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KMRennie

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Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« on: August 29, 2017, 12:35:44 PM »

Taken at a wild and windy Portknockie, January this year. Ken
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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 12:55:06 PM »

Very, very nice. I can feel the water moving. How did you get the right time to get the water this "moving" and "static" at the same time. I guess it took you some time to find out ...?
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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 01:06:03 PM »

Stefan I took multiple shots with varying exposure times, this is 0.6s trying to catch a wave receding. 80kph wind blowing from left to right so waves weren't really rushing up the beach but producing very wild "chop" so every shot had different sea conditions. I did get wet while trying to get very close to the breaking waves. Ken
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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 02:02:52 PM »

Well, it paid out, I'd say. Thanks for the explanation. Too bad I don't live near the see ... makes me really want to try something like that.
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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 02:18:47 PM »

Another from the same location. Ken
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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 03:38:17 PM »

I think I like the second shot better.

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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 03:56:26 PM »

They are both beautiful images that convey a lot of feeling of what it must have been like to be standing there.  The second shot really hits me however, so much drama in that motion!

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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 04:35:43 PM »

I like the energy in the second shot but it is a "happy" shot at odds with my mood when I took it a quick conversion to monochrome how about this? Ken
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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2017, 04:53:49 PM »

Hard to say.  I love all the shots really, I'm drawn to the drama in the 2nd shot as well as the monochrome version of it.  On the other hand, the 1st really has a great contrast with the texture of the rocks and that smooth water in the foreground as it recedes.  The 2nd shot has that wonderful wave caught at its height so it probably conveys the energy more.  The foreground isn't quite as nice for that smooth to rock texture contrast however.  Hard to pick, they are all good, and convey slightly different feelings for me.

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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2017, 04:55:16 PM »

Taken at a wild and windy Portknockie, January this year. Ken

I went to Bow Fiddle Rock some years ago, but the weather was not the best and I didn't get anything worthwhile, so I have spent the last half dozen years intending to go back for another try, so now seeing your excellent image(s) has now prompted me to make the trip over to the East coast for another go at it.

Thanks Ken  ;)

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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 04:00:45 AM »

Yes, the 2nd with the big, central wave is even better. Do you know Courbets wave paintings? Reminds me.
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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2017, 02:15:44 PM »

I'll dissent: I think the first is a much better shot. I'd like to see it in b&w.

Jeremy
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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2017, 02:36:32 PM »

I'll dissent: I think the first is a much better shot. I'd like to see it in b&w.

Jeremy
Another vote for the first. I have compared the two several times now and the first one really reaches my psyche.

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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 07:17:26 AM »

I prefer the first too :)

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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2017, 11:06:42 AM »

The image at the top of the post is beautiful.

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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2017, 12:16:18 PM »

Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments. This is a mono conversion of the first image. I wish that I had a little more at the bottom of the image but getting too close was asking to get very wet. Taken at 29mm so I was very close to the breaking water. Ken
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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2017, 02:06:09 PM »

Well to my eye, the mono version above is a real cracker (that means very good BTW)  :)

I'll bet this version would look really good printed, but not too large IMHO (A4 perhaps?), as sometimes images like this I believe look better presented in a sort of diminutive way, that draws the viewer into their detail and I definitely think this is a good candidate for that.

Dave
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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2017, 02:23:43 PM »

Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments. This is a mono conversion of the first image. I wish that I had a little more at the bottom of the image but getting too close was asking to get very wet. Taken at 29mm so I was very close to the breaking water. Ken

You've done the conversion very well. That's a fine shot, even better than the colour version.

Jeremy
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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2017, 02:47:24 PM »

You've done the conversion very well. That's a fine shot, even better than the colour version.

Jeremy
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Re: Bow Fiddle Rock (again)
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2017, 06:40:45 PM »

that's a great shot! I like the original colored one.
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