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    Yes, from the same trip as my previous 4 threads. C&C always appreciated.

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    As if the toolsheds of the world don't have enough bricks in the city to destroy, they must also travel out into the wilderness to leave their idiot mark. Very disappointing.
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    Nice shots.

    I agree about the inconsiderates of this world. Last time I was in HK, one of its most famous rock formations was defaced with red paint and graffiti. Volunteers climbed to to the top of the steep hill and used steel brushes to remove the paint inch by inch. Took quite a few weeks to get it done. But the damage was done, there are just places in the rocks that cannot be reached.

    I think it was a deliberate act of vandalism - who in his right mind would carry cans of paint all the way up to that place otherwise?

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    Paul, I especially like the second image. Stopping the fishing line in mid cast gives the feeling of action. I want to try doing that when our fish thaw out.

    I tried a 16 x 9 crop on the second image. I will post it here to see what you think. I hope you don't mind me doing this.

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    I don't mind, thanks Chuck. I had tried this as well. I like it fine, but I may just clown out the painted wall. I usually do not clone but I am wavering this time.

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    Graffiti removed

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    Paul, I like your version better. I just couldn't find enough room to kind of follow the rule of thirds in my crop.

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    Thanks Chuck. It is not that I disliked the crop because of the rule but felt the line just needed as much room to extend.

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    It makes a really rich black-and-white version also. The fishing line stands out even better than in the color version.

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    Hmmm

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    Depending on your vision, you could use more contrast and a darker background to the fishing line to set it off a bit better. There are lots of ways to handle it, but all in all I prefer a black-and-white treatment to the color treatment.

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    I am sure I will fiddle with it some more. A little dodge and burn might be the ticket. As is it can get a little muddy.

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    Just wondering, Paul, if a slight crop would improve the first photo. Something off the top and left side to bring the angler somewhere around the 1/3 line? Which would give him slightly more prominence without spoiling the natural background.

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    I like Geoff's suggestion and even tried it for myself yesterday for getting the fishing line in the ideal position. However, doing so positions the fisherman in a relatively stagnant position. I came to the conclusion that the chosen composition in this case has a lot to do with whether the fishing line or the fisherman is going to be in the ideal position, as it's not possible to do that for both.

    Oops! I now see that Geoff was referring to the first photo when I thought he was referring to the second photo.

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    I think you are right, Geoff. I toyed with the idea and backed off because I was not sure how much of the background trees I was willing to give up and also did not want to give to much space between the end of the log and edge. I think this is a descent compromise. You?

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    I like it much better.

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    Thanks, Mike. And.....yes....I see BW possabilities here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    I see BW possabilities here too.
    Not so much for me. It's the color of the background that makes this photo for me. If you do convert it, make sure you don't lose the fishing rod in the background.

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    See and I like all the color in the water and background in the other image.

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    Thanks for confirming for me that the color version is better. Seriously, you did a nice job of preserving the detail of the fishing rod.

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