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Sand Dune Fencing 7

By WilliamRoar
So. I got a Canon EOS 600 for Christmas and have already shot two rolls of film with it. The best thing is that I don't have to lug around two sets of lenses if I want to shoot 35mm film.

Last week I (finally) decided to purchase a dedicated film scanner so I could get decent sized scans, so I splashed 170 on this Plustek 7400, and was very impressed with the size and quality of the scan (64MP at 7200dpi!).

So in addition to cloning the bar at the top (difficult making it look natural), anything else to make a stronger image? The audience at camera club tonight were rather fond of the darkroom print I presented.
Canon EOS 600 loaded with Ilford PAN 400.
Developed in ID11 for 20 minutes at 1+3.
Scanned with a Plustek 7400 at 3600dpi.

Tags: Film Black and white Landscape and travel Analouge

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KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 175 England
14 Jan 2012 6:56AM
I think you've already mentioned the minor niggle (bar along the top). Apart from that, this is a well balanced image, with a wonderful rustic fence winding its way through the frame - brilliant in b&w! Smile

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jamestheboy 10 447 5 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2012 10:49AM
I do like black and white photos and this is very good well done

james Smile
SueEley 13 279 96 Wales
14 Jan 2012 6:27PM
Film is great to use and I do like this shot. It's a great subject and you have a good range of tones. Think you could have made your life easier by composing to avoid including the sky if it is bland. You maybe could have found a nice diagonal composition, with little or no sky at all. Then you could have cloned grass over if you wanted. A yellow or orange filter will make shots more punchy, but it will also increase the exposure time - if you don't currently use a tripod, you might find you need one Sad !
NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2012 8:10PM
i absolutely love the snaking fence in contrasty light, the picture is all there in the fencing, above that the image has no quality and no interest and its just pulling my eye from the reason you saw the picture in the first place.

if you crop above the fencing and lose the blown sky (which on my screen looks heavily pixelated) and concentrate on where its at, then you are left with a really great image. also the bright area of sand in the bottm left could be cropped away too, leaving just the 2 diagonal bands of fence. then it moves out the snapshot zone and enters a graphic design / pattern abstract sort of image level.

best regards and well seen but look at what interests you and dont feel obliged to take in the whole.
Jestertheclown 11 8.0k 252 England
14 Jan 2012 8:39PM
I'm inclined to agree with Phil.
All of the interest is in the central part of the image.
You're already aware that the bar at the top could do with being removed; I think the best thing you can do with the sky would be to remove it at the same time.
rambler Plus
11 1.0k 17 England
14 Jan 2012 9:34PM
I have uploaded another modification where I have simply cropped the shot to remove the sky and a sliver off the left hand edge.

See what you think.


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