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Many thanks to everyone for your time to view and comment on my previous image. Taken on the road to Elgol Isle of Skye, on a very wet and windy day.

Camera:Olympus E-3
Lens:sigma 10-20mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Gone with the Wind
Username:bill33 bill33
Uploaded:12 Dec 2010 - 9:34 AM
Tags:Landscape, Landscape / travel, Scotland
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GHGraham
GHGraham  4 Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 10:05 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Refreshing viewpoint across Loch Slapin. I particularly like the composition & the suggestion of the movement because as you describe, it was rather windy.

The sky has nice texture so this should be a fine image indeed but it's the processing which disappoints me. I think this could be a fabulous wall hanger but it looks like it was made from several images either blended together or masked over each other.

I'd go back to a single frame and process it again for a more natural look cos I think this is a first class piece of work.

The rocks curve the eye towards the hill & then rest on the tree which has created tension by appearing to reach out of the frame. If it pointed the other way, the image would be imbalanced but this works to compensate for the rocks & hills to the left.

A first class classical landscape that if were mine, would benefit from revisiting the processing buttons.

G2

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fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 11:37 AM

As Graham says this is a very strong composition and this makes the image stand out. I agree the processing is a little heavy handed and sucks some of the "naturalness" out of the image and particularly flattens the contrast of the light on the distant hills. Well worth revisiting as this is very much worth the effort.
Fraser

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bill33
bill33 e2 Member 3bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 12:10 PM

Graham and Fraser, my thanks to you both for your comments. I totally agree with you both, the processing was a bit OTT, I will submit a re-worked version and look forward to your valued comments. It is only with this type of comment that I can try to improve my standards of photography,my thanks to you both once again, Bill.

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zanzibarwinds
12 Dec 2010 - 5:56 PM

Outstanding bill, great mood to this.

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f11digital
f11digital  1185 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 7:48 PM

Love this shot and recognise the location of this particular tree Smile

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garymc
garymc  9 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 9:00 PM

Looks great as is Bill but I'll look forward to seeing the re-worked version.

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jujupops
jujupops e2 Member 4jujupops vcard England
12 Dec 2010 - 11:16 PM

Wow Bill, looks great to me, will also look forward to seeing a re-worked image, not quite sure how much better you could make it though Grin
Julie

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72328 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2010 - 10:44 AM

Wonderful image.

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Yogendra
Yogendra  10 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2010 - 11:22 AM

Wonderful composition and details, Superb.

Yogendra

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Fisher2
Fisher2  6 Ireland
13 Dec 2010 - 4:09 PM

good to see some real comments on here the tree is a cracker
dessy

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2011 - 5:44 AM

One of the most difficult of trees to get at to photograph, it's tucked away with barbed wire fence and breeze block wall, both determined to keep it secret.

Dougie

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blondspice
20 Jan 2011 - 6:30 AM

Perfect title for this beautiful landscape. krystal

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photodoktor
5 Feb 2011 - 11:45 AM

Got to say this shot is a cracker well done.
Regards Mick.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2012 - 9:29 PM

Fantastic capture. Great composition. Love the foreground rocks leading the eye to that fabulous tree and the mountain range in the background.

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