in black and white it removes any colour distractions that would compete with the lady.

    #1213
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    Peter Robinson
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    It’s interesting to read Ian’s comments on Meg’s picture. Quite a lot different from my comments on the other side when I criticised the hand. I’m surprised Meg is still speaking to me. It’s interesting how different people see a picture. Ian has made me look at the photo a bit deeper and I understand what he’s saying about the what it says about the subject. Sorry Meg.

    It sounds an interesting course that I think I would probably have liked to do. It could do it in January, but I’m going away early in February so would miss the end.

    #1205
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks for the advice Dolores, Ken and Ian. I’ll have to blow the dust of my old scanner and see if I can get it working again.

    #1180
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    Peter Robinson
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    I bought an Epsom FilmScan for about £300 about 8 years ago. It’s a dedicated film/slide scanner and worked quite well, but was very slow. Then I upgraded my OS to windows XP. The scanners driver wouldn’t work and Epsom wouldn’t produce a new one. So I bought the Vuescan software which worked, but gave poor quality scans. The scanner also has a ICSI interface that my upgraded PC won’t connect to unless I buy an adaptor. So it’s been an expensive paper weight for a few years. It might be worth me buying an old PC on windows 98 with a iscsi interface just so I can use the scanner again! I’ve heard the epsom flat bed scanners produce good results from negs.

    #1179
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    Peter Robinson
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    It’s surprising the difference it makes viewing it on a black background. Something to bear in mind when choosing a print mount.

    I think photographing on a dull day helps digital sensors record all the detail. You dont lose any highlights or shadow detail and the colours remain well saturated. I think the composition works very well and I like the inclusion of the reflection.

    #1178
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    Peter Robinson
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    Ah, I’ve found where the gang are hanging out! In big brother’s place. I’ll have to behave myself now.

    I think this is a really well caught shot. Technically its excellent, sharp and well exposed. The dark background means there’s no distractions and you’ve caught her in a natural unposed moment. The only thing I would have changed is to frame her more centrally to include more of the back of her head and less of the face in front of it.

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