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An old one from How Hill in Norfolk

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 May 2011 - 9:52 AM
Focal Length:28mm
Aperture:f/18.0
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:How Hill
Username:Jellyfire Jellyfire
Uploaded:9 Jan 2013 - 7:28 AM
Tags:Architecture, General, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus
Hermanus e2 Member 2Hermanus vcard South Africa
9 Jan 2013 - 7:36 AM

Now this is one amazing water mill Lee - a combination like I have never seen yet Smile Excellent photo !!

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 7:37 AM

Nice one, the sort you really want to paint.
To play around in Topaz or Smart Photo Editor with this one
would be fun to say the least...GrinWink.

Jocelia

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 7:49 AM

belting comp Lee wonderful colour and light super detail a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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CDSINUK
CDSINUK e2 Member 2223 forum postsCDSINUK vcard England
9 Jan 2013 - 7:59 AM

a beautiful scene captured very well, rool on summer Smile

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Meheecho
Meheecho e2 Member 2275 forum postsMeheecho vcard United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 - 9:15 AM

Superb rich image
Steve

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
9 Jan 2013 - 9:34 AM

Nice combination of colours Lee and a vibrant sky.

Effrossini

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 - 9:46 AM

Stunning image and well captured
Jim

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum postsalistairfarrugia vcard Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 9:57 AM

I would have opted for a square crop with this for a more dramatic picture - the top part of the sky is a bit too dark for my liking, though you get the vote regardless as this has got potential for sure. Would have gladly uploaded a mod if you had turned Modifications on! Smile

Well taken.

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capto
capto e2 Member 21475 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 10:06 AM

A lovely scene, like the low horizon to give a big sky.

ivor

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire e2 Member 241 forum postsJellyfire vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 10:24 AM

Thanks for the mod Andy.

I like the comp on the square format, but for me the looming raincloud is a big part of the image and without it the intense light on the mill and dark water doesn't make as much sense if you see what I mean. (The sky really was that dark BTW, there was no grad filter, my soon to be drenched camera bag would agree!).

I think to crop out the cloud Id need to also crop out the bottom water up to near the reeds, otherwise its quite bottom heavy.

It's all about opinions though, so appreciate the opinions!
cheers
Lee

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum postsalistairfarrugia vcard Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 10:37 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I can see where you're coming from and agree with your comments too.

I had a different thought on my mind and cropped with the idea of showing less of the dark sky in fact, as I wasn't aware you specifically intended to include the dark clouds in the shot. What one can do to address your comments and still retain a square crop is to crop from a higher position and show the dark clouds regardless on top, but not in the quantity shown in the original upload. This would also address your concern that the image is bottom-heavy. Could work just as well I think.

Nonetheless, it's just as you said, it's all opinions and I like both the crop and the original upload. Smile

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire e2 Member 241 forum postsJellyfire vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 10:55 AM

Thats a good solution, best of both worlds!

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 2:38 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I like the scene, very attractive. The white balance though is way off, and is much too cool. A warmer white balance solves a lot of issues, making the cloud less blue and therefore less ominous, but still ominous.

When looking at composition and cropping, keep in mind is you intend to print, what you would keep, and what would be cropped.

In the mod, - apart from white balance, I used an 8 X 10 aspect ratio as a guide to crop. I would have preferred the windmill in a little further from the edge, but the overall image is still very good.

And get back to work Alistair!


Hope this helps,



regards



Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 9 Jan 2013 - 2:38 PM

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire e2 Member 241 forum postsJellyfire vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 3:02 PM

Thanks Willie, didn't realise the white balance was someway off until I saw your mod, makes a real difference. Will bear that in mind for future images
Many thanks
Lee

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum postsalistairfarrugia vcard Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 3:48 PM

Woops... Willie, thank God you're not my superior. Tongue

Love your mod! Wink

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2539 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 4:20 PM

This brings back memories of school trips to How Hill, oh dear i'm really showing my ageSmileSmile a lovely shot,

Ali GrinGrinGrin

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire e2 Member 241 forum postsJellyfire vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 4:32 PM

If you can remember school Ali you're not too old! Wink

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 7:01 PM

A great shot with lots of option's.
Ant.

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 - 7:06 PM

Wonderful image Lee, How could anyone not like a print of it on there wall. Love it.
Brian

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Maddie
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9 Jan 2013 - 7:13 PM

great for magazine cover

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 12:27 AM

It's a lovely shot but commenting this late on it's interesting to read the above comments and view the Mods, Lee.
I can't add anything further of use.
Ronnie.

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire e2 Member 241 forum postsJellyfire vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 7:21 AM

Thank you for the comments, voters, mods and advice. Picked up some valuable tips today, so much appreciated
Lee

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platzy
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10 Jan 2013 - 2:37 PM

Great colour and detail, excellent image.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 6:01 AM

I like it as is. Brilliant shot!

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