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Thanks to everybody for your c+c and support for my last upload. This next one I took whilst on the beach on a very grey day and decided the best thing to do was drop the saturation to almost nil. I then adjusted the brightness and contrast of the rocks and sky seperately. before having a final play. Not being happy with the proportions of the final image I stretched it a little before posting. Now I'm not so sure so am posting both.

I have added as v3, for those of you who may be interested, the original uneditted photograph.

Do please criticise - it will help me to learn and see things in different ways.

Thanks for looking - I hope you like it.

James

Camera:Olympus C50-50Z
Lens:built in
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Whitsand Bay
Username:James_C James_C
Uploaded:21 Aug 2009 - 4:39 PM
Tags:Black & white, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 6:31 PM

I am going for V2
Mono works well for me but would like to see it in colour as well

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CaptainTweaky
21 Aug 2009 - 6:32 PM

V1 for me. Great presentation and monochrome effect - a powerful image.
David

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 6:37 PM

Thank you Barbara and David. I might put a colour version up as a seperate posting Barbara - still thinking on that one.

James

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Adrian_Reynolds
21 Aug 2009 - 7:28 PM

You've chosen a great place to photograph,James. not an easy subject, but you've captured great mood, making a strong image,fine work, Adrian

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
22 Aug 2009 - 7:11 AM

Great images and mono works very well.
V2 is my fav.
Robert

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Imagephotographics

All lovely images, very nice indeed !

Chris

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2009 - 7:32 AM

Many thanks your kind comments Adrian, Robert and Chris.

James

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Canoman
Canoman  4
22 Aug 2009 - 8:23 AM

Nice images.

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newbegining
22 Aug 2009 - 9:24 AM

like this one , great shot
sally

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2009 - 9:58 AM

Thanks xxx and Sally. Your comments and votes are appreciated.

James

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2009 - 11:30 AM

definately v1 for me lovely comp. feels it could use abit more oomph with added contrast.lesley

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2009 - 12:18 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I like v1. As a suggestion, you could selectively choose the sky and then use a noise suppression filter. This would eliminate the grain (noise) in the sky. I like the mono and the composition very much.

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Iain_Proudfoot
22 Aug 2009 - 12:24 PM

A great photograph.

Warm wishes, Iain.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2009 - 11:37 AM

Lovely composition with beautiful tones. I prefer V1.
Thank you fot your cropping suggestion. I also have a portrait format version of the scene, that does what you suggested, but for some reason it looses something.
Regards,
Rende

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2009 - 1:17 PM

Many thanks Leslie,Iain and Rende and thank you Joline for your very helpful advice.

James

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gingerdelight
23 Aug 2009 - 4:21 PM

A lovely image James. I prefer V1, and just by posting the colour version shows how much better it looks for the crop, frame, etc. Lovely presentation.
x Carol x

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James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2009 - 4:25 PM

Thank you very much Carol.

James

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losbarbados
24 Aug 2009 - 7:11 AM

V1 is a very good picture, It is composed well and the small amount of stretching out from v2 enhances the image.
(I'd never thought of reducing the saturation - it's always been all or nothing for me in the past - thanks for the tip, I may give that a try in the future.)

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James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 7:23 AM

Thanks Andy, and I'm pleased to have been of help to you.

James

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SFd
SFd  6 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2009 - 9:51 AM

I do like this in mono but then I love black and white images generally.

Steve

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MHJ
MHJ  4 Wales
16 Sep 2009 - 6:35 PM

I am a big fan of black and white images too, the light and the detail are particularly nice here

Marian

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mrjt
mrjt  8 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2010 - 4:38 PM

A well processed set of images...Jack

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