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#1 geedee

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:25 AM

Went down to where the old boat hulks lie in the hope of capturing something interesting there was great light and frost on the bones of the hulks and ice on the ground, and came away with this as being my favoured pic of the day...?  CC welcomed.

 

f11  1/200th   ISO 100   Tamron 150-200 tripod mounted at 150mm pattern metering.

 

Have never seen a Kingfisher in real life though while amongst the hulks one landed on the prow of the hulk closest to me, no more than  circa 3 meters distant, I suspect I was more surprised than the kingfisher which disappeared as quickly as he had appeared...Did I grab a pic... NO chance.!!! 

 

 

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:05 AM

Gedee - I really, really like the look of the trees in the background.  This is a nice one!  You've got the foreground, the mid-ground and the background well defined.  I'm sure the landscape folks can lend more of a hand, but less water in the front and a little brighter, not to kill the shadow effect or anything; but the trees are gorgeous!


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:29 AM

nice, has that quire serene morning look to it.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:21 AM

Very nice image with great mood and soft light.  I would crop some of the water in the foreground but keep the image wide, I think that might look nice.



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 12:16 PM

Beautiful, quiet mood that you captured Geedee. Since it is more or less monotone you might try converting to black and white and see how you like that. I love the frost(?) on the ground in the background with the trees. Beautiful scene

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:55 PM

Thanks for sharing your thinking guys.

 

Jonny, I framed it up to include the reflections of the breakwater in the water, initially I set up for a tighter crop on the breakwater and the birds though the trees drew me in.

 

Yup, Peter it was a brightly lit still morning after a frosty night... sooperb..(-:

 

David  I have cropped tighter as both you and Jonny suggested and converted to B&W as Mark suggested...Also included a wider view of the scene with no PP other than converting to JPEG from RAW.  The bright low sun was making things difficult but I sure ain`t complaining..(-:

 

Mark it was indeed frost on the distant foreshore, the brighter line below it is mud uncovered by the dropping tide the bright sun on the mud causing marginally visible evaporation.   

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:03 AM

For me, its the trees on the opposite bank that's the subject.  Its a lovely piece of work


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:15 PM

I personally am partial to the narrowest crop. Even though I do like the reflection of the breakwater, I (like Roderick) think the trees on the other bank are the main subject, and the reflection takes my eye away from that.


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