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Grim up North?

Grim up North?
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Copyright: Doug Whincup (dougsphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 5 N: 190] (849)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Categories: River
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-08-31 16:26
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
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One I thought worthy of lugging the old tripod around for, taken just a couple of miles from my home.

I loved the reflections and the soft colours just a few minutes after the sun had dipped below the horizon...

Would welcome any comments, good or bad.

ps just posted it and realise the resizing has left the image in need of sharpening - oops - will re-post soon.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-08-31 17:12]

Hola Doug,
El cielo y el reflejo son hermosos, una toma bastante romántica... eso dice mi hija, que tiene buen ojo. saludos

Hi doug,

In my point of view, I dont think your picture realy needs a lot of sharpenig because the subjets dont have a lot of details to show since the lighting is low.
I like the soft colour of the sky after sunset and the trees that are black from having the source of light behind them. The reflection is also very nice. Nice POV. Just a good calm picture.

PC :)

Hello, nice shot with a good composition!
Colors and details are nice.
Well done and TSF.


Hi Doug,
You addressed the sharpness yourself, so no need for me to go into that. In my opinion, the real beauty is the tree section with its stunning reflection. The sky is less attractive and also has some OE spots. I would be tempted top crop the sky and darken the rest of the sky to get a simular blue colors as its reflection. I also see that you were going for a silhoutte. In that case you might want to set your camera to underexpose the photo. This will also help to overcome the bright sky. Just a few thoughts!

Hi Doug, beautiful composition. Great silhouttes both against the sky and in the reflection. Nice lighting also. Well done and TFS.

I have done a workshop to try and illustrate Niek's comments.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-09-14 13:25]

Hi Doug
Nice lanscape shot. Good reflections on water. Good colours, details and POV.
Well done


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  • Krima Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 5 N: 7] (8)
  • [2006-09-18 16:49]

Hi Doug,
Nice reflections...like a mirror effect.
Best regards,

Very nice, I`d love to be at this place with my camera!
You`ve done an excellent job here, with a difficult back light. I like the goog contrast between foreground and sky. I would perhaps try to crop out the trees on the side, which you can barely see. That would perhaps make the two main trees stand out more, and reduce amount of sky in the top area. Again, just my opinion, and I like the picture your way too.

I added a workshop for you to compare :)


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