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"Window on a Winter Weir"

By RonnieAG
The same subject as my last upload but this time taken through a framing........I quite like it but do you think it's too much........honest critique would be appreciated.

My thanks to all who commented on Winter Weir.


Tags: Winter Weir Landscape and travel Linn park White cart water

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barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 10:05AM
Truth here as I see it.
Love the fence but don't think the tree on the left does anything for the image.
Can you go back with a chainsaw???
I think trying to manoeuvre around what is there sometimes is impossible
Funnily I think the tree is well photogenic.... But not in this comp for me.

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
3 Mar 2014 10:22AM
Love the composition, Ronnie, would look even better in the summer with leaves on the trees Smile Carol
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 10:25AM
Natural framing works perfectly for meSmile
3 Mar 2014 10:32AM
Good Morning Ronnie from the light side the two trees for me are not too over the top because you can see through them so does not clutter too much. Looking at Barbara comment above I have tried a wee mod reducing the left tree to a stump in the water and tone mapped that and the original to let you see. Nice in the sun this morning but still damn cauld in the shade.

User_Removed 15 386 2 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 10:56AM
A beautiful capture Ronnie.
3 Mar 2014 10:56AM
Like the image Ronnie, just needed a slight crop from the left in my opinion,
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 11:08AM


A lovely place to while away a few hours, IMHO I like the way the tree and the fence frame the waterfall, my thought would be to get rid of the saplings in front of the fence, they are a disstraction to the eye, possibly a little crop to the top of the image.Smile

Fefe Plus
8 33 31 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 11:15AM
To me there is too much blocking the view Ronnie.
I feel like i want to go to the end of the fence on the left and take the view from that point.....or the rightSmile
Caziwinkles 7 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 11:19AM
I like the tree - sort of semi frames the image. It will look great in the Summer when in full leaf! Smile

gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
3 Mar 2014 11:34AM
I do not believe in removing anything from the image afterwards, while in front of the scene you have to make the decision to take the image or not by changing your position or that of the camera to produce a composition that works, I do remove offending objects from the scene before taking the shot that are removable, litter for instance.

What I am saying is I like things to be natural and for that reason I like this image as it is.

banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4070 Canada
3 Mar 2014 12:23PM
Its a good exposure.

The subject is the weir, however the foreground elements, including the fence, are both too dominant and act as visual blocks for the subject. So for me it doesnt work. A better position, if available that gave a clean a shot of the weir would be better.

The image also needs a rotation, the river should be level, and its tilting down at the right.


paulbroad 12 131 1288 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 12:42PM
Willie beat me to it. A nice general scene, but too much fence in particular. OK to be there, but needs to kead in over a maximum of about a third of the frame.

Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 12:53PM
The little crop off the top helps as the branch at top was distracting.
Graham's second mod is excellent but I think you think more like Gary in above comment.
The framing is good though taking the viewer into the weir.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 12:54PM
What needed to be said has been said, and what needed to be done has been sone

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
EileenH 6 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 1:20PM
Lovely imageSmile

Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 1:20PM
I like this Ronnie as an overall image
all I would change is a little off top
Mike43 8 110 21 England
3 Mar 2014 1:33PM
Go back in May/June with a pair of wellies to get you beyond those branches and fence and you will get yourself and lovely landscape photograph, because for me everything is there just the wrong time of the year.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
3 Mar 2014 2:47PM
I find my self agreeing and disagreeing with what has been said above--Going back when the trees leaf out will be another image, removing the uprooted tree-- never mind-- I like the fence, not sure where th focus point is or should be, in short, as you know, I don't know much about landscape togging!
Thought it was a pleasing view!
jdinne 16 16 England
3 Mar 2014 3:25PM
Hmmm ok Ronnie overall the image is well exposed. I like the trees framing the wier and I dont mind the fence, love the water movement and colour.

Think the sapplings (if thats what they are) are a tad intrusive and think in summer they would have leaves and block most of the wier. So a cahinsaw would be useful there Smile

Would be interesting to see the same view point in summer Ronnie.


Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 3:59PM
Looks great to me Ronnie, all your images do.
10 10 10 England
3 Mar 2014 4:15PM
I like the fence in the foreground - I can stand there, lean on it and admire the view beyond. The tree on the left is a bit of a peculiar shape but that' the way it is.
I do think it is a scene worthy of your attention Ronnie.
User_Removed 7 4 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 4:25PM
Great picture with loads going on. Bob
rayme330 8 17 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 4:28PM
I like Nathan's comments.
But on a personal level the image works for me Ronnie.

3 Mar 2014 5:31PM
I like the title ronnie, and a very nice pov too.

John Smile
evelen 15 5 England
3 Mar 2014 6:26PM
beautiful capture Ronnie.
SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 7:05PM
I love it super.Smile
3 Mar 2014 7:25PM
A beautiful image Ronnie but for me i'd have to step over the fence. I like the trees just not sure about the fence.
That's the thing I think with photography, everything is personal preference GrinGrin

mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
3 Mar 2014 7:31PM
I don't mind the trees at the side Ronnie for a frame,
but the fence maybe a tad too much !!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2099 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 7:38PM
All very interesting comments, Ronnie, which only goes to show how subjective photography can be.
There is natural framing, there is blocking the view, and there is something acting as a barrier.....and I feel that you have all of these here.
Firstly, the top of the fall needs straightening.
The small branches behind the foreground fence go directly across the fall of water. The fall is, I assume, your subject, and needs to be clearly viewable, unobstructed.
The overhanging tree on the right fits the "framing" bill nicely.
The tree on the left is very large and a strong element in your frame, so is competing for attention. I'd prefer the scene without it, or with some of it cropped away.
I'm undecided about the fence. It gives you foreground interest, and adds depth to the image, but I still see it as a barrier to the view of the weir.
When I look again, trying to be objective, you have done a fine job using the trees and fence as natural framing, which was probably your intention. So my main niggle has to be the small tall branches going across the fall of the weir water.

3 Mar 2014 9:32PM
A lovely image Ronnie, like all your pictures I think this one has more details..Lin
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 10:27PM
Just a shame about the fence, need I say more?
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
4 Mar 2014 12:39AM
I think it is wonderful, Ronnie.
accipiter 10 61 England
4 Mar 2014 10:59AM
Another nice image of this weir. I think I will go with yesterdays upload - the fence distracts me a little from the waterfall. A
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 158 England
4 Mar 2014 12:35PM
Bit late on this one but here's my twopenneth, Ronnie.

Waterfall levelled and image cropped at top to put top of the weir on the upper third. Left side cropped to remove bulk of tree. Light levels, contrast and saturation adjusted to put a bit more detail and punch into the foreground. Without the tree trunks on the left and right the fence would act as a barrier but with the trunks they make an incomplete triangular frame through which to look. Imagine the scene without those side trunks and I think you might see what I'm getting at. The twiggy saplings do not overly detract from your view of the weir either. To finish it off I added a touch of smart sharpen but only as a personal choice.

TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
4 Mar 2014 4:14PM
Another cracking shot, Ronnie, think the fence and the trees frame it very nicely Smile
Trev Smile
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
14 Mar 2014 9:28PM
I'm in full agreement with Gary Durbin here, I too tend to take what I see
PaulMillar 8 83 2 Scotland
28 Apr 2014 10:56AM
Ronnie, frame works well here and Dave as always has some great suggestion to try out....


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