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Second upload from Talacre on Sunday. Had a really good time, and took a few shots too Wink

Not much there in the way of fg detail, so I had to make the most of the reflections in the sand.

Been having trouble with my processing lately, Paul said that some of it lacks contrast and is "muddy". So, honest opinions, please, and feel free to either comment here or PM me, but don't worry about sparing my blushes, as I would really like to know what I'm doing wrong. So thanks for stopping by, and even heartier thanks for any comments Smile

Cheers!
Fran x

Camera:Canon E0S 400D
Lens:sigma 10-20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Golden Ripples
Username:MrsS MrsS
Uploaded:22 Sep 2008 - 5:56 PM
Tags:Architecture, Good company, Landscape / travel, Lighthouse, Lots of plane trails, No clouds, Sea, Talacre, Water, Wildlife / nature
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VintageRed
22 Sep 2008 - 6:05 PM

Much prefer this to yesterdays Fran

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 6:14 PM

A much better composition than yesterday's, Fran.
The colour is nicely subtle, and I think the contrast looks fine to me!
ATB
Bill

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 6:15 PM

Simply wonderful, Fran, and I echo the first two comments, way better than yesterday's. Carol

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kaybee
kaybee  103767 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 6:17 PM

I saw a mouse
Where?
There on the stair.



Sorry - that was a windmill

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 6:26 PM

not sure but I might be tempted to chop a little off the top so that it's not a 50/50 split, but I know nowt so I'll keep mi gob shut Wink Prefer it to yesterdays though Smile

Last Modified By Hanners at 22 Sep 2008 - 6:27 PM

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chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 6:39 PM

Compositionally a better image than yesterdays Fran,I like the line of water/ripples leading to the lighthouse.I think it may benefit from a slight crop from the top as has been suggested.
If it makes you feel any better..I get 'muddy' images too !! I wish I knew the answer Wink

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 6:42 PM

You have upped this a level from yesterdays Fran, good stuff

LesF

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
22 Sep 2008 - 6:55 PM

fab fab fab, Fran............G8 Wink

Jouko

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
22 Sep 2008 - 6:56 PM

Nice shot fran,with good subtle colouring ,well captured
Mike

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PatrickSmith
22 Sep 2008 - 7:03 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

'Golden Ripples'... sounds like a cheap chardonnay based wine but I digress...lol..

These are difficult shooting conditions I think because of the lack of cloud. I see what Paul means. I think if you wanted more contrast, you could select just inside the sandy area down to the bottom, feather it to maybe 50 pixels and adjust the levels a bit. I do like seeing the detail on this side of the lighthouse, so increasing contrast in the sky might make you lose a lot of detail.

I do like how the water forms almost a curving pathway on the right side. And the ripples do look good.

Patrick

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rossi
rossi  10142 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 7:38 PM

Ooooo, very nice, much brighter than mine, I think this is fabulous. It shows the light just how it was. I like the composition too.

Because there was no cloud I think it was actually a bigger challenge to come away with something as nice as this as its all too easy to lose detail in the sky.

Very nice image, very nicely done

ps I quite like the almost 50/50 split.

Ian

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 7:38 PM

Actually, this shot doesn't look that bad at all in comparison to some of your previous shots ... will need to see it on your laptop for sure though. Could do with a little more punch and a touch more saturation, but this does seem better.

Smile x

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rangerpaul
22 Sep 2008 - 7:43 PM

Hi Fran. The ripples in the water look really interesting and I wonder if you had gone lower with the camera position you might have reduced the amount of sand between these and the lighthouse. Hope you get what I mean. I love the tones, not to in your face.
All in all a very pleasing shot.
Paul

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 - 7:47 PM

I prefer this to yesterdays shot and I am no expert but agree with Paul, neverthe less nice image
john

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Pavan_Chavda
22 Sep 2008 - 7:51 PM

Hi Fran, looks good to me! Nice work.
Pavan

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 8:03 PM

Beautiful shot.
Ty

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 8:18 PM

WOW! it would appear that I might just have got something right for once!

Thanks ever so much for all your input - - keep it coming, it really is helpful to read what you would do Smile

Cheers! And Thanks Again Smile
Fran x

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12350 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 8:38 PM

A slight crop off the top for me too, but like the foreground. You won't be surprised that I can't offer any techie advice Wink

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GrahamNobles
22 Sep 2008 - 8:39 PM

Looks good to me! What does 'e know!
Graham

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 9:31 PM

Thanks Martin & Graham Smile

Fran x

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Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 9:32 PM

Very nice composition Fran.

Alan

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dmhuynh72
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22 Sep 2008 - 9:37 PM

nice tones.
yung

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RFphotography
22 Sep 2008 - 10:27 PM

A stunning image, looks great to me fran.

Rob

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DolphinLady
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22 Sep 2008 - 10:35 PM

Amazing colours to that lovely sky which is highlighted by the wonderful refections in the pool of water covering the rippled sand.
Oh yes...I like the lighthouse too.
Hilary

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22 Sep 2008 - 11:08 PM

Lovely composition Fran, I like the lighthouse steps in profile and the light reflecting off the ripples.

gill Smile

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pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 12:26 AM

I have read all of the above with great interest, Fran. All I can say is that I prefer this one to the last.

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peugeot406
23 Sep 2008 - 1:09 PM

Superb image and nice lead in with the water
Brian

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 4:58 PM

Thanks Folks, really appreciate all your comments Smile

Fran x

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 - 5:58 PM

A really good shot well done,
peter

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MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 6:04 PM

Thanks Peter Smile

F x

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martinl
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23 Sep 2008 - 6:11 PM

nice ripples'Wink

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2008 - 6:14 PM

Wink

Ta Smile

F x

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