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    Stormy Seas

    C&C welcome lots to learn about B&W.

    Cheers ColinStormy Seas

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    Re: Stormy Seas

    Hi, Colin

    Nice shot. I think it suffers just a little from have the horizon line almost exactly bisecting the frame. I think the dominant elements are clearly in the foreground, and the division should reflect it. The sky is nice but could use a bit more contrast (apply a gradient). So a simple crop off the left and top should magnify the prominence and visual impact of your very interesting "stonehenge" of pilings, but still do justice to the sky. The tonal range is good, though you might lift the shadows a smidge for a little more piling detail. Hope this helps,

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    Re: Stormy Seas

    I cannot think of anything to add to a very comprehensive and clear (and I hope very helpful) critique from Kevin.

    I think you've demonstrated, with this image, a very clear understanding of the basic principle of B & W - it's all about line, shape, tone and texture. If it ain't got that, then it's not going to make it as a B & W.

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    Re: Stormy Seas

    My first thoughts, before seeing Kevin's reply, was that the sky needs to be reduced by nearly half.

    And if you want to retain the same size ratio I think I would do the bulk of any side reduction on the left edge.

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    Re: Stormy Seas

    Kevin a nice detailed and clear critique which is much appreciated by a novice like me.
    I will bear these points in mind next time.
    Thank's Colin

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    Re: Stormy Seas

    Thank you Donald, great encouragement for me.

    Cheers Colin.

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    Re: Stormy Seas

    Thank you Geoff for your interest.
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