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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 8 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
saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
1 Nov 2012 2:06PM
Stunning and great capture indeed,
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
2 Nov 2012 5:57AM
Another beautiful result, Mark Smile Carol
Andysnapper 12 109 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
10 101 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 12 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
10 101 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:02AM
Thanks Andy appreciated
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:14AM
Beautifully converted Mark into the mono
a lovely shot of tranquillity
NaturesHaven 9 283 6 England
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
10 101 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:58AM
Thanks Lillian and Julia.
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.6k 158 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
10 101 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 9:46AM
Thanks Dave.
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 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 13 191 199 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
10 101 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 2:17PM
Thank you Kate and Bill.
2 Nov 2012 3:32PM
Really like this Mark
AnnChown 11 207 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 16 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
16 47 14 United States
2 Nov 2012 7:06PM
The fg details are inspired---brilliantly done!
marktc Plus
10 101 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 7:56PM
Thank you Jenni, Ann, Walter and Jenn
marktc Plus
10 101 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 13 191 199 England
2 Nov 2012 9:02PM
Oh, YES!!

That works... Grin

Onwards and upwards, Mark Wink


prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
3 Nov 2012 11:20PM
Great In B&W
dmhuynh72 13 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 9 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 8:13PM
I think I prefer v2. Thank you for your vote on my picture today.
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
4 Nov 2012 10:48PM
v2 for me, fine horizon and I love the water Smile
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 8:57PM
Congratulations on the GEA Mark - well captured
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4200 Canada
7 Nov 2012 4:19PM
Nice mono, like the light and detail on the groynes.


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