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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Taranto - Cappellone di San Cataldo

    Taranto - Cappellone di San Cataldo
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9333 W: 132 N: 17983] (116895)


  • Photoshop Elements 11
    Photoshop Elements 11
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902) [2014-09-17 03:34:57] [2]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    I hope that you don't mind my "playing" with your photograph!

    Using Photoshop Elements, I opened the image in RAW, reduced the noise a little and slightly increased contrast and saturation before opening it and giving it just a little touch of sharpening. Perhaps the saturation is a little strong, but see what you think!

    Kind Regards,

    John.
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  • SpainSpain
    Title: Fishmarket, Mahon - for MalgoCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Fishmarket, Mahon - for Malgo
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902)


  • A Huge Crab....
    A Huge Crab....
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902) [2014-08-21 13:50:50]
    This big crab with enormously long legs (a Spider Crab, I think) was still moving and wobbling those crazy eyes at me!
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  • SpainSpain
    Title: Fishmarket, Mahon - for MalgoCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Fishmarket, Mahon - for Malgo
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902)


  • Not the Most Attractive Fish......
    Not the Most Attractive Fish......
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902) [2014-08-21 13:45:55]
    A rather ugly fish on display and for sale. I believe this is a type of Monkfish - an Angler Fish to be precise - that huge mouth and rows of teeth looked a bit threatening through the viewfinder! At least it seemed dead.....unlike the crab which was still moving!
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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Farm Life

    Farm Life
    bobsmith (39)


  • Photoshop Elements 11
    Photoshop Elements 11
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902) [2014-08-04 09:00:36] [1]
    Hi Bob,

    As I said in my critique, there's absolutely nothing wrong with this picture but I have done a wee workshop for you. I hope you don't mind, see what you think, but at the end of the day this photography lark is just so subjective that it really is all down to a matter of taste!

    First of all, what I did was to look at Levels and found that some bits of the clouds were just a tad "blown out" so, using a layer mask, I slightly darkened the sky. Then, similarly, I lightened the foreground a little - the eye is always attracted to bright objects so sometimes it's good to lighten interesting things in the foreground.

    I then thought that although the sky is fabulous, there is perhaps just a little too much of it, so I cropped the top so that the "third" line lay along the tops of the distant hills. Then I cropped a little off the right side so that the left vertical "third" line just hit the straw bale on the left.

    There was quite a bit of noise in the sky so I used the "despeckle" filter then just a tiy bit of sharpening. Finally, a simple frame.

    See what you think and let me know! :o)

    Kind Regards,

    John.
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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Walmer Castle

    Walmer Castle
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 670 W: 3 N: 436] (5232)


  • Photoshop Elements 11
    Photoshop Elements 11
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902) [2014-06-28 11:42:51]
    Hello Agnes,

    First of all, I hope you dodn't mind my "playing around" with your lovely photograph!

    This is a lovely image but my first impression was that it looked a little pale and some of the white areas appeared a little "blown out". I looked at Levels in Photoshop Elements and found that many of the pixels were right off the right side of the histogram. So I did a very simple thing using the "Lighten Shadows/Darken Highlights" feature. I did very little lightening of shadows but I did move the "Darken Highlights" slider about ten points to the right. In Levels there's certainly an improvement but whether or not the picture has actually improved is for you to decide! :)

    Once again, I hope you're not offended by this quick and simple workshop, Agnes.

    Kind Regards,

    John.
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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Solomon's Temple, BuxtonCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Solomon's Temple, Buxton
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902) *


  • View from inside
    View from inside
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902) [2014-06-11 03:56:31]
    A view from inside the lower storey of Solomon's Temple with a distant view southward across the Peak District.
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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Santa Croce

    Santa Croce
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2659 W: 72 N: 6460] (29358)


  • Photoshop Elements 11
    Photoshop Elements 11
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902) [2014-05-27 07:23:43] [3]
    Hello Rosemary,

    As I've mentioned in my critique, this is just a very quick and simple workshop I have done and it's certainly not perfect - a little more time might have made it just a little better!

    The first thing I did was to play around a little with Image - Transform - Distort to try to correct the feeling I had that the building looked as though it was falling backwards. I think that worked at least to some extent.

    Then I cloned out (roughly) the white van on the left but, as I say, it's been done a bit too quickly and isn't very accurate.

    Then, using a layer mask, I tried to lighten up the foreground with the people.

    I've reduced the picture to only 790 pixels wide as I know from before that if you add a workshop at full size, TE often displays it with the right part of the image chopped off.

    See what you think!

    Kind Regards,

    John.
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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Crying Twice

    Crying Twice
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5103 W: 367 N: 10721] (52731)


  • Cropping.....
    Cropping.....
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902) [2014-04-11 00:34:07] [1]
    Ciao cara Lisa,

    I note your misgivings about your composition in this one. Actually, I thought initially that the composition was fine but then, after reading your comments, my first impression on looking at it again with a more critical eye was that there was perhaps just an excess of fairly featureless sky.

    So I've done a very quick workshop which consisted simply of cropping off at least half of the sky and just a tad off the bottom of the picture.

    See what you think. I rather suspect that this is pretty much in keeping with your idea of converting this into a "panorama" type image. And, of course, I've not cropped anything at all from the sides.

    Un abbraccio,

    Giovanni.
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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Derelict WilsontownCanon PowerShot G10

    Derelict Wilsontown
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902)


  • Another View.....
    Another View.....
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902) [2014-04-10 06:32:32]
    Another view of the ruined and derelict Wilsontown Inn, this time from the other side.
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  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: 1970 - Helicopter over KolossenEdixa Prismat

    1970 - Helicopter over Kolossen
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902)


  • Our Helicopter landed....
    Our Helicopter landed....
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902) [2014-03-19 02:19:56]
    Here our helicopter has landed in the north part of the Schuchert valley and our pilot is walking back to it holding a half-bottle of Scotch whisky which we had given him as a gift. We were now faced with a 40 mile walk to Scoresby Sund.
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