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MattNQ

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Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« on: April 12, 2012, 12:01:14 PM »

A couple of seascapes from today. Murky water & dreary day meant mono was needed to breathe some life into these.  ;D
I'm not fully convinced by the third one. Be interested to hear your thoughts.








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Tony Jay

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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 04:36:31 PM »

IMHO none of these quite work.

Mostly I feel the compositions don't work but focus, especially in the second image is an issue.
Trying a B/W conversion was worth trying though.

Nonetheless keep at it, work the site, and the great compositions will come.

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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 08:02:00 PM »

Thanks Tony. I appreciate the honest feedback
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Tony Jay

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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 10:43:59 PM »

Addendum:

Working on a computer with a slow wireless modem!!
Didn't even know that there were four images initially!

The focus issue I was referring to is in the third image not the second.
Humblest apologies.

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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012, 10:12:20 PM »

Shot this location again, but at sunrise yesterday.
I think this composition is more effective - what do you think?
Still not as strong as I would have liked though.





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Tony Jay

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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012, 10:41:00 PM »

Hi Matt

I really think the second shot works really well!
First shot not so much - bit monochrome - unlike the second one that has wonderfully subtle hues and tones.

Well done

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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 12:25:52 AM »

What Tony said, me too.

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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 03:39:47 AM »

The B&Ws do nothing for me: they all seem rather overdone.

The two colour shots are much more attractive and interesting. I respectfully disagree that the second is preferable; the colours don't look real to me. The study in blue, with its misty water, appeals much more.

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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2012, 03:09:35 PM »

I agree with Kikashi.
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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012, 05:53:23 PM »

The B&Ws do nothing for me: they all seem rather overdone.

The two colour shots are much more attractive and interesting. I respectfully disagree that the second is preferable; the colours don't look real to me. The study in blue, with its misty water, appeals much more.
Jeremy


It's a lovely shot, and the cool, monochromatic look makes it.

Rob C

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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2012, 06:52:31 PM »

I like the blue one. Good on you for getting back out there.
But what is a tree doing rooted in the ocean???
Scott

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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2012, 07:59:53 PM »

Thank you all for the feedback.
Scott, It is a funny spot for a tree. The tree is not a mangrove, but must be some other coastal/marine species. Doesn't seem to be exactly flourishing though.
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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2012, 05:42:41 AM »

Hi Matt

The images do intigue me and I am fascinated to know where you shot them.

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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2012, 09:09:48 PM »

Tony,

Rowes Bay, Townsville, Australia,  just to the north of the old Jezzine Barracks at Kissing Point.
Link to location on google maps below.
I found the location on Google maps when looking for interesting rocky coastline.

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&ll=-19.239389,146.800081&spn=0.001252,0.002708&t=h&z=20

Looking at this again from the air, that tree might actually be a mangrove (shows my lack of botanical knowledge ;D) - still has leaves in this picture.

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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2012, 10:53:54 PM »

Thanks Matt

I pass through Townsville regularly on the way to various photographic jaunts but have to confess that I don't have a meaningful image of the area.
As you know even exploring relatively small parts of Queenslands coastline is a massive but always fun exercise.

I assume by your pseudonym that you are based somewhere in North Queensland.
A lot of grist for the photographic mill.

I look forward to seeing more images of your expeditions.

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Tony Jay
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Re: Rowes Bay seascapes in mono
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2012, 02:50:48 AM »

As others have said, the B&W images are too strong for my taste; however, the color ones, both of them, are very fine.
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