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Canal Time

By meshklam
Just walking down the canal and captured this

Tags: Canal Boats Landscape and travel

GB Sports Photographer & The Panasonic LUMIX S1

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paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
13 May 2019 9:16PM
A perfectly good pictorial record. It clearly shows A PLEASANT SCENE IN FRONT OF YOU. I WOUL CROP A LOT OF THE FOREGROUND GIVING A WIDER SOT. there IS LITTLE BU GRASS, WATER AND CONCRETE IN THE BOTTOM THIRD.


Sorry about CAPS - caught lock button.

pAUL

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13 May 2019 9:31PM
Thanks Paul
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2081 United Kingdom
13 May 2019 9:41PM
Attractive and inviting. By including the foreground element you tell us the viewers where we are standing, and give us something firm to stand on. But I agree about the need for a crop, it was my first instinct here.

Modification uploaded. The crop on the left tidies the edge of the frame up a bit, simplifying the tree line and getting rid of a few inconsequential bits and pieces. Best to avoid distraction that might draw the eye away from what matters.

And at the bottom the crop tethers a diagonal to the corner of the frame , which is generally more satisfactory that having it end midway up the edge.
Moira
Robert51 10 7 90 United Kingdom
14 May 2019 7:58AM
A great shot that captures everything we love about narrow boats.
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
14 May 2019 12:01PM
Nice shot; that crop from the bottom makes a difference.
dudler Plus
16 954 1521 England
14 May 2019 3:53PM
I'm guessing that you used an old camera, and that it defaults to the year of manufacture, rather than that this picture is 13 years old?

Nice general image, showing what messing about in boats offers. All that's missing is the mandatory pub, for lunch, supper, and maybe a morning coffee...
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2094 United Kingdom
14 May 2019 7:51PM
By showing a good length of the canal, you give the scene a lot of depth, Andrew, and you also captured some nice reflections of the boats in the water. I like the single boat moving through the moored ones.

The amount of foreground has been commented upon. I also cropped it, but a bit more, as well as taking some off either side. My idea was to remove the bright white diagonal of the canal edge because it can pull the eye downwards instead of onwards and through the scene via the water. The reflection of the boat on the right now falls into the bottom right corner.
I feel that this crop brings all of the interesting elements closer together.
I brightened the image, reduced highlights, adjusted Levels and sharpened.

The sky has some very bright areas, probably due to this being shot in the middle of the day, but at least you do have some colour there as well.

Pamela.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 591 England
14 May 2019 8:07PM
It's a decent record, and as the lighting is flat a lot of detail has been recorded, but flat light means no drama or excitement.
It also means there's little or no problem with exposure.

Visiting at different times of day and year when the sun is low and directional will provide this.

Alternatively, converting to mono, with the details and shapes of the boats being prominent, is somehting to consider.

Cropping is important, to exclude anything that doesn't help or add to the interest or understanding of the subject. Always ask yourself that.
Foreground is good, but you don't want a large fairly featureless foreground that dominates the scene at the expense of the main interest, such as the boats here.
You may be restricted to the camera's frame when you capture the image, but when you get home making a small crop can make a vast improvement and means you end up with what interested you about the scene to start with.

Keith
15 May 2019 2:37PM
it was taken back in july 2012
like mod 3 and 4

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