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Reflections on the River Bann. Grey morning lit by the trees and river!

Camera:Minolta Dynax 4
Lens:28-80 AF Zoom
Recording media:Fuji100
Title:Reflections of Autumn
Username:perryirish perryirish
Uploaded:22 Nov 2003 - 9:13 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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Miles Herbert
Miles Herbert e2 Member 121814 forum postsMiles Herbert vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2003 - 10:50 PM

Nice reflections, but the light is very flat and dull. This would look much more striking with direct low angle (ie sunset or sunrise low on the horizon) sunlight on it. You have also concentrated on the reflection more than the actual trees, perhaps turning the camera round into a vertical format would have worked better, concentrating on the two golden trees on the right, there is a large dark area to the left which in my oppinion adds nothing to the picture. Are there any reeds nearby to add some foreground interest? Again, just an idea to have something in the foreground to add interest and create a sense of depth. Hope you find some of this constructive.

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perryirish e2 Member 11perryirish vcard
16 Dec 2003 - 12:07 AM

Thanks Miles, I do find it both constructive and helpful and appreciate you taking the time to helpSmile

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue e2 Member 1216195 forum postsSuziBlue vcard Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2004 - 1:35 PM

Hi Perry - I'm never sure what to do if the sky is flat .. lose out on a shot of beautiful colours like this or come back ..

Personally I like this .. although perhaps it could stand being cropped so that the white at the bottom is taken off (which would balance it) and you'd then have the trees and their mirror image, and not lose that set of ripples on the right ..

Just my thoughts .. and not being a landscape expert I'm out on a limb here!! But I do like the mood and colours in this pic.

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Franticsmurf
Franticsmurf e2 Member 12829 forum postsFranticsmurf vcard Wales
1 Feb 2004 - 2:19 PM

The water is perfect and there are lovely colours in the trees on the right. I think if it were me, I'd try cropping the left hand bit up to where the colour starts, leaving all the water, including the white bit.

Effectively, it recreates what Miles was talking about ie the vertical format. Just a thought, Perry.

Whenever I see an overcast sky, I immediately think waterfalls, woodland, patterns and abstracts. Flat lighting is ideal for patterns (wood bark, pebbles on a beach etc) if you don't want harsh shadows.
Dave

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