October 2020 Colour Images
Judged by John McVie
Instagram ACC Club
WireWool - E Maclean
Another image playing with light. I like the light that is on the area below and to the right.
I would crop to a square leaving the wire wool affect in the left top corner as it strengthens the image. Some of the light ball has been burnt out on this one.
Vanilla Panna Cotta - W Niven
This image is good enough to eat, I like the lines within lines of the plate and napkin. A fraction lighter would be good.
This Doesn't Taste Right - W Niven
A grab shot I would think. The subjects in this image are sharp and show them going about their business. I would have concentrated on the man with the banana as his expression is lost in the full scene.
Something from Dr Who- C Thomson
You have so much detail in the head of this plant that the stalk is taking away. I would crop to a square and concentrate on the main in focus part.
Sea Anemone - C Thomson
A strong sharp image of the flower, not the prettiest as the petals are a bit damaged. There are distracting white edges to the top petals that look as if they have happened in the processing. Crop a bit off the bottom.
Routin Brig - K Walker
with a slow shutter to fluff the water. Add contrast to the rocks and this image will jump out at you.
Red Squirrel reflection - B Murphy
A delightful image of the squirrel looks a bit dark on my monitor. Reflections sometimes can be more effective less, rather than more. If it was cropped just under the ear in the reflection it would strengthen the image.
Pick a Flower any Flower - J Glynn
2 flowers and the background not distracting. The focus is perfect on the butterfly, I think you should have concentrated on that as the other flower is slightly out of focus and you have lost a bit in the crop.
One man and his dog - J Glynn
Good action picture the boat and the water are both sharp, however, the faces aren’t, and it would have been better if we could see more of the man’s face.
Oh no not you again - J M Bell
Good detail in the animal, if it was bigger in the frame it would stand out more so crop. The pipe at the back is very distracting.
Look out post - J M Bell
You have captured the crow well on the post and the background is not bothering me. The crow has lots of detail in it if you could only bring it out, as it is it is too dark. Be careful not to lighten the rest.
Lets dance - E Maclean
The street dances are good, as well as turning the background figures into black and white you should have added blur as the figures are taking my eye away from the action.
Hestan Island - K Walker
An excellent sky with the island in the background, there is no lead into the picture. Crop the bottom off to the blue water and the rocks at the front will lead you in.
Heron on the prowel - N Calder .jpg
Another well detailed heron portrait. If this image was cropped down to head and shoulders it would be much stronger. The background and the out of focus grass on the right are very distracting.
Happiness is - N Calder
Happiness is! Ice cream I believe, just look at the eyes and the expression on this young girl’s face. Well captured.
Grey Heron - B Murphy
This is a very competent portrait of the Heron, lots of detail in the feathers and a strong eye. Look at your levels, there is no white or true black with this contrast the detail would be brought out.
Feeding - B Murphy
Great attempt to capture the Kingfisher coming out of the water with the fish. Unfortunately, you haven’t managed to get the anything sharp and the white on its neck is burnt out.
Dalswinton Tower - J Glynn
A good clear image, with a moody sky. The light is reflected well in the water. This image lacks something to take your attention like ducks on the water perhaps.
David - K Walker
A lovely portrait of David straight on but still with the correct lighting. A little dark on the finished picture and the background is a little distracting.
Chatsworths a-maze-ing - E Maclean
What a view and a lovely garden, your image has captured the expanse of it. Pity it is not sharp.
Ball, Ball throw the ball - N Calder
Great look of expectation on the faces of the dogs. A little contrast in the front one and lighten up the back one and you will have a stronger picture.
An Explosive Grind - W Niven
A good exercise in playing with light, it is a pity you cut some of it out of the image.
Bad Hair Day - C Thomson
The flower heads have been captured well. 2 subjects in an image make your eye dot back and forward 1 or three are better. Your background is a little distracting.
A warming sun .. - J M Bell
Where is the sun? Not the best angle to take this squirrel, you need to be more level with it or at least get it looking at you. The background is distracting.