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Colonsay Creels

By widtink
Just a wee still life here. I liked the contrast of the blues and browns

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22 Nov 2012 11:42PM
Well seen and composed.

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
23 Nov 2012 4:50AM
Great photo ! I love this blue rope you guys have up there - have never seen it here ! I also like the combination of colours in this image !! Well taken Smile
Tibetan 5 3 England
23 Nov 2012 8:22AM
That rope is very popular it is appearing every where lol. the fishermen at Hastings Sussex use it a lot also!, perhaps it is impervious to salt water, like the creels very Maritime looking, nice classic photo, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
iancrowson Plus
7 211 146 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 10:18AM
An interesting image showing a local type of creel.
Shot in bright light the highlights are on the bright side but detail still mostly there.
Good selective focusing showing the detailing on the nearest.
Composition is OK but have a look at my second mod where the image is reversed. I feel my eye is better led there.
I've also tried to reduce the highlights and lowered the green sat a little.
I have enjoyed seeing your photos from the Inner Isles,
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
23 Nov 2012 10:53AM
Thanks Ian for your comments and mods i thought i was getting there as far as comp goes lolWink i quite liked my comp BUT once again your comp is easier on the eye how did you "flip" it i never knew that was possible.
Cheers Leon hope you are keeping well.

iancrowson Plus
7 211 146 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 11:09AM
I used Photoshop CS6. - image - image rotation - flip canvas horizontal.
I guess you can do this in PS Elements and also in GIMP which is free and very useful software.
It generally considered ok to flip images so long as there is no writing or is not of a well known scene, i.e. putting Big Ben on the wrong side of Westminster Bridge.
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
23 Nov 2012 12:19PM
yup iam with you cheers again Ian

banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3849 Canada
23 Nov 2012 4:11PM
You did try to anticipate the brightness with the -1/3, good thinking, however, after the fact it looks like -2/3 might have worked better. Just check the histogram view on your LCD and you can make adjustments on the fly.

Nice colourful shot. Composition would be improved by having the space on the right rather than the left, as in the mod.

Colours are over saturated, - you may have used a vivid mode, or cranked them up in post processing. be careful when you do this that you have a calibrated monitor, or you may not be seeing the colours and tones accurately.

Anyway, - a wall hanger in a fishing pub, - even in mono which I will have a go at.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
23 Nov 2012 4:17PM
yup reckon i maybe got carried away a wee bit in lightroom Wink

paulbroad 10 123 1234 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 5:23PM
I think I would have gone the full stop under then brought the shadows back a bit with the dodge tool. I would also have been at f5.6 or f8 to use the lens sweet spot. No need for such a wide aperture here.

It seems to me that a lot of people buy standard 50mm lenses just to use them at near full aperture for some reason.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
23 Nov 2012 5:27PM
Hi Paul it was an attempt to isolate the main subject of the photoSmile

troosers 5 2 Scotland
8 Dec 2012 12:55AM
I like it, its colourful, to me its well composed, I like the leading pot in focus with the focus the dropping slightly the further you go into the picture, Nice one.

Regards, Donald.
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
8 Dec 2012 8:04AM
Cheers Donald Wink

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