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Chrism8 15 1.0k 31 England
17 Jul 2016 12:34PM
Nicely shot John
pablophotographer 10 2.0k 423
17 Jul 2016 1:02PM
Yes I think I can spot the tiny differences.
My screen is teasing me I thought initially I was comparing pictures shot with Kodak BW400CN and Agfa AXP100, whereas the first produces rich blacks and the second far less contrast.
I ended up with a square interpretation. I suspect there is running water n the left and a woman can be as elusive as water so I know there is a nice correlation there. I tried to minimise the frame trying to avoid the big tree trunks on the right, which is reflected on the water below her and in front from her but the decreasing of the frame made the distance between her and the rock look rather big.
So I solved the mystery, they are triplets Smile I hope you paid each one the same amount for their time Tongue
colijohn 10 59 2 Netherlands
17 Jul 2016 1:11PM
Great composition but requires a little atmosphere. Colin
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
17 Jul 2016 1:19PM
The clear mono version John, quite corner.
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1928 England
17 Jul 2016 2:46PM
The square mods came as a shock to me: the model and her reflection opposite the rock was the heart and soul of my composition (and I'd been shooting panoramic images with a Hasselblad X-Pan, with an even wider field. A roll of film to finish and develop...)

They work, though - I think I particularly like Guy's version, closing in and making Shadowside into a person rather than a mannequin.

I actually think the location had enough atmosphere on its own: it would have been magnificent if there had been mist on the water, though, and I'm grateful for the idea and the mod! (Knowing my luck it would have drifted into exactly the wrong places.)
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4307 Canada
17 Jul 2016 4:15PM
The original.

Might be just me, but seems like it needs a rotation CW when I look at her reflection, but it may be water trickery.

Nice shot either way. Original has well controlled highlights.

pablophotographer 10 2.0k 423
17 Jul 2016 4:32PM
I cannot remember if Alpha7R offers any other format apart from the 3:2. But having the option to change formats during shots is something I loved about my Panasonic DMC-FZ45. Actually it was the reason I've chosen it when I decided to get a bridge camera.
fotobee Plus
8 4 3 South Africa
17 Jul 2016 5:06PM
v1 for me,John. Regards Martin
SlowSong Plus
13 10.3k 30 England
17 Jul 2016 5:39PM
I like V2. It looks more fairyish and unreal. Smile
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1928 England
17 Jul 2016 5:54PM
There are markings in the viewfinder for other formats if you want them, I think, but nothign that blacks areas out.

The crop tool serves me well, though!
17 Jul 2016 6:25PM
Glad to be 30 on this inspired shot john.

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2016 7:33PM
v2 seems a wee bit brighter to me.... but haven't a clue about the differences and what you have done
my loss!!!!
looks like a great place for a photoshoot...tho' would prefer not such a set up pose from that pretty model
bluesandtwos 12 542 1 England
18 Jul 2016 8:40AM
The slight glow (or is it my ancient eyes Blush) on the last version for me. Model and location would make for a great David Hamilton type of image, soft, hazy and grainy, do you do requests?!! Grin

TanyaH Plus
19 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2016 11:19AM
I think I prefer the original, with the slightly darker tones (no dodging?). I've just been playing with a couple of mods where I added long, flowing hair, flipped it round (I liked Willie's) and some toning.

But in the end I think that all that was unnecessary faffing ... I reckon the only thing I'd actually do is to remove that flamin' great rock in the water. I have this notion that it competes too much for attention with the girl herself ... without a sword sticking up out of it, it's like a uniformly-shaped Nessie lurking just below the surface Smile

JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2016 1:42PM
V2 for me; a beautiful composition

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