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Another from my recent trip to Dungeness with Trev/twordley and Ian.

Again out of my comfort zone and trying mono! Thanks for your time, your thoughts/comments are always very welcome.

Regards - Sarah J x

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:sigma 10-20mm
Recording media:RAW ISO 200
Title:Obsolete
Username:Sezz Sezz
Uploaded:17 Mar 2010 - 3:50 PM
Tags:Beach, Black & white, Boat, Coast, Dungeness, Kent, Obsolete, Ruin, Shingle, South east, Tracks, Wreck
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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2010 - 3:58 PM

Love the lead in lines of the trackes crossed by the rope then into the boat. Good mono.
Barbara

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dathersmith
17 Mar 2010 - 4:01 PM

Out of your comfort zone, I don't think so Sarah. A very strong composition and the mono conversion is excellent.

I'm just sat at Euston Station waiting for the train home and saw an advert for Leeds Castle on the tube, don't suppose the picture could have been one of yours???

Darren.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2010 - 4:10 PM

Wonderful sense of desolation. I think maybe you've found a new comfort zone?
Moira

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2010 - 4:15 PM

Thanks for your kind words - I really am never sure when working in mono honestly, but should learn to trust my instincts I suppose.

Darren re the Leeds Castle image - I don't know but it could be, would be nice if it was Smile

Sarah x

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2010 - 4:22 PM

A classic black and white composition and a great use of the wide angle lens.

Albert

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2010 - 4:22 PM

Love it in mono. Gives it such a lonely mood............Sandy

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2010 - 4:26 PM

A beautiful image the composition strong and converted so well nice contrast to it Colin

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andy210966
17 Mar 2010 - 4:32 PM

Super shot and conversion Sarah.

Andy

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Hanners
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17 Mar 2010 - 4:36 PM

good mono bringing out those textures Sarah Smile

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2010 - 5:01 PM

wonderful tones and textures love the shadows brilliant mono nice one Wink
andy

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DiegoDesigns
17 Mar 2010 - 5:01 PM

Just the right lens for this type of conversion, it adds great lines to the smashing set of tones and textures... Dave

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Stace
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17 Mar 2010 - 5:04 PM

Great lead in and works so well in mono Sarah, top work

Stace

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2010 - 5:33 PM

Great lead in and composition. Lovely mono. A

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2010 - 5:37 PM

This had to be mono Sarah, a little too much going on in the foreground for colour I guess. Works a treat in good old black and white though.

John Smile

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2010 - 6:09 PM

welcome to your new comfort zone Sarah !!! ,lovely image in mono ,lovely lead in to the boat Smile
good work ........ollie x

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17 Mar 2010 - 8:10 PM

A very nice mono.

Alan.

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2010 - 8:16 PM

hmmmmmm Smile

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2010 - 8:36 PM

I think mono works really well here Sarah, and gives the image a timeless quality. Love the perspective sharply defined by the tracks.

Viv

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17 Mar 2010 - 8:54 PM

Super mono.RJ.

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Landlord
Landlord  725 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2010 - 9:47 PM

Wonderful...... what on earth would you do/do you need with a 10 stop!?

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Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
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Sorry to be out of sync with everyone else Sarah, but Im not convinced!
The big issue for me is that large shadow on the RHS. I suspect it's a nearby boat, but it draws the eye. I wonder, that instead of using both rails that perhaps you could have just used the LH rail thus avoiding the majority of the shadow.

The rest of the comp is excellent and you've processed it well. I think that there is still more contrast in there that you could have brought out, but it's still very eye catching.

Sorry to be the negative one!!

Dave

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2010 - 10:36 PM

Works for me Sarah, good tones and details.
Regards Richard

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2010 - 11:09 PM

Thanks everyone for your time and comments Smile

Dave no problem - your honest opinion is really appreciated! I quite liked the darker shadowed area, thought it balanced the image slightly but am happy to be corrected. I think I may actually have some more with just the left hand rail will check that out - more contrast... hmm think I agree Smile

Sarah x

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18 Mar 2010 - 1:15 AM

Excellent composition!
Ty

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2010 - 5:48 AM

Mono works well here Sarah.
Tom.

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Toonman
Toonman  71420 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2010 - 6:49 AM

Like it Sarah. Black & white works for me.
Adam

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Jez22
Jez22  6 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 - 8:34 AM

Excellent shot,I am not a lover of b&w but this really works.
Jez

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2010 - 2:07 PM

Thank you gentlemen Smile

Sarah x

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mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2010 - 3:11 PM

Given the contrasty lighting and the lack of detail in the sky - the mono conversion was probbly a good choice.

The rails give a good lead in (and I don't mind the shadow in the foreground in the mono image).

The boat is well placed, and looks nice and moody. However the sky is showing a little banding on my screen - is the orignal file OK?

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2010 - 3:43 PM

Thanks Matt for your comment. Yes I had noticed that too after I'd uploaded the image. The orginal file looks fine so no doubt down to something with my processing Sad I'll try again though later and post if I get it right Smile

Sarah x

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2010 - 6:16 PM

A BIG thank you Pete for the HC Smile

Sarah x

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19 Mar 2010 - 11:40 AM

omg how did i miss this .. great work and congrats on the HC

Dave

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 8177 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2010 - 3:58 PM

Real like the comp Sarah and it works well in mono. Huge congrats on the HC

LesF

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andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2010 - 8:47 AM

Beautifully composed with a great lead in.

Andy

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davidhu
davidhu  9 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2010 - 9:53 AM

Good conversion Sarah, subject well suited to mono. Congrats on the HC.
Dave

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 - 11:51 AM

Hi Sarah
Just wanted to add my congratulations on the HC. Well deserved both for the extra atmosphere mono gives and stepping outside your comfort zone. I often find taking a risk on a photo shoot gives interesting results and opens up possibilities.
This capture is what prompted me to convert one of my Stade pics to mono and experiment with the processing.
Would be great to meet up at Hastings or other interesting venue as suggested. Meant to mention I've got comp tickets for many of the heritage attractions in Kent - will discuss when we next speak.
Have a good weekend
Viv x

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2010 - 12:42 PM

Dave, Les, Andy, David and Viv - thank you very much!
Viv - thank's for your congrat's! I was really pleased with the HC as I do always question my mono work! Glad to hear you experimenting too, liked your mono very much - will call you next week Smile

Sarah x

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22 Mar 2010 - 4:18 PM

Well done you x

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dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 8:52 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved HC sarah.

regards
Yung

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2010 - 8:46 AM

Pete and Yung thank you very much Smile

Sarah x

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25 Mar 2010 - 8:51 PM

Congratulations on the well deserved HC Sarah.

Nigel

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wyatturp
wyatturp  9 England
27 Mar 2010 - 5:27 PM

well done Sarah , looks super

Dougx

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Hazel
Hazel  8 United States
7 Apr 2010 - 3:15 AM

I like your point of view - leads your eye directly to the boat!

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2010 - 6:22 PM

Looks a cracking bit of mono work to me, Sarah - I'd be more than happy with this. Excellent viewpoint and the rails make a great lead in towards the boat.
TrevB Smile

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andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 6:57 PM

like this shot great work love it

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2010 - 11:16 PM

Thank you very much for your kind comments Smile

Sarah x

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NobbytheNobster

Really good mono,
nice tones and good composition.
Very well taken.
Ricky.

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