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Not sure whether my composition is quite right here - I find landscapes sooo difficult!! Comments and criticisms or suggestions are welcome!
Thank you for looking and for your time - I'll catch up with everybody later on today - sorry I haven't been on site much in the last day or two.
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Sep 2012 - 7:07 PM
Focal Length:22mm
Aperture:f/13
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Auto
Title:Dungeness sunset
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:20 Sep 2012 - 9:38 AM
Tags:Architecture, Dungeness, Landscape / travel, Sunset
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Votes:42
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morpheus1955
20 Sep 2012 - 9:44 AM

Lovely image, great composition and light, love the sky.

Hugh

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 9:44 AM

It is certainly a "busy" composition but I cannot see how it can be improved. I might have given the sky a bit more "oomph" nevertheless it is a fine lowlight capture.

Albert

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 10:04 AM

I think the composition is OK Ann. I feel a simple shadow/highlights adj would improve the rather flat look though.Smile
Brian.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 10:05 AM

I would probably have cropped the rails Ann, I do like panoramas when the fg light is so dim. There's nothing wrong with your image just a little quiet.

Dougie

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 10:14 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I wondered if making this a square crop would work, removing some of the RH side of your image, which would place the building away from the centre but to be honest, I do quite like the look of "empty" on the far side of this, so probably would stick with what you have!! (Here speaks that well known landscape authority!Tongue) Like the inclusion of the rail which is interesting and really does lead into the image.

Ann

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 11:02 AM

Suitably bleak.
x

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NDODS Plus Member 44308 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 11:05 AM

I must say I am rather impressive with the composition, certainly nit an image which I could instantly tear to shreds. Although I do feel that it is a little dowdy or flat. With a few tweaks of the hue/saturation levels and maybe a little dodging down the left to bring out the detail, I think you would be on to a real winner. However after saying all that, it is after all personal choice and subject to your own likes and dislikes. "Not bad from a lady who finds landscapes soooo difficult?"

Regards Nathan

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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 12:11 PM

I was thinking exactly the same as Ann (EAS) here and even covered the screen for comparison, I think a crop would be nice to take off the two posts but keeping the fg. But then again I like it as it is............So why not have two?
Lovely imageGrin
Diane

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paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 12:39 PM

Wonderful capture.
Matt

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gingerdelight
20 Sep 2012 - 1:07 PM

A lovely low light capture Ann.
Carol

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franken Plus Member 123586 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 1:10 PM


Quote: I think the composition is OK Ann. I feel a simple shadow/highlights adj would improve the rather flat look though.Smile
Brian.

I agree with Brian Ann.

Ken

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20 Sep 2012 - 1:30 PM

It's difficult for lookers on to suggest ways of improving as we don't know what the photographer wanted to achieve. If it was mine I would lose half the foreground to give the building more chance and even crop it to the second pole from the right. I am not suggesting this is what you should do I am merely saying what I think I would do.
Danny

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 2:10 PM

An interesting dilemma you've left yourself with. Chopping the foreground removes the only dynamic diagonal and skews the image proportions too much (for me). Chop the right and you lose those clouds. Chop the left and the poles go. I actually like what you have got and maybe a bit of 'punch' is all that is needed. I think you underestimate your landscape abilities.

Dave

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
20 Sep 2012 - 2:19 PM

One look and I thought Dungeness and I have only been there once! so you have captured the element of the landscape there! Brilliant, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
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20 Sep 2012 - 3:32 PM

I think..just leave it Ann and keep on admiring
and you will have even less time tomorrowWink
and this is a good image
Lillian

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 - 3:49 PM

I like it! In particulary the twisted rusty metal on the left and the textures of the ground. IB

Last Modified By Chinga at 20 Sep 2012 - 3:51 PM

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 4:16 PM

The crossing lines, poles and the rails do not act as a distraction, It is a good image with lovely light, should be kept as is IMHO.

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lifesnapper
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20 Sep 2012 - 5:37 PM

A great time to take this shot Ann, the light is perfect.

John Smile

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marktc
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20 Sep 2012 - 6:36 PM

It's lovely Ann, just the way it is!

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oldgreyheron Plus Member 8124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 8:09 PM

Ann, you shouldn't worry about composition, this is just fine. The lines and textures work really well. A situation which for some would seem uninteresting has been brought to life by your vision.

Mike

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achieverswales
22 Sep 2012 - 4:09 PM

Leave it Ann and get back to your Husband before he gets drunk in the pub waiting for you!

Regards

Trev.

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22 Sep 2012 - 7:21 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Great shot !!!.....good subject matter, with a nice sky.............

With that 10-22 lens you could've knelt down & filled the F/G with that old 'rail-line' & still retained all the sky drama......which would've reduced
the pebbly area between the rails & the middle-ground.....& perhaps added a bit more 'depth' & 'oomph' ???????.........just a thought ......Smile

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