Murky day in Cornwall


DRM098

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 16:00
I was drawn particularly to the diagonal formed by the cliffs, the sense of distance created by the spray mist in the distance and the overall brooding atmosphere.

I'm not sure that the eye doesn't know where to settle. As I see it you see the engine house on the cliff first, then the diagonal draws your eye to the rocks in the distance. Then you follow along the cliffs and so back round.

But... Is the sky TOO flat? There is some detail there but I wonder if it could do with livening up a bit.




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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 16:12
No, the eye settles on the old tin mine building. It moves from beach to sea to cliff, then upwards! At least mine does. Quite atmospheric: best you can do on a day like this. Should make a decent mono conversion.

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Andrew
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johnriley

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 16:25
Not keen on the composition really - the two main areas of interest are quite widely spaced, making two images for the eye to bounce between.

I think it needs a totally different viewpoint, with either the sea of the building made dominant.
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royd63uk

Link Posted 26/02/2010 - 21:05
my eye starts on the nearest rock and then travels upwards


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DRM098

Link Posted 27/02/2010 - 22:57
Interesting comment, thanks.

I'll try a mono conversion and put it on here.

John, I sort of agree with you, I reckon it would have been better if the cliff top had a curve in it so that there was less sky.

Roy, it's interesting how different people see a picture in different ways, I guess that I see the engine house first as I'm into industrial archeology!

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royd63uk

Link Posted 27/02/2010 - 23:11
true
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DRM098

Link Posted 01/03/2010 - 15:24
Here's the B&W conversion, which I don't like much. The sky is even more flat, and it looses the colour in the cliffs. Interesting to try though. This is the automatic conversion in Photoshop Elements editor, I did fiddle around but didn't improve it much (mainly due to my inexperience!).




Thanks again for the input, a useful learning exercise.

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