Jump to content

charliebettell

Members
  • Content Count

    76
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About charliebettell

  • Rank
    Member

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.esox.co.uk
  • ICQ
    0

Profile Information

  • Interests
    Various
  1. Me using a landing net to scoop a fish off the bottom, i.e. to see if it is ill or injured, is no more illegal than you rescuing fish using a landing net. Do you think that there should be one rule for you and another for me with regard using a landing net to net a non hooked fish?
  2. To those that have sent me their details, I have passed them on to Steve. Regards Charlie
  3. I have to agree with you re. a drop in standards by Shimano. I purchased a couple of Stradic GTM reels a couple of years back - which were built well - so they will keep me going for 2-3 years. Depending on which Okuma you go for, be prepared to do modifications - some have some really silly manufacturing mistakes/boo-boos - call what you want!! What problems have you had with your Stradics Phil?
  4. I totally agree with Russell! Cheaper they may be Peter - but better they most certainly aren't. You get what you pay for!!
  5. Stephen Harper is now working on the Second Edition of Broadland Pike. Stephen has asked me if I can track down any other pike caught from the Norfolk Broads, over 32.08 in weight, that has been caught since the first book was released back in 1998 - or missed out on being listed in the First Edition. If you would like to reserve a copy of the book, let me know and I'll pass your details on to Stephen. Name: Address1: Address2: Address3: E-mail: Tel: Please PM me if you have any info. Regards
  6. I have owned a pair of EPIX PRO 30 reels for approximately 12 months. I started using one of them at the start of the 2005 river open season. From day one I had nothing but trouble with it - the 'raised' spool release button kept catching my 30lb braided line as I started to wind on. If the trapped line went un-noticed, I would have a massive tangle on the following cast. After catching on the spool release button the line would actually slip right under the spool release button. To overcome the problem, I had to modify the spool release buttons - i.e. so they did not sit proud of the spools. They need modifying from the off, the paint starts to comes off fairly quickly, they grind a fair bit when retrieving high resistance lures, but apart from that, they aren't too bad for the money. The button on the following reel is not that much different to that of the EPIX PRO 30 - so if you buy one of the following reels, and the line gets trapped on the horrible little protruding button, i.e. as you start to wind in, don't say you weren't warned!
  7. I have haqd a 20D for quite some time now. I, personally, use a Lexar 80x CF Card:- Click here to see Lexar 80x CF Card. In my opinion, it's the best CF Card for the 20D - or 5D or 1DS MKll.
  8. Lexar 1GB 80X, in my opinion, are the best money can buy. I use a Lexar 1GB CF card myself. Lexar were the pioneers of the CF card. Following link to a Lexar 2GB 80X CF Card. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Lexar-2GB-80X-WA-Pro...1QQcmdZViewItem
  9. Not used curves for a very long time Steve - glad you made me have another go with it. It really helped me to improve the following photo:- Thanks!!!
  10. No problem. As I said, the method I use works well for me. ------------------------------------------------------- This is how I would tweak it. I would first use 'Levels'. Image, Adjustments, Levels I would then use 'Hue/Saturation'. Image, Adjustments, Hue/Saturation Then 'Colour Balance'. Image, Adjustments, Colour Balance But not always in the above order. I always finish off by seeing if 'Unsharp Mask' will add the finishing touch to my photo. Filter, Sharpen, Unsharp Mask - I use in the region of 5-50% - i.e. depending on the sharpness required. I then play about with 'History' to see if I have made the right decisions. ------------------------------------------------------- By the way, I use Photoshop 7 and Photoshop Elements 2 Charlie
  11. My way:- Before:- After:- Note how much sharper the lamp post is. When all said and done, it's all down to personal preference.
  12. Where can I find the piece you did on curves Steve.
  13. This is how I would tweak it. I would first use 'Levels'. Image, Adjustments, Levels I would then use 'Hue/Saturation'. Image, Adjustments, Hue/Saturation Then 'Colour Balance'. Image, Adjustments, Colour Balance But not always in the above order. I always finish off by seeing if 'Unsharp Mask' will add the finishing touch to my photo. Filter, Sharpen, Unsharp Mask - I use in the region of 5-50% - i.e. depending on the sharpness required. I then play about with 'History' to see if I have made the right decisions. Charlie
×
×
  • Create New...