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shaunw

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Coniston Water...English Lakes
« on: January 02, 2013, 04:34:05 PM »

Shot Sept 2012 from a very wet overcast Lake District, the colour worked ok, i think the mono worked better?


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Re: Coniston Water...English Lakes
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 01:22:13 AM »

Hmmm... not sure.  There are a lot of hard contrasts here.  I've invested several minutes looking at it trying to decide, and in the end that says something in itself.

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Re: Coniston Water...English Lakes
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 06:36:16 AM »

I like it, the hard contrast doesn't bother me too much. Actually I think that it helps to focus on the essential and lets discover other details later on.
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Re: Coniston Water...English Lakes
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 04:57:14 PM »

This version has been softened from a contrast point of view...it was possibly a little harsh? ive opened up the shadows a tad as well.

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Re: Coniston Water...English Lakes
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 06:33:47 PM »

Much better with the highs pulled down a little.
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Re: Coniston Water...English Lakes
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 03:51:45 AM »

Much better with the highs pulled down a little.

Agreed. I wonder if the shadows couldn't stand being opened up a little more, though.

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Re: Coniston Water...English Lakes
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 09:54:18 AM »

Agreed. I wonder if the shadows couldn't stand being opened up a little more, though.

Jeremy
I agree.
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Re: Coniston Water...English Lakes
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2013, 03:24:02 PM »

Hi Jeremy and Eric

Yer the shadows could certainly be be opened up further, but iam fairly happy with it as is....currently, i guess its subjective/personal preferences from here on in, this is one of those where i may feel differently about it next month/year
That evening was grim dull dank over cast night with slight drizzle in the air....my vision for this one is to convey that, hence the darks/shadows predominate.....will it suit the majority....unlikely.

thanks for thoughts

Shaun....and happy new year to you both/all
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Re: Coniston Water...English Lakes
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2013, 03:30:02 PM »

My $0.02 worth:
The two renditions definitely convey different impressions and emotions.
Both work - just depends on what you want to communicate.

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Re: Coniston Water...English Lakes
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2013, 01:39:34 AM »

After reading others' comments I should probably explain mine.  Use the word 'contrast' around a group of photographers and people think of black and white tones - especially with a B&W image!  But I was referring more to the subject matter - the open pier inviting someone to run out off the end, but the post in the middle that stops you from doing so.  The rigidity of the pier and the soft movement of the clouds and the water.  Following the horizontal banding of the boards up from the bottom, past the lake and then running into the horizon... things like that.

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Re: Coniston Water...English Lakes
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 07:34:35 AM »

My $0.02 worth:
The two renditions definitely convey different impressions and emotions.
Both work - just depends on what you want to communicate.

Thanks Tony..totally agree not only with regard to this image but everything on here its all about the creators interpretation. Subjectively there are a thousand ways to fine tune any image, its about what you want to convey/ what message your attempting to send...and not too infrequently just how you felt as you were processing it...often a week wait before posting helps arrive at an optimal view.

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Re: Coniston Water...English Lakes
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2013, 07:39:17 AM »

After reading others' comments I should probably explain mine.  Use the word 'contrast' around a group of photographers and people think of black and white tones - especially with a B&W image!  But I was referring more to the subject matter - the open pier inviting someone to run out off the end, but the post in the middle that stops you from doing so.  The rigidity of the pier and the soft movement of the clouds and the water.  Following the horizontal banding of the boards up from the bottom, past the lake and then running into the horizon... things like that.

Thanks Mike
yes i see exactly what you mean ...contrast between the focal elements as opposed to luminosity contrast. This any better for running off the end? ;D



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