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Hay Bluff

By jond
I went out to play with a completely manual medium format rangefinder camera last week. Talk out operating outside your comfort zone! Fortunately I also had my 35mm SLR with me - it may not be capable of the image quality of the medium format - but at least I'd got a reasonable idea of what I was doing!

Anyway this is one of the 35mm shots (the medium format ones all ended up in the bin!). I quite liked the shadows on the bumpy grass in the foreground - but I'm not sure if its interesting enough? What do people think?

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: interstellar, lee beel, martinw and 32 more

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15 Feb 2006 2:55AM
It works for me.
lee beel 18 251 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 2:56AM
i like it.
the sidelighting brings out the texture and shape and the colour throughout is nice and rich.
good shot.
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
15 Feb 2006 3:05AM
I think it's 'made' interesting by the play of light and the colours...I would imagine that the full size image scores on the detail too.
jamsa 18 17 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 3:40AM
Nice long shot with some grain too.
sunshot 17 24 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 3:45AM
works well lovely capture
jaktis 18 84 Sweden
15 Feb 2006 3:47AM
The shadows and lights makes it interesting

ghibby 16 101 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 3:48AM
Hi Jon
I like it, while there is nothing that grabs you and pulls you into the image the shadows in the foreground form subtle lead in lines drawing attention to the stream and in turn the lovely golden colours in the middle ground. A very tranquil shot, nice work.
Kim Walton 18 145 30 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 3:53AM
As above,pleasent,nice capture.
Kris_Dutson 19 8.2k 1 England
15 Feb 2006 6:57AM
It has enough in the light and shadow interplay to make it interesting to me.

Mike Gray 18 382 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 8:21AM
Looks good to me Jon with some great colours in here too.
pcjackso Junior Member 17 7
15 Feb 2006 9:07AM
Fantastic colours
GillyB 17 317 8 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 9:15AM
Beautiful colours and composition!
Blenkinsopp 16 320 4 England
15 Feb 2006 10:09AM
nice colours and composition
-but its the low angle of light which makes it special
jimbo_t 19 959 England
15 Feb 2006 10:28AM
Lovely velvia colours!
15 Feb 2006 10:32AM
I like it, great colour.

Westers 17 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
15 Feb 2006 11:10AM
Yep, it's the light and shadows that make it.
Tooth 17 5.8k 227 Ireland
15 Feb 2006 3:02PM
Hi Jon. I know what you're saying about the FG, because after all it's just grass...but I think the contours in it have shapes of their own which add to the overall comp and lead in nicely..So no, not a bit boring IMO, beautiful light and lovely rich colour also

chrisrudland 18 156 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2006 8:05AM
Super DOF to this, and you have captured some wonderful light.

lucinka 16 Kuwait
16 Feb 2006 9:07AM
Jon, glad to be the one to give you the 30th. Fantastic work. Lucie
Alison_S 16 339 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2006 2:59AM
Great composition and beautiful colours. Wonderful work.

ric_1067 16 6 Wales
24 Feb 2006 3:01AM
excellent shot, the lighting is excellent and the texture makes it very interesting

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