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The trout fishing boats on Lockwood Beck reservoir.

I hadn't actually intended to end up here. I was in the moors checking out the heather, which wasn't ready and there was a thick blanket of high level grey cloud filling the sky except for one patch of blue in the distance so as sunset approached I decided to get in the car and head for that and purely by chance it was parked right over the top of the reservoir Smile

Make sure you put plenty of midge repellent on if you're going large, it was a bit lively Wink

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:17-40mm F4 L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Lockwood beck
Username:Dennis_Bromage Dennis_Bromage
Uploaded:20 Jul 2010 - 5:00 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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TONKSPHOTO
TONKSPHOTO e2 Member 4TONKSPHOTO vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 5:05 PM

LIKE THIS,DEFIES THE RULE OF THIRDS,WELL THORGHT OUT

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Tracy_Young
Tracy_Young e2 Member 4Tracy_Young vcard England
20 Jul 2010 - 5:12 PM

so serene, truely beautiful

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tmann
tmann e2 Member 10tmann vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 5:13 PM

great capture!
Thomas

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Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 5:16 PM

Beautiful shot !

Chris

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W1ldside
W1ldside e2 Member 4W1ldside vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 5:24 PM

Clever lead in Dennis....
Rick

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro e2 Member 7200 forum postsIan-Munro vcard Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 5:33 PM

Perfect.

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8922 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom174 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 5:39 PM

A very happy piece of luck finding this scene. An excellent photo, very well composed and processed.

Alan.

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adamburton
adamburton e2 Member 11627 forum postsadamburton vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 5:44 PM

beautiful symmetry den

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 5:52 PM

Somebody else will say this so I'll mention it first, I'd trim the bottom to make the shadows equal, it just spoils a little this wonderful fan of the bats. It's nice Dennis, hope you don't mind the suggestion.

Dougie

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Dennis_Bromage
Dennis_Bromage e2 Member 745 forum postsDennis_Bromage vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 6:13 PM


Quote: Somebody else will say this so I'll mention it first, I'd trim the bottom to make the shadows equal, it just spoils a little this wonderful fan of the bats. It's nice Dennis, hope you don't mind the suggestion.

Dougie

I welcome all constructive criticism Dougie, I wish people would do it more to be honest. I did look at a crop myself and wasn't convinced that it improved the image, it sort of felt like the bottom had been chopped off. I've attached a new version to see what other people think??? Smile
Den

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pankaj_dutta
pankaj_dutta e2 Member 4pankaj_dutta vcard India
20 Jul 2010 - 6:28 PM

Brilliant capture, lovely presentation.
PANKAJ

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jeronius
jeronius e2 Member 5jeronius vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 6:38 PM

I prefer v 1 with more space between the boats and the bottom of the image.
Jerry
err.....sorry, forgot to say that this is a beautifully thought out image.
JT

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andy_AHG
andy_AHG e2 Member 6106 forum postsandy_AHG vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 6:58 PM

Pure class Dennis. Shortlisted.

Andy

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colin63
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20 Jul 2010 - 7:26 PM

I prefer the original Dennis superb image

Colin

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cassiecat
cassiecat e2 Member 639 forum postscassiecat vcard England46 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 7:42 PM

i can see dougies point about balance, so dont know why i like the little bit of gap between the reflection and the bottom of the pic, or is it that v1 just lifts the bottom of the boats alittle more into the pic. hey who cares, just know i like it lots.lesley

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LeighRebecca
LeighRebecca e2 Member 7267 forum postsLeighRebecca vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 9:30 PM

Looks good to me.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 728 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 9:45 PM

Makes very little difference, but I think Dougie crop has the edge for me.

regards
Yung

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RysiekJan
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20 Jul 2010 - 11:08 PM

Prefer V1.

Rgds

Richard

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Lorn
Lorn e2 Member 5Lorn vcard United Kingdom
21 Jul 2010 - 8:04 AM

Hi Den

beautiful calm image


Lorn

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2010 - 11:36 AM

V1....I like the "asymmetrical symmetry" of it.

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bcash
bcash e2 Member 4bcash vcard Wales
21 Aug 2010 - 2:44 AM

Lovely, don't think the crop really adds to it imho

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