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Ok, I know I've broken at least one of the rules here as my lead-in line leads right out the far side of the shot, and yet I'm quite happy with this. Any thoughts ?

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 70-300
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Lines
Username:BarryC123 BarryC123
Uploaded:28 May 2010 - 12:03 AM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Poolbeg, Telegraph poles
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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 12:08 AM

rules are ment to be broken barry love the lead in cracking colur and detail a blinder nice one Wink
andy

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 12:23 AM

As Andy says rules are meant to be broken and this IMHO works really well, the composition is spot on and the poles lead you nicely into the image, a cracking shot.

Hugh

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 1:06 AM

Maybe the poles do take you out but I think that pile of dirt takes you right back in to the buildings in the back. Like the foggy b/g...........Sandy

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Beladd
Beladd  4 Ireland7 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 3:38 AM

Barry,
I enjoyed the opportunity of modifying your photo. For better or worse…I don’t know ? We all see things in a different way. That’s the joy of photography. Otherwise it would be a boring hobby.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 3:58 AM

Why do landscapes have to be ''pretty'' ?
Good to see a ''real'' landscape for a change Barry !!
Mick.

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 7:07 AM


Quote: any thoughts?

i really like this... rules shmools, they are there to be broken & to me this works so well Smile

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom843 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 7:25 AM

I have no problem with your composition - the power station stacks do seem to be leaning a bit, but the image is quite interesting. My observation is the colour - it seems rather strange - over warm in the foreground and generally lacking a bit of impact.

Paul

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 7:38 AM

Pfui! to 'rules' Smile
The power station is almost disappearing in the mist, yet once the eye meets it, it stops. And mist does strange things to colours, so I've tried a b&w for you.....
Bill

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BarryC123
BarryC123  643 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 2:23 PM

Folks, thank you all.
A lot of valid points which I shall bear in mind for future work.

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MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 11:23 PM

Watcha Barry,
nowt wrong here, they T Poles are held by that misty dark shape that carries us back to the chimneys and buildings, the bright blues hold us there.
best
Mick

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2010 - 9:12 PM

this is an interesting shot but i dont think that the sky has enough drama for a landscape and is not gritty enough for industrial impact. some heavy smoke from the stacks would have been really good.

in the absence of either its usually best to opt for the mono and id crop the sky because there is a huge expanse of white negative space which adds nothing to the composition. doing so somehow gives the shot a tighter composition and focuses on the industry within the scape.

compositionally i disagree with your comment about breaking rules because the power lines have a nice diagonal across frame and the natural scan is left to right and back to the left across the horizon, i think it works quite well.

i did a quick mod to see what you think
Phil

Last Modified By NEWMANP at 29 May 2010 - 9:15 PM

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davey_griffo
1 Jun 2010 - 4:18 PM

Rules or not, I like it as it is. You can't make the telephone poles go where they weren't planted, & you really needed the factory in the background to fill out the shot.

I can't help but agree with Focusman's point about wanting the base of the first pole in though. And after you saying you wanted to see a base to my tulips too!! Smile

As a possible variant, I'd like to see it given the world-famous C123 treatment (tm). Go on, you know you want to.

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