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Moved up to Staithes for the afternoon on Saturday.

The tide was well in the Beck so couldn't get the shot I was really wanting to get, and there were only 3 boats in the beck as well. This was about as good as I could get. I was stood in a little slipway with the swell of the beck almost overtopping my wellies trying to get this boat in the late afternoon light!!

Camera:Canon Eos 40D
Lens:EF-S 17-85 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Louise, Staithes
Username:martinl martinl
Uploaded:3 Feb 2010 - 9:29 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Transport
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Imagephotographics

Great image, lovely light and shadows

Chris

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 5rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 9:38 AM

Looks good to me. Really good shot.

RJ.

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picturistic
3 Feb 2010 - 9:45 AM

lovely shot

Adrian

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Eli_Pascall-Willis
3 Feb 2010 - 9:46 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Lovely image Martin, could possibly do with an extra half a stop of exposure, just to lift the white of the house? Although different monitors??

Eli

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G6DDS
G6DDS  5231 forum posts Scotland
3 Feb 2010 - 10:12 AM

Stunning image, great light.

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LesF
LesF  8178 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 10:14 AM

Just one word Martin, superb

LesF

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scrimmy
scrimmy e2 Member 6379 forum postsscrimmy vcard Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 10:22 AM

Beautiful image, well worth the effort, even if the water had invaded your wellies.

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 10:23 AM

Lovely light on the boat, something different from Staithes - like it very much Martin!

Sarah *

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 10:27 AM

Lovely light and toning Martin,may have cropped the telegraph pole from the LHS if it was mine but that is just my preference.
Tom.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 10:48 AM

Like the light and tones in this Martin - good details too.
Regards Richard.

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jason_e
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3 Feb 2010 - 11:04 AM

Fantastic Light.
Jason

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 11255 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 11:35 AM

Many thanks folks, glad you like.
Smile

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 12:05 PM

love the light in this, added to my shortlist Smile

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sut68
sut68  111998 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 1:09 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Lovely light mate, very nice indeed and well worth the effort.

However [you knew there was going to be one didn't you? Wink] for me, because the size of the distant house and the boat appear to be roughly the same size the house fights with the boat for dominance in the shot. I find my eye doesn't concentrate on the boat as I wish it would.

Having looked at the shot and the technical issues you had to deal with, if it was possible I wish you had a wider aperture for this one - throwing the background out of focus and providing a little more depth to the shot, thereby making the coble stand out even more. Done a quick mock-up in PhotoShop and it works better for me.

Probably me just waffling, but it's what I think when I look at it. Still gets my vote for that light Grin

Paul

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 11255 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 1:20 PM

Thank you, and thank you for the feedback.

The house bugged me as well Paul TBH. If it was low tide, it probably wouldn't be an issue, because then the boat 's background would be a dark wall. As it was, it was impossible not to have to house in the b/g in portrait format. I think even if it was more defocused, it would still be there, and still a distraction. I could crop this one to a square to lose it. They could always just paint their house a darker colour!! I have other shots (as you might well imagine!!), and in landscape I can crop down in a more panoramic format and remove it . This one will make an appearance in the not too distant future.

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sut68
sut68  111998 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 1:29 PM

I hear what you're saying mate, but just try this and see what you think:

OPTION 1;
Duplicate the image onto a new layer and hide it with a layer mask. On the original [base] layer, use lens blur to the desired OoF result. Then onto the above layer mask just paint the boat back in and some of the surrounding water ... it does make it stand out much more and fights a little less, but obviously 'in-the-field' you are limited to the maximum aperture you have, rather than creating a faux one digitally.

OPTION 2;
Go back with tin of paint and some ladders Wink

Only suggesting this as an example to illustrate my waffle, and not to try for a finished image Grin

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 11255 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 2:01 PM

Appreciate the thought and time you spent mate, and will perhaps give it a try on another one I've got with a portrait format.

On the other hand, might nip up in the small hours with a tin of Dulux!!
Wink

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sut68  111998 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 2:27 PM

Nah, don;t waste the good stuff mate ... B&Q own brand oughta do nicely Grin

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3 Feb 2010 - 2:48 PM

I like the colour on the house and the way it matches that of the boat. The light is very nice overall, just as it is IMHO.
Chris

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DaveMead  5 United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 6:49 PM

Wonderful light.
Dave

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borrower  5 England
3 Feb 2010 - 7:18 PM

Beautiful image
Louise

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dathersmith
3 Feb 2010 - 9:57 PM

Pauls critique made an interesting read Martin and I agree with what he is saying (although the PS stuff is a little beyond me) but it still gets my vote, great light well captured.

Darren.

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3 Feb 2010 - 10:08 PM

Fantastic light.

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andmolliethedog

Its been said..light makes it for me!

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4 Feb 2010 - 9:53 PM

Beautiful, sumptuous light.

Andy

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youngwooly
4 Feb 2010 - 9:54 PM

Love that light and yes i agree with Paul on that f stop malarkey but great shot all the same

Mark

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4 Feb 2010 - 10:22 PM

Inclined to agree with Paul, but always easier when we weren't there! The lighting here though is excellent, so despite the difficulties, I rather like this Wink

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30 Mar 2010 - 11:09 PM

I love this Martin, oh I dont know why the comment about been underexposed was marked helpful, this is spot on, and no doubt the style you set out to produce (I thought it was one of Andys at first glance - and thats a compliment). However I would agree with Paul re the DOF.

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