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Forum: Photos 05-01-2008, 07:07 AM
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Posted By merpb
To maria: Choice of frame

Maria,
Your 100% correct. The frame is supposed to be black! I added the frame and posted this from my laptop and I don't know what went wrong but it sure ain't black.
Thanks for the kind words....
Forum: General 01-10-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,040
Posted By merpb
Re: Conveying Emotion in Landscape Photography

For what it's worth I think that we are like estate agents, it's all about location location location. The location has to inspire the emotion initially and the other stuff is all patience and...
Forum: Photos 11-08-2006, 07:24 PM
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Views: 293
Posted By merpb
To greg: Your right

Pressure of work I'm afraid.
As for your critique, I wish I could replicate the old panchromatic film to get the look but I've tried blue filtration, odd channel mixing even an uncoated Nikkor, all...
Forum: Photos 12-13-2005, 06:35 PM
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Views: 381
Posted By merpb
To stefi: Why f22

Hi Stefano,
Thanks for your comment it's much appreciated.
I used f22 as the headstones to the graves were only 45cm from the lens and I needed full DoF to retain sharpness throughout.
Have a good...
Forum: Photos 08-10-2005, 12:37 PM
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Views: 363
Posted By merpb
To cgrindahl: Lee's Red blue split

Hi Curtis,
Thanks for your kind words, they are appreciated.
The Lee's Red blue split is a filter I had made especially for seascape work. The red half dakens the sky and boosts the clouds whilst...
Forum: Photos 08-05-2005, 07:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By merpb
To Homerhomer: comments

Peter,
Thanks for critique, it's appreciated.
The frame is intended to limit the size of the picture but posibly dosn't work as intended.
Regarding the contrast, the actual building is almost...
Forum: Photos 05-20-2005, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By merpb
To Coyotyto: Perfect timing

Hi Youssef,
Capturing the wave breaking all along the beach wasn't to difficult, the problem was getting it to coincide with another breaking out to sea at the foot of the rock.
I waited nearly 1.5...
Forum: Photos 05-20-2005, 05:39 PM
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Views: 411
Posted By merpb
To RGatward: timing

Hi Richard,
Oh and about 2 hours
Richard
Forum: Photos 05-20-2005, 05:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By merpb
To RGatward: timing

Hi Richard,
The trick was actually waiting for the waves to be breaking out at the foot of the door and on the beach.
Took about 33 trys.
Thanks for the critique
Forum: Photos 05-20-2005, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By merpb
Re: To merpb: PS

Hi Slawomir,
In Photoshop open the image.
Go to Layer>duplicate layer>as background copy.
Select Layer>Layer style>Blending options> in the scroll box called Blend mode select Screen.
Go to...
Forum: Photos 05-14-2005, 10:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By merpb
To bnallama: Thanks

Hi Bala,
Thanks for your kind words, they are appreciated.
I actually shoot in B&W mode most of the time.
I am very colour blind so don't see colours that well mostly shades.
Yours
Richard
Forum: Photos 05-13-2005, 02:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By merpb
To Coyotyto: slight tilt

Hi Youssef ,
I've thought about this long & hard myself.
The horizon is dead level (I always use a spirit level)and I've checked in PS.
But it does look tilted down to the right (pro)bably because...
Forum: Photos 05-13-2005, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By merpb
To RGatward: Quibble

Hi Richard,
I've thought about this long & hard myself.
The horizon is dead level (I always use a spirit level)and I've checked in PS.
But it does look tilted down to the right (pro)bably because...
Forum: Photos 11-30-2004, 12:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By merpb
To sohrab: 10.5mm

Hi Sohab,
Yes the 10.5mm is the DX equivalent of the Nikkor 16mm full frame fisheye.
I've been commissioned to photograph English lanscapes in the style of various painters and therefore can't post...
Forum: Photography 11-08-2004, 07:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 709
Posted By merpb
Collectors ?

Hi,
I was wondering if any one else on TE collects photographs.
I have been collecting since 1976 (a David Bailey print) well before it became fashionable and "a market".
My collection is as...
Forum: General 10-22-2004, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By merpb
Re: what about a new forum - PHOTOGRAPHY ?

What, you mean not talking about points!!!
That would be interesting.
Great idea.
Richard
Forum: Photos 10-14-2004, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By merpb
Re: To merpb: Great WS:)

Glad you like it Mohammad,
It's easy with such a strong image to use a different treatment as the original quality shows through the different perspective and any change is only an alternative and...
Forum: Photos 10-07-2004, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By merpb
Re: To merpb: Hi Richard...

Sorry Dan,
My bad terminology,
Yes it is the same and I was refering to the outcome.
If you use levels adjustment, once the action is completed the histogram is compressed (I have the histogram...
Forum: Photos 10-06-2004, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By merpb
To GrahamB: What does the blue filter do here?

Hi Graham,
In B&W landscapes I use a blue filter to emphasise mist, haze, fog etc, and it can be useful sometimes but most of the time I stick it on and it looks like I'm shooting on old pre...
Forum: General 10-06-2004, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By merpb
Re: To Adam, "critique contains reserved word"

Hi Graham,
I suppose your right but unfortunately my English doesn't extend to alternatives so I guess I'll have to get the thesaurus out.
Yours
Richard
Forum: Photos 10-06-2004, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By merpb
Comment I couldn't post

Hi David,
There is apparently something wrong with the comment below and as I can't think of alternatives for the probable culprits I'll post it here.
"It almost looks like my lawn David, without...
Forum: General 10-06-2004, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By merpb
To Adam, "critique contains reserved word"

I tried to post the following and the above note appeared, What does it mean & how do I get rid of it? ie what word needs changing?
"It almost looks like my lawn David, without the stunning mountain...
Forum: Photos 10-01-2004, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By merpb
I've been feeling a bit stale of late

Hi Curtis,
If it's any help I went through a period of reflection after 4 months of being on this site when I realized that I was looking for images that would play well on TE and that was bad.
My...
Forum: Photos 09-30-2004, 09:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By merpb
To igor_wo: could you tell some more about the picture

Hi Igor,
Sorry I forgot the technical stuff so here goes.
Shot in B&W mode and metered to put the dark crops just in the histogram range.
In PS:
Adjusted curves to push the mid tones but this...
Forum: Photos 09-30-2004, 10:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By merpb
To cgrindahl: Workshop

Hi Curtis,
Like the workshop, It does closely match what I had envisioned when taking the shot.
I will try it on the full 20x16" version and see if it holds up as a contact print.
Unfortunately I...
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