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Another from Elgol. This one doesn't have the really dramatic three dimensional light on the foreground but I think it's a much better and less rushed composition?

If you go large don't forget to put on your waterproofs and have a supply of dry lens cloths at the ready Tongue

Thanks for looking
Den

I got a rude awakening about my Elgol images on another site which initially hurt but it forced me revaluate them and I now realise that I was rather shy on the processing and didn't really bring out the full mood of the scene. Anyway V2 is the final version of this one Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:17-40mm F4 L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Elgol II
Username:Dennis_Bromage Dennis_Bromage
Uploaded:30 Mar 2010 - 6:43 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10391 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2010 - 6:55 PM

Love it Smile

Chris.

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2010 - 6:55 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Another beautifully ethereal vision of Scotland, Den.

Putting the gorgeous 3D light aside, I think yesterday's was actually a better composition. The f/g rocks seemed to fit the frame more harmoniously, especially against the distant mountains. Here the left f/g seems a tad empty in comparison.

Although I really don't mean to take anything away from this - I'd have been extremely pleased to have bagged this! Smile

Cheers
Bill

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sut68
sut68  111998 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2010 - 7:03 PM

I tend to agree with Bill here Den [shhh don't tell him Wink]

Light aside, the composition of this one has brought the two central rocks together and I'd like to have seen some space between them if that was at all possible. I appreciate that the composition would probably be a little more compromised, but they just niggle me a little too much here.

Even so, if I get any half as good as this then I'm sure I'll be well chuffed Smile

Paul

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willgriffiths
willgriffiths e2 Member 7willgriffiths vcard Wales
30 Mar 2010 - 7:10 PM

Brilliant mood image.
Will.

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TheShipsMast
30 Mar 2010 - 7:39 PM

both very good.. not sure I could chose between them tbh....

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Jalapeno
Jalapeno  4127 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2010 - 7:53 PM

Wow...lovely job!!

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Dennis_Bromage
30 Mar 2010 - 7:56 PM

Bill / Paul. I do see what you mean and it isn't ideal having the central rocks intersecting as they are. I think the thing that bugs me about the previous image is the big gap in the middle, it just looks too open and empty. In this one I feel like the rocks lead you into the image a bit more.

Neither is great to be honest. I tend to work very slowly and things happened very quickly on this evening. I was like a kid in a sweet shop running around wanting to grab everything but ultimately made a mess of them all because of my lack of composure. Lesson learned hopefully Sad

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dandeakin
dandeakin  7207 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2010 - 8:14 PM

I think this is the better composition, as you say the rocks lead your eye up to the light. Very nice

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2010 - 8:19 PM

Wonderful light in this image. Lovely..........Sandy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2010 - 8:31 PM

I shall not compete with the above comments re. composition but what I like about this shot is the ethereal quality it has as a result of the long time exposure - both the cloud and sea movements have come out so well. Generally however it is a much cooler image than the last one, but I still like it very much.
Ronnie.

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chazcherry
30 Mar 2010 - 8:50 PM

Absolute belter of a shot. The light and atmosphere it creates are spot on. Well captured. Chaz.

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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 9John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2010 - 9:20 PM

Excellent Dennis.

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2010 - 10:06 PM

Beautiful image
Alexa

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alansdottir
30 Mar 2010 - 10:42 PM

I love the curious serpentine rocky lead... grand stuff, Den. Carol

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
31 Mar 2010 - 1:47 AM

Very nice image.
Cheers Allen,

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2010 - 2:52 AM

Yesterday version has a better balance of composition Den, as Bill pointed out there is some empty space on the f/g left side of this image.

You're right about everything happens so quickly with seascape photography, plus your lens/filters getting wet too.

regards
Yung

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Imagephotographics

Wonderful image !

Chris

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watters66
watters66  1175 forum posts Scotland
31 Mar 2010 - 11:36 AM

Lots of atmosphere in this photo of a great location.
Stewart

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PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2010 - 12:01 PM

I like it Den. Sure there is empty space to the left but there is subtle texture in the water created by the long exposure, the light on the Cuillins is special and I love the clouds. Was this with the 10 stop filter?

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Dennis_Bromage
31 Mar 2010 - 12:15 PM

Hi Paul. No it was only a 3 stop. ISO 50, F16 & 20secs. I'd been using a 6 stop earlier but with the heavy clouds over head it was actually quite dark so the 3 stop was enough at this stage. It was also really windy so 20 seconds was enough to blur things nicely

I'd have liked to try a 6 or 10 stop but there was an almost constant stream of drizzle so it was almost impossible to keep the filters clean for 20 seconds never mind a few mins Sad

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 11255 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2010 - 4:07 PM


Quote: was like a kid in a sweet shop

No matter how composed and calm I intend to be when setting out from home, when that light comes, it's back to headless chicken mode!!
Smile

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Giedrojc
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31 Mar 2010 - 7:55 PM

superb!

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JohnParminter
6 Apr 2010 - 11:28 AM

Got to like this one as well, I wonder if you kept the left side in because of the light source?

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Garry_Buckley
12 Apr 2010 - 10:05 AM

Again! Stunning! These would make great backing comps for fantasy film! Freeking super good!

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Garry_Buckley
12 Apr 2010 - 10:08 AM

Yes, looking at V2 you suddenly see that V1 is washed out, a little more punch really does the trick!

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