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A few random images
« on: October 06, 2017, 08:31:32 AM »
Neist point Isle of Skye. (possibly has a slightly squint horizon)


Branachoille Jetty on Loch Katrine in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park (a recce for Autumn)




Eoligarry pier/ jetty on the Isle of Barra


Full moon over St Monans breakwater and church


All of them have little issues that need ironed out but i felt i should post something

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Re: A few random images
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 07:01:28 PM »
3 & 4 click all the buttons Chris.

Yet another great set!
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Re: A few random images
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 08:55:52 PM »
I am with Cholly #3 and # 4 for me too.
As usual these are not criticisms but what my eye says to me
#1 the two big rocks dominate and when I force my eye up the horizon does not do anything for me.
#2 The shoreline is so straight I originally thought it was another image.  Not sure it does anything and I would just leave the ladder hanging.
#3 is my pick both the pier edge and the pink cloud converge the eye to the hut.
#4 the pier leads the eye and both the crooked pole and the leaner says  ahh let't stop and take it in- close second to #3
#5 love the composition and you have the eye for it but the submerged pier bottom left is too dominant for me. 

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Re: A few random images
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 10:21:23 PM »
John, thanks again for your input/ feedback

#1. A shot from a few years ago now and very much my style of skewing perspective with wide angle lens.

#2. Unfortunately there's not much i can do about the shoreline looking so straight. I doubt it is that straight from the other side but i get where you are coming from and for some reason this image never quite worked for me. I think you nailed it with the shoreline

#3. This was the shot i'd originally went for although i'd hoped for better clouds and colour

#4. We had taken a few images with my friend standing at various points and he said "i'll lean against this pole if you think that'll work for a shot" "go for it" i said. As he leaned against it the pole moved (hence it's angle), he let out a girly scream and almost fell into the water.

#5. Ideally i wanted a higher tide so the water level was nearer the top of the zigzag pier but i got it wrong. That distracting bit is just a huge slab of concrete. No idea if it serves a purpose or not or is part of a previous structure.

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Re: A few random images
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 10:29:30 PM »
You shame me Chris.  I am retired of course with allegedly so much time available to me but there always seems to be something else to attend to other than load up images.
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Re: A few random images
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 10:41:20 PM »
You shame me Chris.  I am retired of course with allegedly so much time available to me but there always seems to be something else to attend to other than load up images.
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Don't i know it, Ive barely been out with the camera since the trip back in May because my dog refuses to go in the car and my mum who has the task of looking after her when i'm away has been off work since May with a mystery knee problem and has been unable to walk the dog for me.

There is a little progress now but still no diagnosis although i did get back over to Harris and Lewis last week only to have a camera die on me. My a7ii has died!! 'camera error please turn off then on'. I've done some searching and it seems it's probably something to do with the ibis mechanism, so off to Sony for repair but the look of it.

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Re: A few random images
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2017, 02:00:54 PM »
Hope both your Mum and Camera are better soon!

I've also posted far to few shots recently - much of what I have been taking recently has been family shots while out on holiday or day trips (using my A6000), and any time for pp has been taken up with them.

I will soon have another photographic challenge though, as we are getting a puppy in a couple of weeks time (a cockerpoo, mainly white / cream, with dark brown ears and a couple of dark brown splotches on his back - which will be an interesting challenge to get exposed nicely!), so you may see a few shots of him appearing here.

I'm broadly in agreement with John on the set of images

#1 The foreground rocks are nice, and work well, but I'd be tempted to try raising the shadows in the cliffs, and lightening the sea in the bay to make it more blue-green, rather than almost black (the section where the water is smooth) - it might bring out the submerged rocks, and add some extra interest to what is otherwise a large dark area - it's very much a 'what might help' idea, rather than 'this will work', but that's the thing that springs to mind :)

#2 Sorry, this just doesn't work for me - the long exposure has smoothed out the water and sky making them almost abstract, and my first impression was of a composite of 4 images - there is no 'connection' between the sky, mountains, water and foreground. I suspect this might be a scene where a short exposure would work better, as you have a lot of 'texture' in both the foreground and distant mountains, which is why the ultra smooth water looks odd.

#3 Given what I've just said about #2, the same should apply to this one - but here the smooth water and sky are fine. I think it's because the hut joins the jetty to the mountains, and the pebble beach to the right provides a join to the water (where you see the submerged pebbles).

#4 This is my favourite, as John said it's a very 'calm' image, just take your time, relax and enjoy the view!

#5 As John has said, the submerged concrete in the foreground dominates - perhaps a longer focal length would have both reduced it's prominence, and also made the distant church and shoreline larger in the scene?

As always, thanks for sharing them with us - it's always good to see your shots, which never fail to make me wish I had the time to travel up and see the views myself!
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Re: A few random images
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2017, 05:32:26 PM »
There are some EXTREMELY talented and knowledgeable people in this Forum and on this website.

IT's a real pleasure looking at the images and reading the comments and critiques... REALLY good stuff!!!
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Re: A few random images
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 06:38:39 PM »
Lovely shots of stunning scenery.
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