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Shadows from Caernarfon

By IreneClarke
Thank you to all who have voted on images loaded recently sorry not had the wifi capacity in the caravan to look at all the images posted but back home now so will try and have a look through.

All images taken yesterday on a walk around Caernarfon Harbour whilst the sun was shining - for a change.

Tags: Shadows Boats and water Landscape and travel Shadow Saturday

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banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
9 Jul 2016 6:16PM
I will comment on the original upload for my feedback.

Its a very nicely detailed, sharp image. Compare the colour tone to V1, and you can see that the Auto White Balance is giving different results in the same light, and for the original, I think a little warmer would work better.

The mod is a little brighter, I think the original could have done with perhaps a +2/3, - tone is warmer, and the crop is a 16 X 9. Not too much else done.

Good result from the 400D


mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2016 6:22PM
Very much up my street! The main upload is the strongest. While rust is a very satisfying subject it's that bit stronger when combined with something else - colour is good, whether coloured rope or peeling paint, old wood or cobwebs are also good. (We are in a niche market here by the way, not everyone understands... Wink )

Making a composition of it, now that's the tricky part. Fill the frame, look to contain complete shapes, be prepared to crop tighter at the sides. Here I really wish you had included the full curve of that link at the bottom, let it sit on the edge of the frame rather than being cut off mid-way.

The link creates a strong diagonal, but that rope is the dominant line, if the camera was rotated a bit to put it on the diagonal there would be a stronger sense of tension.

Explore the subject through the lens, keep looking and moving the camera around. Have fun with it!
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
9 Jul 2016 7:22PM
Hi, Irene - and welcome, I think, to the Critique Gallery: I don't think we've seen you here before...

Normally, we ask that you upload a single picture, unless you want us to comment on the sequence as a whole, which isn't the case here, I think. The images are unified only by being taken in the same area at the same time, not by anything more.

A 100mm lens is a good idea for details like this - distinctly long, but that means that you isolate details well with it.

Technically, I'd suggest that a slightly smaller aperture would allow better depth of field for some of the shots. Alternatively, choose where you focus carefully, to allow 2/3 of the sharpness zone behind the point of focus and 1/3 in front to cover the main subject.

I'd always suggest Aperture priority rather than a scene mode (the EXIF data says you used Landscape) - you don't actually know what's going on inside the camera, and what it's taking control of. This can take away the edge that you need as a tog.

I agree with what Moira says about rotating and framing. I feel a bit cheated of the bits just out of frame at the bottom!

However, I like the way you've sought out detail in a broad scene.
IreneClarke 6 1.4k 2 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2016 8:44PM
Hi all

Thank you so much for the critique which I have to admit was asked for by mistake but I am so glad that it happened. I have to say that I am not good technically and tend to let the camera do the work for me so will have to try and experiment more with aperture as suggested and I do like it a little brighter.
Also take on board the point about including the whole link and rotating I can see how that would improve the image.

Thank you once again Irene
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
9 Jul 2016 9:34PM
I'm sure the comments are helpful but in my ignorance I thought they were rather good!
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
9 Jul 2016 11:17PM
Agree with PeterSmile

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