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Dave (Isle of Skye)

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Elgol
« on: August 17, 2014, 02:43:16 pm »

From a couple of nights ago.

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Re: Elgol
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 09:25:14 pm »

An interesting perspective. I like it though I have to also wonder how this would translate as a B&W. The rocks are so rich for it.
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Re: Elgol
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 04:21:29 am »

I like the warm light on those round boulders. The shape change between the roundish foreground and the "angular" mid and far (cliff and mountains) shapes is also very nice. There's beautiful shapes, textures and of course, light in this image.
Well done.
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Re: Elgol
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 05:01:15 pm »

I agree with Francois that the textural contrast between the eroded round foreground rocks and the more angular background ones provides additional interest.  Nicely done.  I'm curious, though, if there was something less pleasing on the sides that prompted you to crop it as vertically as you did?  I might be inclined to include a little more on the sides (particularly on the left, if possible) if that doesn't add something distracting.
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Dave (Isle of Skye)

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Re: Elgol
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2014, 07:13:46 am »

An interesting perspective. I like it though I have to also wonder how this would translate as a B&W. The rocks are so rich for it.

Yes Chris, I also thought shortly after posting this image, how a B&W version might turn out, so leave it with me and I will see what I can do  :)

I agree with Francois that the textural contrast between the eroded round foreground rocks and the more angular background ones provides additional interest.  Nicely done.  I'm curious, though, if there was something less pleasing on the sides that prompted you to crop it as vertically as you did?  I might be inclined to include a little more on the sides (particularly on the left, if possible) if that doesn't add something distracting.

The lens I used for this shot was the 24mm T-SE to allow me to get sharp detail from only inches in front of the lens, right through to the far distance, so a fixed prime and as such this was the best view I could get, because I couldn't zoom in or out. To the right and just out of shot is a holiday rental cottage, quite nice but with modern double glazing and to the left the clouds were really obscuring any more detail in the mountains, also at this time of the year we see lots of not very pretty tour boats moored up in this bay to the left of this shot, which are used for day trips over to Loch Coruisk, so I found what I thought was the best position in the circumstances that framed all these distractions out of the shot and allowed me to capture sharp detail all the way through the image.

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Re: Elgol
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2014, 10:13:41 am »

And here is a B&W version  ;)

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Re: Elgol
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2014, 10:35:12 am »

I find the B&W to be more pleasing but both are excellent
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Re: Elgol
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2014, 05:08:06 pm »

Have to agree with Walt...
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Re: Elgol
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2014, 05:13:26 pm »

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Re: Elgol
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2014, 05:33:34 am »

Nice photograph... Good memories!!!

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Re: Elgol
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2014, 10:06:51 am »

I prefer the colour version but both are worthy. Imo the vertical suits the composition and leads the eye very nicely from the foreground to the background. Well done. :)

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Re: Elgol
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2014, 08:50:45 pm »

I prefer the colour version but both are worthy. Imo the vertical suits the composition and leads the eye very nicely from the foreground to the background. Well done. :)
Me too.
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Re: Elgol
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2014, 06:52:58 pm »

They both look good to me.  I suppose it just depends on what it's for.
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Re: Elgol
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2014, 08:16:36 am »

I agree - B&W. Great tones and perspective.
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Re: Elgol
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2014, 06:44:36 pm »

A superb photo, Dave. Well-composed with great lighting and texture in colour makes for an equally wonderful B&W.
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Re: Elgol
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2014, 11:49:28 am »

The colour one for me, the warm and rich colours of the sunset are just beautiful in these rocks.

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Re: Elgol
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2014, 10:07:24 am »

Thanks guys - sorry I took my time (again) getting back to you, and thanking you for your comments, but I thought my thread had dropped off the bottom of the list the last time I checked, so I wasn't really expecting any more comments.

But what the heck, I am glad a I looked in and so glad you like both versions of the image - so thanks again and also for temporarily bumping it back up the list  ;)

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