Recent content by Richard Breland

  1. Richard Breland

    Define 'Still Life'

    Some nice examples there - thanks! I guess it would be nice to see an 'official definition', but I think it is one of those things that is too open to interpretation. I just wanted to think of something a little different, but dont want to overstep the boundaries ! @Harlequin565 - I tend to...
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    Define 'Still Life'

    Our next local Photography Club competition is 'Still Life'. Is there any 'definition' of this or is it simply just a bowl of fruit/flowers ? e.g. Is product photography included (macro shot of wrist watch, some photoshopped pic of some Nike trainers on fire (is fire 'still'??), etc.)? Curious...
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    South Stack Lighthouse

    Allen - no flash, just upped the exposure a bit in lightroom to highlight the 'foreground interest', but agree that they are a bit overcooked. Was trying to get a certain look (wide angle with close foreground interest). Nearly, but not quite ! Thanks.
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    South Stack Lighthouse

    Reasonable sunset over South Stack (Anglesey) the other night. Thanks for looking :) Sunset over South Stack Lighthouse by Richard Breland, on Flickr
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    Up on The Roaches

    Hi Terry - thanks for the comments. I will clone out the bright spots. Regarding the clarity/sharpening - I havent applied any extra sharpening over and above what Lightroom has put in as default (40), and ironically I took the clarity down (-10) to try and give it a 'softer' look. I think the...
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    Up on The Roaches

    A recent snap from The Roaches (Peak Disctrict). All comments gratefully received - thanks for looking :) Up on The Roaches by Richard Breland, on Flickr
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    Middle Black Clough Waterfall

    Decided to brave the weather and managed to dodge the hail/rain for this trip to the waterfall. Some sun broke through in the end! All comments gratefully received - thanks for looking :) Middle Black Clough Waterfall by Richard Breland, on Flickr
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    Perch Rock Lighthouse (Rough Sea)

    Thanks Jason. I like 'calm and sunny', but then you dont get shots like this :) I had a look on the Trinity website, but it looks like submissions closed at the end of Feb :(. Thanks ! Thank Peter.
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    Perch Rock Lighthouse (Rough Sea)

    Saw the weather was going to be pretty windy over the weekend, so decided to try and get a 'rough sea' shot at the Perch Rock Lighthouse. I could barely stand up in the wind/rain/sleet, but it made for an interesting shot ! All comments gratefully received - thanks for looking :) Perch Rock...
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    Getting the tones right! Head shot.

    Had a very quick attempt in Photoshop. Created a Selective Colour Adjustment layer and decreased the Yellows and played around with the Reds/Magentas. Then added a Curves Adjustment Layer to adjust the look of the whole image (mainly decreased the highlights, but also changed the individual...
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    Twr Mawr Lighthouse

    Thanks very much for the comments everyone. It was a really nice day - plenty of people on the beach (its a really nice walk from the car park to the lighthouse along a massive beach), some even swimming in the sea...in February !! Thanks again :)
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    Twr Mawr Lighthouse

    Another trip to the Twr Mawr Lighthouse on Anglesey. Shame there were no clouds in the sky, but quite happy with this. All comments gratefully received - thanks for looking :). Twr Mawr Lightouse by Richard Breland, on Flickr
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    Hope Valley

    After a trek up Win Hill (that nearly killed me !), there was a little light breaking through. Just after some critique on this - I have not convinced myself I like 'open' landscapes like this (prefer something with a more definite subject matter e.g. waterfalls, lighthouses, etc.). All comments...
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