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Forum: Photos 07-13-2007, 09:37 PM
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Posted By maderlock
To Voltri: Did the cropping help?

Thanks for the workshop! It's the first anyone's every done for me, so I was very excited :) I think you may be right about the river photo, but when this one is cropped the photo seems to lose...
Forum: Photos 07-13-2007, 07:57 PM
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Posted By maderlock
To Davidh34: Cropping

Thanks for your comments. You're right that the bottom part that just shows the ground isn't hugely interesting. This was a worry when I was cropping the photo originally. I tried to make it less...
Forum: Photos 07-06-2007, 08:33 AM
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Views: 381
Posted By maderlock
To trinko: Overexposure

Thank you for your comment. You're right that it's overexposed. I do actually have a raw version of this image, but I don't think I'll re-expose it, as I like the effect. It was a very bright day,...
Forum: Photos 02-05-2007, 03:31 PM
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Views: 209
Posted By maderlock
28mm focal length?

I may well be confused about how lenses work here, but doesn't the 70-200mm part of your lens refer to focal length? If so, how did you achieve the 28mm focal length given in the EXIF information?
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Forum: Photos 01-23-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By maderlock
Re: To maderlock: Thanks

No problem. I made the changes in Photoshop 7. That's quite old now - the newest is Photoshop CS2. However, there is a large subset of things you can do with The Gimp, which is free. If you're...
Forum: Photos 01-17-2007, 03:16 AM
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Views: 234
Posted By maderlock
To snowboarder: Right leaning

Hmmm, I think you're right. Sorry, pun not intended :) I may correct that in a repost, but I'll wait and see if there are any more suggestions first. Thanks for the feedback!

Rob Egg
Forum: Photos 01-16-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By maderlock
Re: To maderlock: ws

As with most workshops, it's another perspective, which isn't normally an improvement in every sense. There's normally something lost when you make any change. It's a little subjective whether the...
Forum: Photos 01-16-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By maderlock
To Brendon: Useful Critique

Thanks for that, I don't often get comments that suggest improvements (even though it's kind of the point of them :) You're quite right that the photo would be better with the end of the beach on...
Forum: Photos 01-15-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By maderlock
Re: To maderlock: Thanks

I agree about the WS, it's a different compromise :)

Sometimes you obviously can't avoid a boring sky, but taking a spot metering on the sky would let you take another shot with the exposure right...
Forum: Photos 01-11-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By maderlock
Re: To maderlock: Thank you for your detailed comment

Not everyone can afford an expensive camera, and even if they can wouldn't take them on cycling trips! Besides, some of the best shots I've seen on this site have been taken on compact-style...
Forum: Photos 03-13-2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By maderlock
Re: To sakis_makedonas: HDR? DRI?

Cheers. This is something I've used actually, but I didn't know its name, or come across hdrshop (looks interesting). Life gets easier if you have a RAW version to start with.
Forum: General 02-17-2006, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By maderlock
Re: How to reduce size pics

Two things will affect the size of the file:
- Dimensions (width and height in pixels)
- Compression (normally JPEG)

The first thing to do is to use a photo-editting package to scale the...
Forum: Photos 02-03-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By maderlock
Re: To maderlock: weather

Whoops!

Should have thought about the weather where your shot was taken :) I also like how it came out, but would also like to see the thundercloud. I'll keep my eye out for it. The photo, not...
Forum: General 02-03-2006, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By maderlock
Re: Site reorganization suggestion

Well, that kind of puts a stop to that discussion. That new site sounds exciting, even without any details yet.

I just want to make a sad face and ask why, when I suggested this last week, did...
Forum: General 02-03-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By maderlock
In other words... no.

And that's no bad thing. There are many ways of filtering what you see: by country, artist, theme etc., but by score would be putting too much emphasis on the points system.

I suggest that you...
Forum: Photos 02-01-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By maderlock
To sakis_makedonas: HDR? DRI?

I'm intrigued. What are these TLAs? I'd like a link if it's to do with mixing exposures, which I've been playing with.
Forum: General 01-31-2006, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,503
Posted By maderlock
Re: The benefits of providing critiques

The positivity comment rings true of any critasism here or elsewhere in the world. I've been taught (and try to follow) the rule of always saying something positive first, even if there is little to...
Forum: General 01-28-2006, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 937
Posted By maderlock
Greater connectivity between TE, TL and TN

Having just created a TL account, I notice that I have to enter lots of information again. Specifically I am thinking about equipment. I can't think of a good reason to have a different equipment...
Forum: General 01-28-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,932
Posted By maderlock
Re: Why have three ratings

Dizzy - you have my vote! Having a total points system will naturally cause people to try to maximise that score. So just make sure they are maximising the right thing. Makes perfect sense to me....
Forum: General 01-27-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,932
Posted By maderlock
Re: Why have three ratings

If you are going on points alone, then yes, the 2-point smiley is a little devalued, but you have to take into account who has given you that smilay. I certainly don't feel sleighted when I get one...
Forum: Photos 01-25-2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By maderlock
To greg: Draining through the roof

Funny you should say that. Yes. That's exactly what happens :) There is a hole in the middle that the water drains into, and a channel in the loft-space to a hole at the edge of the roof at the...
Forum: Photos 01-25-2006, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By maderlock
Re: To dharbott: reply

I like the workshop, as it addresses the only issue I had with the original, that of the chives being a distraction from the castle, by making the chives closer to the corner and the castle more...
Forum: Photos 01-25-2006, 07:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By maderlock
To smash2707: No, it's not very inviting, is it?

What's interesting is the juxtaposition to the well-known Georgian street below. Actually, I did take some shots from the roof that look accross to the Clifton Suspension Bridge, but although more...
Forum: Photos 01-17-2006, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By maderlock
Re: To maderlock: To fall?

I looked at it rotated, out of curiosity. It's not quite as unusual that way. I prefer it as it is (as clearly you did too)
Forum: Photos 07-06-2005, 06:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By maderlock
To Fernik: Re: Comments on Freiburg photo

Thankyou for your interesting comment. I can see why it looks like a model, because of the very direct light. We're used to seeing more difuse light on natural subjects, so when we see this lit...
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