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24-11-09, 09:29 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Thank you for your comments guys. Much appreciated, but I must respond to a few of your suggestions as I wasn't able to do as you advise because of what else I had to hide out of shot.
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In the first one the scrub and weeds are distracting. I would have taken the photo a bit lower to the ground or moved in to avoid it. The stones are great in the walkway.
I tried it with the tripod set lower and it didn't work as you could see the bank of an island in middle of the lake that cut across level with my waist and spoilt the silhouetting against the water. Again moving the tripod forward to avoid the scrub and pebbles meant you could not get the angle for my silhouette against the water as my tripod wouldn't extend high enough to achieve this without the far bank showing too.
The best I could do was to do some tidying up, to remove the worst of the distracting clutter from the foreground and some of the grass and twigs that were interfering with the jetty posts.
The other thing I should let on, is I didn't take this shot. I left that bit to the professional photographer who helped me set it up and directed me on how I should pose for it.
Jinky, believe me when I say the second shot of Derwent Water looks better in monochrome than colour. As I said, the brief was to show how tranquil it was there and I believe that is what I have captured in this image. You have to admit it does look very peaceful, doesn't it. Also, if you would like to see a shot of the whole run of the falls I do have one which I may soon add to my gallery.
Finally, I chose these four shots to illustrate my newly acquired editing skills. Do any of you have any comments about how these images have been edited?
Oh and this is for Chris, these shots were taken with my new 12-60mm f/2.8-4 lens. I have to say I'm impressed, on the whole, with how it performed.
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