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By BarryC123  
Ok, I know I've broken at least one of the rules here as my lead-in line leads right out the far side of the shot, and yet I'm quite happy with this. Any thoughts ?

Tags: General Telegraph poles Landscape and travel Poolbeg

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andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 12:08AM
rules are ment to be broken barry love the lead in cracking colur and detail a blinder nice one Wink
andy

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morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 12:23AM
As Andy says rules are meant to be broken and this IMHO works really well, the composition is spot on and the poles lead you nicely into the image, a cracking shot.

Hugh
28 May 2010 1:06AM
Maybe the poles do take you out but I think that pile of dirt takes you right back in to the buildings in the back. Like the foggy b/g...........Sandy
Beladd 6 7 Ireland
28 May 2010 3:38AM
Barry,
I enjoyed the opportunity of modifying your photo. For better or worse…I don’t know ? We all see things in a different way. That’s the joy of photography. Otherwise it would be a boring hobby.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
28 May 2010 3:58AM
Why do landscapes have to be ''pretty'' ?
Good to see a ''real'' landscape for a change Barry !!
Mick.
kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 7:07AM

Quote:any thoughts?

i really like this... rules shmools, they are there to be broken & to me this works so well Smile
paulbroad 8 114 1034 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 7:25AM
I have no problem with your composition - the power station stacks do seem to be leaning a bit, but the image is quite interesting. My observation is the colour - it seems rather strange - over warm in the foreground and generally lacking a bit of impact.

Paul
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 7:38AM
Pfui! to 'rules' Smile
The power station is almost disappearing in the mist, yet once the eye meets it, it stops. And mist does strange things to colours, so I've tried a b&w for you.....
Bill
BarryC123 8 43 25 Ireland
28 May 2010 2:23PM
Folks, thank you all.
A lot of valid points which I shall bear in mind for future work.
MickS 11 23 14 England
28 May 2010 11:23PM
Watcha Barry,
nowt wrong here, they T Poles are held by that misty dark shape that carries us back to the chimneys and buildings, the bright blues hold us there.
best
Mick
NEWMANP Plus
8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
29 May 2010 9:12PM
this is an interesting shot but i dont think that the sky has enough drama for a landscape and is not gritty enough for industrial impact. some heavy smoke from the stacks would have been really good.

in the absence of either its usually best to opt for the mono and id crop the sky because there is a huge expanse of white negative space which adds nothing to the composition. doing so somehow gives the shot a tighter composition and focuses on the industry within the scape.

compositionally i disagree with your comment about breaking rules because the power lines have a nice diagonal across frame and the natural scan is left to right and back to the left across the horizon, i think it works quite well.

i did a quick mod to see what you think
Phil
davey_griffo 7 213 165 England
1 Jun 2010 4:18PM
Rules or not, I like it as it is. You can't make the telephone poles go where they weren't planted, & you really needed the factory in the background to fill out the shot.

I can't help but agree with Focusman's point about wanting the base of the first pole in though. And after you saying you wanted to see a base to my tulips too!! Smile

As a possible variant, I'd like to see it given the world-famous C123 treatment (tm). Go on, you know you want to.

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