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Sea Mist. West Shore, Llandudno, North Wales

By Madhatter58
A very miserable day on the North Welsh coast but managed to get a couple of shots off this being my favourite.

Tags: Black and white Wales uk WEATHER CONDITIONS

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mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2078 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2019 9:45PM
Hi, welcome to the Critique Gallery, you've been a member of the site for years but I think this is the first time that you have ticked the critique box? I hope it was intentional, it has the effect of disabling votes and awards but it invites more in-depth comment.

It helps us if you tell us how you see the image, what you were trying to capture; and if you say what aspects you would like critiqued.

I like this, it's cold, bleak and I can feel the damp. It's very Welsh. And I like my b&w to be dark and gritty, which this is.

One point that jumps out - I think you probably composed this to have the mast standing vertical but I suspect that it wasn't - there's a definite tilt to the water. The shoreline appears to be receding from us, which if anything would give the impression of a slight upward tilt, not downward as here. I've added a modification for which I skewed the bottom left corner down a bit, to get both lines looking 'right'.

To view the modification, go to the blue Modifications button below your upload.

Looking back in your portfolio, the sea in your previous upload slopes upwards slightly. And water never slopes! It's a good idea to make a check against the grid a regular part of your workflow, because mistakes there can rather dominate the viewer's appreciation of the image.
Regards.
Moira
capto Plus
7 5.8k 11 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2019 11:14PM
A very black and white day for sure. I have done a mod with just a few tweaks......shadows and highlights and straightened.
ivor
dudler Plus
16 927 1516 England
1 Sep 2019 8:42AM
And welcome from me, too.

You've got modifications from Moira and Ivor that go in opposite directions. Both are good, and they demonstrate that there's always more than one way to present a subject - there's always an artistic choice to make, depending on how you see the subject. That may be a matter of what looks best, or it may be a question of recreating what your mind saw on the day, and how you can convey this to the viewer.

Tell us more about you and what you wanted to achieve, and maybe we can say more that's helpful...

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