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Here's a lovely shot of loads of ducks that swam away from me to the safety of some very thin and melting ice on Semerwater.

Blessed with a cracking sunset too - wasn't really expecting that at all

Anyone following the "Your fave shot v the most EPZ friendly" thread http://www.ephotozine.com/topic/t-66413/p-9, please note that this is the reverse of yesterday, the nicer shot is "up front", and the darker and more interesting one is in the versions gallery - well it will be in a second

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:17
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Ducks on Ice
Username:ade_mcfade ade_mcfade
Uploaded:3 Dec 2008 - 7:44 PM
Tags:Bainbridge, Ducks, Landscape / travel, Semerwater, Wensleydale
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herbie
herbie  6 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2008 - 7:51 PM

Great color , Lov it

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JouŠo
JouŠo  956 forum posts Finland
3 Dec 2008 - 7:52 PM

very friendly indeed Smile

Jouko

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 7789 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom171 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 8:14 PM

I'm not voting for this because it's 'fluffy', but because it's very well photographed and processed and the composition of horizontal coloured and tonal bands ( warm against cool ) works imo.

How come you didn't have a reflector to bounce a small amount ( I don't mean very much at all, but some ) of light into the shadow areas just to delineate the model's right-hand side?

Alan.

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shaks
shaks  11561 forum posts Tokelau1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 8:31 PM

Ignoring the epz friendly debate, I love version 2.

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61581 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom572 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 8:42 PM

ok opposite to yesterday but to be honest my feelings are reversed too, V1 is quite simply outstanding, its not that its EPZ friendly its just bloody good , --where i cant see how the girl on the bench works, its neither a study or a portrait, if the head had been turned to the right and had the benefit of that nice rim light, i could have gone with it, but to me it is well contructed but says nothing to me sorry i dont suppose its want you want to hear ,but id be interested to know why you chose to avoid lighting the face.
regards,
Phil

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GreyMoonRising

Both photographs are very well taken, not sure what I like better as they are so different...the girl on the bench if I was pushed simply because it's not like everything else posted on here and shows a fresh, original side to what the stuff we tend to post for reasons known only to ourselves...but that takes us back to the beginning of the post.

Peter.

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 9:26 PM

Like both of these Ade -
Richard.

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 9:29 PM


Quote: but id be interested to know why you chose to avoid lighting the face.

read the About - it tells you there.

Quote:
How come you didn't have a reflector to bounce a small amount ( I don't mean very much at all, but some ) of light into the shadow areas just to delineate the model's right-hand side?

I didn't have a reflector or anyone to hold one, or anything to hang one off even it I did have one Sad

The very next shot had some fill flash from the on-camera flash

I explained all this in the about section - does nobody read that or what ? :-P

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61581 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom572 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 9:51 PM

no, because if you hover over v2 without clicking it the dialogue box is under the screen and you tend to miss it on versions, sorry though smack my hand and ill look next time, still dont work.
Phil

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 10:09 PM

if you click the 2, then it'll stay stuck on 2 and you can read without any problems Smile

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214382 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 11:56 PM

Both pics are technically well taken but neither do anything for me.

They both lack emotion or mood, not criticizing or knocking you Ade, your really not a bad tog.

Pic 2, the B&W, I just find the image to clean and there`s just not enough light in the right places.

The first pick of the pond is just a little to quacky for me and I`m sure many will love it, loose those ducks and pond excluding the bottom half of the picture and graphically it would be good, especially if there just happend to be some one sat or standing on that rock.

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2008 - 12:13 AM

not into my German Flag look then Wink

Posted a more "lit" version of the mono shot as V3

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214382 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2008 - 12:21 AM


Quote: Not into my German Flag look then

Smile

Version 3 is better for me, looks more natural.

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 7789 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom171 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2008 - 6:42 AM

I did read your explanation for v2 but I like asking questions so I can learn. I prefer v2 to v3.

Alan.

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 6DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2008 - 9:31 AM

I find V1 & V2 stunning pictures especially V2 its what I call full of mystery, it forces you to look at it, it demands that you look deeply into it because as with so many of you images Ade there is so much more than meets the eye at first glance, its a picture that you have to come back to time and time again. I love it.
Well done................Grin.....Wink


David

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GreyMoonRising

I still prefer the darker shot of the girl on the bench.
Had to look carefully at it to work out what was happening there in the shadows. Nice idea to let the viewer work out what is going on rather than making it easy on them...there is seldom light in nature's shadows. The other pic kept my attention only for a few seconds before I moved on. version 3 has been turned into a snap.

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2008 - 5:05 PM

I'd not call it a "snap" - be fair!

It's a more traditional portrait, but a snap would just have boring directional light. Here you've got a strong backlight lifting the hair and creating an outline on her boots etc.

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Gary_Macleod
4 Dec 2008 - 6:16 PM

love both V1 & V2...that sky in one is just Wow...and V2 has a certain mystery to it

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
4 May 2011 - 3:06 PM

V1 for me, lovely set
Tammy

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