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Another from the shores of Loch Tay @ Kenmore from the Sunday morning. Taken as a full frame shot but with the view of cropping it down to this pano format.
Cheers for dropping by, I'll catch up with you when I can throughout the day.
EDIT: Original [uncropped] version now posted for comparison.
Love teh misty effect. I think both versions work requally.
Interesting to see the two version Paul, and lovely light and tones too. Think the crop works the best.
Thanks guys, I agree with you Richard.
Right, time to get back to it, catch up later folks
Excellent both versions. I do think V2 gives more of a sense of isolation which I like.
Tip top reflection v1.
Good looking shot Paul ... I prefer V2 for that extra sense of space.
V2 for me too, glad to have seen it large.
Beautiful shot, like them both equally. Moira
There goes my post for today!
Like the wider view though, especially those trees on the RHS. I didn't get it quite so W/A.
Thanks all for dropping by, means a lot guys ... and to that generous person [you know who you are] a huge thanks indeed, you really shouldn't have, but ta all the same!!!
Rich - nice to get my own back then
nicely condensed in this format Paul, bit lost and vague in the full size.
Crop works perfectly.Excellent light.
Composition is very good especially in cropped version but in an attempt to grab the shadows, a lot of high key detail has been given up which is a shame cos I would like to have seen the two boats more clearly and possibly some texture in the mist.
The trees are in shadow cos I know this place at this time of year is a huge contrast challenge which suggests shooting it BEFORE the sun rises might have reduced the dynamic range sufficient for the camera to capture it all.
Digital cameras have perhaps 2 to 2.5 stops of dynamic range above the mid tone (will record white cloud & retain some detail) and 3 - 4 stops of dynamic range below the midtone (record some shadow detail before going black).
Forget what the manufaturer says cos they are all telling stories.
This scene has at least 5 to 6 stops of dynamic range which is beyond your camera sensor if you set the shadows about 1 - 2 stops below mid tone which is what appears to be the case here.
I hope you had some more bracketed shots cos you could make a perfect scene here and give up some shadow detail without losing any impact.
These types of shots resonate with me which is why I spent so much time writing this.
This is like a Chinese landscape painting in my view. Wonderful. Pleased to make it an RC
i like the less squoshed feel of v2.lesley
Both versions work for me.
Think V1 gets the click today ... classy !!!
Quote: Rich - nice to get my own back then
ha ha, touche!
Looks neat, V1 and as Barbara says, classy
Thanks all for your time, particularly Graham for his considered thoughts.
I did get plenty of shots before the sun rose Graham [one or two may get an outing]. However, I altered my position - away from the Crannog - once the sun was catching the tops of the mountains. The more high key feel to the shot was intentional and it's what I'm happy with. I did have two grads on here [for the sky and one inverted for the loch] and they just kept enough detail [for me] to give me what I was looking for.
As for the boats, again I'm quite happy with how they came out myself, but can also see your point.
Stunning image - its not often I get stopped in my tracks with an image. This is very atmospheric and conveys a lovely sense of serentity. I definately go with the crop - to me it adds to the composition and focuses the eye more.
I love the pano version and really like the high-key exposure.
the latterbox crop of v1 works better to me
Beautiful dreamy landscape.
V1 is an artistic wide landscape crop to accent the horizon.
V2 is a box crop that gives more prominence to the water.
Just simply beautiful. Sylvia
Love this Paul, the lack of colour doesn't detract from a quality image, perfect composition and camera work.
High key exposure is excellent Paul, wonder of nature. Ron.
Big thanks all and sorry for the lateness in responding, been a little manic this afternoon.
Cheers for your time on this one folks
PS: Once again, many thanks whoever you are ... I would thank you via PM if I knew who you were
V1 for me, and love those boats in the mist.
Me too mate, cheers
V1 for me. The crop is perfect.
Lovely light and colours on the upper slopes Paul. I would prefer a slightly less cropped version of V1 giving more space above and below the tree, and allowing the slope to reach the right and not the top.
Cheers Nigel, point taken
Crop version for me too. I think the exposure works well and the details in the tress looks spot on. I would tend to agree with Nigel on the clipping of the top of the slope although I think the space above and below the trees is fine.
Shows the changing conditions well too when you compare this with some others taken on this morning. Cool blues and no sign of the crannog to golden sun on the peaks in about 15 minutes wasn't it?
Certainly was mate, but I suspected the conditions would change quickly with it being so clear. Point taken about the crop.
Oooh, ooohh, ooooh, oooooooooohhh, quite like V1 !
Nice one mate, cheers
Both good in their different ways
Thanks Pete, appreciate it
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