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Cristal Clear

By jasontheaker  
For some reason Iím very fond of central compositions. I know lots of people donít like this (because they occasionally tell me), but for me the rules are only valid if you want to follow them. Anyway, this image was made at midday, using my 8 stop neutral density filter. I wanted to smooth out the water to really simplify the composition. If Iím honest, I wish I could have gone for a swim here, it was midsummer and lovely and warm. The water was about 3 meters deep and it was crystal clear! Oh how I love St Ives! Out of interest, just after making this image I headed back to the little beach just behind me and I found a spider crab. The tide was as low as I had ever seen it here and I picked it up to show the kids... my son found it fascinating, but my daughter nearly shattered every glass on the beachfront cafe! Oh what a fun birthday it was!

Tags: Fishing Cornwall Bay Boats Sea Atlantic St ives Trips Turquoise Landscape and travel Celtic Sea

Voters: ColouredImages, Paddy_fox, wolfy and 12 more

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ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2011 8:02PM
Rules are made to be broken and there's neither nowt wrong with that or this
Paddy_fox 14 10 Spain
4 Oct 2011 8:04PM
Yery nice, could of been a better day to take it thought.

wolfy 16 36 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2011 8:07PM
The LE really made this Jason! Loving those tones!!
4 Oct 2011 8:15PM
Cheers guys...
Wolfy, I assume you mean light (LE) he he...
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
21 Oct 2011 9:04PM
Central compositions work if your bold -as this is and its often supported by "conventional" compositional rules - in this case 1/3s (the horizon). Tho I would point out there's some smudge marks, just to the left of the pinnicle of the rock formation.

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