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Sunrise over Southampton Waters looking out to the Isle of Wight.
Maybe someone can help me understand why this set aren't popular? A bit of straight talking feedback might help folks!
Thanks for looking as always!
I actually prefere the mono version which is odd co's sunrises are usually all about colour
mono works for this type shot, i like the letterbox crop too.
The simplicity of this works so well for me, Mark, and the crop is perfect. Carol
Quote: Mono works for this type shot, i like the letterbox crop too.
works a treat in mono mark a belter nice one
When I open ur a/c, the Showcase pops up,the best of U, & next comes ur PF. To be honest the recent one are a bit less impressive.
Thank you for your honesty at least now I understand why!
All works so well the mono and the format but a little difficult in thumbnail view but well worth opening
Looking at the other images in the series I believe they are well executed but lack feel. Converting to mono and the letterbox format in this example adds feel to the image. For me it gives a sense of stillness and peace but an element of lonliness too. For me that gives me as a viewer a connection to the image.
As Prabhusina mentions, your showcase is stunning. Some beautiful work in there. It makes your folio look like this is the work in progress section/the rough cuts. That said the purpose of the folio is to upload images for comment both good and bad to help any photographer develop their style and attention to detail.
You have some fabulous work and for me this one stands up out of the series to at least compete with your showcase folio. Really enjoyed looking at your stuff.
For whatever reason Mark this does work very well in mono.
Perhaps Coast has hit the nail on the head about feel.
When I open your images I think -'Oh a good photographer'
and I want my images to take that leap to 'special'
which yours have.
If these have not been popular, my only feeling is
perhaps people like more meat on the bones.
We all seem to develop a style or have favourite subjects
whereby our thumbnails are easily recognised.
I'm still trying everything.
You do have a 'dreamy' style.
Back to image here - I feel it does make an impact.
We'll see if it does better.
I don't know the answer Mark as I love your work - these seascapes work for me. Sorry not to be able to help....
I saw this earlier--- did not know how to comment as, as you know I am not a landscaper---so-- It appeals to me, I have no idea why-- would not have called it a sunrise but as an image, it works in mono!
Yes I do like it in mono,verry unusual ,but a great one
Stunning and wonderful capture,very well done,
mono and square crop worked well.
Works well, gives the composition a dramatic feel... IB
I like the set, maybe your pf has become a little samey? regardless this is a very well converted black and white, creating a little more drama than the colour version in your pf.
I do agree with coast though, the images don't fit well in a thumbnail, so they are easy to miss.
Mark, I agree with Jenn. I would not have called this a sunrise (or sunset). That sets up an expectation in people's minds about seeing sunrise colors.
Anyway -- I also agree that this is a wonderful image, very pleasing.
Regarding your question as to why the series isn't getting the kind of draw you might have expected -- I have discussed the general question of what draws and what gets ignored with several members via PM.
There are factors at play that have nothing to do with the aesthetics of your work. You have to ignore the irrelevant comments (or lack of) and rank feedback in this order:
1) your own gut feeling
2) your own technical analysis
3) the judgement of those whose critiques you value
4) the judgement of everybody else.
So -- Back to where I started. I do find this to be an excellent image.
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