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lost hope

By marktc  
A conversion to mono using SEP2... trying to bring some drama and feeling into the long exposure.

Thanks for looking... Ttfn.

Tags: Long exposure Landscape and travel

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
1 Nov 2012 4:00AM
Don't lose hope - you're on the right track !!Smile I really like this image Mark and I think it was made for mono Smile I am not just trying to return a compliment but really mean it Smile

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saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
1 Nov 2012 2:06PM
Stunning and great capture indeed,
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
2 Nov 2012 5:57AM
Another beautiful result, Mark Smile Carol
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
2 Nov 2012 6:39AM
Mmmm, this works well Mark, love the detail in the posts and the water is just right. Have you tried a square crop, from the top left?

marktc Plus
6 96 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 6:45AM
Thanks to Phillip for his GEA, much appreciated and a welcome surprise!

Andy no I haven't, will have a go though
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 7:51AM
wonderful light and textures mark brilliant detail and tones a cracking mono nice one Wink
marktc Plus
6 96 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:02AM
Thanks Andy appreciated
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:14AM
Beautifully converted Mark into the mono
a lovely shot of tranquillity
2 Nov 2012 8:51AM
Very nice...............your eyes are taken on a journey and then you wonder what is on the far shore..............lovely.........GrinGrinGrinGrin
marktc Plus
6 96 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:58AM
Thanks Lillian and Julia.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.7k 148 England
2 Nov 2012 9:38AM
The groyne gives an excellent, strong structural element to the image, Mark. Lovely tones as well. A square crop might be worth looking at too... as a variation.

marktc Plus
6 96 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 9:46AM
Thanks Dave.
Irishkate Plus
6 40 106 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 12:56PM
A GEA! You must be doing something right Mark!
Time to believe in yourself.
Love this in mono and I do like that little bit more
subject matter with the groynes.
Although people are suggesting a square crop, I think this is good as it is
because the size of the groynes supports the empty space.
Also you don't want to loose the detail on horizon.
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
2 Nov 2012 1:36PM
Nice one, Mark. Smile

I think you could easily afford tor crop this as the top of the sky is not really adding much and is a little noisy.
Try a 16:9 crop from the bottom up.
I think you'll be surprised at how much it will improve the composition - would make the the posts much mor prominent an dynamic to counter balance the long exposure.

A though, anyway!
Congrats on your GEA Grin


ps: Just noticed some are suggesting a square crop - erm...I just like to be different! Wink
marktc Plus
6 96 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 2:17PM
Thank you Kate and Bill.
2 Nov 2012 3:32PM
Really like this Mark
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 3:34PM
Congrats on the GEA Mark! Excellent composition and the mono works really well. Keep them coming! Smile
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
2 Nov 2012 6:49PM
I agree with Ann. The mono works nicely in this version and you have achieved that drama you were looking for.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
2 Nov 2012 7:06PM
The fg details are inspired---brilliantly done!
marktc Plus
6 96 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 7:56PM
Thank you Jenni, Ann, Walter and Jenn
marktc Plus
6 96 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:36PM
OK... I looked at the square crop and wasn't too keen. Tried the 16 x 9 crop and I like it... thanks Bill.
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
2 Nov 2012 9:02PM
Oh, YES!!

That works... Grin

Onwards and upwards, Mark Wink


3 Nov 2012 11:20PM
Great In B&W
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 9:21AM
nicely converted mono again, and as Dave suggested a square is worth a try. congrats on your GEC.
TJC63 5 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 8:13PM
I think I prefer v2. Thank you for your vote on my picture today.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Nov 2012 10:48PM
v2 for me, fine horizon and I love the water Smile
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 8:57PM
Congratulations on the GEA Mark - well captured
banehawi Plus
12 1.6k 3616 Canada
7 Nov 2012 4:19PM
Nice mono, like the light and detail on the groynes.


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