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LeeFisher 9 59 8 England
2 Aug 2010 12:10PM
A cracking shot Cheryl. See what you mean about the ripple too. Have had a go at it myself today and it looks more pleasing on the eye. Thanks Smile

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StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
2 Aug 2010 12:13PM
what a fantastic place this looks to be it must have been a pleasure to shoot these wonderful birds in action.

tigertot 15 36 England
2 Aug 2010 12:45PM
You're a great help to all us aspiring photographers Cheryl - your tips are always spot on! Great shot.
26TK 7 8 England
2 Aug 2010 12:58PM
2 Aug 2010 1:51PM
I was wondering why I had a puddle on my desk after viewing your slideshow Cheryl Wink
Another great capture.
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
2 Aug 2010 2:32PM
Always a tricky one to line up with water ripples. The eye says different to the brain.
Cracking capture Cheryl. Are there any trout left in there
9 10 10 England
2 Aug 2010 3:22PM
A great capture - my eyes say V1.
Vpics 8 20 6 Wales
2 Aug 2010 3:24PM
An absolutely cracking capture Cheryl, it's a real beautyl!!

I think you did the right thing with the rotation crop to level the image but i don't think it's the splash making it appear to run downhill, it's your eye telling you that the image isn't truely level.

Objects and their reflections in water are always exactly vertical in nature, so if you line up the fish and it's reflection in V2 with the right side of the window you'll see that the fish touches before it's reflection..... so it's out of level.

In V1 with the rotation crop, the fish and it's reflection touch the side of the window it's level

Amazing how even the slightest deviation from level can be picked up almost instinctively by the practiced eye as you have demonstrated here Wink

Great work Cheryl!!
csurry 16 9.2k 92
2 Aug 2010 3:49PM
Thanks all. Plenty of fish Richard, else the fishermen would not bother Wink

Vic that's normally the trick I use to rotate, choose something in the main image and the reflection and match those points. I generally have to do it slightly with the water drop shots.

Was just based on something Lee asked me about his shot and I said I'd noticed that this effect was present on his upload yesterday. It's not major in terms of rotation, but has great impact on whether the brain will accept and therefore like the image.
Brian_Scott 8 42 27 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 4:29PM
V1 for me
ChrisStyles 10 387 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 4:42PM
WoW that's detail!!
MoragM 8 1 Scotland
2 Aug 2010 5:06PM
Well caught - V1 for me. Morag
jonah794 8 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 7:01PM
ANOTHER one? Tongue I thought we'd finished looking at these by now! Wink
Well - I guess it's quite good anyway Wink A cracker this one - love V1.

csurry 16 9.2k 92
2 Aug 2010 7:03PM
Ah Jonah, I have loads more.

I'm even considering checking out the Finnish place now as this was good, but I think it could be better. Or maybe the sea eagles again are the way to go. I have some money to spend on a photography holiday, but not decided what it should be.

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