Derwent Boats variant

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For Andrew, Stu-D and Tim the straight mono version of a previous up-load.
21/03/2010 - 21:27Jimpy
CategoryBlack & White
Shutter Speed1/160
Focal Length10mm


Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 21:40

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Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 21:58
I feel honoured. Much better!

You must get a nice big print made of this, Jim: it's a shame to leave it on your hard drive.

Best wishes,


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Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 22:10
Amazing sky! Just makes the whole image look so deep, its as if I can walk straight into your scene.
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Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 06:25
Certainly better than the other version. To concur with 'fishbones' you can almost feel the stones crunching under your feet!

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Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 06:48
Very sharp ("feels" almost too sharp but there aren't obviously large halos - merely a hint of halos - so you've done well). Wonderful sky, great detail, lovely tones & well composed; it should be a great print.
My only concern is the distant shoreline makes this look as if it is tilted to the right - I can "see" the water rushing out to the right.

Regards, Ian.
Last Edited by wadna on 22/03/2010 - 06:49


Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 08:05
I missed the skewed waterline, will have to correct and re-post sometime. Thanks for pointing it out Ian.

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Last Edited by Jimpy on 22/03/2010 - 08:06


Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 08:41
I quite like the super sharp feel to this, it gives it a nice character. I prefer this to the colour pop version (but it is subjective) - I had some comments on a colour photo I posted that it would be better in mono, but I still prefer it in colour!

Can I make one final suggestion - I dont know whether it would be worth darkening the top of the sky slightly and the near foreground - I tend to use a 250 pixel feathered selection for this and tweak the gamma setting on the levels.
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Last Edited by Stu-D on 22/03/2010 - 08:42


Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 13:51
Love it, my kinda shot

My one reservation would be the clouds, they look slightly overdone. Not sure if it is too much highlight reduction or excessive microcontrast/contrast. (It's something many of my photos suffer from!).

I also think if you cropped some of the pebbles off the bottom and made the shot wider it would add to the drama. At the moment the horizon is a bit central.
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Last Edited by thoughton on 22/03/2010 - 13:53


Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 20:52
Thanks for all the comments and advice all of which I have taken on board and tried. I must admit most of it has improved the overall image considerably.

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Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 21:11
Great mono conversion, and wonderful composition.
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