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I had just finished spending a lot of time taking an unremarkable shot of exactly this scene with my LF camera. Trouble was, I didn't have a long enough lens. Lucky I had the digi with me then, wasn't it?

Feeling a bit despondent about my efforts with the big camera, I didn't really put a huge amount of effort into this one. So it just goes to show that 'slow and contemplative' doesn't always make for a better image. Wink

Camera:Sony A900
Lens:Sony 70-300 G
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Lac de Narlay at sunset
Username:joolsb joolsb
Uploaded:22 Apr 2010 - 7:17 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
Votes:46

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 7:21 PM

excellent job indeed Smile

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 7:29 PM

Excellent work,well done.
saeid

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 7:54 PM

Takes me there, captures the light and feeling of a moment, and that's what matters.
Moira

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rockfish
rockfish  4 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2010 - 8:03 PM

Lovely light picking out those fg trees and bushes. Only goes to show.... Top job anyway.
Peter

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andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 8:21 PM

Oh yes! This is a belter Jools - really like this. Reminds me of an Ansel Adams image. Fantastic photography.

Andy

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 8:36 PM

This sets up a little bit of envy over here-- would love to find thie light and grasses--- and have the right lens at the time!


shortlisted

Jennn

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 11:13 PM

Superb, Julian. Cracking image. Ron.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 3:05 AM

Wonderful light and shadow. Lovely colour tones.......Sandy

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frz67
frz67  4 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 7:18 AM

beautiful light, it looks painted
francesco

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fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 8:33 AM

What a wonderful shot - proper art that would make a great framed print.
Fraser

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 9:27 AM

It's all about the wonderful light here Julian, tremendous work with the longer focus lens. I'd have this on the wall for sure.

Dougie

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2010 - 4:22 AM

A Superb image. Excellent lighting. Excellent PF too. Well done
Carol

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318442 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2010 - 8:51 AM

This reminds me of the work of Shinzo Maeda - a Japanese landscape photographer who inspired me when I used to shoot on 5x4.

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joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2010 - 4:27 PM

Cheers, Pete. And thanks for the HC!

That's not surprising about Shinzo Maeda. I've been a long time admirer of his work and I recently got myself a couple of his books for inspiration...

It obviously worked. Wink

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apierzchala
25 Apr 2010 - 4:15 PM

The slow contemplative approach with the 4x5 helped you to create this - that's where the "huge effort" came in - and all you needed was a longer lens. There's no doubt that the preparatory work with the 4x5 sketchpad helped you to capture this! Could you have got closer with the Ebony? Or would the perspective have changed too much perhaps? In any case, this is very well seen and you got the exposure just right. Nice one. Rgds., Adam

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joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2010 - 9:03 PM


Quote: Could you have got closer with the Ebony?

Not without a boat... Wink

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 10:39 PM

Damn, this is just so good, Julian.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2010 - 5:35 PM

Sorry to be so late with my user award had to wait for one for you.
Great work Sir, finest.

Dougie

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9 May 2010 - 8:44 PM

Superb. Nothing else to say.
Chris

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electricsoup
25 May 2010 - 10:20 PM

i like it

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SGIBBONS
SGIBBONS  556 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2010 - 9:58 AM

Hi Jools, this is a beauty of a shot and a well deserved HC. The fabulous light and autumnal colours you have caught on the branches is just lovely ! Thanks alot for your honest comments on my Gearrannan shot. Sometimes you need another pair of eyes to tell you what your not seeing !

All the best

Sam

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