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Wicked Dark
02-24-2010, 10:08 AM
In my travels up the coast the other day, I went to a favorite spot - Ordione Point in Rye, NH. It used to be a military fort up to WW2, but is now a state park with lots of beach, rocks, sumac and places to picnic.

When I got there, the sun was blazing, but clouds were moving in and luckily obscured the direct sun enough to work under. The bonus was that not every square inch of sky was covered. Thus -

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Other/coast/P2223682/796085377_rSxzQ-XL.jpg

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Other/coast/smugmug-tide-pool/796115402_965Sv-XL.jpg

This one is a bit more abstract and weird...the scale is wrong for a mountain or hill, but that's what it looks like until you notice the proportions are wrong. Plus there's a teeny lighthouse in the horizon. I don't know if it works, but I like it anyway.

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Art/Interpretations-and-Abstracts/P2223689/795380563_oocPc-XL.jpg

All of these were done with a combination of polarizer and graduated ND filters which made for some fancy fingerwork. Hope you get a kick out of them. Comments welcome.

Marko
02-24-2010, 10:16 AM
I like the compositions in both shots 1 and 2.
The comp in shot 2 is interesting for me actually; I like the 'interplay' of the larger rocks in the foreground.

Wicked Dark
02-24-2010, 03:46 PM
thanks, Marko. I put quite a lot of thought into the compo on this one, there's a lot of shots in the discard pile because they just didn't work like these did. Positioning the rocks and getting a decent reflection of blue in the water was more difficult than I thought it would be.

Mad Aussie
02-24-2010, 09:30 PM
Shot 2 wins for me also. The foreground elements really lead the eye through. I wish it had the sky of shot 1 because that sky is very nice indeed!

edG
02-25-2010, 12:58 AM
nice set

Wicked Dark
02-25-2010, 08:05 AM
thanks guys. it's nice to have validation for something I worked on pretty deliberately.

I sort of wish it had more sky as well, but the angle of view wouldn't allow it so I had to choose. There is a lot to see in the 2nd shot though, and the sky might have drawn undue attention away. I'll see if I have a view that's more inclusive, but I don't remember offhand.