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Bonnieux Dawn - pano

By joolsb  
This is yesterday's picture cropped to remove much of the foreground. I think the comp is a lot better balanced now... over to you.

Needs to be viewed large, if you can...

Tags: Landscape France Sunrise Village Europe Dawn Hilltop Daybreak Provence Bonnieux Landscape and travel

Voters: Chant57, Nigel_95, rhion and 10 more

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Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
3 May 2006 9:36AM
As much as I liked yesterdays, the crop has improved it.

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Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2006 10:22AM
I like them both, but I prefer the uncropped version. Somehow it has more scale. Also prefer the background colour (black) on last nights version.

rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
3 May 2006 11:13AM
Very close in my book Julian. I do like the space in the previous shot that lets the scene "breathe" but this does benefit from less of the (relatively) dull foreground. Tricky.
Both good,
paulrankin 12 4 United Kingdom
3 May 2006 11:45AM
julian i do like both, i like this crop because it puts more prominence on the dawn light spilling into the village but why do i want to see a tiny fraction (5%) more of the bottom of the cypress trees? (probably just me) i know that the light foliage would encroach on the left but this could be removed with a perspective crop,

but hey this is just nit picking it is a lovely image.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
3 May 2006 12:27PM
lovely light and panorama composition
chrisfroud 12 521
3 May 2006 2:06PM
Smashing light and I much prefer the panoramic crop which has reduced the amount of foreground. How are you finding large format photography?

joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
3 May 2006 10:14PM
Thanks everyone!

Chris: LF is a lot more fun than I thought it would be. I was worried about all the ways you can screw up an image when you don't have any safety locks on the camera but, in truth, once you get a routine established it all falls into place and becomes an absorbing and fascinating way of taking pictures.

So far, only one double-exposure and only one blank frame from forgetting to pull out the dark-slide.... Wink
ChrisOs Plus
13 2 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2006 1:37AM
Beautiful colours again. Haven't seen the original version yet, but the composition on this is excellent.
My wife still has an old folding roll-film camera where you have to **** the shutter manually after you wind on and before you can take the pic; that takes a bit of getting used to.
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
5 May 2006 3:38AM
Thanks Chris!

Manual shutter-cocking is par for the course on LF...
celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2008 1:20AM
I have taken this view several times, but never at dawn... you have inspired me! Stunning light!

Well done!

joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
25 Oct 2008 3:15PM
Thanks, Tim!

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