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    Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    It had thundered long and very loud for about two hours; luckily it stopped just as the sun came up. The sky was quite dramatic, and the no-see-ums (midges) ate me alive!

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    Wonderful image, Gillie

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    This really is a wonderful shot. A great composition and wonderful capture of the Ibis and their reflections. Beautiful. Frame it!

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    I'll have to second bud's response . A quick clone of the little bit at the top left corner, would make it about perfect. Very well done gillie.

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    Superb shot.

    Is the horizon a bit off ??

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    Very nice. Sharp, colourful and very well composed from foreground throughout the scope of the photo. Well worth the loss of a little blood.

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    Very nicely done Gillie.

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    Thank you for all the kind words; they ease the pain of the swollen mosquito bites that appeared during the day! That'll teach me to forget my deet. I did check the horizon, Bobo, as it looked a little off to me too, but it appeared to be ok.

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    A quick way to do a horizon check on a posted image is to scroll up or down to put the horizon at the top or bottom edge of your monitor. If it is off, you'll notice right away.

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    A quick way to do a horizon check on a posted image is to scroll up or down to put the horizon at the top or bottom edge of your monitor. If it is off, you'll notice right away.
    Yes, and I use the same method when thinking about a different crop.

    The horizon seems perfect to me but I think that lump of land on the far right of the horizon line is possibly optically skewing the level appearance.

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    Very nice image Gillie. I think one of the things a landscape photographer looks for is something fresh and a bit different and I think you've achieved that here very well indeed.

    Is it a tad over-sharpened ? I'm not sure - probably have to see a larger version of the image.

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    In a scene like this it can be difficult to find somewhere that the methods of checking orientation can be applied as, with the various land masses, there isn't much of a reliable continuous horizon line. However, the image definitely feels right to me after a slight clockwise rotation.

    As others have written, this is a wonderful image Gillie, but I find that the coloured frame seems to be quite a distraction - although no-one else has commented on this so it could be just me.

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    Hi Philip; I certainly agree, the frame is a mistake, and I left it out when I posted the picture elsewhere. Thanks to all for taking the time to assist

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    Ditto to all that has been posted above...very nice image Gillie.

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    Very, very nice!

    This is an example of an image that I believe you need to use only your eye in making a pleasing horizon with no strong lines in the image to help guide you. Sometimes the horizon looks best when it is inaccurate. In this case, I don't think it's possible to determine whether the horizon is accurate, so I would only care that it looks good. For me, it looks like it should be lowered just a tad on the right, but that's the sort of thing that not everyone will agree with.

    The only thing I really dislike about the image is the frame. I'm not very good at picking frame colors that work well, so I won't suggest a better color. I only know that, for me, the blue color doesn't work with this image.

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    The frame was a mistake Mike, I don't know what I was thinking!

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    Hi Gillie,
    one word to sum things up.................Lovely..............

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    John, Thank you

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    Quote Originally Posted by gilliebg View Post
    The frame was a mistake Mike, I don't know what I was thinking!
    Gillie:
    Everybody has an opinion and they are valid for them. For my part, I like the frame. It makes the scene appear as though one is looking on it through a window. The color is just right and sets the environment in which all the colors of the scene blend.

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    Re: Camera, tripod, umberella, go...

    Thank you, Bud; I like to pick colours from the picture to use in the frame, but I do think that on this occasion that it doesn't work as well as I would have liked. I'm glad you liked it though Gillie

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