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By simben
Taken on a misty morning

Tags: Landscape Landscape and travel

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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 3:50PM
Beautiful light through the trees. A lovely capture with good detail in the reflections too. I'd take off the tiny bit of detail top left, but that's only a small point. Personally I would crop about a quarter off the left so that the eye goes to the edge of the triangle of light to the left of the tree.

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14 Jan 2009 3:55PM
Very atmospheric
Lighting great
FredF 10 1 France
14 Jan 2009 4:00PM
Nice atmospheric shot, superb light. Well taken.

yosser 7 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 4:07PM
I like the atmosphere and lighting of the shot. I agree that i would remove the detail in the top left. I also find the tree at the top right of the shot distracting. Perhaps croping this and the rocks at the bottom of the shot may impove the compersition.
Hugeknot 11 1.2k 2 Iceland
14 Jan 2009 4:31PM
Only one point of criticism... I can't vote!
14 Jan 2009 4:51PM
well done here my friend
alfpics Plus
14 361 England
14 Jan 2009 4:57PM
Lovely shafts of light. Don't know whether it would have been possible, but I would have been tempted to try and get the camera down to water level, and capture a mirror image of the reflections as well!

edit: and then try a landscape photo, perhaps?
TonyFrith 9 3 6 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 5:12PM
agree about the crop off the top
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3532 Canada
14 Jan 2009 10:23PM
A nice shot Simon, - youve captured a really nice evening scene.

Theres a couple of elements in this that could be focal points; the reflection of the tree at the bottom is one, and then the light through the mist at the bend of the path is another.

I notice youve used a portrait format for this, - and I assume you were trying to include the foreground rock as an entry into the shot?

I think this time the rock is so small its not significant, and theres more than enough in there to draw the eye.

For me it depends on which element you want to feature, - which would determine how you would crop it, - and Ive loaded 3 options. The strongest element that can draw the eye in is the path leading in from the right imo, and if you were to shoot this again, perhaps a landscape format using this would be worth a try.

Otherwise, Ive done some simple tweaks, - increased contrast, sharpened, lifted foreground shadows, and removed a little pice of greenery top left.

I hope you find this helpful,


15 Jan 2009 1:59AM
As a complete novice, I can't comment on the curves, tone etc, but personnaly I love the original picture with the rock, water and the light from the top of the trees actually draws my eye to the path/light and for me, a perfect spot where i can see myself sitting on the rock enjoying the view. Any clues on location please?
simben 12 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2009 5:57PM
Thank you for the encouraging comments and advice. There is a lot of food for thought there which will make me think long and hard.
The location is the Basingstoke Canal in Surrey.
29 Jun 2009 1:47PM
You have the light , and a wonderful golden center, With good reflection in the foreground....I love it, Simon just put it in for a vote,
That's a great image


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