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Loch Morlich

By GiGiRocks
Hi guys, not experienced with Landscape at all, favour for a friend. Good, bad? I'm not sure. All feedback welcome,

Thanks as always. Gill

Tags: Black and white Landscape and travel

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Lou_Pink 13 4 6 Northern Ireland
18 Jan 2011 8:28PM
Beautiful mono capture

VivienO 13 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2011 8:45PM
Lovely landscape and composition. Works well in mono.
GiGiRocks 12 6 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 6:44PM
Thanks for Mod, big difference. I will read more on RoT, your right, lots of people advise to ignore!

Jestertheclown 14 8.7k 255 England
19 Jan 2011 10:23PM

Quote:I will read more on RoT, your right, lots of people advise to ignore!

I wouldn't suggest that you ignore it but I'd certainly suggest you remain flexible regarding when to use it.

Generally speaking images benefit from it, I think this one does but there are many times when it doesnt work or isn't strictly necessary.

I think that both the mods. above work compositionally, yet only one is true to the RoT.

DRicherby 14 269 726 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 11:54PM
Focus_Man wrote:
> [The horizon] is a little awry

The horizon is 'awry' because it's a hill! A lake shore is not the horizon and there is absolutely no reason to expect shorelines to render as a horizontal lines in photographs.
DRicherby 14 269 726 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2011 7:53PM
Where is your evidence of a slope? The reflections of the hills and clouds seem to be directly below the original object, give or take the breaking up of the reflection in the choppy surface. That indicates that the camera is straight or close to it. Yes, the shoreline is a slightly diagonal line in the photograph but there really is no reason why it has to be horizontal. If you don't believe me, stand facing directly at a straight edge such as a shelf, window frame or the opposite side of a road. Hold a ruler parallel to that edge. Now turn your body to the side, moving the ruler with you so it stays horizontal. Note that it no longer appears parallel to the straight edge. The ruler represents a horizontal line in the photograph; the straight thing represents the lakeshore.

There are two horizons that should be straight in a photograph: one is the one between a body of water (the sea or a lake large enough to extend beyond the horizon) and the air; the other is between flat land and the sky. Neither applies here.
paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2011 9:03AM
Not keen on this new format as yet. May grow on me. Like the mods to be there alongside the original - change for changes sake?

This is basically quite nice, but mod 2 sorts things out a lot. You need a heavy top and bottom crop to letterbox - but don't mind the central composition at all. Mono works well here to, and the sepia is OK by me.

GiGiRocks 12 6 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2011 2:05PM
Thanks Paul,I agree, it's better to see the mod and priginal together. And thanks to everyone whom commented, agreed and disagreed! It's all knowledgable to me, so all good!


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