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First of all , apologies to the good folks who took time to comment/vote on my last image which i deleted. It was a bit of a caramac image for a variety of reasons (***** in other words) GrinGrin. This is an image of Grangemouth chemical plant from Culross .

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:35.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jul 2013 - 9:19 PM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Industrial Dusk
Username:widtink widtink
Uploaded:10 Jul 2013 - 12:27 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32930 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 12:35 PM

Being a lover of Industrial landscapes one can sit back and admire your efforts wholeheartedly. However my only reservation would be your choice of lens. One would normally expect to use a Wide Angle Lens

The Impact of Wide Angle

Why are wide-angle lenses the preferred lens for landscape photography?
The answer is simple: because they draw the viewer in.
When you attach a wide angle lens to your digital DSLR camera, you'll notice that it is showing you a view of EVERYTHING that your eyes can see.
If you tilt one of these lenses down too far, you can even capture the tips of your feet at the very bottom of the image.
The neat part about viewing a beautiful landscape captured with a wide angle lens is that it makes you feel like you are part of the photo. A wide-angle view gives the viewer the impression that they are standing right next to the photographer.
By way of comparison, standard and telephoto lenses are better at focusing on the details of the scene, and are not as good at capturing the "big picture".

I hope I have not rained on your parade mate.

Regards Nathan

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 12:40 PM

Tell you what, the sooner you get that WB sorted out the better. Love the clouds- and the whole thing makes me think of one of my favourite haunts, good old North Gare on Teesside. Looks good, but would probably look even better if you hadn't decided to apply the butterscotch filter.TongueGrin

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 12:41 PM

Would have lost the detail in the chemical plant with my 10-20 lens Nathan GrinGrin

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 12:56 PM


Quote: The Impact of Wide Angle

Why are wide-angle lenses the preferred lens for landscape photography?
The answer is simple: because they draw..... (etc etc)
.............of the scene, and are not as good at capturing the "big picture"

...That's most of my stuff down the toilet then. Ah well, back to the drawing board...

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 12:58 PM

I love the colours in this image Rod - the muted browns and golds of a summers evening, I really like the composition with the power station adding interest to the horizon line ( and I really like the flame coming out of one of the towers) - yet whilst there is all this activity happening within the middle of the image I feel it has an aura of calm and serenity when looking at it. Stunning.

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 1:08 PM

Cheers Heather thats exactly how that particular evening was in atmosphere ............................. really serene , cheers GrinGrinGrin

Rod

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 1:10 PM

There was no need to eliminate the image IMHO, it was as good as this one; anyway, it was your choice, of course.

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 1:14 PM

Cheers Nezih , i think it was a wee bit weak in retrospect so i binned it lol. I do like the subject matter in this one more Grin Yer a gentleman as always my Turkish neeber GrinGrinGrin

Rod

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 1:35 PM

Could have been worse, Rod, could have been a breakaway image... nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more.... GrinGrinGrin

Dave

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1648 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 1:38 PM

I thought the previous image was fine too with the possible exception of the colour temperature issue but that should be fixable in processing.
Having said that, this one is definitely better, and I do like good industrial landscape shots. The composition , FG and sky are great and I agree with the choice of focal length as a level of detail in the industrial works is essential to the effect of this image. I too would be inclined to look at the colour temperature issue and consider reprocessing towards shorter wavelength light bias.
nigel

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 1:51 PM

Dave can we hae less of the confectionary puns please iam stuck twix the devil and the deep blue sea at the moment but aero ye win some ye lose some !! Think i have lost ma milky way at the moment , life just seems like a marathon WinkWinkWinkWink It's certainly nae picnic BlushBlushBlush

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104005 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 1:59 PM

The wee puff was well timed...but I'm dying to get in closer...please hire a boat at high tide and get over there with your 10-20!!! WinkGrinGrin

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 2:10 PM

Its ok Jeff just got a 70-300 lens second hand .................. so iam going back wi a cunning plan................... am gonna use the new lens.... SmileSmile Nae boat needed GrinGrinGrin

Rod

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7396 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 2:23 PM

Much better than the previous upload. I'm not getting drawn into the confectionery discussion, the idea of mixing caramac with any lens is frankly scary.
The puff of smoke is important, but probably better experienced at this distance.

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 2:43 PM

Och Moira yer so sweet GrinGrin Don't mints yer words noo !! I think Turkish Delight might work though GrinGrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
10 Jul 2013 - 3:37 PM

Oh Two uploads ra day then laddie ah wis going to wait till after eight to make comment but heroes like ye never pit uo two bad yins in a row so i jelly tot i should get in there wae ma comments a very fine colourful pallet of fruit pastel shades and a great wee mivi flare to add interest, some of the comments are a tad flake like, well am sure the tootie fruity comments will be smoothed over by Nonurís Turkish delight comment.

A good deflection with the sweeties and nobody has caught on to the real problem YA CANNAE ROW a BOAT
A good wan Rod and a much better image this wan


Graham

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 3:45 PM

Excellent contrast between fore- and background Rod. Looks like you're smart to keep your distance from the plant; health and safety regulations only apply to us normal folks Wink
Rende

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digital_boi
10 Jul 2013 - 3:52 PM

hmmmmm what normal people in here that's a new yin TongueWink

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 4:04 PM

Cheers Rende but weegie boi is right (for once) Normal disnae apply roond these parts lol.

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franken
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10 Jul 2013 - 4:23 PM

Works well for me.

Ken

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ErictheViking
ErictheViking e2 Member 1124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 6:01 PM

I like this Rod, a ken hoe big Grangemooth is an it looks a most insignificant in jer shot against the sky an the beach.

Gid image man.

Alan- if North Gare Teeside is one o your best areas you'll know about "The Monkey Hangers!!"

Erik

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 6:06 PM

That will steer him up Erik nice wan SmileSmileSmile

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 7:36 PM

Love the gritty type image,I believe that is what you are trying get across,does it matter what bloody lens you use as long as the end product suits you.
This certainly is not a chocolate box image!!!! lol
Dennis

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 8:35 PM

Sure do, Erik. Some think it maybe wasn't a monkey at all, but a young lad/"Powder monkey." Whichever it was, the Hartlepuddlers must have been a right set of dummies.... like Rod but without the wode, and a bit cleverer.

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 8:45 PM

No Dennis chocolate box its not lol. Cheers Smile

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 9:07 PM

Like this one more than yesterdays Rod, has a subtleness about it.Smile I know the story behind the monkey hangers and I'm from Kent.!!!


Cliff

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 279 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 9:08 PM

Luv it, Rod, excellent image, nicely processed.
Well done my mate.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 11:35 PM

That puff ( the word seems inadequate ) of dark smoke towards the left just finishes off a fine shot of across the Forth to this massive industrial complex: the cloud patterns seem to echo the patterns of the rocks and the soft golden light adds a sereneness to the scene.
Ronnie.

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gajewski
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11 Jul 2013 - 6:43 AM

Looks ominous.
-=\Walter

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senn
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11 Jul 2013 - 7:18 PM

IMHO the choice of lens is pretty fitted to the context .. a wider angle would make recede interesting detail of industrial facilities in the bg .. it works very well for me as it is, .. the expo has to be mentioned too

regards,

Last Modified By senn at 11 Jul 2013 - 7:18 PM

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 9:07 AM

I think I must be speaking a different language to every bugger else in this stream... buggered if I know what half of it means. Anyhow with Vikings and Jocks commenting all over the place how can a civilised person be expected to know!

What I do know is its a great shot. Maybe you could try a letterbox crop, much like you did with the Longannet power station shots, I'd also like to see a mono of this once again a la Longannet!

great work again Rod

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Irishkate
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16 Aug 2013 - 11:44 PM

I love this one Roddy - beauty amidst the industry.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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