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Ok... I've had my bottom booted by a number of people.... Thank you Dave, Lillian, Kate, Ann, Walter, Barbara and Carol to mention just a few.

So sleeve's up, here's my rant!!!!!

Have a look at this... Its simple, it's meant to be. There's lots of negative space, there's meant to be. The water is smooth, its a long exposure its meant to be. I'm sorry if there isn't enough of a focal point to keep peoples interest, boats and ships just blurr during the long exposure, maybe I'll choose a better location next time, but then again maybe I won't. I know it leads from right to left, but that's the way I wanted it!

The image is about colour and light, the movement of the clouds, simplicity and serenity, its not meant to have the tiniest detail its a seascape. its not full of exciting action, it really isn't meant to be.

Thank you to EVERYONE who clicked and commented on yesterdays upload and to all those that have clicked and commented in the past, your support and the fact that you took time out of your busy lives to look at my humble image is truly appreciated. I have learned a lot about photography through the very generous nature of subscribers to this site and I can honestly say that I wouldn't be where I am if it wasn't for a select few on here (you know who you are) offerring their advice., to those I say thank you and I hope the effort you have put in to give that advice has been worth the end result.

I welcome constructive critism, but please do make it constructive. If you don't like it, I'm happy to hear that you don't like it but please tell me why in a constructive way and in the comments section, I can't promise to change anything, but it at least gives me a different perspective, just "I don't like it" doesn't benefit anyone.

Rant over, and if you've read this far, the rant isn't personal, its just how I feel!

Mark

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Oct 2012 - 7:55 AM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Meant to Be
Username:marktc marktc
Uploaded:6 Nov 2012 - 9:16 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Seascape, Southampton water, Sunrise
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bill33
bill33 e2 Member 3bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 8:58 PM

I agree with your decision here with the letterbox crop, I think it works well for this image, very well done, Bill.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 7:07 AM

You certainly made the most from this location Mark
another lovely shot with the sunrise
Lillian

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2012 - 7:54 AM

Lovely shot with a great crop, Peter..

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 - 10:58 AM

Simplicity at best... IB

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TJC63
TJC63  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 12:14 PM

A very calming and peaceful scene.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 9:21 PM

Hurrah! I love your minimalist images Mark. The tiny line of warm light on the horizon is magical and I love the soft tones. Lovely comp - it all works for me! Smile I look forward to more from you.
Ann

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Dave_Collier
6 Nov 2012 - 9:31 PM

I love the colours and air of calmness that is portrayed here.

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 532 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 9:45 PM

A beautiful ,calming image

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 9:46 PM

Thanks everyone... Ann, you do make me smile!

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 10:10 PM

I have read your rant Mark and congratulations on achieving what you wanted with this image. It is a pleasing, tranquil easy on the eye composition.

Albert

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 10:12 PM


Quote: Hurrah! I love your minimalist images Mark. The tiny line of warm light on the horizon is magical and I love the soft tones. Lovely comp - it all works for me! Smile I look forward to more from you.
Ann

Ann took the words right out of my mouth. Nicely done and nicely stated in your "rant."
-=\Walter

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 10:14 PM

Thank you Albert that's very important coming from you! Smile

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 10:16 PM

Thanks Walter.... Say hello to Mrs Walter for me!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 10:19 PM

That's quite a rant to go with an image full of calm and serenity, Mark WinkGrinGrin The letter box crop works well with the negative space. Yep, I probably would have reversed the image but that's just me... I'm left-handed Tongue

Welcome back,

Dave

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 10:21 PM

That's fighting talk Mark!
You're doing what you like and we all learn from your long exposures!
A lovely peaceful image, just enought f/g interest and you've been true to yourself
in not saturating the colour on horizon.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 10:40 PM

How could anyone not like this--- wish I could make this image???????!

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 10:42 PM

Thanks Dave Tongue

Thanks too To you Kate!

And Jenn, I'm sorry I missed you off of my thanks for booting my butt!

Last Modified By marktc at 6 Nov 2012 - 10:45 PM

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 11:14 PM

A lovely shot. As I read left to right I also look at this left to right and I find that the post keeps my eyes in the picture. So nice and calm too. Nice one.
Ant.

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
6 Nov 2012 - 11:30 PM

A cracking landscape shot..........Grin

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Skeet1Away
6 Nov 2012 - 11:39 PM

Mark, I will say it.......this the type of shot you do so well and I very much like them. One for the wall. Long exposure photography in my book has many areas, this shot being minimalist. As my own understanding of composition grows, I now look through our shots with differant eyes trying to understand what each of us see............very nice mate and for that I would like you to have my UA.


Paul.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 11:43 PM

Thanks Ant, ayoob, and special thanks to Paul for the gift of your UA. Much appreciated and valued!

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 12:26 AM

Love the crop mark brilliant colours and tones this really is one for the wall top shot Wink
Andy

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charlotte
charlotte e2 Member 934 forum postscharlotte vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 5:44 AM

Good for you Mark....I agree with you. As for me, you know I appreciate your work so hopefully nothing left to be said there. This is another fine example of some of your best. Serene, calming, tranquil and a pleasure to look at. All the elements are right and I like the the comp as it leads the eye in nicely to that beautiful horizon. And the letterbox crop is bang on.
Just one suggestion though.....perhaps you should change the title to 'Meant to Be' Wink

Charlotte

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 5:46 AM

Thank you Charlotte and you know what yes I will! SmileGrinWink

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 6:25 AM

An excellent presentation of this beautiful image, Mark. You obviously like it, I like it, others like it, what more could you ask for Grin Carol

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 9:52 AM

We are all entitled to what is called a Rant nowadays.............getting things off your chest.........more power to you.........If you like it that is all that matters.......I like this and I like your work.....it does it for me...........to many experts in the world..........I tried to help someone on here, it went wrong...........I learnt my lesson........although my comment was constructive not destructive I obviously upset someone..............so now if I don't like an image I pass over it...........

Keep em coming Mark.........GrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 10:55 AM

Smile
YEAH!!!!!

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TJC63
TJC63  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 1:54 PM

Interesting dialoge.... a serene and beautiful image. Awarded.

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 2:11 PM

I don't like it...no ships...and can't see any synchronised swimmers, am most disappointed WinkWinkTongueTongue

What isn't to like? The simplicity of it works and it doesn't need anything more GrinGrin

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 3:44 PM

HA ha ha.... Thanks Kaleena... hang your head in disgrace! TongueWinkSadGrin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 4:03 PM

its back on my side .... how weird!

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2801 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 4:16 PM

I like it, would make a very nice print.


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