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This erratic boulder was the primary subject I wanted to capture this weekend whilst up on Twisleton Scar.

For this shot I deliberately opted for a short focal length to create some depth to the shot.

Cheers for looking in, hope you've had a great weekend too,
Paul

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Sigma 24-70mm EX
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jan 2013 - 3:33 PM
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Pattern
Title:Erratic Horizon ...
Username:sut68 sut68
Uploaded:14 Jan 2013 - 1:14 PM
Tags:Boulder, Erratic, Grass, Landscape / travel, Limestone, Sun, Twisleton scar, Yorkshire dales
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 1:26 PM

Solid but teetering right on the edge. Well captured in a lovely bit of light........Sandy

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73823 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 1:47 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Some stunning light there Paul, hats off to you for the longer focal length too - you know it something I want to try more of.

All that said I'm not completely "sold" on the shot, why? well theres too much FG Bokeh (if you crop just above the first tuft of grass it seems to be more harmonious). The rock is too dominant - partly due to its size in the frame, partly down to the OOF foreground your eye just zooms straight for the juggular, and stops dead. Maybe a bit more of a hint of the landscape behind would help to add intrique.

Don't stop trying these - and continue posting - there hard to get right, but it will be worth the continued experimentation.

(P.S Is that near all the trees, looks remarkably similar to one I got thats still sitting on the hard drive, tho with a boring wide angle perspective Wink )

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 2:10 PM

Cheers as ever for your considered comment Nick. I've got ones with a greater DoF and less Bokeh Nick, but they weren't quite what I wanted to achieve. The shot for me, is all about the erratic the rest of it is purely context/dressing, hence its prominence and size within the frame ... whether it works for you [and others] is out of my control but I am pretty happy with how this came out on the whole so we will agree to differ [again] this time Wink

Can't remember the actual focal length of this one so will update it when I get home.

Yes, it's near the trees but up a couple of levels. Damn cold up there first thing yesterday too.

(Marked your comment for CC too)!!!

Last Modified By sut68 at 14 Jan 2013 - 2:11 PM

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:06 PM

Well worth going large on this Paul shows the light and details well.
Comp works for me at that view
Regards Richard

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 438 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:09 PM

Big on impact and I like the narrow dof.
Alun

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:15 PM

Cheers guys ... not exactly setting the world alight on here though, so maybe Nick was right [this time] Wink

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edrhodes
edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:37 PM

Sorry bud, just not working for me if I'm been brutally honest Wink

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:13 PM

No probs Ed ... your loss LOL Tongue Wink

Must confess I've probably done more popular guffs than this shot Wink

Last Modified By sut68 at 14 Jan 2013 - 8:14 PM

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edrhodes
edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:18 PM

Me too....GrinGrinGrin

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:27 PM

Bloomin 'eck ... is that mine, or yours? ... eugh!!! Wink

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Eviscera
Eviscera  81098 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 9:48 PM

Looks like an erratic dinosaur turd plonked right in the way of a quality view Wink

Exquisite light though , and well clever using that d.o.f as a lead.

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 9:54 PM

Nah, the view was ***** anyway Wink

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edrhodes
edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 9:58 PM

Now you've lost me.....GrinWink

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edrhodes
edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 10:00 PM

Could actually be a molar.... reminds me I've a dentist appointment this week Grin

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 9:36 AM

LOL ... looks like all the other 'teeth' have already been extracted and left only this one Ed Wink

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edrhodes  9521 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 10:11 AM

Haha

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