Helpful Posts Helpful Posts:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Surprise, Surprise....Its Ice Again

  1. #1

    Surprise, Surprise....Its Ice Again

    Probably because its so unusual to get these conditions in temperate Cheshire but I needed to get a couple more of these off my chest. I just have to get me one of them there new fangled macro lens thingies

    Surprise, Surprise....Its Ice Again

    Surprise, Surprise....Its Ice Again

    Surprise, Surprise....Its Ice Again

    Surprise, Surprise....Its Ice Again

    Surprise, Surprise....Its Ice Again

  2. #2
    Moderator Dave Humphries's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Windsor, Berks, UK
    Posts
    16,295
    Real Name
    Dave Humphries :)

    Re: Surprise, Surprise....Its Ice Again

    Hi Steve,

    Well, they're all good as usual from yourself, probably #4 is my favourite - I can't think of anything to 'improve' it

    #1 is a bit lacking DoF for me; some of the twigs are a bit too soft

    #2 is very nice, but I feel there's just a bit too much background at the top of frame, I'd crop just below the dark blob on right edge

    #3 is great, but it too dim for me at the top; I'd dodge or burn (I can never remember which is which) to make it brighter

    #4 Perfect

    #5 doesn't set me alight, there's a lot of nothing on the right and the black blob is somewhat overpowering

    I don't have a macro lens, but I am inspired to have a go myself, I just wish it wasn't so darned cold outside

    Hope that helps,

  3. #3
    Moderator Donald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Glenfarg, Scotland
    Posts
    19,979
    Real Name
    Just add 'MacKenzie'

    Re: Surprise, Surprise....Its Ice Again

    What a beautiful, wonderful set. Broadly go with Dave's analysis, though I'd rate #2 higher than he does.

    Now, could you please go back inside to your lightbox. You're stealing our thunder!!

  4. #4

    Re: Surprise, Surprise....Its Ice Again

    I do not know what I would do without you Dave. You always pick up on what my eyes seem to gloss over. This is where constructive critique on a forum like this becomes invaluable.

    Now, could you please go back inside to your lightbox. You're stealing our thunder!!
    Nobody told me how harsh life could be outside of my box. I have total control in my box...I am master of all that 8 cubic feet. I snap my fingers and there is light, I clap my hands and the background changes. If I commit a really serious crime like disregarding the rule of thirds maybe they will lock me in my box and throw away the key.....please

    Steve

  5. #5
    Moderator Dave Humphries's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Windsor, Berks, UK
    Posts
    16,295
    Real Name
    Dave Humphries :)

    Re: Surprise, Surprise....Its Ice Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    What a beautiful, wonderful set. Broadly go with Dave's analysis, though I'd rate #2 higher than he does.
    It is my second favourite though (honestly) and made me say "wow" (until I saw #4)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •