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Many thanks for your kind comments on the La Rochelle harbour traffic. Haven't been around a lot as work had the better of me.
Special thanks to Carol G for the UA.

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Still trying to produce a decent landscape shot. If you don't like please tell me why, don't worry I want to improve what I'm not good at.
You have seen this place in another upload last winter hidden in mist.
This is *not* a crop. Took it in 30x24mm size. I used to love 4x5" or my pentax 6x7 for all sorts of things

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Apr 2013 - 1:19 AM
Focal Length:24mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:April changes
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:15 Apr 2013 - 8:26 PM
Tags:April, Dordogne, Home, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Les Graulges
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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2013 - 8:31 PM

You want me to tell you what I do not like about this but sorry I can't as its a beautiful landscape image, gorgeous light on the foreground and that great big sky, just works for me. - gary

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2013 - 8:33 PM





It needs some music
Super big country capture SmileSmile
Helen

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DicksPics
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15 Apr 2013 - 8:34 PM

I love the image, Annette!SmileSmile
I would probably have cropped the top 25% to alter the picture aspect.
I could be wrong!
Regards,
****

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lonely_oryx
15 Apr 2013 - 8:37 PM

Beautiful skyscape

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senn
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15 Apr 2013 - 8:43 PM

exquisite capture here ! .. dreamy image

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AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
15 Apr 2013 - 8:45 PM

Just beautiful. Ann

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15 Apr 2013 - 8:48 PM


Quote: I love the image, Annette!SmileSmile
I would probably have cropped the top 25% to alter the picture aspect.
I could be wrong!
Regards,
****

A crop does indeed work but it's also beautiful as it is.


Jude

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2013 - 9:01 PM

I like it the way it is!! It is different but has captured the light on the land a sky well!! Nice image!! I like it a lot!!

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2013 - 9:06 PM

What's to dislike! This is a fabulous landscape capture - a real tour de force and perfect as it is!

P Smile

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WindowonWildlife

Wonderful scenic image Annette Smile

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15 Apr 2013 - 9:19 PM

A wonderful landscape with fabulous sky!
Effrossini

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2013 - 9:35 PM

Personally , I love the use of the sky as the major part of the image, such as this one. Very nice.

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bumbleb3
bumbleb3  9358 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Apr 2013 - 9:44 PM

great composition
sandy

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2013 - 9:48 PM

Think I'm going with your crop, Annette. A wonderful 'big sky' image, but with lovely textures and shadows on the land as well.

Dave

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2013 - 10:07 PM

Fantastic light Annette brilliant colour and detail a stunner top shot Wink
Andy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2013 - 10:28 PM

Isn't it wonderful how we are all so different with different ideas? Personally I would crop out the ploughed field in the foreground and leave this as a magnificent skyscape with only a minimal reference to the land.

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Lillian
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15 Apr 2013 - 10:30 PM

Love it as it is Annette, thank goodness
we all have different views...more interesting
Lillian

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2013 - 10:32 PM

I absolutely love that sky! Great light and composition/

Ann

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15 Apr 2013 - 10:55 PM

Brilliant Annette

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15 Apr 2013 - 10:58 PM

Beautiful recession Annette.
Ron

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gajewski
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15 Apr 2013 - 11:27 PM

Annette, you have gone from novice to master overnight. This is an amazing landscape.
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achieverswales
16 Apr 2013 - 12:11 AM

Stunning composition and exposure Annette, this is excellent and the light to die for.

Regards

Trev.

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Irishkate
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16 Apr 2013 - 12:18 AM

First instinct was too much sky but when viewed in normal - I realised it's all about the sky, so
no it doesn't need cropping. The light is the f/g grassy field and raking across the ploughed field
is lovely. An excellent landscape Annette.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 560 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 12:24 AM

That's a beauty, Annette! The light on the land really makes the image for me and the colour is superb. While the sky is equally magnificent it appears, on my monitor, to have been worked a bit more heavily and might benefit from a bit of noise reduction but it's difficult to say on a file this size. I'd love to have taken something like this. Congratulations!
Alun

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
16 Apr 2013 - 5:07 AM

Wow Annette !! I am impressed with this landscape !! Excellent and the sky is great !!

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16 Apr 2013 - 5:27 AM

I was already in bed when you uploaded last night and viewed this on my Blackberry, I couldn't wait to view it on my big screen laptop.....WOW stunning...100% perfect..Helen is right it does deserve music...GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 5:36 AM

A wonderful scene, Annette, glorious countryside, a top class capture. Carol

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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 6:02 AM

Its not that bad Annette,, I would say its awesome...John

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Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 6:45 AM


Quote: A wonderful scene, Annette, glorious countryside, a top class capture. Carol

I quite agree

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CaroleS
CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 7:45 AM

Beautifully captured Annette.

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fentiger
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16 Apr 2013 - 8:37 AM

It's the super sky that really makes this image.

Albert

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16 Apr 2013 - 9:49 AM

Superb shot AnnetteGrinGrinGrin The lighting is stunning and I love that great big towering expanse of such atmospheric sky. Dont (IMO) crop any part of it. The proportions are excellent.
Ron

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EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 10:31 AM

The big sky and the shadows as they move across the landscape - first class for me Annette.
Joan.

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User_Removed
16 Apr 2013 - 1:36 PM

Love it as it is no changes please from me. You have balanced the colours and sky detail superbly

Bob

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Niknut Plus Member 51031 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 3:52 PM

Beautiful !!!!!.......gorgeous sky !!

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16 Apr 2013 - 5:03 PM

Breathtaking light.

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16 Apr 2013 - 6:39 PM

I had this one "shortlisted" and I'm giving the UA today.
-=\Walter

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16 Apr 2013 - 9:27 PM

Wonderful light on the land - big sky - works for me.

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Laslo
Laslo  3 Serbia and Montenegro
17 Apr 2013 - 6:37 AM

Very good image. Beautiful scenery, beautiful clouds.

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20 Apr 2013 - 12:39 AM

A mightily impressive landscape Annette, I like the big sky and range of colours and the wonderful light of course

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