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Sunrise over Southampton Waters looking out to the Isle of Wight.

Maybe someone can help me understand why this set aren't popular? A bit of straight talking feedback might help folks!

Thanks for looking as always!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Oct 2012 - 7:55 AM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Sunrise in mono
Username:marktc marktc
Uploaded:30 Oct 2012 - 6:07 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Landscapes, Seascape, Seascape black and white
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tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 - 12:32 AM

I actually prefere the mono version which is odd co's sunrises are usually all about colour Tongue

Terry.

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 6:22 AM

mono works for this type shot, i like the letterbox crop too.
ant.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 6:23 AM

The simplicity of this works so well for me, Mark, and the crop is perfect. Carol

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 8:35 AM


Quote: Mono works for this type shot, i like the letterbox crop too.
ant.

+1.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 8:38 AM

works a treat in mono mark a belter nice one Wink
andy

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 8:39 AM

When I open ur a/c, the Showcase pops up,the best of U, & next comes ur PF. To be honest the recent one are a bit less impressive.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 8:46 AM

Thank you for your honesty at least now I understand why!

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 8:50 AM

All works so well the mono and the format but a little difficult in thumbnail view but well worth opening

Brian...............

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Coast
Coast Critique Team 61414 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 9:02 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Looking at the other images in the series I believe they are well executed but lack feel. Converting to mono and the letterbox format in this example adds feel to the image. For me it gives a sense of stillness and peace but an element of lonliness too. For me that gives me as a viewer a connection to the image.

As Prabhusina mentions, your showcase is stunning. Some beautiful work in there. It makes your folio look like this is the work in progress section/the rough cuts. That said the purpose of the folio is to upload images for comment both good and bad to help any photographer develop their style and attention to detail.

You have some fabulous work and for me this one stands up out of the series to at least compete with your showcase folio. Really enjoyed looking at your stuff.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 11:44 AM

For whatever reason Mark this does work very well in mono.
Perhaps Coast has hit the nail on the head about feel.
When I open your images I think -'Oh a good photographer'
and I want my images to take that leap to 'special'
which yours have.
If these have not been popular, my only feeling is
perhaps people like more meat on the bones.
We all seem to develop a style or have favourite subjects
whereby our thumbnails are easily recognised.
I'm still trying everything.
You do have a 'dreamy' style.
Back to image here - I feel it does make an impact.
We'll see if it does better.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 4:58 PM

I don't know the answer Mark as I love your work - these seascapes work for me. Sorry not to be able to help....
Ann

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 5:27 PM

I saw this earlier--- did not know how to comment as, as you know I am not a landscaper---so-- It appeals to me, I have no idea why-- would not have called it a sunrise but as an image, it works in mono!

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 6:32 PM

Yes I do like it in mono,verry unusual ,but a great one
NettaSmile

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 6:43 PM

Stunning and wonderful capture,very well done,
saeid

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 6:46 PM

mono and square crop worked well.
regards
Yung

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 - 10:59 AM

Works well, gives the composition a dramatic feel... IB

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TJC63
TJC63  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 12:18 PM

I like the set, maybe your pf has become a little samey? regardless this is a very well converted black and white, creating a little more drama than the colour version in your pf.

I do agree with coast though, the images don't fit well in a thumbnail, so they are easy to miss.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 7:03 PM

Mark, I agree with Jenn. I would not have called this a sunrise (or sunset). That sets up an expectation in people's minds about seeing sunrise colors.
Anyway -- I also agree that this is a wonderful image, very pleasing.

Regarding your question as to why the series isn't getting the kind of draw you might have expected -- I have discussed the general question of what draws and what gets ignored with several members via PM.

There are factors at play that have nothing to do with the aesthetics of your work. You have to ignore the irrelevant comments (or lack of) and rank feedback in this order:
1) your own gut feeling
2) your own technical analysis
3) the judgement of those whose critiques you value
4) the judgement of everybody else.

So -- Back to where I started. I do find this to be an excellent image.
-=\Walter

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