Jackie on the River Dee


Snootchies

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 14:45
Apologies for not being an active member of late (been a busy chappie these last few weeks).

Thought I'd show you a shot I took very late last night by the River Dee in Chester. Taken with the K5 and the humble 18-55WR (in my experience the best lens for this kind of work).

30s exposure, ISO 100 f11.



Bob

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simonkit

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 15:55
Technically a well done photo although I don't think that it's up to your usual high standard from a composition point of view...the flats merge into the boat and I think the street lights are a strong distraction

just my thoughts

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Algernon

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 16:49
I like it purely from the colour balance angle, the
white on the boat really stands out.
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AndrewA

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 17:25
Algernon wrote:
I like it purely from the colour balance angle, the
white on the boat really stands out.

Yeah me too!
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snappychappy

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 17:36
Agree with the above comments,I feel it would have been better if the boat was turned 180 degrees and was pointing into the shot.
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Last Edited by snappychappy on 07/03/2013 - 17:37

fritzthedog

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 17:59
Amazing how we all zone in on different things - although I do agree that the composition is not perfect but am guessing you have not perfected walking on water Bob - so compo deficiencies forgiven

First impression - very nice - great balance - love the glass like water and star-burst street lights against the bold red of the boat

Second impression - hate that concrete monstrosity behind the boat and now can't see anything else

Carl
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Snootchies

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 19:10
fritzthedog wrote:
Second impression - hate that concrete monstrosity behind the boat and now can't see anything else

Carl

Ha ha - you and every resident of Chester! It get's even worse: They are pink!

Thanks for the comments though guys! Yeah, composition might not be as perfect as it ideally could have been (e.g. - boat facing the other way). But in terms of what I could control; I'm very pleased with how the scene was captured.
Bob

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Last Edited by Snootchies on 07/03/2013 - 19:11

fritzthedog

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 20:04
Oh it's that building - know exactly where you were standing now Bob and yep - probably the best angle you could have got.

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Smeggypants

Link Posted 08/03/2013 - 04:13
It would be easy to wipe an adjustment brush over that intrusive building to darken it a half stop or so. I'd also take the highlights on the Boat's bridge down a touch too.

but other than that. Nice shot
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Snootchies

Link Posted 08/03/2013 - 10:36
Thanks Smeggy - that's good advice. I'll definitely give that a whirl.
Bob

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