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    Shot this last night - not sure if I like it or not. Any thoughts anyone? (Click on image for larger version)

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    Nice shot. Lots of things to look at. Everything is a bit too small so cannot quite make out what it is but that adds to the mystery.

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    A very pleasing image.

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    Re: Say Hello to ... Edna

    If Edna is the boat then she is well lovely and it is a very good shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Nice shot. Lots of things to look at. Everything is a bit too small so cannot quite make out what it is but that adds to the mystery.
    Thank you - did you click on the image to see the large version?

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    Re: Say Hello to ... Edna

    Very nicely done Colin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codachrome View Post
    A very pleasing image.
    Thanks Peter - I'm warmng to it slowly!

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    Re: Say Hello to ... Edna

    What is not to like? Very lovely shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    If Edna is the boat then she is well lovely and it is a very good shot.
    Thanks Sharon.

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    Re: Say Hello to ... Edna

    I like night shots, Colin, and this one is no exception. The only thing that surprises me is the length of exposure. If I'm reading the EXIF correctly it looks like 476 seconds or over 7 minutes. Were you using a ND filter? I usually shoot night shots in the 20-40 second range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Very nicely done Colin.
    Thanks Paul

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    Re: Say Hello to ... Edna

    And here was me thinking this was going to be a portrai, I thought interesting name, perhaps it's the young lady's granny's name.... Silly me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    What is not to like? Very lovely shot.
    Hi Nat - thanks for the kind words. I think I might have got a better shot witha longer lens and standing backmore - so more compression and bigger background detail.

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    Re: Say Hello to ... Edna

    That's got the 'Southern' stamp very firmly all over it. That's you back to what you do better than anyone else I know.

    She's a lovely lady.

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    Re: Say Hello to ... Edna

    Just my thoughts, Colin, but I wonder if the boat would look better placed with a slight crop from the right image side, and a corresponding amount from the top and bottom if you want to keep the current ratio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    And here was me thinking this was going to be a portrai, I thought interesting name, perhaps it's the young lady's granny's name.... Silly me!
    Hi Kay,

    It is a portrait - just happens to be a portrait of a boat

    I thought that with a name like that, you might all think of dame Edna Everage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    I like night shots, Colin, and this one is no exception. The only thing that surprises me is the length of exposure. If I'm reading the EXIF correctly it looks like 476 seconds or over 7 minutes. Were you using a ND filter? I usually shoot night shots in the 20-40 second range.
    Hi Frank,

    I'd have been able to use 20 - 40 seconds if I was shooting at F2.8 to F4, but unfortunately, that diminishes the star effect off point light sources. Normally I wouldn't (couldn't) shoot a floating boat for anywhere near that amount of time due to movement, but what I know (and you lot don't ) is that that patch of water is very tidal, and at this part of the day the boat is firmly on the ground (so I got away with it).

    I was also hoping for a bit of cloud movement, but alas, no moon, and other things too bright (the boat was illuminated by a street light behind me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    That's got the 'Southern' stamp very firmly all over it. That's you back to what you do better than anyone else I know.

    She's a lovely lady.
    Thanks Donald,

    She's been there for a while - so I might have another crack at her sometime.

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