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Jurassic coast sunrise

By Peterwiles    
Taken on a September morning from Lyme Regis looking across to part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The seagull was a good sitter. 1/1000 at f4. ISO 100. 70mm

Tags: Sunrise England Dorset Sea Seagull Lyme regis Jurassic coast Landscape and travel Tranquillity

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Excellent lovely shot nice colour. Will

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CathR 11 151 564 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2008 7:53PM
Always help to get a cooperative bird. I am not sure you need the dark foreground. Is it adding anything to the photo? I am uploading a mod which crops a bit off the bottom.

Peterwiles 11 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2008 8:10PM
Thanks Will and Catherine for your comments. This is the first picture I've put up for comment.
Catherine - cropping the bottom is an idea. I might try a trim but not going as far as you have.
I feel the dark area at the bottom counter-balances the block of sky and puts the bird in a stronger visual position.
I think that the black area at the base is ok, but i would actually crop the top half of the sky out.
Compositionaly this would bring the join of water and land, and the bird on to the thirds and make for a more pleasing composition. IMHO of course!!

Have uploaded a mod for you to ponder!
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
6 May 2010 5:08PM
like the layers in this, for me the 2nd mod works best with a crop off the sky, i feel the first mod unsetles the balance. caught this as the e2 feature.lesley
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 12:26PM
Definately second modification .Caught your image on e2 feature also and was drawn to it.So despite us all
tampering with it - your image had something to draw us in , in the first place.
Bird well placed, railings good forground interest and set off by lovely sky.
Well done.
dudler Plus
14 701 1340 England
27 Sep 2012 5:52PM
I prefer the second mod to the first - but there's soemthing to be said for the freedom of the original, and the fading colours at the top of the frame...
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
17 Dec 2012 10:57AM
Love the second mod , but yours takes some beating as I caught it on E2 feature & liked it a lot .

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