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Golden Ripples

By MrsS    
Second upload from Talacre on Sunday. Had a really good time, and took a few shots too Wink

Not much there in the way of fg detail, so I had to make the most of the reflections in the sand.

Been having trouble with my processing lately, Paul said that some of it lacks contrast and is "muddy". So, honest opinions, please, and feel free to either comment here or PM me, but don't worry about sparing my blushes, as I would really like to know what I'm doing wrong. So thanks for stopping by, and even heartier thanks for any comments Smile

Fran x

Tags: Water Lighthouse Architecture Sea Talacre Landscape and travel No clouds Wildlife and nature Good company Lots of plane trails

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VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 6:05PM
Much prefer this to yesterdays Fran

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BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
22 Sep 2008 6:14PM
A much better composition than yesterday's, Fran.
The colour is nicely subtle, and I think the contrast looks fine to me!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Sep 2008 6:15PM
Simply wonderful, Fran, and I echo the first two comments, way better than yesterday's. Carol
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
22 Sep 2008 6:17PM
I saw a mouse
There on the stair.

Sorry - that was a windmill
Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
22 Sep 2008 6:26PM
not sure but I might be tempted to chop a little off the top so that it's not a 50/50 split, but I know nowt so I'll keep mi gob shut Wink Prefer it to yesterdays though Smile
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
22 Sep 2008 6:39PM
Compositionally a better image than yesterdays Fran,I like the line of water/ripples leading to the lighthouse.I think it may benefit from a slight crop from the top as has been suggested.
If it makes you feel any better..I get 'muddy' images too !! I wish I knew the answer Wink
LesF 11 182 9
22 Sep 2008 6:42PM
You have upped this a level from yesterdays Fran, good stuff

JouŠo 14 56 Finland
22 Sep 2008 6:55PM
fab fab fab, Fran............G8 Wink

Mikelane 11 1 Wales
22 Sep 2008 6:56PM
Nice shot fran,with good subtle colouring ,well captured
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
22 Sep 2008 7:03PM
'Golden Ripples'... sounds like a cheap chardonnay based wine but I

These are difficult shooting conditions I think because of the lack of cloud. I see what Paul means. I think if you wanted more contrast, you could select just inside the sandy area down to the bottom, feather it to maybe 50 pixels and adjust the levels a bit. I do like seeing the detail on this side of the lighthouse, so increasing contrast in the sky might make you lose a lot of detail.

I do like how the water forms almost a curving pathway on the right side. And the ripples do look good.

rossi 14 142 11 England
22 Sep 2008 7:38PM
Ooooo, very nice, much brighter than mine, I think this is fabulous. It shows the light just how it was. I like the composition too.

Because there was no cloud I think it was actually a bigger challenge to come away with something as nice as this as its all too easy to lose detail in the sky.

Very nice image, very nicely done

ps I quite like the almost 50/50 split.

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
22 Sep 2008 7:38PM
Actually, this shot doesn't look that bad at all in comparison to some of your previous shots ... will need to see it on your laptop for sure though. Could do with a little more punch and a touch more saturation, but this does seem better.

Smile x
rangerpaul 11 19 7 England
22 Sep 2008 7:43PM
Hi Fran. The ripples in the water look really interesting and I wonder if you had gone lower with the camera position you might have reduced the amount of sand between these and the lighthouse. Hope you get what I mean. I love the tones, not to in your face.
All in all a very pleasing shot.
casson 12 3 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 7:47PM
I prefer this to yesterdays shot and I am no expert but agree with Paul, neverthe less nice image
Pavan_Chavda 10 24 England
22 Sep 2008 7:51PM
Hi Fran, looks good to me! Nice work.
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
22 Sep 2008 8:03PM
Beautiful shot.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
22 Sep 2008 8:18PM
WOW! it would appear that I might just have got something right for once!

Thanks ever so much for all your input - - keep it coming, it really is helpful to read what you would do Smile

Cheers! And Thanks Again Smile
Fran x
martin.w 16 522 22 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 8:38PM
A slight crop off the top for me too, but like the foreground. You won't be surprised that I can't offer any techie advice Wink
GrahamNobles 10 9 4 England
22 Sep 2008 8:39PM
Looks good to me! What does 'e know!
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
22 Sep 2008 9:31PM
Thanks Martin & Graham Smile

Fran x
Wooly 12 112 4 England
22 Sep 2008 9:32PM
Very nice composition Fran.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 9:37PM
nice tones.
22 Sep 2008 10:27PM
A stunning image, looks great to me fran.

DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
22 Sep 2008 10:35PM
Amazing colours to that lovely sky which is highlighted by the wonderful refections in the pool of water covering the rippled sand.
Oh yes...I like the lighthouse too.
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 11:08PM
Lovely composition Fran, I like the lighthouse steps in profile and the light reflecting off the ripples.

gill Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 12:26AM
I have read all of the above with great interest, Fran. All I can say is that I prefer this one to the last.
peugeot406 11 7 1 England
23 Sep 2008 1:09PM
Superb image and nice lead in with the water
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
23 Sep 2008 4:58PM
Thanks Folks, really appreciate all your comments Smile

Fran x
23 Sep 2008 5:58PM
A really good shot well done,
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
23 Sep 2008 6:04PM
Thanks Peter Smile

F x
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 6:11PM
nice ripples'Wink
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
23 Sep 2008 6:14PM

Ta Smile

F x

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