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Atlantic Catch

By BurntOut  
I can think of worse ways of spending an evening than catching your supper!

Rosses Point opposite, with the Donegal Mountains in the background.

Critique appreciated.

Tags: Fishing Ireland Sligo Landscape and travel Skreen

Voters: JouŠo, kinfatric, Cormy and 16 more

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JouŠo 16 56 Finland
26 Aug 2008 5:36PM
beautifully balanced...........

Cormy 13 3 England
26 Aug 2008 5:39PM
The light would be the star of this image if it were not for the two perfectly placed fishermen.Magic !!
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
26 Aug 2008 5:40PM
exquisite light and scene
26 Aug 2008 5:41PM
very nice shot
edwood 13 3 Scotland
26 Aug 2008 5:55PM
very nice light,well captured
26 Aug 2008 8:08PM
Lovely warm colours in this image, very peaceful
barry john 17 25 England
26 Aug 2008 9:05PM
What a great location
Barry John
BurntOut 14 321 2 England
27 Aug 2008 12:34PM
Thanks all.
challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
27 Aug 2008 5:37PM
Gosh I love this, the fabulous light on the rock face opposite the fishermen, the colours, the composition!
culturedcanvas 15 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2008 11:36AM

Ok a bit of honest critique. Personally I like this shot ... it could have been improved compositionally in my opinion but that doesnt mean to say it doesnt work well as it is.

Without the fishermen it would have been technically well taken but pointless. The fishermen add a nice sense of scale to the image .. but their placement for me isn't ideal. For your chosen position youve lined the shot up nicely though and the soft warm light on the rocks provides a good bit of balance.

You are lead into the shot in a circle with the fishermen being the first thing that caught my eye. Personally I would have walked around a bit and shot this from a few different angles. I might have gone far left and tried a portrait version (tho its impossible to know what the scene to the right was like)

This type of 'wide open' image' doesnt always do well on EPZ though ... so don't be bothered by clicks. Clicks are not really a barometer as to how good a shot is!

That said would I personally give it a click .. ? well for me it would be very borderline and as such it's a no. I tend to err on the side of caution ... but if you've got more of this scene from slightly different angles then post them so we can compare. As it stands it doesn't quite have enough to do it for me 100%

BurntOut 14 321 2 England
29 Aug 2008 4:54PM
Great stuff. Thanks very much Dan. I'd mark it as helpful if I could work out how!

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