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This is a 2nd attempt at this one. First one can be viewed here:. Hope you'll agree that it's an improvement.

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 17-70 mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Wind Power V2
Username:Carrera_c Carrera_c
Uploaded:21 Jun 2010 - 8:11 PM
Tags:Beach, Black & white, Coast, Landscape / travel, Squint, Tree
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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4605 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 8:31 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I like the arrangement in this shot, & the mono treatment has a full range of tones resulting in a great image....100% improvement over the first version. I do have a couple of minor suggestions...the clouds look to be very imposing, so....if you could take a few steps to the left, frame the main tree so that it frames the RH hills with the two smaller bushes underneath & include much more of that cloud formation..I reckon that would push the shot from 9/10, to a full blown 10/10....still a fine image nontheless !!!!

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Carrera_c
Carrera_c  5256 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 8:38 PM

Thanks for the comment, sadly I can't take any more shots of this one as it's in Turkey and I've just flown back to the UK. Would have loved to try the shot you suggested though.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4605 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 9:12 PM

I'm fascinated with this shot, & I couldn't stop myself having a tweak at it.....so have a shufty at my mod.Wink

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ripleysalien
21 Jun 2010 - 9:46 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This is an improvment compositionaly from the first shot, It has potential, I would have moved to the right if pos to stop the upper branches hitting the clouds.
There is enough texture and presence in the tree for the shot to be stark and minimalist, that said its a decent mono, maybe needs a touch more contrast.
I do like Niknuts mod too.

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 10:08 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

compositionally this has everything the other did not, its very good.
it has the clean uncomplicated, uncluttered minimal design approach that makes good prints.

the processing im still unsure about, have you experimented with the presets yet.

there may be scope to remove a slither from the base and i agree extending the canvas to the left side is an improvement but this has a lot going for it
Phil

Last Modified By NEWMANP at 21 Jun 2010 - 10:10 PM

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Carrera_c
Carrera_c  5256 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2010 - 12:10 AM

Niknut - like your mod, the extra cloud balances the photo.

NewManP - I had a play with the presets, this was the green filter I used, but I also liked the red filter as well. I find it very difficult to choose which filter I preferred for this shot (with the exception of the blue filter as it took too much detail out the tree).

Composition was tricky for this shot as it's on a beach, to the left you've got lots of sun loungers so I wanted to keep them out of view. Ideally I would have liked to get a shot when there was no cloud in the sky.

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clicknimagine
22 Jun 2010 - 7:17 AM

love the composition, but agree with all the other points said above...

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Carrera_c
Carrera_c  5256 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2010 - 5:46 PM

Just thought I'd try a version with the cloud removed completely. What do you think?

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