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photoblog image Picton Castle Gardens #4

Picton Castle Gardens #4

Next to the outdoor seating at the restaurant at Picton Castle I noticed this lovely little flower tub.  It was the shadows on the wooden box that really caught my eye, I hope you like the way I have composed this using part, but not all, of the planter.

By the way, does anyone know of a totally free Noise Reduction software program that can be downloaded, and one that isn't just a 30-day trial, my little Canon often gives a lot of noise on indoor shots which I would like to deal with.

 

Picton Castle Gardens #4

Next to the outdoor seating at the restaurant at Picton Castle I noticed this lovely little flower tub.  It was the shadows on the wooden box that really caught my eye, I hope you like the way I have composed this using part, but not all, of the planter.

By the way, does anyone know of a totally free Noise Reduction software program that can be downloaded, and one that isn't just a 30-day trial, my little Canon often gives a lot of noise on indoor shots which I would like to deal with.

 

comments (9)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 4 Sep 2008, 01:19
First of all, Brian, I DO like your crop. Only "part" of the planter is just perfect, imho.

Secondly, YES. I use the Noiseware Community Edition Standalone which is totally free (scroll down till you find it). Let me know if you have any questions about it:
http://www.imagenomic.com/download.aspx
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, glad you like the way I have presented this. I have downloaded the software and it worked a treat on a particularly noisy image I have got without ruining the definition. Thanks for that.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Sep 2008, 10:32
Yes, you are right about the composition - it often looks better if you only have part of the subject in frame. Like the contrasting colours. Can't help with the noise reduction I'm afraid but Ginnie's suggestion sounds like it would be worth investigating. These are pelargoniums BTW (only joking -I'm sure you knew that anyway!)
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, I'm glad you like it. I saw the little bit I have presented before I took in the whole planter. The software Ginnie suggested works a treat by the way, and it's free!
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Sep 2008, 12:27
Yes Brian I love the crop and the colours are wonderful toosmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy, sometimes the part is better than the whole.
Beautiful !
Brian Walbey: Thanks Zeb for your comment.
  • FLOOG
  • The valleys of a contented soul
  • 4 Sep 2008, 16:24
Gorgeous, works a treat to my eyes smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul, I just like the two main colours together although it was the shadows that really first caught my eye.
I use the noise reduction on paint shop pro photox2 which works quite well. I think the one Ginnie mentioned is a photoshop plug in. Nice flowers...will you stop rubbing in the fact that you had the one week of sunshine this yeargrin
Brian Walbey: I haven't got PPX2 Bill but the program Ginnie mentioned works a treat. Glad you like the flowers, and sorry about the sun, we are off to Norfolk next week so I hope we get the same weather again.
Lovely shot. I too like the shadows and the green of the planter. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pat, that was the bit of the planter I noticed first.
  • Aussie
  • A wet and stormy Brisbane
  • 4 Sep 2008, 23:53
Lovely image Brian, I am always impressed with the lovely flower tubs and baskets the pubs etc in England during the summer.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, my wife makes a bit of a speciality of these things herself, along with hanging baskets.
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 7 Sep 2008, 19:27
lovely composition Briansmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim, one of those shots where part is better than the whole.

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