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Well back from holidays. So I will be seeing whats you have all been doing whilst I've been away. The first time out with a camera in a month last night felt a bit strange!
Part of the Critique Buddie challenge, taken last night 100 yards from my front door - so I hope its close enough
I promised myself NO STRAW BALES but when I saw these pyramid shaped ones, I thought well at least its not round!
As its a bit too close to what I normally do I thought I'd give it a twist and introduce a touch of off camera flash (1/64 power on SB900) roughly head hight 2 metres from the bales).
Well let me know what you think. There is something that I have not changed that I normally would so see if you can spot it !
A nice composition and image, seems a little dark on my monitor !
Like the use of the flash Nick - good details and tones too.
A beautifully framed study, Nick.
I think that the foreground could stand to be lightened a little to help emphasize the depth in the shot.
mmm on my work laptop I agree Bill & Geoff, but on the PC it looks OK (work laptop isn't calibrated) I will check the profile on the home PC tonight, I would appreciate any comments on the light / darkness - It does benifit from looking at the larger version. But please bare in mind I did purposly process it on the dark side as I was after a Chiarascuru effect (hence the reason for using flash), so I was trying to get the main straw stack perfectly exposed but letting the remainder of the scene fade away.
Very rare sight these days, it's long-stalk straw grown especially for thatching. Lovely photo beautifully framed. Linda.
very nice tones and comp
lovely shot Nick, great composition and sense of space. well taken.
What a super find a non round straw bale, these are so much more interesting.
The flash has worked well to bring out the FG detail
Good old fashioned Stooks of straw, very well captured.
Thanks everyone, well you learn something everyday I didn't know they were called Stooks, nor for thatching - I don't think there is any thatched buildings for miles so just goes to show!
A nice splash of flash Nick.
I´d have removed the, uhm, what is it, toad, leave, don´t know what in the bottom left corner, it disturbs the pretty alignment.
That said only because we´re asked to find something wrong, otherwise it´s a beautiful shot!
its a different take on the straw bale, like it.lesley
I like this shot, the only downside I can see is it seems to slant a little left to right.
For crit buddies,The straw bale in the foreground is nicely detailed and well positioned,but using the flash has left the rest of the ground especially the right side dark .i like the sky and the composition of the trees,but the trees being silloueted and the foreground lit seems to clash for me.
Oops, sorry I was running late on the ones posted after me!
I like the idea of using the flash, but like the others have said the right hand side of the field has come out quite dark. The light also doesn't seem to quite match the way the clouds are lit by the setting (?) sun behind you, and therefor the direction the straw would be lit by it.
Still, it was a nice composition, and well done for leaving your comfort zone!
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