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    Messing about in boats.

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    If you are in any of these hey, you can have a free print.

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    Re: Messing about in boats.

    Hi, Steve! Ahhh, a summer's day....! That first one, especially, breathes out summer! They're all pleasant but I'm not sure what to think about the blurry branches near us. Did you do something to them, further, in PP or is it just, you know, the way dof works? Especially, in #3 - it's a bit obscuring. Maybe, however, I don't know what I'm talking about. but, Wow, the light is glistening!

    (I love that quote!=])

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    Re: Messing about in boats.

    Hi Steve, I don't think the soft frame in the foreground works, at least not for me. If you created the soft focus in post processing you might want to try a sharper focus and perhaps darken the framing elements. Alternatively, you could try a vignette something like the following. I hope you don't mind my changing your image to show you what I mean.

    Messing about in boats.

    Here is an example of how you can use the foreground to frame a subject which could be a building, canoe on a lake, or almost anything else. The framing doesn't have to be anywhere near this extensive. By being in focus the foreground framing helps set the feeling of depth. I hope this helps!

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    Re: Messing about in boats.

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    Hi, Steve! Ahhh, a summer's day....! That first one, especially, breathes out summer! They're all pleasant but I'm not sure what to think about the blurry branches near us. Did you do something to them, further, in PP or is it just, you know, the way dof works? Especially, in #3 - it's a bit obscuring. Maybe, however, I don't know what I'm talking about. but, Wow, the light is glistening!

    (I love that quote!=])
    Cheers Katy, no I didn't do anything special apart from find some branches to shoot through. I think maybe I'm the only one that likes blurred branches with light on them.
    It is a special probably strange taste I have.

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    Re: Messing about in boats.

    Cheers Frank; I was trying to get blurred branches but also tried vignetting but my program wouldn't do it in reverse. I mean it corrects vignetting by making the border brighter.

    I have very strange taste and go for strange light; the halo's are deliberate but the lake has only a few trees blocking view and I could have gone for best view and light direction.

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    Re: Messing about in boats.

    That's a lovely set of images.

    This one really stands out for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
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    The branches frame it beautifully and the light on the water is wonderful. And the human interest element, just finishes it off to perfection, particularly as we don't see any faces and are therefore left to wonder who they are.

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    Re: Messing about in boats.

    Cheers Donald. I don't know who they are so got lucky with that one.

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