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Another image from Rainham Marshes taken last week when there was a hazy sun hovering somewhere overhead. Apart from trade ships and ferries carrying on their business up and down the Thames, there was a smattering of yachts making the most of the good weather. Here's one with a gantry thing in the background. I've no idea what it is but no doubt someone on here will know.
The colour tone is a cool blue but it's entirely natural so it saved me some work converting to mono. Smile

V2 facing the other way with some heavier river traffic.

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Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Feb 2013 - 1:02 PM
Focal Length:155mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.9
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Thames at Rainham
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:22 Feb 2013 - 1:00 PM
Tags:General, Haze, Landscape / travel, Thames, Transport, Water
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests


CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 1:06 PM

A good composition, Chris, have no idea what the gantry thingy is, but no doubt someone on here will know Smile Carol

nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 1:08 PM

Nice compo and lovely tone.

prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 1:35 PM

A beauty.

22 Feb 2013 - 3:00 PM

I very much like the colour in this one - very subdued and appealing.

Have no idea what that structure in the background is - looks like it's got a observation deck in the middle. The other thing I notice is the power lines and structures - they look just like the ones we have here.


mrswoolybill Critique Team 8776 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1266 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 3:26 PM

What hits me here is the contrast between these two, taken at the same location. The romantic in me favours the lazy near-emptiness of V1.

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 3:52 PM

I like the cool calm feel to V1. - garuy

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 4:18 PM

The bright hazy light seems to be a feature of the Thames Estuary. I like the natural monochrome effect. v1 has a lovely balance to it as well as a contrast between leisure and industry.


AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 4:34 PM

Amazing natural tones Chris - but they have created a beautiful image.

23 Feb 2013 - 9:31 PM

The gantry thing is one of the lesser Thames Barriers on the various rivers which flow into the Thames Estuary.They can be raised or lowered,as necessary.Grin
Curious shot,it looks as though the yacht is about to run aground.

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