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I will be interested to know what others think of this image. Everytime I've visited the arboretum, I look at this view, and have made several attempts at photographing it, and this is the first one that captures what I see when I'm there. Taken at about 7.15am with a light fog on the lake, whilst the sun is rising to light the upper tree foliage.
I tried using a 10-20mm sigma, but it didn't seem to capture what I was seeing, so I tried using my 70-200F4-IS at 70mm, and this is the result.
Let me know what you think - good or bad.

Enjoy your day : )

Camera:Canon EOS 30D
Lens:70-200mm F4L IS
Recording media:TIFF (digital)
Title:The Boat House
Username:arhb arhb
Uploaded:11 Oct 2008 - 9:54 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Winkworth arboretum
Votes:13
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BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 525 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2008 - 10:22 AM

Nice shot.
Burnsie

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ketch
ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2008 - 10:30 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Well I like this image a lot - it i snot the strongest composition ever but none the worse for that - indeed the fact that it is really quite gentle and almost 'slight' works really well for it, There are some interesting diagonals - that get repeated - this helps to build interest. The reflection/water line hits at around 33% so you are following the rule of third, Colour balances are quite muted and delicate but have a nice autumn feel. So all in all an image I find very pleasing - my negaive comments I would reserve for the imo overwrought border - the image is much too fragile to be able to compete with such a strong and detailed frame. As a result it diverts from the shot. TBH most viewers want to see the image not how good our software is - so I think as a general rule always underpresent (unless what you are uploading is really is very weak and needs all the help it can get - this doesn't for sure!)

Best wishes

Robert

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72231 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2008 - 11:24 AM

Thanks Robert, your comments are much appreciated. I have uploaded a variant without framing as an alternative.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2008 - 12:04 PM

Yes this does work better in the v2 without the frame - bet viewed large this is a cracking picture.

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ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2008 - 12:52 PM

Well done - I really think that helps and I certainly agree with the above comment this is super when viewed large.

Best wishes

Robert

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Brewster
Brewster  9 Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2008 - 1:09 PM

I quite like the composition using the natural framing of the foreground trees. The image also has good depth and atmosphere with the boathouse and distant trees more muted due to the mist.
I think you have captured this dificult subject well.

I have to agree with the others about the frame, keep it simple.

Bruce

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RAYMO
RAYMO  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2008 - 1:22 PM

Bags of atmosphere in this image, like it a lot...

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TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 2:23 AM

excellent shot.
Ty

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pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 12:04 PM

Soft and subtle tones behind the strong framing trees, and a lovely reflection too.

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 4:04 PM

I think its a lovely comp. especially large...I think you just used the wrong kind of frame......
Gerry

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