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Taken at Burghead Scotland on a week long trip to Scotland.
No thought on how this would look but just took it on a whim.

Feel free to advise.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 700D
Lens:18.0 - 250.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.5 - 396.1 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Feb 2014 - 3:20 PM
Focal Length:51mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Wreck!!
Username:Nigwel Nigwel
Uploaded:20 Mar 2014 - 5:50 PM
Tags:Boats, Transport
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 5:53 PM

The crop is a bit close but the colours, shapes, textures and details are fabulous.

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Nigwel
Nigwel 
20 Mar 2014 - 5:56 PM

Can someone please explain why voting is disabled?

Thanks

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Coast
Coast Critique Team 61043 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 6:11 PM

Hi Nigel

In the critique gallery it disables voting as it is purely for critique feedback. If you want to enable the ability to have mods uploaded but retain the voting feature then upload to the mod gallery. The standard gallery will also allow votes but no mods.

Regards
Paul

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10848 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2840 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 6:55 PM

Thanks for uploading the EXIF data.

Looking at it, I see youve underexposed by -2/3. This results in an exposure that ideal for the sky, but underexposed for the boat. One thing to keep in mind is that the camera has already reduced exposure before you did, so you can compound underexposure. When there a lot of light from the sky directly in the frame, you use positive exposure compensation. Underexposure can result in over-saturated colours, which these tend to be.

Next, already mentioned is that framing is very tight. I would think you did this to isolate the boat and keep distractions to a minimum. Ideally, more space in front of the boat would be better.

The shot is not vertical. Its not just the boat, its the railings, the house, - the entire frame needs a clock-wise rotation.

I have uploaded a mod with exposure and rotation corrected. The image also needs to be sharpened a little more; when re sizing for EPZ, open the newly sized image and check sharpness before you upload, and correct as needed, as file compression can cause loss of sharpness.
Scroll up this page, and click the modifications tab to see the mod. View large.

The shot overall has nice detail, and the warm evening light, with the strong shadows are attractive.


regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 20 Mar 2014 - 6:55 PM

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 7:26 PM

This captures mellow late afternoon sun very attractively.

Willie has covered the important points. I'll just add that it can seem so obviously appropriate to use vertical - portrait - format for a tall narrow subject, but it can be remarkably difficult to make it work. The result, as here, tends to look cramped at the sides and in danger of overbalancing.

Landscape or square would be much more suitable here I think, allowing the subject space to settle into, and with horizontal lines around it to balance all those verticals. At the very least I'd like to see those diagonal timber props in full, cutting them off looks awkward.
Moira

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paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 8:26 AM

Comments as before. In my opinion, voting is a bit of a waste of time. I must admit to never voting. My comment is enough. Voting is very personal and can be a gathering exercise with mates. Go for critique.

Paul

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Nigwel
Nigwel 
21 Mar 2014 - 9:49 AM

Hi. I think that more people tend to look and vote than they add a critique to a photo.
I like to see who likes it too as we'll a small bit of criticism!!

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