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    rob marshall

    Three from Ferryside

    Taken a few days ago and just processed. My local beach, a few miles from the house. C&C welcome.

    [IMG]Three from Ferryside Ferryside #1 by rob marshall images, on Flickr[/IMG]


    Almost the same spot, but looks quite different, I thought

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    Ferryside #3 by rob marshall images, on Flickr

    And just up the beach from there

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    Ferryside #2 by rob marshall images, on Flickr

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    Re: Three from Ferryside

    For me, Rob, landscape scenes rarely seem to look right in portrait mode. But there isn't really any logic to that.

    The first one, seems well balanced in all respects. The second feels a bit 'cramped' and 'top heavy' with too much sky. But once again, I can't fully explain why.

    Even with the third, I have an urge to crop the sky a bit tighter, and loose a corresponding amount from both edges.

    I suspect if it was a 'nice blue sky with some white fluffy clouds' I would feel different about it.

    Is that any help?

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    Re: Three from Ferryside

    The first one for me is excellent. I agree with Geoff on the second about feeling a bit unbalanced and cramped.

    I like the third one as well and didn't notice the sky until Geoff mentioned it. On second glance I'm wondering hot it would look in a portrait frame as well.

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    Re: Three from Ferryside

    Hi Rob! I like the depth in the first one in particular but like Geoff and Malcome, think it would 'feel' more comfortable as a landscape shot. I keep wanting to look left and right but can't.

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    Re: Three from Ferryside

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    For me, Rob, landscape scenes rarely seem to look right in portrait mode. But there isn't really any logic to that.
    There probably is. I always think we must see in landscape mode. My horizontal vision seems to be greater than my vertical vision, so perhaps we naturally 'see' in landscape mode, and when we are confronted with a portrait mode landscape we feel it to be cramped. People portraits are different because the subject is normally more vertical than horizontal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    The second feels a bit 'cramped' and 'top heavy' with too much sky. But once again, I can't fully explain why.
    The horizon line is exactly on the third line. It probably looks more because a) the sky is quite bright, and b) that strip of water below the sky might get visually blended with the sky, making it look larger than it actually is. Optical illusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    Even with the third, I have an urge to crop the sky a bit tighter, and loose a corresponding amount from both edges.

    I suspect if it was a 'nice blue sky with some white fluffy clouds' I would feel different about it.

    Is that any help?
    Colour version with cropped sky.

    Three from Ferryside

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    Re: Three from Ferryside

    #1 for me. Though I do find the lowest "layer" a bit distracting.

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    Re: Three from Ferryside

    No 3 for me.

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    Re: Three from Ferryside

    Yes the cropped third one looks a lot better to me; but I think it would still be acceptable in B&W.

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    Re: Three from Ferryside

    I like the first one. Everyone shot these in landscape mode and this is different.

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    Re: Three from Ferryside

    I like all these photos in colour, Rob, and especially number 1. Also I don't mind the portrait shots - as Frank has commented, portrait helps to give the depth to the scene. However, I think number 2 looks a bit harsh - it looks better to me when its contrast is similar to number 1:

    Three from Ferryside

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    rob marshall

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    However, I think number 2 looks a bit harsh - it looks better to me when its contrast is similar to number 1:

    Three from Ferryside
    Yes, I think you are right. As I said, I was in the same spot at the same time, so it must have been the way I processed them differently. It does look better with a softer look. I tend to go overboard with the clarity slider sometimes.

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