"I'm not seeing a good image - but Bob has not commented on what appears to me to be out of focus, so I'm guessing it's me, not the shot?? I see fuzzy detail and a strange shadowing along the contrasted dark edges?? Shorelines can make…"
"You need more tree at the bottom - it's cropped far to tightly - and would look better if the tree were off-set to one side. Possibly an adjustment to white balance required - there's a blue hue, I think. If it's in raw, you…"
"I think you should have another go at the composition - it looks like you simply took a shot of your bedroom floor just before Mother told you to clear it up! The component parts of the shot are too spread-out for my liking, with awkward gaps. It is…"
"Great photo, a pity that the focus isn't spot-on, but what beautiful colours! Have you HDR'd it in camera - if so, that probably led to the focus problem. Done with a rock-steady camera (doubt you were allowed a tripod?) this would…"
"Hi Will, both the sites I use are run from the States but are worldwide and quite friendly in the main. Of course there is a mix and you get the odd arrogant member (the worst one is a Brit unfotunately!), but mostly people let it go…"
"Hello Will - I have given-up on this group as nobody seems to comment - just look back through the listings. I'm near Swanage and love the area so, for me, it's shame the group has died. Have heard of Swanage Camera…"
"Hi Suresh - it's a nice shot of the flower and focus is good. I guess you have more experience than you admit to! If you subscribe to Picture Correct you will have their latest email containing an interesting article explaining all you need to…"
"Thanks Ed, that probably answers my question - perhaps a less dense filter would have been sufficient for this one. Intriguingly, if thats the cause of the grey hue, what was Adonis using on his p-a-s? "
Most professionals shooting from planes or helicopters remove the door so they are not shooting through a window. They remove the lens hood to prevent the wind from buffeting it and causing camera movement. They also take multiple bodies so they don't have to change lenses and expose the inside of their cameras to the wind.
Most of my photos still have the EXIF data attached. If a file was Saved for Web the data is stripped. If you view the image full size, you can use an EXIF viewer to see the data. I usually just right click and save the file to my machine then look at it with Photoshop or Bridge. I added a comment about the settings for the plane to that photo.