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Great image, lovely light and shadows

Chris

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3 Feb 2010 9:38AM
Looks good to me. Really good shot.

RJ.
picturistic 7 7 7 Wales
3 Feb 2010 9:45AM
lovely shot

Adrian
Lovely image Martin, could possibly do with an extra half a stop of exposure, just to lift the white of the house? Although different monitors??

Eli
G6DDS 7 231 Scotland
3 Feb 2010 10:12AM
Stunning image, great light.
LesF 9 182 9
3 Feb 2010 10:14AM
Just one word Martin, superb

LesF
scrimmy Plus
8 388 5 Scotland
3 Feb 2010 10:22AM
Beautiful image, well worth the effort, even if the water had invaded your wellies.
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
3 Feb 2010 10:23AM
Lovely light on the boat, something different from Staithes - like it very much Martin!

Sarah *
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
3 Feb 2010 10:27AM
Lovely light and toning Martin,may have cropped the telegraph pole from the LHS if it was mine but that is just my preference.
Tom.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
3 Feb 2010 10:48AM
Like the light and tones in this Martin - good details too.
Regards Richard.
jason_e 11 15 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2010 11:04AM
Fantastic Light.
Jason
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2010 11:35AM
Many thanks folks, glad you like.
Smile
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
3 Feb 2010 12:05PM
love the light in this, added to my shortlist Smile
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
3 Feb 2010 1:09PM
Lovely light mate, very nice indeed and well worth the effort.

However [you knew there was going to be one didn't you? Wink] for me, because the size of the distant house and the boat appear to be roughly the same size the house fights with the boat for dominance in the shot. I find my eye doesn't concentrate on the boat as I wish it would.

Having looked at the shot and the technical issues you had to deal with, if it was possible I wish you had a wider aperture for this one - throwing the background out of focus and providing a little more depth to the shot, thereby making the coble stand out even more. Done a quick mock-up in PhotoShop and it works better for me.

Probably me just waffling, but it's what I think when I look at it. Still gets my vote for that light Grin

Paul
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2010 1:20PM
Thank you, and thank you for the feedback.

The house bugged me as well Paul TBH. If it was low tide, it probably wouldn't be an issue, because then the boat 's background would be a dark wall. As it was, it was impossible not to have to house in the b/g in portrait format. I think even if it was more defocused, it would still be there, and still a distraction. I could crop this one to a square to lose it. They could always just paint their house a darker colour!! I have other shots (as you might well imagine!!), and in landscape I can crop down in a more panoramic format and remove it . This one will make an appearance in the not too distant future.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
3 Feb 2010 1:29PM
I hear what you're saying mate, but just try this and see what you think:

OPTION 1;
Duplicate the image onto a new layer and hide it with a layer mask. On the original [base] layer, use lens blur to the desired OoF result. Then onto the above layer mask just paint the boat back in and some of the surrounding water ... it does make it stand out much more and fights a little less, but obviously 'in-the-field' you are limited to the maximum aperture you have, rather than creating a faux one digitally.

OPTION 2;
Go back with tin of paint and some ladders Wink

Only suggesting this as an example to illustrate my waffle, and not to try for a finished image Grin
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2010 2:01PM
Appreciate the thought and time you spent mate, and will perhaps give it a try on another one I've got with a portrait format.

On the other hand, might nip up in the small hours with a tin of Dulux!!
Wink
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
3 Feb 2010 2:27PM
Nah, don;t waste the good stuff mate ... B&Q own brand oughta do nicely Grin
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
3 Feb 2010 2:48PM
I like the colour on the house and the way it matches that of the boat. The light is very nice overall, just as it is IMHO.
Chris
DaveMead 7 23 14 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2010 6:49PM
Wonderful light.
Dave
borrower 7 4 England
3 Feb 2010 7:18PM
Beautiful image
Louise
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
3 Feb 2010 9:57PM
Pauls critique made an interesting read Martin and I agree with what he is saying (although the PS stuff is a little beyond me) but it still gets my vote, great light well captured.

Darren.
wrinkles 7 351 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2010 10:08PM
Fantastic light.
andmolliethedog 10 120 11 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2010 11:15AM
Its been said..light makes it for me!
andy_AHG 7 106 6 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2010 9:53PM
Beautiful, sumptuous light.

Andy
4 Feb 2010 9:54PM
Love that light and yes i agree with Paul on that f stop malarkey but great shot all the same

Mark
martin.w 14 431 22 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2010 10:22PM
Inclined to agree with Paul, but always easier when we weren't there! The lighting here though is excellent, so despite the difficulties, I rather like this Wink
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
30 Mar 2010 11:09PM
I love this Martin, oh I dont know why the comment about been underexposed was marked helpful, this is spot on, and no doubt the style you set out to produce (I thought it was one of Andys at first glance - and thats a compliment). However I would agree with Paul re the DOF.

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