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Frozen lake III

By saltireblue    
The same location as the two previous images with the same title - well, not exactly the same, they were I and II.
I wanted to get out to the bench to take some images, but the whole of the foreground between me and the bench was sheet ice, and I didn't want to end up plastered because of a broken limb!

I am uncertain about cropping the rhs back to the tree - couldn't decide, so left it as it is...any thoughts?

EDIT: Cropped version uploaded.

Many thanks indeed to all who showed their interest in the previous lake image - much appreciated.

Thanks for bothering.

Tags: Landscape Water Bench Silhouette Lake Trees Seat Black and white Asker

Voters: sherlob, Philip_H, mrswoolybill and 51 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2210 United Kingdom
18 May 2020 7:54AM
I'm holding up a piece of card and I think your proposed crop works - because of the equivalent (not quite the right word) tree on the left.

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woolybill1 Plus
13 31 76 United Kingdom
18 May 2020 8:07AM
Is not the accepted word 'stopper'? I take it to be some way of preventing the eye from leaving the scene; containment, if you wish. As on the left here, stopping the right would work, which I would prefer. I might in fact apply a 16x9 crop to reduce the foreground; that would be more contentious, though.
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
18 May 2020 8:08AM
One of those scenes that has many crops available, unfortunately the one of you going a over t is not available GrinGrin
Alfie_P Plus
12 261 2 United Kingdom
18 May 2020 8:25AM
V1 seems to be the one that sits right for me
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
18 May 2020 8:28AM
both version are very very good
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
18 May 2020 8:42AM
Version one for me, Malc.
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
18 May 2020 8:52AM
Prefer the lead shot 😁

Better to be safe than sorry 😁
AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
18 May 2020 9:08AM
I think v1 works best Malc. Not sure about having a largish white area on the edge of the frame. Great mono.
18 May 2020 9:48AM
i'm happier with v.1
18 May 2020 10:11AM
I'm leaning towards the main upload. The approach I might take, working from the main one, would be to crop out the left tree completely, with the cropping point midway between the two trees on the left.
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 163 16 United Kingdom
18 May 2020 10:48AM
I like both MalcSmileSmile

Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
18 May 2020 11:35AM
So many options - I'd focus mainly on the bench and the tree.
18 May 2020 11:53AM
I think I would chose the version, for the same reasons as yourself.
mac Plus
18 6 Scotland
18 May 2020 11:53AM
Cropped V1 I prefer, but it does put the seat dead centre of frame. The ground looks quite lethal so better sticking to the path.
mistere Plus
6 6 3 England
18 May 2020 12:13PM
Having weighed up all of the available options, Malc. I think V2 is best.
Just the bench and the houses in the background. oh, it's not there...
Never mind SmileSmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 15 England
18 May 2020 12:13PM
A fine stark mono sho, Malc - think I o for the version as my fave of the two 👍
Trev 😀
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 16 Canada
18 May 2020 2:20PM
I think you could have lots of versions. And everyone would see it differently. I like both versions and also think Alan's thought would be good too.
18 May 2020 3:10PM
For me, V1 works best, with the bench a little more central.
In both versions it's good that the water line is over the top of the bench, and below would've been fine but, not level with...
(Well that's b----- obvious, I hear you say.) Wink

18 May 2020 3:11PM
Frankly my dear old fruit I haven't a clue but at the risk of appearing to be a complete 'derriere' my inclination would be to crop out the white space on the right (leaving a section of the tree to balance out the shape on the left) but leave the foreground as it is in the lead. For me the crop chops out a rather subtle variation in the light and texture of the foreground which seems a shame. Moreover the crop feels a little claustrophobic; the lead seems to 'breath a little more easily.' It must be the Tunes. 🥴 (Yes, I know, Looney Toons, might as well get that in before anyone else does!) As you can imagine I have been led by the science and therefore don't even know what day of the week it is. 🙃 I hope this is helpful but I doubt it.
I remain yours, (subject to the whims of one or more of the four horsemen of the apocalypse alleged by some to have been at the recent Cheltenham Festival), Brigadier Bertram 'Bunty' Bapps. (The operation was not quite the success I had hoped for. 🥴 )
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
18 May 2020 5:07PM
Excellent quality mono images...
Isabel GrinGrin
dark_lord Plus
16 2.5k 663 England
18 May 2020 7:40PM
V1 for me, tighter and more balanced. Interesting what a small change can make.
chase Plus
14 1.6k 359 England
19 May 2020 10:04PM
The crop works much better for me Malc, just removing that light space at the edge of the frame.
It does put the bench rathe central though so maybe a crop from the left to remove that tree totally would work, thus putting the bench onto the left third.
Now, next time, take your ice skates, no excuses then Wink

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