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A few from around the Fife coast
« on: October 22, 2017, 08:26:54 AM »
Crail harbour at Dawn






The Isle of May sitting out in the Firth of Forth


Simple composition of the sunrise colours

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Re: A few from around the Fife coast
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 08:35:48 AM »
Looking East from Pittenweem


Pittenweem harbour






A quick shot of the Rail bridge


Some of these were to try out a new lens. The new lens being the Zeiss Loxia 21mm.

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Re: A few from around the Fife coast
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 03:06:09 PM »
Those are stunningly beautiful. Very interesting to see the results of the Loxia.
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Re: A few from around the Fife coast
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 03:33:27 PM »
Thanks Douglas, From the 2nd set no's 1,4 and 5 are the Loxia.

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Re: A few from around the Fife coast
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 08:27:29 PM »
As usual, none of this is criticism- it is the image's effect on me
1. Too much in it and 2. is what I would have done- my pick of this set.
3. left right balance- they should put features on both sides for the togs :grin:
4 does not do a lot for me I am afraid.
second set
1. I would halve the rocks and halve the sky- ie turn the portrait into a landscape.
# over 2 as less big foreground pier.  Nice touch with the little pink cloud and great leading lines.  I would throw the red safety station out with a little dab of content aware fill.
4 great angle but too much pier in foreground.
Nice balance of content on the bridge.

I have to repeat - these are the effects on me and you probably have binned more landscapes than I have taken.
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Re: A few from around the Fife coast
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 10:05:02 PM »
Set 1
#2 is just a crop from #1 and 2 was the first choice
#3, I'll have words and see if they can build something suitable :lol:
#4, Possibly work as an impressionist type shot with a bit of icm (intentional camera movement)

Set 2
#1, I wanted to get down onto those rocks but the tide was coming in and it was a bit of a jump to get across to them. I would have made it if I really wanted to but thought better of it

I prefer #3 over 2 also and I just forgot to remove the red box. oops

#4, I think i would choose a slightly different comp if i was to re shoot it

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Re: A few from around the Fife coast
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 01:41:44 PM »
Looking at Set 1
#1,#2,#3
For me, #2 is the pick of the three, but I do find my eye wandering off to the left where the beach has been cut off.

#4, #5
Both work as somewhat 'abstract' / generic scenes - the sort of thing that you might find as fairly 'neutral' art in a hotel / conference centre, etc. Calm, gentle tones, to help soothe the minds of busy individuals at the end of a hectic day.

Set 2
#1 Not sure on this one - I don't think a simple crop would work, as you'd have to 'cut' though some of the rocks, and lose the clean bottom edge to the image.
You could crop the sky somewhat, but there's nothing much in the distance as a main subject.

#2, #3 - I actually prefer #2, the square crop, because of the way the symmetry of the pier and the lighter patch of water - the portrait view crops the water, and you lose this, which I feel weakens the image.

#4 - As Jon mentions, there's definitely potential there, but the foreground seems to take up too much of hte image. perhaps simply cropping some off the bottom might help?

#5 - The lighting shows the bridge structure beautifully, but personally the pier / jetty in the lower left is too intrusive - I'd be tempted to crop a touch off the left, and some off the bottom, to reduce it (possibly keep the aspect ratio and just crop from the lower left corner until it is out of shot?).
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