View Full Version : Disappearing
06-10-2011, 06:00 PM
Taken at Uphill, Somerset as the tide came in.
06-10-2011, 07:05 PM
You have lovely images but they're all so bleak... it makes me feel so alone!
06-10-2011, 07:11 PM
I like it, but your other one is much better ....
06-10-2011, 07:17 PM
a bit too much negative space for me in this one.
06-11-2011, 08:29 AM
I don't mind the negative space. It's refreshing. I would, however, crop a bit off the bottom. It's not really doing anything to add to the shot, IMO.
06-11-2011, 09:05 AM
I really like this image overall but I agree, too much space at the bottom big time.
If it were mine, I'd surely try cropping out the bottom 50% of the image and imo that crop would make the image much much stronger - sometimes less is way more.
Since you are okay w/editing - Here's the suggested crop (close to 50% cropped off bottom - about 10% chopped off left side)
Obviously this is just my take on your shot so please feel 100% free to disagree.
Hope that helps - Marko
06-11-2011, 05:24 PM
I'm not sure I agree with the others about the negative space at the bottom. I think it adds a sense of isolation. My only comment is the same as I said on the other shot of these poles ... I find them a bit too dark for the rest of the tonal range throughout the shot.
06-14-2011, 08:27 AM
Thanks to all for taking the time to look and comment.
I love the photo. I love black and white long exposures, they can be absolutely breathtaking.
One suggestion I have instead of cropping your images (since then you're automatically losing quality) is next time you take a shot of a subject that's surrounded by water and sky is think about which is more important; more water? or more sky? In this case, if you focused more on the sky I think it would have created a stronger shot especially since the subject creates a nice repitition.
07-06-2011, 01:09 PM
Very nice image. Marko's crop does look better. Not sure about the horizon line though. It looks a bit wonky to me.
07-06-2011, 04:00 PM
Northstone - Thanks for looking.
I think it is the hills in South Wales across the Bristol Channel that you can see that is making the horizon look wonky? - the tones of the sea and the hills are very similar
07-11-2011, 06:24 AM
I don't really mind the expanse of sea in the original, but I slightly prefer Marko's crop. I also agree the horizon looks a bit tilted due to those hills, even though on closer inspection I don't think it is. The lack of detail in the wood doesn't bother me so much, but I might change my mind once I see the detailed version :)
07-11-2011, 08:04 PM
I really like this image. Love the B&W treatment, the way it does seem to disappear, and the softness with the little bit of fog/mist on the water. Howeve, I do slightly perfer Markos crop.
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