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By JJSmythe
What do you think of this composition? I have posted another version (a night shot), so feel free to compare. The idea is to include the rope marks in the rock and still give a view of the canal in general. I had very little room for manoeuvre without a wider angle lens. Are notches too close to left of frame? Is more contrast and punch required? This is not from a tripod so I am more interested in views on processing (silver efex) and composition than sharpness! Thanks.

Tags: General Transport Black and white Landscape and travel

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paulbroad 10 123 1193 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 4:23PM
Very different from your night version. That had a bit more impact. This is a good record and the viewpoint sets the scene. I think I would prefer it in colour, particularly as a record. Not sure mono adds anything.


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boov 5 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 4:34PM
Agree with more impact in the landscape night version, the lights the key I feel. They are both excellent , a shade more punch if you like, and I like the B/W feels right.....
iancrowson Plus
7 211 146 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 4:47PM
I like this but again prefer the night version.
I like how the trees follow the arch in this one. I personally would like to see more arch to the left of the notches with a view down the tow path.
I did a mod where I was more heavy handed with Silver Efex sliders. I tend to like the gritty BW look for these type of images.
Interesting project,
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1792 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 4:59PM
I think you've nailed the angle and composition here, it's tauter and more contained. But I prefer the atmosphere of the night time shot though, the lights gave it a lot more impact. So, a third visit, after dark??
The notches come over very strongly, and detain the eye before leading it into the more distant view.
JJSmythe 9 1
9 Apr 2013 9:48AM
Ok, so the night version it will be! Thanks all once again for your helpful crit on this little project. Have to say I like the vertical format too. I promise to post up the final version when completed. Thanks.

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