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How would you have taken this

By netta1234
I would like some advise off you today about these steps.How would you have taken the image.
The reason I took it like this is because looking betweem the wooden top post I can see where I live.On my travel's on the bike I see many of them about.
Thanks for all your interest in my heather images ,this has been taken from the same place but further on along the narrow road.
A sunny day today,so I'll be off on my bike as I go back to school on monday after 6 weeks of lovely weather that I am verry thankful for.

Tags: Shadows Scenery Landscape and travel

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31 Aug 2013 7:25AM
Netta, I wouldn't dream of criticising your work - it's all very good and you show us exactly what is in front of your camera.
Of course there are always alternatives but none as valid as your first thought.
Maybe just showing half of the wall bridge and more of the landscape?
Perhaps taking the picture from one side instead of head on?
Getting a higher viewpoint?
You will know best.

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2013 7:27AM
if it was me netta i would not change a thing the comp is brilliant love the shadows belting detail and textures a real cracker nice one Wink
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
31 Aug 2013 7:50AM
I might have tried including all the steps from a low view point using a wide angle lens.

ColleenA Plus
5 357 6 Australia
31 Aug 2013 7:54AM

Quote:If it was me netta i would not change a thing the comp is brilliant love the shadows belting detail and textures a real cracker nice one Wink

Another beautiful image, just showed my hubby your images, he agrees you stay in a beautiful place. Enjoy back to school on Monday
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
31 Aug 2013 7:54AM
I also love this as is Netta !! A lovely image ! And good luck for the new term at school !!
S_Psharma 5 1 India
31 Aug 2013 7:57AM
Simply very beautiful.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2013 8:11AM
From my eyes the composition is very good. You have captured the image just the way you intended. Although we can advise, ultimately it is your decision on how you are going to capture a particular scene, subject or person. With this particular shot, there are hundreds of potential alternatives, however I feel that this image holds ones eye, and allows one to visually cross the stile and enjoy the wonderful setting beyond.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
31 Aug 2013 8:55AM
I envy your fantastic place & landscape.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Aug 2013 8:57AM
Interesting to read the others' comments: for myself I find the image quite satisfactory as it is and it would be difficult to suggest alternative compositions without either being there or knowing the spot intimately.
I guess it is always worth while shifting around and trying different angles and placement of the style in the frame and at the end of the day deciding what you like the best.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
31 Aug 2013 9:03AM
This is how you see it, and this is how you should take it. It is how you see your view. Lovely. Moira
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2013 9:27AM
Like your comp as is
But if it was me I probably would have stood on theright side of it and taken the image so that shadow and the fence behind were running parallel to each other.
Does that makesense???
31 Aug 2013 9:30AM
What you see is how you should take it, Netta.
I love this view!Smile
Good luck for Monday!

jdinne 14 16 England
31 Aug 2013 10:37AM

Quote:I guess it is always worth while shifting around and trying different angles and placement of the style in the frame and at the end of the day deciding what you like the best.

Totally agree its all about you and what and how you see it. I personally like this as it is Netta.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
31 Aug 2013 11:43AM
Leave it! Excellent composition and exposure Netta.


Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2013 12:25PM
I think that is the beauty of your images Netta - what you see is what we get
which is true to your realistic view of life.
the gap betwen the barbed wire open sup that lovely view
an dalthough the wire is there , we can see through it but we really want to climb over
to see what lies beyond.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
31 Aug 2013 12:37PM
I think you've composed this perfectly, Netta. You were going for a natural framing of where you live and you've done so really well here.

BEAUTIFUL light and colours throughout this image, by the way. Who would've thought a picture of some wooden steps could look this good??

Andrew Smile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
31 Aug 2013 3:21PM
Yes,so many alternatives Netta,
so best to go with what you feel and see.
Good shot as it is.
31 Aug 2013 3:39PM
A really lovely shot. you have a beautiful clear day as well, lucky you. There are so many different ways to do things but personally what I would do is take a number of different perspectives including the one you have and at leisure look to see different angles so as to decide what I like and don't like about a particular picture. If there is something which you feel your not keen on but you like something about that picture, you can go back with a different view about what you want to take. It really is a lovely capture! Good luck with school!!
31 Aug 2013 4:11PM
A great image, love it as it is
31 Aug 2013 4:15PM
I like this fine just as it is, Netta - and it looks very inviting to step over there Smile

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2013 5:21PM
I like your image just fine Netta
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2013 6:14PM
No differently it's lovely as is
31 Aug 2013 9:24PM
A deceivingly beautiful landscape. The fg does exactly what it's supposed to do, LEAD you INTO the landscape. Superb. Don
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2013 10:19PM
I love it as it is, Netta, but you ask "how would YOU have taken this?" and I might have gone for a slightly higher viewpoint in order to include a bit more of the landscape in the frame. After viewing your last upload/s, I am feeling deprived of those beautiful colours on the right. I do see a problem with this, though, because you would have less of the stile set against the sky, and it's that part that particularly appeals to me. I like the way you have the little clouds inside the wooden "frame", too.

I certainly wouldn't have taken a lower viewpoint, so it looks like I'm back to saying what most other people are had the right idea, it looks fine.

Moving either to the left or the right would close the gap too much and the natural framing wouldn't work so well. You haven't placed the "opening" too central, and I like that. But I might have considered having less space on the left and more on the right, the reverse of what you have done. The reason for that is because the highest post is on the left, and it would act as a starting point for a diagonal fall that the eye could follow down through the image, which corresponds to the downward slope of the horizon.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
31 Aug 2013 10:24PM
Thank's every oneSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 6:00PM
Really like it and the idea of using the steps to frame your home which looks in a beautiful part of the world. I might have been tempted to cut out the barbed wire and wall either side and get a tighter frame on the steps. The texture in the wood is good and exposure of the distance is also good. So in many ways thats the hard bit done. Go for a tighter frame either by cropping of go back again and get nearer to the stile. Or you could try a telephoto from a distance and again go for just the stile and the distance between. This will tend to flatten the image distance and might achieve what you trying to capture. paul

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