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Really not sure about this one... It's Pool harbour on a very foggy Saturday morning. It's actually a colour image as the red circle around the speed limit and green (starboard) marker shows.

The shadowy figure is a chap putting his boat into the water right in the middle of the exposure, I think it adds atmosphere, but no doubt it will be like marmite and polarise opinion.

Thanks to all those that clicked and or commented on yesterday's upload.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jul 2013 - 7:00 AM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/7.1
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:22sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Ghost boat
Username:marktc marktc
Uploaded:8 Jul 2013 - 6:52 AM
Tags:Boats, Pool harbour, Specialist / abstract
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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 12:59 AM

I think I can see what you were trying to achieve, but I think it needed something else or perhaps a little more definition.................. Sadly I don't have the expertise to say much more than that, but I really do like your style of photography, for which you don't always get the accolade you deserve.

Tish

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 6:59 AM

Love this, Mark, but if it were mine (I wish!) I would have made the mast in the centre of the image more 'hazy'. Only my opinion, little that it's worth Grin Carol

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 7:00 AM

Definition looks OK to me.... as does everything else. I think it's superb. I'm going to download it and tell people it's mine.

Nothing needs to be changed, for heaven's sake. ...one wants more definition, another wants less definition... good grief...

Last Modified By whatriveristhis at 8 Jul 2013 - 7:02 AM

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 535 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 7:05 AM

Perfect , LOVE it Mark , great shot
Regards
JeremySmile

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 7:30 AM

See I told you! Anyway, Alan if you do download it get rid of the dust bunny in the top left! Oh I guess I should mention at this point... It's straight out of the camera!

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AnnChown
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8 Jul 2013 - 7:36 AM

I love it too Mark! Smile
Ann

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64537 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 7:36 AM

The foreground boat adds mystery to the picture and contrasts (if that's the right word) nicely with the ships in the background which are clear. I like it.
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 7:58 AM

I like the spectral feel to this, Mark, very 'Mary Celeste'. At the risk of upsetting Alan even more did you look at a square/r crop missing out the right side boat and speed sign for an even more ethereal feel.

Dave

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 8:18 AM

You don't upset me Dave, you're sensible. And that suggestion, I think, would make for a pretty good variation. Mark??......

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 8:35 AM

Excellent: just love this one.
Ronnie.

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paulknight
8 Jul 2013 - 8:55 AM

A beautiful image. I too love it!

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charlotte
charlotte e2 Member 1034 forum postscharlotte vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 9:08 AM

Mark, I don't think you realise how good this image is. I absolutely love the surrealism and the creativity. I agree with Dave and Alan about the square crop which will help to isolate the main boat as the central point of interest...an amazing piece of art. Oh, and ICM is the new Sharp! Wink

Charlotte

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 9:23 AM

I'll give it a go later on and upload as a version

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 10:47 AM

I love this Mark very arty , i think the mast and sign act as perfect counterpoints tae the weirder aspects of the image SmileSmile Top notch work Grin

Rod

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 11:47 AM

Well I would have been proud to have called it mine
Mark dust bunny and all!
beautiful
Lillian

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 4:28 PM

I think it is two pictures Mark--- BOTH very worthy

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 6:04 PM

UA, because it's such a bold departure, and it's worked so well.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 6:12 PM

Thanks Alan, very much appreciated, especially in view of the dust bunny! BlushBlush

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2198 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 6:16 PM

Yes I like vit as it isSmile
NettaSmile

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 7:29 PM

Uploaded V2 as discussed... The "mast" on the right third is actually a marker for the slipway.

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charlotte
charlotte e2 Member 1034 forum postscharlotte vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 8:28 PM

That's exactly what I had in mind this morning. When Dave suggested the square crop, I visually cropped it to almost exactly how it is now. It's stunning Mark, I love the balance and the mist creates an ethereal feel that is superb. Needs another UA though. Wink

Charlotte

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jasonrwl
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8 Jul 2013 - 8:37 PM

I think this is superb Mark and I do prefer the square crop in v2 - it focuses attention more on the shadowy figure and boat. Cracking image.
Jason

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Skeet1Away
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8 Jul 2013 - 9:30 PM

Did you say not sure, are you mad......lol.....this is a stunning image mate, looks like one for the wall.
In my opinion a first class job, would have loved to have taken this.......love the 10. Very special shot Mark..........you should have a big smile on your face with this one, if not here....SmileSmileSmileSmile

And so needs another UA ....


Paul..........nice job mate.

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Irishkate
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8 Jul 2013 - 9:41 PM

Instant appeal - the effect of the f/g boat works so well
and not something I'd ever have thought of or even liked before studying your images.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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whatriveristhis
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8 Jul 2013 - 9:42 PM

I'm torn. I like them both. Maybe, on balance, V2. Of course there's always V3, which would be V1 cropped from the other side...

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 9:54 PM

That crop is destined for the Trash Alan! Naughty of you!!!

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Michaela_Solway

V1 wins for me.. Love it.. Mystical, surreal....liked it even on the thumbnail...

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WhiteRose1
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8 Jul 2013 - 11:49 PM

v2 all the way, Mark, perfect.

Dave

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2013 - 4:41 PM

A great atmospheric shot -- and perfect title.
-=\Walter

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2013 - 7:37 PM

very Ethereal Mark, prefer v1 the wider view, nice work.
ant.

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Chinga
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11 Jul 2013 - 1:52 AM

Very good work! Wonderful composition! Grin
IB

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