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Its Nothing Special! springs to mind!

By marktc  
The struggle continues.... I'm not totally happy with this, hence the title, nothing special springs to mind! It's a shame there isn't a tag for holiday snaps, as this one fits the bill!

I appreciate everyone sticking with it and voting, saying nice things, but this is your opportunity to say it as it is... Please be honest!

Oh, by the way, if you are considering a canon 70D and process your images using CS5.... BEWARE Adobe aren't putting out a camera raw update to allow CS5 to process camera raw from the 70D!!!

Tags: Landscape and travel Longish exposure River Solent Hazy days

Voters: wwandrag, CarolG, User_Removed and 21 more



CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
26 Sep 2013 6:06AM
It's special to me, Mark, with those wonderful masts Smile Carol
Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 7:11AM
A most beautiful serene image... well composed and well seen! IB
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 7:40AM
A simplistic image that works for me MarkSmile

ColleenA Plus
10 508 11 Australia
26 Sep 2013 7:40AM
I agree it's not up to your usual standard, but I love the light...maybe you needed a point of interest...sorry to hear of your frustrations with your new purchase... I always love viewing your images Mark
26 Sep 2013 7:47AM
It's a nice enough image, Mark, but as you say, it's nothing special ( and you can add your own tag, with any wording you choose...I've been using 'holiday snaps' on mine for the last 2 weeks ), though people will now proceed to make the same glowingly unhelpful comments they always make, regardless...see above... for me it lacks focus/concentration, almost as though you're doing it on autopilot, going through the motions. And I don't think the way you've processed the mono suits the subject at all, with that very strong vignette, it cries out for a lighter more airy treatment. But V1 certainly isn't bad, and loads better than some of the things we see here, just not up to your standard.Smile

All this is understandable because you're so preoccupied. What are other 70D owners doing re RAW files? How did you process this RAW file? I suppose you're using in-camera software. Is that inadequate? I never shoot in RAW anyway ( SHOCK!! HORROR!!! ), but I can appreciate your concern, and wish I could be of more help.

fentiger 21 920 24 England
26 Sep 2013 7:52AM
Really well composed.

PaulMillar 11 83 2 Scotland
26 Sep 2013 7:54AM
Mark, nice split on pov........I like the tone, will have a better look later on mac......I will have a look at Lightroom 5 later see if it has the 70d listed, I think Lightroom has a better control for raw than photo shop. Don't know if you use it. Like the angle of the boats against the horizon line. Can't see how long your exposure is, but can only thing that needs to be a very still day to capture boats in a longer exposure mate......keep at it early days.

marktc Plus
12 101 15 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 8:09AM
Thanks all for your honesty, it doesn't sit well with me at all, but I can't figure out exactly why, so your comments are helping. It does need a closer point of interest, but I had to work with what was there at that time. Alan I use Aperture but it has it's limitations, hence photoshop, and yes you are spot on with being preoccupied, too much in the mind at the moment to be creative!

Thanks Paul for your info re Lightroom, I'll look forward to what you can find out.

Getting new kit is supposed to be fun, all I want to do is put it back in the box!
26 Sep 2013 8:15AM

Quote:.Getting new kit is supposed to be fun, all I want to do is put it back in the box!

I've had similar experiences with different things...can be quite sickening... but don't worry mate, it'll work out in the end Smile
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
26 Sep 2013 8:34AM
I think I can understand your dilemma but it's difficult to put a finger on what it is that does't quite gel for me too: perhaps the main consideration is having the horizon on the mid line.......sometimes that works OK, at others less so.
But a pleasant enough image, and one worth keeping for future reference.
Irishkate Plus
12 45 122 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 10:38AM
And here's me envying you witha brand new up to date camera!
Pretty mean of Adobe not putting out an update I don't understand what is involved but
Ican't see it being good for Photoshop if people look elsewhere for editing!
Back to the image - I actually quite like the mono - yes it's different from your usual
but as Ronnie says it may be the 50/50 split.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
26 Sep 2013 2:00PM
Eventually they will get the update finished and you will OK--- The wide angle appeals, nicely done!
almiles 13 38 102 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 3:30PM
I think the blues work well and the line of boats makes a good lead in, it also suits the letterbox crop and the vignette further focuses attention on the boats. I prefer this to your more recent uploads. If you have that 'stuck' feeling then maybe time to try a different type of image? It helps me and I get 'stuck' a lot! Grin
fazzer 14 54 7 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 7:36PM
I like it Mark...the crop, the mid placed horizon , the tones , the great sense of space and just enough detail on the midline to hold interest....easy on the eye and mind in your own unique style SmileSmile
charlotte 18 34 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 7:45PM
The mono for me Mark. I actually like the vignette because the lack of foreground interest and negative space doesn't work with this image, so it helps to draw the eye to the boats which are a interesting contrast in white and will also counteract the central horizon. Keep at it mate, it's still a good image, just not your best.

jasonrwl Plus
13 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 10:58PM
The mono works best for me Mark - there is some strange colouration in v1 but this goes in the mono and the strong vignette helps IMO
marktc Plus
12 101 15 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 11:43PM
Jason where is the strange coloration?
29 Sep 2013 6:27PM
V2 for me Mark. I think the mono gives a lift to the blandness of the colour. Wonder if you cropped some off of the right would it be a more interesting shot?
gajewski 18 10 9 United States
8 Oct 2013 6:13AM
I like the panoramic format, Mark.

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