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The Boat House

By arhb      
I will be interested to know what others think of this image. Everytime I've visited the arboretum, I look at this view, and have made several attempts at photographing it, and this is the first one that captures what I see when I'm there. Taken at about 7.15am with a light fog on the lake, whilst the sun is rising to light the upper tree foliage.
I tried using a 10-20mm sigma, but it didn't seem to capture what I was seeing, so I tried using my 70-200F4-IS at 70mm, and this is the result.
Let me know what you think - good or bad.

Enjoy your day : )

Tags: Winkworth arboretum Landscape and travel

Voters: Mick_Clayton, BURNSIE, ketch and 10 more


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BURNSIE 7 25 4 England
11 Oct 2008 10:22AM
Nice shot.
Burnsie

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ketch 8 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
11 Oct 2008 10:30AM
Well I like this image a lot - it i snot the strongest composition ever but none the worse for that - indeed the fact that it is really quite gentle and almost 'slight' works really well for it, There are some interesting diagonals - that get repeated - this helps to build interest. The reflection/water line hits at around 33% so you are following the rule of third, Colour balances are quite muted and delicate but have a nice autumn feel. So all in all an image I find very pleasing - my negaive comments I would reserve for the imo overwrought border - the image is much too fragile to be able to compete with such a strong and detailed frame. As a result it diverts from the shot. TBH most viewers want to see the image not how good our software is - so I think as a general rule always underpresent (unless what you are uploading is really is very weak and needs all the help it can get - this doesn't for sure!)

Best wishes

Robert
arhb Plus
9 3.0k 68 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2008 11:24AM
Thanks Robert, your comments are much appreciated. I have uploaded a variant without framing as an alternative.
Ray42 8 3 England
11 Oct 2008 12:04PM
Yes this does work better in the v2 without the frame - bet viewed large this is a cracking picture.
ketch 8 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
11 Oct 2008 12:52PM
Well done - I really think that helps and I certainly agree with the above comment this is super when viewed large.

Best wishes

Robert
Brewster 11 4 Scotland
11 Oct 2008 1:09PM
I quite like the composition using the natural framing of the foreground trees. The image also has good depth and atmosphere with the boathouse and distant trees more muted due to the mist.
I think you have captured this dificult subject well.

I have to agree with the others about the frame, keep it simple.

Bruce
RAYMO 8 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2008 1:22PM
Bags of atmosphere in this image, like it a lot...
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
12 Oct 2008 2:23AM
excellent shot.
Ty
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2008 12:04PM
Soft and subtle tones behind the strong framing trees, and a lovely reflection too.
gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 4:04PM
I think its a lovely comp. especially large...I think you just used the wrong kind of frame......
Gerry

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