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The wooden path the follows the Clyde on the way up to the Cora Linn Falls,
I loved the way the path seemed to wind through the trees, and thought it would make a nice composition when i opened the lens as wide as i could.

Thought i would open this one up to critique to see if i could have improved this at all.

Thanks to everyone for the previous C&C and in particular the Guest editor award Smile really made my day.
And sorry for delay in a more recent upload, life always gets in the way.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A330
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Jun 2012 - 1:23 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The Winding Woodland Path
Username:BigYin1981 BigYin1981
Uploaded:22 Jun 2012 - 8:46 PM
Tags:Clyde, Landscape / travel, Path, Woodland
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2803 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 2:42 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Welcome to EPZ William.


The winding walkway is a very attractive feature, and obviously leads the eye into the shot. There is thoygh no real focal point or interest where the path leads, and a child, for example walking just near the end if the visible path would make a vey big difference with this.

I would also suggest taking the shot from lower down. Ideally that path should also draw the eye to a third intersection in the shot, and to make this happen you need to crop space from the top as in the mod. To print the image on standard stock, you would need to crop anyway, and the mod is a 10 X 8 aspect ratio. Ive filled in some of the bright areas, - they tend to distract.

You have a good eye for the composition, just need a little luck with timing, or obedient kids, one in a red jacket would be nice!



regards



Willie

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 10:40 AM

Good comments above but I believe looking at the picture and the trees in particular, this needs an anti-clockwise rotation of 10 or 15?

Frank

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banehawi
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23 Jun 2012 - 11:34 AM

I thought that it needed a twist too, but Im not sure as theres no real horizontal reference Frank?


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Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 11:41 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I spotted this one while looking at gallery because the winding path
does take you into the image but I'm looking for that focal point -
a person or dog meandering down the path.
also I want to rotate it slightly to the left.
It does Grinhave eye catching appeal , so you are on the right PATH!
KateGrin

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 3:58 PM


Quote: I thought that it needed a twist too, but Im not sure as theres no real horizontal reference Frank?
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My first impression was it needed a twist then I used the trees for a reference (not always good I know), so the two led my to my conclusion. Trees generally grow much more vertical than those shown here. But I also subscribe to the theory that if it looks wrong - make it look right.

Frank

Last Modified By Focus_Man at 23 Jun 2012 - 4:00 PM

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BigYin1981
24 Jun 2012 - 2:07 PM

Thanks everyone, i did think it needed something, and even if i set the timer and walked ahead might have been enough.

Frank the horizon is pretty horizontal, the River was my guide on the right hand side, again i really appreciate the suggestions and i may play about in PS to see what i can do.

sorry for the delay but i was at a wedding at the weekend and been post processing my shots. Got one in particular i'm just going to upload just now.

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