Bolton Abbey

By xwang
I'm not so sure about this photo. I don't do landscape much.. the photo was taken when I left the area, looking back , the view was beautiful. It was a dull day, I tried to get what I remembered .. apart from increased the contrast. Thanks for looking, critiques are welcome.

Tags: River Abbey Yorkshire Tree Bolton Landscape and travel

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Comments


RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
30 Aug 2013 12:23AM
Not so sure about the composition here, Jasmine: the main focal points would seem to be the Abbey of course and the bridge over the river, but they are so far apart at either margins of the frame.
I wonder, would it have been possible or practical to have moved to left so as to bring both these main elements closer, the bridge then taking one's eye more directly across to the Abbey.
The one thing I do like is the inclusion of the figures which allows an appreciation of scale.
And you have made the best of the heavy overcast making for natural colours.
Sorry if this sounds all a bit hypercritical but you would not wish me to overpraise where I feel an improvement might be possible.
Ronnie.

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Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
30 Aug 2013 4:29AM
I like the nice open spaces here Jasmine. The focus is always on the building , so it is nice to see more !
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 7:20AM
I don't think this one works as it is I'm afraid. The abbey is peripheral and dare I say, distracting from the rural scene that the stepping stones and bridge lead you into. I have a crop or two in mind that I might try later. I'm voting for the cropped shot.
Nigeve1 Plus
2 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 8:08AM
Nicely processed shot, if the Abbey was at the convergence of the bridge and stepping stones, would be superb.
Nigel
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
30 Aug 2013 8:25AM
Ronnie has summed it up well, Jasmine. The Abbey is too peripheral. The lead in lines from the bridge and the stones take you across the river and down the path by-passing the Abbey. The light is quite flat as well so maybe a mono conversion would work better as well. (Mods??)

Dave
jdinne 12 16 England
30 Aug 2013 8:56AM
Its a good effort Jasmine and difficult conditions, typical dales day. Problem is my eyes are drawn across the stepping stones up the path toward the gate missing the Abbey. What I do like and ignoring the Abbey is been drawn up to the people and sheep and a vista which I find rather pleasing.

John
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
30 Aug 2013 9:13AM
A view is a view, and this is a view of the part of the landscape between the two landmarks which are included. I like to see it that way, it is a well balanced compo and it looks great with the lead-in and the atmosphere. It's my personal opinion, of course.
xwang Plus
6 32 7
30 Aug 2013 10:02AM
Thank you all very much for the comments.
Yes, these are the comments I appreciate most, "overpraise" has little value if the image has genuine faulty elements..
I thought that generally speaking, if there was a leading line, it should be ended on something, but there wasn't anything at the end, so I wasn't sure about the composition. It's a bit out of the 'rules', but if you were standing there,it was heartbreakingly beautiful.( Lucky you, JohnSmile ) I had never been such 'wild' places before,(mostly in towns or cities) it is difficult for me to record it. It needs more thoughts to work out... Back later, got to dash... just want to say a quick "Thank you" all!
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
30 Aug 2013 10:53AM
Nicely balanced composition
xwang Plus
6 32 7
30 Aug 2013 4:16PM

Quote:Ronnie has summed it up well, Jasmine. The Abbey is too peripheral. The lead in lines from the bridge and the stones take you across the river and down the path by-passing the Abbey. The light is quite flat as well so maybe a mono conversion would work better as well. (Mods??)

Dave


Sorry Dave, can't change Mods.. not an e2-member.

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