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Welsh Landscape

Welsh Landscape
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Copyright: Sion Roberts (irishprophet25) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 21 N: 280] (1118)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-13
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ35, 46 mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-12-14 10:38
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Points: 4
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I was going driving through the welsh countryside and we would occaisionally stop at these beautiful lakes that litter the Snowdonia landscape so me and my Dad could get some photos. This is my first attempt at a big landscape shot (excluding sunsets)that includes all of the landscape and not just focused on one part of it, e.g. waterfalls, so you might not think it is very good. It would be very helpful if I could recieve some helpful feedback on what to do next time.
Hope you all enjoy.

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To PaulH: Thank youirishprophet25 1 12-15 09:57
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hi Sion,

This one is utterly amazingly beautiful landscape. The small-waved surface of the stream, colours and stones on FG are incredible.
TFS this and have a nice night MF!


Hi Sion,
it's an area i know very well. I've climbed up in the Glyderau and the Carneddau a few times, as well as climbing Snowdon and it's surrounding peaks too. These little lakes are indeed everywhere, and this looks like a beauty! Bet you had a great time here.
You asked for some feedback, so just from looking at this, here's a few hints i've learned from taking landscapes you might find useful.
Firsty, the most obvious thing that springs to mind here is the horizon. It a little tilted to the right. Straight horizons are a must, especially if you have a clearly defined one like this.
Secondly, it's a little too centred. The classic rule of thirds usually applies in wide landscapes like this. Try to place the horizon either a third of the way up the frame, or down from the top, depending on what you want the eye to focus on. For instance, here i would make the foreground more dominant, as the sky isn't that insteresting, but those stones are very nice. Rules are made to be broken though ;o) Also, you are using f/8 which won't really give you a sharp photo front to back. I would suggest using f/16, which will give you a smaller aperture but larger depth of field. Not sure if your camera can go this small though? Also, either end of the day is better, with a lower angled light giving better shadows and interesting colour in the sky...lastly, prectice, practice, practice! I could go on and on, but i've probably bored you enough already!
Hope some of this helps, please feel free to contact me if you wish to ask any more of my limited knowledge! Also hope you stick to experimenting some more, look forward to seeing the results :o)

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