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Taken on a misty morning

Camera:Panasonic compact
Lens:12mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Canalside
Username:simben simben
Uploaded:14 Jan 2009 - 3:42 PM
Tags:Landscape, Landscape / travel
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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2009 - 3:50 PM

Beautiful light through the trees. A lovely capture with good detail in the reflections too. I'd take off the tiny bit of detail top left, but that's only a small point. Personally I would crop about a quarter off the left so that the eye goes to the edge of the triangle of light to the left of the tree.
Helen

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2009 - 3:55 PM

Very atmospheric
Lighting great

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FredF
FredF  8 France
14 Jan 2009 - 4:00 PM

Nice atmospheric shot, superb light. Well taken.

Fred

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yosser
yosser  6 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 - 4:07 PM

I like the atmosphere and lighting of the shot. I agree that i would remove the detail in the top left. I also find the tree at the top right of the shot distracting. Perhaps croping this and the rocks at the bottom of the shot may impove the compersition.
James

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Hugeknot  91212 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2009 - 4:31 PM

Only one point of criticism... I can't vote!

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maratsuikka
14 Jan 2009 - 4:51 PM

well done here my friend

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alfpics
alfpics  12357 forum posts England
14 Jan 2009 - 4:57 PM

Lovely shafts of light. Don't know whether it would have been possible, but I would have been tempted to try and get the camera down to water level, and capture a mirror image of the reflections as well!
Andy

edit: and then try a landscape photo, perhaps?

Last Modified By alfpics at 14 Jan 2009 - 4:58 PM

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2009 - 5:12 PM

agree about the crop off the top
Tony

Last Modified By TonyFrith at 14 Jan 2009 - 5:12 PM

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10979 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2981 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2009 - 10:23 PM

A nice shot Simon, - youve captured a really nice evening scene.

Theres a couple of elements in this that could be focal points; the reflection of the tree at the bottom is one, and then the light through the mist at the bend of the path is another.

I notice youve used a portrait format for this, - and I assume you were trying to include the foreground rock as an entry into the shot?

I think this time the rock is so small its not significant, and theres more than enough in there to draw the eye.

For me it depends on which element you want to feature, - which would determine how you would crop it, - and Ive loaded 3 options. The strongest element that can draw the eye in is the path leading in from the right imo, and if you were to shoot this again, perhaps a landscape format using this would be worth a try.

Otherwise, Ive done some simple tweaks, - increased contrast, sharpened, lifted foreground shadows, and removed a little pice of greenery top left.


I hope you find this helpful,


Regards


Willie

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sheilacrosbie
15 Jan 2009 - 1:59 AM

As a complete novice, I can't comment on the curves, tone etc, but personnaly I love the original picture with the rock, water and the light from the top of the trees actually draws my eye to the path/light and for me, a perfect spot where i can see myself sitting on the rock enjoying the view. Any clues on location please?

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simben
simben  10 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2009 - 5:57 PM

Thank you for the encouraging comments and advice. There is a lot of food for thought there which will make me think long and hard.
The location is the Basingstoke Canal in Surrey.
Regards
Simon

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User_Removed
29 Jun 2009 - 1:47 PM

You have the light , and a wonderful golden center, With good reflection in the foreground....I love it, Simon just put it in for a vote,
That's a great image

William

Last Modified By User_Removed at 29 Jun 2009 - 1:49 PM

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