Revolutionising Tripods: The Benro Theta Is An Auto-Levelling Travel Tripod
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By Bee76
This is the famous 'Benacre Tree' and yes it's been done to death I know but I wanted a try at it.

I've uploaded 3 versions and I think I like the 1st one - both the perspective - lead in line from the bottom left corner - and the colours.

The 2nd version was just to see if it works in B&W. My fiance likes it but I don't think it works for some reason - I'd be interested in comments on this.

Version 3 is from a different perspective to get the lead in line from the right corner intersected by the line from the stones. I also went for a more pastel look to the sky.

I followed the advice from my last picture and corrected the barrel distortion and straightened the horizon.

25mm. 1/6 sec @ f/20

Tags: Suffolk Beach Seascape Benacre Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Night and low light



StuartAt 18 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2010 8:09PM
For what it's worth, I like number 3 best. This is because of the shoreline not being exactly parallel in the frame, which adds some extra interest.

I'm not keen on the black and white - I think it needs a glowering moody sky rather than a bright sunrise.

I think the shots could possibly have been improved with a lower point of view, using the pebbles as foreground interest.

My take on the same thing here.
very nice, my only suggestion for a mod would be to invert the pic so that it reads from left to right Smile
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4345 Canada
6 Sep 2010 9:35PM
Hi Barney,

I am one of the few who've never seen this place, and it looks interesting.

V1 is the better format with the tree on the left; you have corrected the distortion well and the horizon is straight.

A couple more suggestions, - try to place the horizon a third the way from the top, or from the bottom in a landscape shot; as the tree is a focal point, crop this shot by removing space from the right to place the tree on a vertical third for better composition.

Ive done this is mod1, and a monotone can works as in mod2, but it needs to be contrasty. The mod is a duo tone, using a warm grey, and Ive emulated a red filter to brighten the sky.

Be careful of the tendency to over saturate sunsets, - it can cause the colours, especially reds to bleed, and the result is a loss of sharpness.

I hope you find this constructive, - and if your fiance likes the mono mod, then you can get married asap!


Bee76 12 17 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2010 10:33AM
Thanks guys and sorry for not replying sooner - internet has been out of action for a few days.

Willie, I kind of rushed the monotone just to see how it came out. I will have a serious play with B&W at some point and look more into it.

I have another one to post from Benacre shortly.


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