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Diagonal Perspectives

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A wam image capture on the lovely Isle of Grain, then some slight post production work carried out in CS5 Extended. Hope you enjoy.

Thank you all for your most welcomed comments regarding yesterdays up-load, they certainly provide me with much food for thought.

On that note, I am in the process of re-thinking my photography. I am in two minds: a) "Do I carry on in the same vain, producing an eclectic mix of images, with no real genre to focus on?" or b) Do I start to focus on one primary area and stick to it?"

"If possible I would like your opinions, as I am in rather a quandary?"

Regards Nathan

Tags: Sunset Colour Light Dramatic Landscape and travel Isle of grain

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An excellentl landscape Nathan, rich warm colours.

Take and process the images you like, one does not have to follow a pattern unless you wish to specialise

Gordon

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CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
28 Aug 2012 6:14AM
A sublime image, Nathan, the colours are simply glorious.
I think the choice of photography must be up to you, Nathan. Many of us like to 'specialise' in just one thing, i.e. flowers, bugs, landscapes, which maybe appear to be a little 'boring' to others. As you know, I love the little critters, and each and every one of them is different in its own way, I guess a lot of us appear to get stuck in a rut. Whatever you choose to focus on, keep taking the photographs Smile Carol
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
28 Aug 2012 6:32AM
Morning Nathan. At first I thought that this was over-processed but when I stopped to have a proper look it actually works really well, it's like a Turner oil painting. It's deep and luscious and fiery, I love it.

As to your question, well I personally am intrigued in all aspects of photography and, as you can see from my portfolio, take the eclectic route. However, I do set myself short-term targets which I concentrate on more. For example, on holiday in Scotland I wanted to try and get shots with reflections in (as above). I still take lots of shots of lots of things but I keep my eye open for opportunities to fulfill these short-term shots.

Andy
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
28 Aug 2012 6:45AM
wonderful detail in the background Smile


try a bout of macro photography...or even street photography and then the next time you look through the lens you get a slightly different perspective Smile
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 6:52AM
Whats that saying Nathan, Variety is the spice of life .Just keep doing what you like when you like and we all enjoy your efforts never knowing whats next.
Great shot wonderfully proccessed love the warm richness of the colour.Smile
Rob
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
28 Aug 2012 6:58AM
The strong colours in this fine composition gives this lots of impact.

As to your question only you can decide ~ you follow the route that gives you the most pleasure and satisfaction.

Albert
S_Psharma 4 1 India
28 Aug 2012 7:12AM
Over all a perfect picture.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 7:18AM
Wow what a shot.
gazlowe 4 8 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 7:21AM
Great lighting
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
28 Aug 2012 7:31AM

Quote:Whats that saying Nathan, Variety is the spice of life .Just keep doing what you like when you like and we all enjoy your efforts never knowing whats next.
Great shot wonderfully proccessed love the warm richness of the colour.Smile
Rob

I am of the same opinion with Rob, Nathan.
Humblebee 4 1 England
28 Aug 2012 7:38AM
Great shot Nathan ... follow your heart and your eyes as you already do ... Carol Grin
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 7:44AM
A stunning image and lovely warm colours Nathan
Jim
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
28 Aug 2012 7:47AM
Wonderful landscape!

Ken
28 Aug 2012 7:50AM
Nathan, a nice and vibrant image.

"On that note, I am in the process of re-thinking my photography. I am in two minds: a) "Do I carry on in the same vain, producing an eclectic mix of images, with no real genre to focus on?" or b) Do I start to focus on one primary area and stick to it?"

Nathan it depends. I think, we should concentrate on the type of work which gives us most satisfaction and contentment.
I do not mind what people think about my work. I will continue to do what gives me the greatest pleasure, satisfaction, peace ..... an so on.

Regards

Deep
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 7:58AM
Just go with how you feel on the day Nathan - this a lovely landscape.
Carole
basith 4 7 Sri Lanka
28 Aug 2012 8:03AM
well capture with great lighting.....
28 Aug 2012 8:05AM
Superb sky Nathan,
Fred.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
28 Aug 2012 8:15AM
As a very enthusiastic amateur I like to try my hand at all kinds of things and hopefully learn a little on the way.
You may be concentrating on one thing and would then miss this very colourful image. Just keep going with how you feel.
Joan.
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 8:19AM
Stunning colours, an excellent capture.

Lucien.
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
28 Aug 2012 8:27AM
A superb sunset, Nathan.
Lots of advice from the above comments.....for myself, if I see something that attracts my eye, I will try to record it, whether a bee or a landscape.
Ronnie.
Another cracker. These colours are invigorating to say the least.
The last two shots should make you very proud. Well done. WesternRed.
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 8:30AM
Absolutely stunning image Nathan, fabulous colours and great composition, very well done.

Hugh
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 8:37AM
You've turned an industrial seascape into an image of beauty. On balance it's probably a bit over-saturated for my taste but I'd vote for it if my out-dated browser at work didn't cause an error preventing me from voting!
As for specialising, I think focusing on one area tends to accelerate your learning and understanding and improve those images. However variety is the spice of life and being a bit of a jack of all trades means you can see images in every situation, which also improves your photographic experience of life! It might suit your quandry to follow one area of photography for a while, maybe a month or a year, then change to another as the mood takes you!

Al
28 Aug 2012 8:40AM
dont become boring only doing one type of photography ...
live and love and photograph life to its fullest....Wink
Nice shot Nathan, good colours well presented.

I would say do what you like to do best, keep an open mind photograph whatever comes your way, try everything you just never know what opportunities come your way. Shoot anything and everything there is always the delete button lol.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
28 Aug 2012 9:15AM
Just keep your options open, Nathan, go with what you enjoy. You may need a goal on a specific day when going out with the camera but that shouldn't restrict what you take in the end.

Dave
28 Aug 2012 9:35AM
hi Nathan quite an image this morning with avery dramatic sky and i do like the industrial backdrop.

go for variety

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
28 Aug 2012 10:53AM
Well that's the million dollar question Nathan. I keep thinking that after all this time I should concentrate on one particular subject but there are so many interesting things out there that it's difficult. Also, just doing one subject can get boring for the photographer and the viewer. I'd say just go with the flow.
Smile
28 Aug 2012 11:34AM
Fantastic shot Nathan, the colours and lighting is just superb !! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
28 Aug 2012 11:43AM
Hi Nathan I love the deep tones and the triangular composition, excellent, as to your question I was a Pro Photographer for more years than I care to remember and because I had to make a living from my Photography I only ever did Weddings Portraits and Commercial work, in the end it turned me away from photography because of the repetitive nature, when I retired I did not pick up a camera for over five years, it is only through a good friend that I joined a camera club and was introduced to this wonderful world of Nature, Landscapes, Macro, and all the other aspects of photography I am learning about, look at my portfolio, hardly any portraits, no weddings or commercial work on there, I am now free to please myself and would once again be bored to tears if I had to photograph again the same things all the time, ask yourself this, if you were a bus driver for 8 hours a day! Would your hobby in the evenings be driving buses, I think it all boils down to one thing, your love of the subject being photographed, hope this is not too long winded.

Regards

Trev.
28 Aug 2012 11:59AM
I agree with the above comment Nathan, in respect of, what one loves to take picture wise, and what gives you personal satisfaction. I have looked at your gallery in awe !! Your pictures are truly insperational to someone like myself starting out. I am sure whichever direction you take photography wise you will give it your utmost. My simple motto is which ever aspect you truly inside feel fulfilled with.You are an amazing photographer, and there were far too many good photos for me to comment upon. I look forward greatly to viewing more.
Kind Regards,
Sue.
28 Aug 2012 12:10PM
Wooooow, these colours, Nathan!!!!!!! Change is good but you do what you love bestSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile!!!!!!! Good luck!!!!!!! AniaWink
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 12:16PM
Some very interesting comments here Nathan.......................
My opinion is I would rather be a jack of all trades and have a go at most things, its never boring and so fun to take pictures of everything and anything, While in the Isle of Wight recently I spotted a lovely rusty old grate to photograph in the most picturesque village, onlookers at the bus stop must have thought I was crazyGrinGrin My daughter didTongueGrinGrin
Saying that, you should do as you wish.
Diane
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 12:22PM
Wow Nathan, glorious colours and a great landscape.

Photograph anything you want to, its your choice and you already have an excellent portfolio. So in my humble opinion just carry on as you are.
Ray
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 2:53PM
Good to be able to make this the 50 vote
brilliant shot Nathan
Lillian
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
28 Aug 2012 3:51PM
A super colourful capture, Nathan Smile I think I prefer to try a variety of subjects - by all means try something different now and again, but as said above, sticking to one subject can become boring for the viewer. I shoot whatever takes my fancy at the time, and like to chuck in a bit of digital manipulations now and again! Wink
Trev Smile
exposure Plus
12 3.9k England
28 Aug 2012 3:59PM
A beautiful sunset , colours & tones Nathan.
Do what pleases you,what you enjoy.
Pauline.
Priti 4 5 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 4:20PM
Superb landscape with fantasic colours.
LexEquine 10 19 United States
28 Aug 2012 4:40PM
'Super Beautiful Color on this Superb Scenic Shot!' ~ LEx
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
28 Aug 2012 4:54PM
The colors here are incredible!
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
28 Aug 2012 6:52PM
Mix your photography but also find a niche, bit like me really Nathan...That's what I do, although most folk don't see the other stuff I do cause it's not up to much, but hey ho Grin

Ade
Hi Nathan
If you are getting your enjoyment out of what you have been doing then stick with what you enjoy best. I think everyone would agree that you have such a varied and enjoyable portfolio that most people like to see and look forward to what you bring next!!
Paul
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 7:09PM
PHHHHHHHHeeeewwwww!!..breathtaking Nathan!

Gareth
Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 7:37PM
Interesting question Nathan. I often face that quandary. I perhaps rather selfishly think the way you vary your subject matter, and the imaginative way you interpret it is an inspiration to all of us. Grin

Gerry
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 9:24PM
Thats a beauty Nathan, stay as you are, you are producing amazing images, Peter..
clintQB 5 51 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 9:32PM
gob smacking colours, fantastic, painting like photo
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
29 Aug 2012 3:26PM
Incredible colours, Nathan. Wow...

...as for your quandary, I will say this: Go with your heart.

There is no right or wrong. Some people may post only bird images. Others, portraiture. They do it 'cos it's what they love and it pleases them. If you put up images which please you, photography will bring you joy.

Andrew
moiral 6 12 Scotland
29 Aug 2012 5:49PM
You have loads of great comments here Nathan, so sticking my tuppence worth in too Grin. Personally I love all the different shots you come up with, some of your processing is very innovative and at times emotional. This shot is wonderful.
I love wildlife, but to capture the truely wonderful wildlife shots that I would like, I would spend hours in hides etc. So although I try to do wildlife as often as I can, I also like to capture anything else that takes my fancy. The one thing that photography has taught me, is to take more notice of my surroundings. I can now find beauty in the most mundane things. I pay attention to the light outside, and a whole variety of things that I took for granted before I took up photography as a hobby.
Go with your heart and shoot whatever takes your fancy, your shots are good no matter what the content is.
Moira
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 6:52PM
A vey lovely picture well taken,
carry on with the great pictures.my picturea are not the best but i take them for my enjoyment ,i hope that some are also liked by others, so follow your heart Nathan,many thanks for all your kind comments on my pics
Ali
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
29 Aug 2012 8:20PM
I think you should mix your images and keep us guessing Nathan, as they say variety is the spice of life. Forest Gump once said "Life is like a box of chocolates", your portfolio is just the same Nathan as we never know what we are going to get from day to day which makes viewing your images so enjoyable. I've tended to stick to the same topic for this summer as I haven't really been out and about that much and i've done all my local landscapes to death. I shall be diversifying again once the insect season is over, so you shall be seeing a wider range of subjects from me once again.
29 Aug 2012 8:56PM
Breathtaking sight, Nathan!Smile
Regards Valery
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 7:56AM

Quote:You have loads of great comments here Nathan, so sticking my tuppence worth in too Grin. Personally I love all the different shots you come up with, some of your processing is very innovative and at times emotional. This shot is wonderful.
I love wildlife, but to capture the truely wonderful wildlife shots that I would like, I would spend hours in hides etc. So although I try to do wildlife as often as I can, I also like to capture anything else that takes my fancy. The one thing that photography has taught me, is to take more notice of my surroundings. I can now find beauty in the most mundane things. I pay attention to the light outside, and a whole variety of things that I took for granted before I took up photography as a hobby.
Go with your heart and shoot whatever takes your fancy, your shots are good no matter what the content is.
Moira


Great shot Nathan full of vibrant colours. Turner-esk yes! I kinda come from a similar direction as Moira. i am into all forms of nature and photographing them (sometimes with a different slant as in my Cormorants at dawn) but photography has made me so much more aware of my surroundings-things which I took for granted before- the shadows cast by sunlight in woods etc.) but I would hate to stick to all wildlife (much as I love it) the mountains hold much for me and its refreshing to switch from one to the other. I think I am a jack of all trades master of none. I guess if I stuck to just one aspect of photography I would get a lot lot better at that but I like to change subjects and that suits me... Whatever you decide keep 'em coming! Paul
Tibetan 4 3 England
30 Aug 2012 10:37AM
Could not think of a better title very exact, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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