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    "Old,New and Big"

    Very hazy down the beach today on the Gold Coast , Still nice place to be , 30D and 120-400 Sigma

    "Old,New and Big"

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    Re: "Old,New and Big"

    Hi,
    I like it

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    Re: "Old,New and Big"

    Bill,

    I absolutely LOVE this image! Great shot!

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    Re: "Old,New and Big"

    There's not a lot more that you can say other than W.. . No, I'm not going to say it.

    An absolutely stunning image, Bill. You couldn't have arranged the people better if you'd picked them up and placed them. You didn't, ...... did you?

    Beautifully put together.

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    Interesting image great contrast between the natural formation and the new construction... however I find that the composition is not delivering alll that it could; the Rocks positioned in the middle act as a barrier to the eye travelling 'into' the image, the blurred shingle sand in the left foreground is a distraction and does little to frame the image. The characters are good to give a sense of scale... just too many of them. Oh and I wonder what is on the lead on the left hand side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave keeley View Post
    Oh and I wonder what is on the lead on the left hand side?
    A dog, I presume.

    I'd have to disagree with you Dave on, particularly, the matter of the rocks being a negative barrier. I agree absolutely that they are a barrier. But I'd suggest that was but one of the many strengths of this image - they separate the beach from the city. The city is some mythical place beyond the rocks, through the haze, whilst life on the beach is bright and sunny.
    Last edited by Donald; 28th November 2011 at 04:51 PM.

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    Re: "Old,New and Big"

    I'm with Donald on this one. Great composition, great picture.

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    Very nice shot Bill. The contrast between the natural beach scene in the foreground and the highrise of Surfers Paradise works well.

    That well built bronzed guy in the yellow shorts could be me

    Cheers Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    There's not a lot more that you can say other than W.. . No, I'm not going to say it.

    An absolutely stunning image, Bill. You couldn't have arranged the people better if you'd picked them up and placed them. You didn't, ...... did you?

    Beautifully put together.
    Thanks for the great comments guys, Appreciated

    @ Donald, No I did'nt place them there , You get lucky sometimes , This all just came together on an otherwise not to good morning , Yes it was her other dog - Bill

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    Re: "Old,New and Big"

    What a great picture. Nice one.

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    Love the contrast, and the visual tension created, by the juxtaposition of two worlds.
    (Eaten a dictionary).
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    Re: "Old,New and Big"

    Hey Bill,

    A real cool shot. Well composed and nice contrast.

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    Re: "Old,New and Big"

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    A dog, I presume.

    I'd have to disagree with you Dave on, particularly, the matter of the rocks being a negative barrier. I agree absolutely that they are a barrier. But I'd suggest that was but one of the many strengths of this image - they separate the beach from the city. The city is some mythical place beyond the rocks, through the haze, whilst life on the beach is bright and sunny.
    Just for your information Donald , The Buildings in the BG are at least 15km away from where I'm shooting from , That lens sure bought it altogether, I'm stil looking at it myself

    PS : @297mm.f8, 1/500th, ISO100

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    Re: "Old,New and Big"

    Me too, that is, with Donald's comment. The city does look like a myth, a fairy-tale. I'm glad it wasn't the people who were mythical, on the other hand, that might be interesting too.

    Cheers
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    Last edited by Nihia; 29th November 2011 at 06:49 AM. Reason: making connection with Donald's comment

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    Re: "Old,New and Big"

    Top shot.

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