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strawman 12 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 11:39PM
A pleasing image, my thoughts to alter it.

It would be nice to have a bit more sky over the house, it looks a bit trapped. Also you could clone out the bits of tree/bush just creeping into the cloud at the right. My last temptation would be to select the water and see if I could make it a bit less murky by playing with the Hue & saturation or levels.

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30 Apr 2008 12:02AM
Lovely scene Matt, nice reflections,
samsalt1 9 34 4
30 Apr 2008 12:24AM
I do agree about the house looking crammed in and the tree to the right but otherwise it's a lovely little pic. The recce wasn't a total waste of time as this little place has lots of potential,

User_Removed 8 78 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 12:25AM
Nicely done .. lovely image

DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
30 Apr 2008 12:33AM
Some wonderful bright colours to this lovely peaceful scene.
Fantastic reflections.
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 12:38AM
Beautifully captured and presented Matt..
30 Apr 2008 12:41AM
the reflections of the the house are superb !!!

Thank you for you kind words..

Nikki !
Leary 9 15 1 New Zealand
30 Apr 2008 1:39AM
nice shooting. i too agree with strawmans suggestions but you should be happy with this.

TyChee Plus
11 273 1 United States
30 Apr 2008 2:58AM
A post card quality image.
AlanBW 10 20 England
30 Apr 2008 7:01AM
Good suggestions above, but I like the reflections and perpsective
luxaeternam 8 21 1
30 Apr 2008 7:30AM
Nice shapes in the reflections of the brickwork here Matt.
Smile Lucy
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
30 Apr 2008 7:51AM
Excellently composed
30 Apr 2008 8:46AM
You have cooked your goose with this shot Mr Brown Senior. It wasn't a sucessful trip was it. It would have been better for me if had remembered my camera.
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 9:34AM
Even accepting the strictures above this has a lot going for it, Matt. The stray branches are easily disposed of; they don't distract wildly from the composition (good perspective) or the colour composition (the red barge balancing the much larger but muted building). But overall it's the tranquillity that counts.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1436 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 9:56AM
I do agree that this needs a bit more sky but only a tiny amount, the interest here for me is the way the reflection and the canal bank draw the eye down, and then diagonally across. Height is less important.
Herge88 9 40 4 England
30 Apr 2008 10:29AM
Thanks for your comments Guys, I can see your point about the house being crammed in, as for the murky water it was my intention to leave it that way I think nice clear water in a canal would just look wrong. Thanks again for your suggestions they are as always much appreciated.

FredF 9 1 France
30 Apr 2008 10:58AM
A classic image. Real colours and sky. Well taken.

User_Removed Junior Member 9 16 England
30 Apr 2008 12:06PM
Nice cheery colourful view Matt, not too far from home either!
proz 11 205 United States
30 Apr 2008 1:01PM
super comp, colors and tones Matt, good sky too.
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
30 Apr 2008 1:23PM
Lovely reflection and plenty of interest. - gary
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
30 Apr 2008 2:41PM
I agree with your comments about the canal Matt.You do not see many crystal clear water ones.The muckier the better for me!!! Nice image.
Rock Plus
13 10 2 England
30 Apr 2008 3:13PM
Teriffic capture.

30 Apr 2008 3:23PM
Great perspective and loads of interesting things to see. Is that the real name of the street?
Picture postcard material
30 Apr 2008 3:27PM
What a lovely scene, great composition.
Herge88 9 40 4 England
30 Apr 2008 3:50PM
Honey Street is the real name Mac.

imagio 9 12 1 England
30 Apr 2008 3:50PM
Nice scene and great reflections Matt

gerrymac 8 10 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 3:51PM
Gorgeous image,beautifully presented
30 Apr 2008 4:17PM
very goood look like a postcard well done
phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 4:48PM
A very beautiful image,lovely composition.

MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 5:03PM
Lovely colour and great reflections
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
30 Apr 2008 7:00PM
A lovely quiet and peaceful canal side image Matt. A fine composition.
30 Apr 2008 7:25PM
nice & peaceful scene...
A Booth 13 11 4 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 7:36PM
superb colours and composition, good detail in the architecture.
rmr 8 1 Wales
30 Apr 2008 8:02PM
lovely composition and colours again
super capture
sparklep 9 146 1
30 Apr 2008 9:07PM
Really great dof and lovely. composition
30 Apr 2008 9:56PM
Lovely scene Matt, and looking at this your recce couldn't have been a total loss!
30 Apr 2008 11:45PM
Another great one Matt, I love the double chimney breast on the house, in all a very pastoral and quintessential english image. helen x
MandsH 9 England
30 Apr 2008 11:58PM
Such a lovely scene
nickyv32 8 135 England
1 May 2008 8:51AM
Lovely scene, love it.

photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
1 May 2008 8:52AM
Looks like a painting on the wall Matt. Very well done.
JudeC 9 6 3 England
1 May 2008 8:59AM
Hi - lovely scene - great composition - Jude.
dianah 9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
1 May 2008 2:03PM
All your shots would make a beautiful book..there is something very special about the colour.
wyatturp 10 2 England
1 May 2008 5:08PM
Great picture to look at , well done

JimV 9 6 3 Canada
2 May 2008 12:45AM
Don'r know why the expedition wasn't a success if you got any more shots like this Matt, I like it!
Rgds., Jim
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
5 May 2008 6:17PM
A beautiful and idyllic canalside scene Matt, lovely colours, composition and reflections.

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