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By Diana
I know it was raining last night but I went out with friends shooting anyway.

As I arrived at the meeting place this couple were sitting right in front of where I parked, I couldn’t get my camera out the boot quick enough. I know the sky is not as moody as I would have liked but it was a rush job and they moved before it got any darker and I don’t have an ND grad filter....... yet Smile

ISO 200 20mm f 5.6 1/50 sec

adjusted curves added a teensy bit of vignetting as it was darker on the lhs anyway, storm brewing...couldnt make my mind up to add or leave the vignetting so without vignetting it is behind this one
(sorry if you clicked on the first upload Smile)

Thanks as always


Tags: Photo journalism Seaside Landscape and travel Pink umbrella Portraits and people British summer Bracklesham bay

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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
21 Jun 2008 6:22PM
Well composed. #1 for me

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kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 6:24PM
nice one!
i prefer V1 but if it were mine i'd just have cropped off the left to make it square & lose the dark at the same time Smile only mho

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
21 Jun 2008 6:27PM
quite like the vignetting in #1 ;
superb effect with this pink umbrella : well spotted...
a nice photo
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
21 Jun 2008 6:48PM
A great set of images Stace
proz 13 205 United States
21 Jun 2008 6:54PM
V1 Big time good image!!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 6:56PM
Brilliant colour candid; love the vignette.
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 Jun 2008 7:36PM
Thanks very much.....Smile

User_Removed 10 172 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 7:40PM
Excellent shot, great sky and comp, I like V2 better myself, I may have crop it slightly closer. Great work

KRO 10 33 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 7:43PM
Great Composition and colour.
Milla 10 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 7:59PM
Vignette for me as well, it seems to add to the composition, though it works very well without one too.
Really like this one Dianna, the mood is just right and so is the crop. Well caught.
21 Jun 2008 8:47PM
beautifully seen and composed

Nikki !
LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
21 Jun 2008 9:01PM
Like it. The vignetting adds to the effectiveness of the image, but seems a little strong on the left for my taste. Great shot.

NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 9:08PM
i like the central area and the dark colours work well with the pink umberella, for me, the probem is the heavy vignetting merges with the black background. alternatives would have been a white stroke to seperate the black from black, or a white background, and for me, i may even have considered a square crop with the umberella bang centre,
great idea, pictures good but if you dont mind me saying, the background is too similar to the image.
21 Jun 2008 9:21PM
D, I love the shot. Love the texture in the concrete. Love the lines of perspective. Love the focus of interest, Love the sky. Happy with the slight vignette on the right. Too much vignette for me on the left. IMHO. But what do I know? You're the ace of the base Smile
martin.w 16 522 22 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 9:24PM
Quirky, but good. The version with the vignette works much better to focus attention on the centre, but agree about the left bleeding to black. Still a great image though Smile

.....and have an RC!
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 Jun 2008 10:28PM
Thanks everyone…What a lot of great and very constructive comments/critique ..thanks so very much …there were heavy clouds to the RHS…it was raining when I took this …and so… as the vignetting added to the ‘feel’ of the image I think my error was adding a black border to it, which may have over-emphasised the vignetting, and made it too dark…but I love it this way …hey ho !
thanks for the RC Smile
and thanks as always for all the c&c's

johntisbury Plus
14 22 10 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 11:30PM
I like the vignetted version best helps to focus the attention on the seat couple, love the colours of the sky and concrete. The low shooting angle works very well too. Congrats.
ketch 10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
21 Jun 2008 11:33PM
Excellent treatment here - vignetting adds so much to the shot imo. Why don't you add another variant with a white border (I think you might be very suprised!).

Good quality stuff

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 Jun 2008 11:58PM
thanks again all ..Great idea Ketch see V3
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
22 Jun 2008 12:15AM
V1 is lovely

Frase 10 Scotland
22 Jun 2008 7:11AM
Great image.
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 8:36AM
This is super

rmr 11 1 Wales
22 Jun 2008 9:17AM
nice capture
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Jun 2008 1:18PM
#1 integrated so well with the epz bg/frame. Like this idea, Jennnn
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
22 Jun 2008 1:22PM
Lovely has to be 1 for me. - gary
imagio 11 12 1 England
22 Jun 2008 11:20PM
All work for me Dianna

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
25 Jun 2008 7:00PM
V1 is a cracker IMO ...shortlisted and flys into my faves
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
25 Jun 2008 11:00PM
thanks again all

and thanks Ollie for faving and shortlisting too Smile

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 6:44AM
Not sure I like the vignetting. Love the composition. The central couple wouldn't be the same without those two lines. Good title as the pink is what hits you as you move into the shot

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