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The Boat House Newmillerdam

By markjnorris
Just straitened it and auto enhanced.
This was an oppertunist shot. I am limited by the lens I had on at the time.
Appresiate any suggestions.
Thanks in advance. Wink

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Davesumner 10 28 300 Australia
13 Jun 2012 3:35AM
Hi Mark,

Nice shot and given that you say it was a grab shot there isn't much more you could have done. Newmiller Dam, now there is a place I haven't been in a lot of years. Your comment does have me wondering what compromise you had by using the lens as a 70 - 300mm would cover a fairly large range and as you used it at the 300mm end I don't see you getting much closer when there is water in the way. Maybe it was way too far away and you've had to crop your original quite a lot?

For me the shot is a little flat and needs some contrast to give it a little punch and I'm not a fan of the close crop at the bottom. Also the horizon line (waters level) isn't straight either. The main problem being that the building being a boat house already looks sunken and having the water cropped so tightly emphasises this even more. I also wonder if you've tried to include a little bit too much in the shot on the right and whether it might work better as a portrait or maybe going really wide might be a better shot? I think what would have made it for me was a person in red sitting on the bench.

Anyway, I have done a small mod where I've cropped the right side off and a little off the top, cloned out the tree trunk and added some colour to the building. Last of all I sharpened the shot.

Hope this helps


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Focus_Man 7 481 631 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 11:54AM
Good comments above, I can only add a mod to show the position that I would have left the water in, it does seem to be chopped a little short.

I cannot understand the logic of ISO 2500 it is way too high for good finish unless you want a grainy finish to it and the exposure compensaation is set at a pointless level, I feel sure you will agree that a figure to 6 decimal places is over the top. In actual fact no compensation is required here anyway.


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