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Status: Member
Join Date: 1st December 2003
Last Login: 10th December 2016 - 22:30
Real Name: Ralf Prien
Website: My Website
Occupation: Engineer
Interests: Photography, digital image processing

Recent Photo Comments

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a tang tang border=

No doubt the colour popping works. Question is: Would it work without colour popping? I don't think it would, too much going on on the side of the street. So the decision was right and it's also well done. What I don't like is that the tram is too central in the frame and looking at this a bit longer I would crop in from the left and the top. It's the areas where not much is going on and you w...

Comment by Prieni on 13/07/2014 - 09:29
CityScape! border=

Don't give up on PentaxExpert just yet! PentaxExpert, I think you have a point there with the "modern" and "arty" feel. I think composition wise it's a shot that could be found in many a forum. Usually, though, this kind of shot is tack sharp and in focus. This looks like a massive crop, so it might even have been in focus:shock:

Comment by Prieni on 12/08/2011 - 19:41

Peter, it's definitely the first of your options.

Comment by Prieni on 12/08/2011 - 19:37
Classic Purple border=

Excellent! Somehow makes me think 'Scottish widows', though. :)

Comment by Prieni on 26/04/2011 - 18:36
Vegetarian-Neanderthal....?(colour). border=

That is a difficult call (to say which is better). I think both have their merits. The colours of the leaf are really nice but if you want to emphasize the shadow (which is the feature of this shot) than the mono version is better. Excellent work either way... Prieni

Comment by Prieni on 20/04/2009 - 11:32
Glass Corpuscles border=

And I can assure you that this was the right decision, as I like your actual entry better. It is an interesting shot in it's own right, though, and certainly is an abstract. It reminds me of the shower gel series that I have done a while ago (see ) Prieni

Comment by Prieni on 23/03/2009 - 08:44
It's a mistree border=

Very nice indeed. Is that taken in the New Forest? It's your next door, isn't it? (I used to live in Southampton and have friends in Hythe). Prieni

Comment by Prieni on 12/03/2009 - 08:57
Frozen in the snow border=

Nice one, Cliff. I think it's a bit oversharpened but I like how the structure in the ice seems to "suck" the attention of the viewer into the middle. Prieni

Comment by Prieni on 06/02/2009 - 12:20
Squirrel border=

Hi Yve, Excellent close-up shot:P Perfect POV, DOF and clear BG Best regards ThijsHello Pentaxfriend Can you tell me what "POV & DOF & BG" are, I have only been involved with Photography for forty years and its all Dutch to me ReesI think it's Point Of View Depth Of Field BackGround

Comment by Prieni on 15/01/2009 - 20:05
Squirrel border=

Terrific shot. Looks like it's smiling for the camera. It's a bit cool for my taste but that's all fault (if you could call it that) I can find with this superb shot :) BTW: This site might be the right place for a shot like this. If I read on dpreview right then they are looking for fresh squirrel shots again. Prieni

Comment by Prieni on 12/01/2009 - 12:12
Me and My Shaddow border=

A bit oversharpened, though....

Comment by Prieni on 07/12/2008 - 18:50
Langtoun-Wullie border=

Hi Wullie, you could find a few of the faces in the self portrait competition (but don't tell anyone or they will remove the images). Looking at your picture one could say that you are a master of "bling":lol::lol: Enjoy your stay in the forum, Prieni

Comment by Prieni on 14/11/2008 - 11:46
Surprise border=

Well done!

Comment by Prieni on 27/08/2008 - 19:43
Lightship, Albert Dock, Liverpool border=

Very nice contrast, minimalistic yet gripping. I love it!

Comment by Prieni on 27/08/2008 - 12:37
Enter the Dragon border=

I guess this is what they call "beginner's luck" :) Seriously, excellent shot! I would correct the title, though. ;)

Comment by Prieni on 27/08/2008 - 12:30
Carly border=

Nice one! Love the expression and pose. Not sure I like the added noise, looks far too "digital".

Comment by Prieni on 21/08/2008 - 20:29
blackbird chick border=

Feed me!!!! I like the "hair". Fantastic shot, well done! Prieni

Comment by Prieni on 18/08/2008 - 20:40
Red dress border=

I love that shot!

Comment by Prieni on 08/08/2008 - 08:39
Hello border=

Cool shot! Looks like it's talking to you...

Comment by Prieni on 06/08/2008 - 19:24
Tripod border=

Yesss, this classic of yours needs to be in the gallery! Love it, Prieni

Comment by Prieni on 31/07/2008 - 09:10