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Thanks to those that gave comments & critique on my previous upoload. Seems the colour popping didn't go down too well. As I mentioned in my original post the evening was late when I arrived at Talisker and the shots turned out quite dark. The sands of Talisker are black n white so there is not much colour but it does lend itself to some lovely patterns n stuff...The seaweed was a slick green colour. I was able to extract some detail through HDR and then turn into mono leaving the brightly coloured buoy I though might give it some impact...it did but not in a favourable way...there you go Smile Cassiecat asked to see the colour version so I am posting it for viewing but I will post for critique rather than allow people to c&c.

Lesley, I have toned down the buoy but for me now looking at the original out of the camera it looks unnatural.

Camera:Canon
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Title:Talisker Bay
Username:Alan_Coles Alan_Coles
Uploaded:27 Feb 2010 - 8:37 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, General, Landscape / travel
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franken
franken e2 Member 123261 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2010 - 8:42 AM

The scene is lovely. I've put a couple of fingers over the buoy in order to hide it and to me the image is much more balanced without it.

Ken

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2010 - 8:44 AM

still like this a lot nice one Wink
andy

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2010 - 8:55 AM

think this one works so much better than the mono. although you dont feel the buoy looks natural, i really think the full on colour would overpower the rest of the image.had a fiddle although no major changes.lesley

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2010 - 9:24 AM

a huge improvement IMHO the detail in the foreground is amazing seeing it in colour - the buoy is almost insignificant but still a good part of the picture - like it lots

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2010 - 9:49 AM

Great composition and lighting. Paul

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JezTaylor
JezTaylor  7 England
27 Feb 2010 - 10:06 AM

Excellent seascape!!.
Jez.

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lianna
lianna  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2010 - 11:10 AM

a great image, i agree however that putting a couple of fingers over the bouy for me improves the image, but that is just something personal! the colours of the sky are lovely and soft and its a stunning bit of coastline x x

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2010 - 11:37 AM

Excellent land/seascape Alan. IMHO the buoy looks too much out of place and the shot stands much better without it.
Ron

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annmackiemiller
27 Feb 2010 - 11:58 AM

nice shot - but I too would prefer to leave the bouy out - it looks kinda artificial and incongruous in a way that for me personally doesn't add anything to the image. that is only a personal choice though. I really enjoy this version.
cheers Ann

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Platchet
Platchet  8 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2010 - 12:01 PM

Ah Talisker(my favourite whisky), looks a good place Al,is that the giant waterfall you directed me to on the right? Not sure about the buoy but its an interesting idea, could do with being a little more weathered perhaps,good effort though.
Gazza

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Alan_Coles
27 Feb 2010 - 12:08 PM

Thanks all.

Gaz...the waterfall you went to was Kilt Rock on the north east penninsular near the Quiraing - this is on the west side of the Isle and wish I had gone back there the next day to have a better look as it was nearing darkness...you would have loved this place but think you did rather well with the images you came back with...just for the life of me can't understand why they haven't got more attention??????

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DRicherby
DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2010 - 1:02 PM

I think this is an excellent shot and I'm really pleased that you posted it. The seeringly bright sunset and the bizarre intrusion of the buoy suit each other perfectly and give an almost alien feel to the landscape. It's almost as if this thing has dropped from space and injected colour into a grey world.

Without the buoy, it's a pretty routine shot — especially with the burnt-out sunset — but the buoy makes it special and different. Let's face it: of all the sunsets and seascapes you see on ePhotozine today, which one are you going to remember tomorrow?

OK, I'll stop gushing. I've posted a mod, which everyone will hate because I tried to undo your toning down of the buoy. Smile I wouldn't post that on its own but I did also dodge the waterfall a bit to make it stand out more. I tried giving it a bit of an orange tint to link with the sunset and the buoy, which I thought was a neat idea but which looked rubbish so I undid it. Grin

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2010 - 3:03 PM

I much prefer this in colour. Loved the mono but the bouy bothered me. This is excellent! Thanks for posting it..........Sandy

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2010 - 9:40 PM

i like this in colour but thought it looked a little bright for the time of day so i played with a mod to darken it down without losing the saturation.
its a lovely shot brightened up by the inclusion of the bouy.
well seen and taken
Phil

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Alan_Coles
28 Feb 2010 - 12:32 AM

Many thanks all for the comments and mods, especially those that came back after I took down the mono / coloured popped version. looking at the comments above there is mixed feelings about inclusion of the buoy and also the saturation level of the buoy itself. In a pm to someone I mentioned the colour was very bright anyway and for my own personal thought I did like the punch it gave the image....All mods have their attributes and thanks for taking the time to play about with one of my images. I have gone through my stuff and can't find one that had this angle without the buoy but I think i have explored enough of Talisker Bay until hopefully I return to the place again!

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