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Panoramic sweep of the Dorset cliffs taken from Portland

Camera:Sony a55 SLT
Lens:Tamron 70-300mm zoom Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Dorset coast
Username:Parky2k2 Parky2k2
Uploaded:7 Nov 2010 - 1:24 PM
Tags:Cliffs, Dorset, Harbour, Landscape / travel
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achieverswales

In my oppinion just a bit to narrow for letterbox format to make this work!

Regards

Trev.

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Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2010 - 4:54 PM

This might be superb printed big but it's hard to do them justice on a site like this as they need to be seen much bigger.

I do think the railing is totally superfluous and very distracting. It does in the photo what it's supposed to do in real life, and acts as a barrier into viewing the image

Stephen

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CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2010 - 5:07 PM

I think the conditions were against you here Lee as the cliffs are so distant they are getting lost in the hazy light. Maybe some really nice winter light could have cut through it possibly.

I do not think the railing adds much either. All it serves to show is that the horizon is not straight.

With this kind of lighting b and w often comes into its own. In my mod I have boosted the contrast to really bring out the whites and then converted to b and w using the "enhance" menu. I have also tried to retify the sloping horizon using the edit>transform>skew tool.

Best wishes

Catherine

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rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2010 - 5:18 PM

Good subject for a panorama but I have to agree with Trev in this instance. To me the image looks to long & thin. I have to stress that Iím no expert in either photography or the construction of panoramic images. However I have dabbled a bit and have found that I have been more satisfied with the results when taking the images in a vertical format & stitching no more than 6 to 8. I endeavour to keep the depth of the image to the maximum 650 pixles whenever I can to give the pano more depth.
You have not said how you have constructed your image however.
I would also have removed the handrail (Cloned out), plus I would have liked to see more detail. (Just a personal preference).
As I say, Iím still an outright beginner at all of this, so feel free to disagree and ignore.
Rob

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Parky2k2  3 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2010 - 8:07 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys, Cath I like the b&w version, The railing is the harbour breakwater.

rpba, the panorama is a feature that my camera does automatically, press the button and pan. The breakwater edited out does look better, I may try another shot of that with more zoom next time I am in at this Harbour.

I have only had the camera a week and am just getting to grips with what it can do and how to use an SLR/T having only really used a compact point and shoot before.

Last Modified By Parky2k2 at 7 Nov 2010 - 8:10 PM

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