PIX 2015
cjf2

cjf2

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Joined on Dec 31, 2010

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On White collection in the High key PhotoGraphy challenge (2 comments in total)

This is certainly a true high key picture which so few of the entries were.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 12:31 UTC as 1st comment
On High Key Exercise in the High key PhotoGraphy challenge (1 comment in total)

This was my favourite. I've tried, unsuccessfully, to get such a picture but you have really nailed it. There were so few true high key pictures in this challenge and clearly this should have been placed much higher.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 12:27 UTC as 1st comment
On 'Veckla' in the High key PhotoGraphy challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, Ruth. I think you had the highest place true high key picture in the high key challenge! Great lighting.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 12:24 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Oriental Pied Hornbill in the Avians up close and personal challenge (2 comments in total)

Well I liked it! I've rarely seen so poor a place from an interesting and fitting challenge entry. I had it in the top ten.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 18:45 UTC as 2nd comment
On Green Eyed Monster in the The Eyes Have It #2 challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks both ad hello Mick I've not seen you around for a while. It's in the cormorant family and there are species in both your home countries. This one is quite a slightly built species with all dark, glossy green plumage and the striking yellow bee skin around the bill and those green eyes.
It is taken on the Farne Islands where very close approach to breeding birds is possible for a couple of hours a day. Breeding success is monitored and not affected by the visitors.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2015 at 07:38 UTC as 1st comment
On Wood Sandpiper in Flight in the Avians up close and personal challenge (2 comments in total)

Wow that took some taking. Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 20:21 UTC as 1st comment
On Anhinga in the Avians up close and personal challenge (1 comment in total)

Nicely taken picture that fits the theme very well

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 20:19 UTC as 1st comment
On Western Grebe Dance in the Avians up close and personal challenge (1 comment in total)

Great behaviour well captured.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 20:18 UTC as 1st comment
On Scaled quail in the Avians up close and personal challenge (2 comments in total)

A very technically accomplished picture of a smart quail.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 20:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On Jacana in the Avians up close and personal challenge (2 comments in total)

Great picture. Could win another challenge one day perhaps. I just love the feet.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 20:16 UTC as 2nd comment
On The European bee-eater in the Avians up close and personal challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice to see a Bee Eater with complementary colours of the flowers. Well done and thanks for sharing

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 20:14 UTC as 2nd comment
On Common Loon in the Avians up close and personal challenge (2 comments in total)

Lovely picture of a lovely scene. I thought this would win.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 20:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On It's Feeding Time in the Avians up close and personal challenge (2 comments in total)

Great picture capturing a special moment

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 20:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On Halfdome Cloudscape in the Mountain tops and clouds challenge (26 comments in total)
In reply to:

thelenspainter: I'm not a fan of the processing. It's such a stunning scene, it doesn't need such heavy handed detail enhancement. There is no tonal contrast between the light and dark parts of the scene - my eye doesn't know where to go because everyt part of the scene is equally detailed. This is because it's almost all at more or less the same luminance. A more naturalistic approach would have worked better IMO.

If you look on page 44 of finished challenges you will find a more naturalistic version that might suit your tastes more.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 20:34 UTC
On Halfdome Cloudscape in the Mountain tops and clouds challenge (26 comments in total)
In reply to:

Moon0326: spectacular!

I'm a little bit surprised that people never seen a moon during the daylight......

Indeed. And thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 20:36 UTC
On Over Mount McKinley in the Mountain tops and clouds challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

cjf2: Great photo but what is that orange colour? Is it vegetation?

Oh yes. It looks almost like molten lava in this picture here.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 20:33 UTC
On Denali above the clouds in the Mountain tops and clouds challenge (1 comment in total)

This was one of my favourites. Should have placed higher, I think.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 18:41 UTC as 1st comment
On Over Mount McKinley in the Mountain tops and clouds challenge (3 comments in total)

Great photo but what is that orange colour? Is it vegetation?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 18:35 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Oxbow Bend in the Mountain tops and clouds challenge (4 comments in total)

Great shot. I love the lighting on the trees.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 18:32 UTC as 2nd comment
On Halfdome Cloudscape in the Mountain tops and clouds challenge (26 comments in total)
In reply to:

Constantine e: stunning. what post processing was done?

I cleaned it up with Topaz Denoise and altered colour balance, contrast and detail/sharpness mostly in MacPhun Intensify. I can thoroughly recommend both programmes. The contrast range was very large (maybe a Nikon or Sony Sensor would cope better) and part of the clouds and valley side was still sunlit (despite the ill informed accusations below) and so was rather yellow compared with the cool shadow and sky.
A different version can be seen in my old challenge entries. There was no restriction on processing or using a previously entered picture so I went for it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 18:29 UTC
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