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  • Sabreur

    Thanks for taking time to comment.

    Martyn - the shot was deliberately tightly framed to focus on the hand and arm. The image I uploaded today is a wider view, so perhaps you could look at that and compare the two.
    • 24 Feb 2011 9:56PM
  • Glasgow Jim & His AA Truck

    Making the most of any opportunity! Well worth the HC.
    • 24 Nov 2006 1:55PM
  • Little Falls

    Have number 30, Col. Like the simple composition - not trying to get too much in.
    • 15 Nov 2006 2:19PM
  • My Island 2

    I prefer the feel of this one to the other version.
    • 14 Nov 2006 10:46PM
  • Sandro

    It's an interesting expression you've aptured, Davie - I don't think he is quite sure about what is happening.
    • 14 Nov 2006 10:45PM
  • The Boathouse

    Well deserved HC - worth going through the bog for!
    • 14 Nov 2006 10:11PM
  • For My Friends

    That's a good capture of a rapidly changing view.

    Thank's for organising the walk, and for your company.
    • 14 Nov 2006 10:09PM
  • My Turn!

    The soft look is effective, here. I am wondering whether this is a lttle too close, as a slightly wider view would perhaps make a little more of the reflection.
    • 14 Nov 2006 3:34PM
  • Black Rock Cottage

    The different composition tot he standard shot works well here. Petra. You've made the most of the light hitting the cottage.
    • 14 Nov 2006 3:31PM

    Scott, I'd agree with the other comments that you have the foundations of a good image here. The composition is good, with foreground interest leading you towards the main falls.

    A couple of things to consider for next time:

    1. Cropping the top, or using ND grads, to remove the burnt out sky.
    2. There is some flare. This might be some dust on your lens (which is more likely to show at small apertures) or might be due to the angle of the sun. As I assume that you don't have a lens hood, you could instead use a piece of card to shield the front element. You need to hold it so that it is out of the frame, but casts a shadow over the lens.

    As Luke suggested, going back on a dull, overcast day can also help to smooth out the lighting.
    • 10 Nov 2006 4:49PM
  • Waiting For The Light

    Quote:Have you been for a dip?

    jelsmack should take up fortune telling Wink

    Good choice for black and white.
    • 7 Nov 2006 2:46PM
  • Grassy Plains

    I'd say it is one to leave in colour.
    • 18 Oct 2006 10:03AM
  • Stalker & Seaweed : Bleached Colour

    The brighter line of seaweed helps to take your eye into the picture. I like the bleached effect - works well with the weed and the rocks.
    • 18 Oct 2006 9:20AM
  • misterious woods pt2

    Very good on its own, but also prefer the first one.
    • 17 Oct 2006 10:33AM
  • Veni Vidi Vici

    Quote:Awful pun... wonderful shot.

    Couldn't agree more Wink
    • 17 Oct 2006 10:32AM
  • Autumn

    Congrats on the EC - well deserved.
    • 16 Oct 2006 7:37AM
  • 5


    I think you've captured the light rays well, but I'd be tempted to go for a square crop as suggested by Roy. I'm not sure that the foreground at the very bottom of the frame is adding much.
    • 15 Oct 2006 9:31PM
  • Wastwater

    A very good version of a classic view - you've made good use of the curve of the shore. The only thing I would probably like to see is to include a little water behind the foreground rock. This is a minor point, though.
    • 7 Oct 2006 9:47PM
  • Misty Blue

    Like the mist and the layered effect.
    • 3 Oct 2006 10:45AM
  • Sandsend Groynes


    Well-judged exposure, giving just the right amount of blur, allied with the composition.

    Looks like you had a good couple of days after the workshop.

    • 3 Oct 2006 10:24AM
  • The Storm Breaker

    Like the powerful angle of the breakwater, and the swirling ebb of the water.
    • 3 Oct 2006 9:53AM
  • Whitby Essence

    Interesting to read the debate on the composition. The strong diagonal of the boards and the left-hand post supporting the railings (in turn supporting the lifebuoy) both make good contributions to the whole.
    • 2 Oct 2006 10:00PM
  • Padley Niagara

    I was there myself this afternoon, Nick - look out for a couple of shots in the next few days.

    You're right about the amount of colour in the water at the moment.
    • 2 Oct 2006 6:34PM
  • Forget me Knot

    The limited DoF is great on this, Jason. The composition is striking, centred on the knot.
    • 18 Sep 2006 10:33PM
  • The Black Nab

    Let me be the first to say how good this is.

    The low angle makes the most of the foreground, and I like the way the rocks and the foredground act to lead your eye to the Nab.

    Good to meet you over the weekend.
    • 18 Sep 2006 11:59AM
  • Jetsam II

    "Look at what you could have won" Wink

    I like the panoramic crop, and a well-judged amount of movement in the water.
    • 18 Sep 2006 11:34AM
  • Sunrise

    You've really captured the feel of the place at sunrise - I was there a few months ago and saw the sunrise.
    • 17 Sep 2006 8:24PM
  • Edinburgh Castle

    This is a good idea, but I think that it would be stronger if you cropped it into a panorama, loosing some the of the darkness at the bottom, and some of the darker clouds at the top. This would make the castle stand out more against the sky.

    I don't know what (if any) post-processing you've done, but there seems to be a slight sharpening halo around the castle.
    • 5 Aug 2006 8:55AM
  • wheear 'as ta bin

    Love the light just catching the grass.

    Have number 30.
    • 22 Jun 2006 9:33PM
  • Asar Malik

    Like the pose and the composition.
    • 21 Jun 2006 10:04PM