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 Post subject: Westmorland, UK, today.
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:48 pm 
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Are these any better than my last effort?

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Tree graft - failed by warth man, on Flickr[/img]

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Great Asby by warth man, on Flickr[/img]

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Drystone Walls. by warth man, on Flickr[/img]

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The Land Rover by warth man, on Flickr[/img]

All taken this afternoon, once the rain had stopped.


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 8:00 pm 
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I like number 1 but feel you could have used a slower shutter speed on number 2 to blur the water. 3 and 4 are good images but there is nothing really that special about them :D

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I like Number 1, but I wonder what it would look like had you sat down or lied down. Also make the tree stand out more, its adds character.

The rest are ok, but needs some point of interest.

I am generally not a fan of slow shutter speed for waterflows, its takes away the wildness of it. But it depends on the scene, in this case I actually think the shutter speed is spot on. Would just get down low and focus more on it, the house in the background adds no value to the photo.

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I'd say a definitely improvement over the previous set. I agree maxjj, maybe a different point of view would help add to the images a bit. No 2 seems to have the best foreground and background interest, and the photograph flows from front to back , but maybe losing a little sky would help further. Most of the interest is in the ground, so it could benefit from taking up 2/3rds of the image height.


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Thanks for the comments everyone. I'm certainly happier with the colours now after applying some of the tips you gave me last time. I liked the dead tree too and I did take more pics of it at different angles, one being this:

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Dead tree by warth man, on Flickr[/img]

I take the point about pic 2 and could have done some post work there - and with the others, but I'm still keen to get it right "in camera." The third one was intended to show the miles of hand-built stone walls and I accept that the last one is probably only of interest to me 'cos that's my old bus in the pic. Just shows it's still possible to find somewhere quiet on a bank holiday weekend in South Lakeland. Here's another, probably even more boring:

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Landy by warth man, on Flickr[/img]

If the weather stays kind and I get the grass cut in time I'll try out your latest suggestions. Thanks again for the help and interest.


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I think with #3 you could have made better use of the dry stone wall by shooting close and above but changing the POV or perspective so that the top of the wall leads the eye though the fields and into the distance.

As it is, the wall is kind of a barrier to the flow of the image.

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Thank you kimchi. I take your point which, like maxjj's and dubaiphil's, encourages me to bend or stretch my creaking back. You are all correct - I need to be more active in myself. It isn't all just about getting the kit.


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