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5 Mar 2010 1:41PM
Cracking shot, like the crop of V1 best. Chaz.

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cassiecat 9 39 46 England
5 Mar 2010 1:44PM
v3 is my fav.lesley
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
5 Mar 2010 1:48PM
V1 my favorite. Great image...........Sandy
MikeH 13 217 4 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 1:49PM
For me V1 is the best compositionally Paul.
The focal point of the image is maintained while the reduced sky and foreground elements of the pano still give context. Nit picking but the ropes on the right just go out of the image .
dazzaman 11 631 England
5 Mar 2010 2:07PM
some lovely tones, and some very sharp detail in there mate. (very well balanced).
v1 for me too. Smile
jon gibbs 14 147 2
5 Mar 2010 2:07PM
Lovely colours and interest throughout Paul, no 1 for me.I may of also shot with the camera a little higher to give that boat in the middle a bit more space and to let the top of the pots on the lhs seperate from the wall in the background but your comp frames all the elements very nicely.
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 2:15PM
V1 for me as well, although I do like V3 for that little round looking cloud just left of centre!
You up to much?
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
5 Mar 2010 2:19PM
Fair points them Jon, cheers. Probably I should've said in the description, but the camera/tripod was pretty much at full extent here [or at least as far as I dared put it for stability] ... even though I'm me being 6'5" I had to use Live View to compose it.

Thanks all, catch up again in a bit Smile

scott_jessuk 12 249 1 Scotland
5 Mar 2010 2:24PM
All of them look pretty good Paul.
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 3:42PM
All three have their own merits but against the flow I favour V2.
Phil_Morgan 11 182 1 Wales
5 Mar 2010 4:30PM
Live view for you!! Oxygen mask for me then!! Wink
Ver 3 for me matey Smile
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
5 Mar 2010 4:34PM
Wonderful shot! I like the wide format in V1.
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 4:52PM
Nice shot and I like the crop Paul. Have a good weekend, I'm off to a rally with Kai so expect some mud and stones up here on Monday Wink

andy_AHG 9 106 6 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 6:36PM
Nice one Paul. No 3 is my fave crop.

BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
5 Mar 2010 6:44PM
A really cracking exposure, Paul.
Totally flawless, imo; and something to aspire to!

I'm normally a huge fan of panoramic images, and this setting clearly lends itself to the 3x1 ratio of V1.
But....there's always a "but!" Smile
I think that the distribution of the clouds makes V3 the better image, imo.
With the truncation of the large cloud and the sunset glow, I think that V1 seems a trifle cramped in comparison to V3, which has a beautifully harmonius balance to it; much more so than the other two, I reckon.
A different sky would have made a world of difference to V1, and the 3x1 crop would work really well.
In this instance, and as I cannot vote three times, I am compelled to put V3 on my shortlist. Everything is right with it; it's a gem! Smile

Richsr 11 91 223 England
5 Mar 2010 6:53PM
Version one for me too Paul, the other varient work but verison one seems to focus you in more.
Great light and colours too.
Regards Richard
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
5 Mar 2010 6:55PM

Quote:But....there's always a "but!"

With a user name like yours, Bill, shouldn't that be butt? Wink

Nicely done MrS, wondered what it looked like after I'd thrown in the towel! Smile xx
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
5 Mar 2010 6:58PM
LOL ... cheers Bill ... eloquent and descriptive as ever, though I knew there'd probably be a 'but' Wink
I agree with you though that V3 is probably the better crop and also has much better cloud formation too. I was just demonstrating how I'd seen it originally at capture and also the full shot/scene it was taken from ... V3 just came as a pleasant 'hybrid' and as I'd prepared the file I thought I'd add it too Smile

Being honest, I'd expected someone to have pointed out the cropped ropes on the right by now ... obviously this doesn't bother people that much, unfortunately though I didn't really have any room to go further back due to a van being parked up here. This is probably my biggest niggle with it, but one I can live with so long as I don't look down there Grin

A big thanks everyone for your time and comments on this one, some great thoughts and opinions Smile

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
5 Mar 2010 7:02PM

Quote:All three have their own merits but against the flow I favour V2.

Cheers RJ, thanks for your time. I'd say that one is probably the weakest of the three for me as it really needs something in that 'dead space' bottom left, a small pile of netting and a buoy or maybe a lobster pot ... but as I'd seen this as a pano, I didn't worry too much about it TBH.

Thanks though, great to see that we all see things differently ... have a great weekend.

BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
5 Mar 2010 7:08PM

Quote:Bill, shouldn't that be butt?

Er...quite possibly! Smile LOL

Actually, Paul, I was going to mention the ropes at right and left...!
Decided to spare your 6' 17" frame further torment, especially as I secretly knew there'd be a reason for cutting them off so cruelly - poor little things! Smile Smile

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
5 Mar 2010 7:13PM
Ah, now you're only saying that 'coz I mentioned them, c'mon, admit it Wink
BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
5 Mar 2010 7:22PM
Ha ha ha!
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
5 Mar 2010 7:31PM
Heh heh Wink
Beautiful image - V3 for me

MikeH 13 217 4 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 10:06PM
I mentioned the ropes right at the beginning Paul ! Our judges are always banging on about the edge of the frame.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
5 Mar 2010 10:11PM
Ooops, huge apologies Mike, that'll teach me for scanning through comments whilst working ... cheers for the nit picking too, they did/do bug me too.

Memo to self, read things more thoroughly is future Smile

Thanks too Chris,
Chriscj 12 96 1 England
7 Mar 2010 11:11AM
V1 for me mate, it's not always possible to get the exact comp your after even at 6'5" Smile

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
7 Mar 2010 3:33PM
LOL ... I know mate, frustrating not being tall enough isn't it? Wink
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
7 Mar 2010 4:30PM
V1 too ............
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
7 Mar 2010 5:46PM
Cheers Chris, thanks for your time mate Smile
CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2010 12:02PM
V3 for me, too. I also find the cloud in the top left-hand corner slightly cramped in V1. Either way, the panoramic format is definitely the way to go...
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
8 Mar 2010 12:37PM
Cheers Cathy ... hope you had a good weekend.


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