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High & Dry ...

By sut68      
On another occasion where we managed to coax Bill out for sunrise, we met up at Mousehole. Not much in the way of light, but we did get some colour on the horizon in the form of a golden band.

Plumped for summat different ... whether it works or not is up to you, I kinda like it though Wink

Catch up in a bit, just off to meet Fran and have a 'couple' of light aleas Wink


Tags: Landscape Transport Boats Weed Dawn Mousehole Ropes Image6

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BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
9 Sep 2011 5:50PM that's what you up to! Smile

Works rather well indeed!

Enjoy the pub - I'm off now! Grin

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edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 6:02PM
Shame the boats are a bit blurred........GrinGrinGrin

Like it bud Wink

9 Sep 2011 6:24PM
Great dof.

John Smile
Georden 7 11 England
9 Sep 2011 6:34PM
Nice idea, the focussed foreground catches the eye, then the rope draws the viewer further into the shot, well done!

SueEley 12 279 96 Wales
9 Sep 2011 7:02PM
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
9 Sep 2011 7:03PM
This I like, Paul. The focal point in the fg draws our attention before our eyes are drawn by the blue of the boat and the sliver of golden sky in the distance. Very intelligent ly composed and use of dof. Good 'un.

Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 7:15PM
I like your choice of focussing point and shallow dof. Is that the macro or IF version of lens, and what do you think of it Paul?

martin.w 16 520 22 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 7:28PM
I kinda like it too Wink
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
9 Sep 2011 7:36PM
Gets my vote too!

jeronius 9 1 1 England
9 Sep 2011 9:12PM
Quite a crafty idea that works wonderful!!
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Sep 2011 9:30PM
Cheers all ... thanks for your time on this one, didn't expect it to set the EPZ world alight ... glad to see I wasn't wrong Wink

It's the macro version Nigel, it's pretty sharp in general, but it does suffer from some contrast and aberration issues when stopped down.

Enjoy your weekends folks,
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2011 12:05AM
Thanks for the feedback Paul.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
10 Sep 2011 7:56AM
Love the POV Paul, attractive b/g too. Ron.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
10 Sep 2011 12:57PM
Cheers Ron.

You're welcome Nigel Smile

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2011 7:39PM
Great shot ! the selective focusing !!!!!!!
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
10 Sep 2011 7:45PM
Cheers Keith ... you me and a few others Grin
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2011 9:48AM
Interesting to focus on the seaweed rather than the boats, but it has a certain charm!
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
14 Sep 2011 10:16AM
Works better this way [for me], with the boats in focus the fg becomes a little obsolete and confusing!!!

Ta mate,
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
17 Sep 2011 12:04PM
I love limited DOF images Paul, however this doesn't quite work for me. To me there's too much going on the rope, rag/seaweed, boats, headland and sunset, all competing for attention. The boats are not quite out of focus enough for me,

I'm not sure the rag is a strong enough focal point, but I think it would have improved the composition if it was just the rag and rope leading to the boats without the sunset / headland - more abstract. Still I hope you continue with long lens limited dof work, the ones you did of the posts in the loch are some of the best landscape work I've seen, since Andy stopped posting we don't see enough of it on EPZ, and its something I really must try again next time I'm out doing landscapes - just wish I had the nerve to leave the wideangle lens at home.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
17 Sep 2011 1:09PM
Thanks mate ... marked that one as constructive, there shouldn't be much problem with it going green.

I can see your point Nick and to a certain degree I do agree with you, but for me the f/2.8 version was a little too soft in the detailed area for my liking and this was the 'happy medium' at f/4, but I do like it none-the-less.

I suppose I could 'adjust' the level of sharpness a little more digitally but again, I am fairly happy with the level of detail retained in the bgnd here. Mainly because [and it's probably just a personal thing] but I can still make out all the Cornish flags adorning the main boat, going a little softer would lose that and then it could just be any old harbour, and not Mousehole and/or Cornwall ... as mentioned though, probably just a personal thing as nobody has mentioned it until now that is Wink

Cheers for your time though fella, you know I appreciate it!!!


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