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tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 12:32AM
I actually prefere the mono version which is odd co's sunrises are usually all about colour Tongue


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zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
30 Oct 2012 6:22AM
mono works for this type shot, i like the letterbox crop too.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
30 Oct 2012 6:23AM
The simplicity of this works so well for me, Mark, and the crop is perfect. Carol
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
30 Oct 2012 8:35AM

Quote:Mono works for this type shot, i like the letterbox crop too.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 8:38AM
works a treat in mono mark a belter nice one Wink
30 Oct 2012 8:39AM
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.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 8:46AM
Thank you for your honesty at least now I understand why!
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
30 Oct 2012 8:50AM
All works so well the mono and the format but a little difficult in thumbnail view but well worth opening

Coast 10 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 9:02AM
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.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 11:44AM
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.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 4:58PM
I don't know the answer Mark as I love your work - these seascapes work for me. Sorry not to be able to help....
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Oct 2012 5:27PM
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!
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
30 Oct 2012 6:32PM
Yes I do like it in mono,verry unusual ,but a great one
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
30 Oct 2012 6:43PM
Stunning and wonderful capture,very well done,
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 6:46PM
mono and square crop worked well.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 10:59AM
Works well, gives the composition a dramatic feel... IB
TJC63 6 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 12:18PM
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.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
2 Nov 2012 7:03PM
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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