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Forum: Looking for improvement 13th March 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: help required

This was achieved by some careful dodging and cloning in PSE took about 10 mins, but I recommend that you chose your background more carefully and avoid backlighting your subject.
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Forum: Accessory talk 3rd March 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,280
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: Has anybody tried this, variable nd

The auto focus on any DSLR will only work with a circular polarising filter by stacking a linear and a circular will not allow the AF to work, for the same reasons as using a linear polariser alone...
Forum: Accessory talk 2nd March 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,280
Posted By Barrie Norman
Forum: Looking for improvement 27th February 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: E3 & 11 - 22

I also like you images on the web site.
Forum: Looking for improvement 27th February 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: E3 & 11 - 22

I think the large bolder in the foreground keeps drawing your eye back to it and distracting the viewer from a stunning image, but every one to their own!
Forum: Looking for improvement 26th February 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: E3 & 11 - 22

Steve

I have cropped your image and I think that the crop brings out the mountains and makes a more balanced composition, However that is only my opinion.
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Forum: Looking for improvement 26th February 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: E3 & 11 - 22

Fantastic location timing and exposure spot on, but you asked for criticism, on no 1 I would have used the large rock on the LH side as the fore ground focal point and using the rule of thirds place...
Forum: Foto Fair 13th February 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: A little 7 mm fun!

The colour is OK on my MAC.
Forum: Olympus E-30 13th February 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,316
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: Raising the dpi

I am not an expert, so this explanation may not be technically correct, but all you are doing by changing the dpi setting is altering the actual printed size of the image or in the case of changing...
Forum: Foto Fair 6th February 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: does this work?

Sorry not for me, Bamburgh is a fantastic place and should take centre stage in the image.
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 18th January 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,865
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: Extension tube or telecoverter?

EC14 you will never regret it and if you buy anything else you will end up buying an EC14 in the end!
Forum: Telephoto 18th January 2011
Replies: 31
Views: 6,068
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: 90-250 mm 2.8 or 300 mm 2.8?

The 90-250 is far better than the 50-200 but I have used both the 90-250 and 300 2.8 the 300 is very good with both EC14 and EC20 I would recommend the 300 it is slightly lighter and you have the...
Forum: The lounge 3rd January 2011
Replies: 37
Views: 4,143
Posted By Barrie Norman
Forum: Looking for improvement 2nd January 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,446
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: Back to my roots

[QUOTE=Makonde;97074]Barrie, thank you for the steps, QUOTE]

I'm glad they were helpful.
Forum: Foto Fair 2nd January 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: "No sun - no moon! No morn - no noon ..."

I like the first shot, it was worth the cold!
Forum: Looking for improvement 1st January 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,446
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: Back to my roots

Thanks for the wonderful images Paul!
Forum: The lounge 1st January 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,562
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: E5 or 7 - 14mm Lens?

I'd go for the glass, what advantages will you gain from the E5 above your E30?
Forum: Accessory talk 1st January 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: Tripod / monopod suggestions?

I use a Giottos Professional Aluminium monopod with a Manfrotto 322RC2 head, I use this in conjunction with the following lens, Sigma 150 macro Oly 50-200 and Oly 300, mainly for photographing...
Forum: Looking for improvement 1st January 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,446
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: Back to my roots

Keith

Yes I did:

1. Open Image in PS.
2. Adjust levels/curve to boost contrast.
3. Create B&W Layer (Layer>Adjustment Layer>Black & White)
4. Once B&W dialogue box opens try the...
Forum: Looking for improvement 1st January 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,446
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: Back to my roots

Thanks David

The printed version is very different as it was printed on pearl paper so the colours were optimised for printing not screen but I was interested in other peoples opinions to the...
Forum: Looking for improvement 31st December 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,446
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: Back to my roots

Thanks Stephen, the image I displayed was the one that printed the best but this is the image before I altered the final colour, it would be interesting to get your opinion on both.

Thanks:
...
Forum: Looking for improvement 31st December 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,446
Posted By Barrie Norman
Back to my roots

This image was created in Photoshop Elements 7, I wanted to re-create the old fashioned hand coloured Black and White effect. I would like to know what you all think of this image and do you think I...
Forum: Foto Fair 29th October 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: Autumn Colour

Thanks for the comments.
Forum: Looking for improvement 28th October 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By Barrie Norman
Re: E3 & 50 - 200

Nice work! some stunning panos.
Forum: Foto Fair 24th October 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By Barrie Norman
Autumn Colour

Take at Grafham Water, Nr Huntingdon Cambridgeshire. we took a nice walk around the lake, I had the E1 with the ZD 50-200 fitted and the E30 with the Sigma 18-50 f2.8.

Taken with E30 Sigma 18-50...
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