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Another from a trip to Anglesey. This time including St Dwynwen's Cross

Thanks for looking

P.s. I have now joined E2 so please view large if you have time

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:24-70
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Llanddwyn Sunset II
Username:Eli_Pascall-Willis Eli_Pascall-Willis
Uploaded:14 Jun 2010 - 10:38 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Lladdwyn island lleyn peninsula religion
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PHolder
PHolder  4 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2010 - 10:45 AM

I love this picture the light is amazing

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fox403
fox403  5 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2010 - 10:48 AM

really nice!!

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Focus_Pocus
14 Jun 2010 - 11:08 AM

Terrific colours and lighting. Wonderful and dramatic scene.
Although i feel it is just a tad unbalanced favouring the righthand side.

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Eli_Pascall-Willis

Thanks for commenting

Hi Tom, The composition is slightly unusual I agree. I would have liked slightly more light on the hill of the lighthouse, however still feel it works. If that's what you meant? If not, any further comments on your thoughts are welcomed.

Eli

Last Modified By Eli_Pascall-Willis at 14 Jun 2010 - 11:20 AM

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 11:35 AM

Fantastic lighting, and tones. When lighting is this good I am not too bother with the composition.

regards
Yung

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PauloNascimentoPhotography

Beautiful scene and excellent DOF control !
Paulo

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Dennis_Bromage
14 Jun 2010 - 11:49 AM

Beautiful light and the composition looks well thought-out to me... Smile
Den

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Focus_Pocus
14 Jun 2010 - 12:14 PM

Hi Eli,

I really do think this is a wonderful scene and shot.
So good in fact, that on a lesser image and result, i woudn't have bothered mentioning it at all.
I agree with you that due to the prominence of the cross and the lighting on the left, the weight does need to compensate by centering the image slightly to the right, as you have already realised and done. But for me, a few extra pixels cropped from the right would help unconsciously force my eye to traverse down the path first, and still hold the balance. Instead of immediately being drawn to the lighthouse.

But this could indeed very much be a personal feeling/impression, and not actually reflected or shared by others. So please do not hold too much weight in my words.

Best wishes and happy shooting!
Tom

Last Modified By Focus_Pocus at 14 Jun 2010 - 12:33 PM

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Thanks Yung, Paulo, Den

@ Tom -Any constructive critique is always welcome. I always like entering into discussion about composition, and enjoy full explanations of others impression/feelings, yours are quite valid. However, any cropping of the top cloud would effect the overall balance more than the gains that you describe. But thanks again for discussing your thoughts.

Eli

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Focus_Pocus
14 Jun 2010 - 12:40 PM

Hi again.
As you have mentioned the top cloud.... my own personal feeling is that cropping to the point where that cloud starts to expand again, would be better. As an element such as that, when noticed, would attempt to draw my eye off the image. But i realise that to others it may be completely negligible (if not actually unnoticeable even), and therefore amount to nothing more than nit-picking.

Also, i realise that you have probably already tried various edits. Something which will certainly usually give you, and only you, the final idea and understanding of what works best.

Glad you appreciate personal points of view anyway. Thanks for replying.

Last Modified By Focus_Pocus at 14 Jun 2010 - 12:45 PM

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dharker
dharker e2 Member 8dharker vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 12:41 PM

Eli In my opinion this is a great image. Love the light and tonal qualities. Tom and Focus_Pocus make valid points, but while we could debate the moot points about cropping etc, the correct balance is in the eye of the beholder and its there for me.
Brilliant Image - thanks for sharing it!
Dave

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Thanks for your thoughts and comments Dave

A little debating and discussion is always good, as it forces us to review our images again even if the outcome of our thoughts are that the image works, as it does for me in this case.

Tom you obviously are very thoughtful over your composition, which Is how we make strong images. Happy shooting!

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MarkBauer
MarkBauer  4126 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 2:29 PM

Nice light and a strong composition.

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ChrisStyles
ChrisStyles e2 Member 6377 forum postsChrisStyles vcard United Kingdom
14 Jun 2010 - 3:35 PM

Excellent image & lighting,
Chris.

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 10:58 PM

I'm so glad you took the time to offer such helpful comments on colour proofing on my last image, Eli; not only because of the value of your guidance but also because it gave me the opportunity to discover your outstanding gallery of images. This is a gorgeous shot that makes the most of the special light (especially in the way it illuminates the cross). Nowt wrong with the composition in my view - it has brought an assortment of features together in a very balanced way.

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Eli_Pascall-Willis

Thanks Mark, Chris and your kind words are appreciated Ian

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jeronius
jeronius e2 Member 5jeronius vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2010 - 9:48 PM

Superb shot Eli, to reiterate, this looks like a well thought out composition and you have managed to capture the light beautifully.
Jerry
PS, thanks for your encouraging comments on my recent uploads, really appreciated.

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jeronius
jeronius e2 Member 5jeronius vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2010 - 9:49 PM

Probably should not write this bit here, but........what is that on your camera in your PF photo.....Cheers

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Eli_Pascall-Willis

Thanks Jeronious


Quote: Probably should not write this bit here, but........what is that on your camera in your PF photo.....Cheers

On the front is a lee filter holder system with an adaptor for attaching a 105mm polariser on the front of that. On the top of the camera is a hot shoe spirit level - very handy

Eli

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18 Jun 2010 - 2:34 PM

Great light, great composition!

Chris C

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Eli_Pascall-Willis

Cheers Chris, and thanks for the portfolio comment as-well Smile

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