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Blakeney Harbour

By katieb      
For a couple of weeks of the year the sun sets along the river at Blakeney, this year we just happened to have the bonus of a very dramatic sky. I am a bit concerned with the composition of this as it is a bit 50/50 but I was trying to get both the sky and the reflection in the racing water.
I have placed a croped version in mods perhaps it is better?
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Tags: Sunset River Norfolk Harbour Boats Blakeney Landscape and travel

Voters: BurntOut, phototime, piccy and 38 more

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lloydee 15 247
12 Jul 2006 7:09PM
ding dong . . !

fab shot love the colours


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12 Jul 2006 7:12PM
very nice
AlanBW 14 20 England
12 Jul 2006 7:19PM
Beautiful colours and great composition
Skodster 14 902 Ireland
12 Jul 2006 7:28PM
Reminds me of my boating days! Nice work!
old timer 15 55 1 Scotland
12 Jul 2006 7:49PM
Looks just fine as it is, Katie.
ronss 13 1.2k Canada
12 Jul 2006 7:58PM
Lovely sky and water. Breaks the rules quite effectively. click.
jeannie 15 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2006 7:59PM
I like both the pictures but probably prefer the cropped as more water does distract slightly.
dven Plus
14 42 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2006 8:10PM
I like the crop better.
JouŠo 15 56 Finland
12 Jul 2006 8:13PM

redstag 14 100 15 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2006 8:51PM
I prefer the crop, you get more of the wonderful colour you've caught.
dp 15 165 3 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2006 8:57PM
Prefer the original, looks more complete somehow.

Nigel_95 Plus
14 262 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2006 9:02PM
I like both versions. I have no problem with 50/50 splits where reflections are concerned.

katieb 15 255 4 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2006 9:03PM
Thank you
phil_1975 16 165 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2006 9:33PM
It's a tough call and they both work well. I agree with Dave's comment that this looks more complete. Plus I find the expanse of water really leads the viewer's eye into the photo and up to that glorious sky.

ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2006 9:36PM
Lovely exposure, the water leads nicely towards the sun.
Westers 15 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
12 Jul 2006 9:38PM
I'm with Jeannie, prefer the crop. And I looked at the mod before I read your description so that was just my gut feel.

That said, this is still lovely.
Mary_C 14 1 Wales
12 Jul 2006 9:46PM
This is a beautiful image Katie. I'll leave the technicalities to the experts but on an aesthetic level this couldn't be bettered for me.
Chris_H 16 1.5k 1
12 Jul 2006 10:26PM
I much prefer this version Katie, I think too many people try to stick with the rules of composition 100% of the time that by doing so they sometimes take the emphasis away from the subject and its always good to be different and break the rules.

The original puts more emphasis on the boats and the wonderful reflections and detail in the water including the floating seaweed.
I think the crop version takes away emphasis from the boats and reflections in the water and completely unbalances the image as it suddenly becomes a picture with more emphasis being on the sky, the sky is wonderful but for me I think the original is much better.

katieb 15 255 4 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2006 10:57PM
Thank you Chris and everyone else for your comments on this, my preference was for the full version for all the reasons you all mentioned, I'm glad also some of you liked the cropped picture it just puts the emphasis on a different part of the picture as Chris says.
Thank you
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
13 Jul 2006 6:11AM
Better balance in the cropped version, but lots off foreground details in this

owp 15 168
13 Jul 2006 9:40PM
. . ah the colours & light on the water! . . I really like the low view point and a great comp . . . super image Katie!

katieb 15 255 4 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 6:45AM
Thank you Mike and Peter.
lobsterboy Plus
16 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 11:45AM
cracking stuff, looks like an oil painting with all that liquid colour on the water.
Nothing wrong with braking them "rules"

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