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    River Huts

    I spotted these huts on the Maroochy River last week, and I thought they would come up OK in the early morning light. I'd be interested to hear what you think of the image. Fortunately the river was fairly calm.

    I'm not sure what they are used for, if anything.

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    Re: River Huts

    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    ... I thought they would come up OK in the early morning light.
    They do. Beautifully.

    What would you think of a fairly hefty crop at the bottom to get rid of some that sloping bank area that, in the picture, just comes up, I think, as a big, unattractive 'blob' that distracts from is otherwise a beauty? It would give you more of a pano image.

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    I love this picture, cropping would destroy the image, maybe you can lighten up the dark part on the bank with some orange. If not I would keep it as it is.

    Since the first is also open, it might be a a shield against surprise attacks from the back while sitting there or fishing, maybe cators?

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    Re: River Huts

    Very nice image.

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    Re: River Huts

    That's lovely light and suits the subject. I'm guessing that the huts are only a means of providing a lockable access to the jetty to stop unauthorised use.

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    Re: River Huts

    Beautiful image, gorgeous light. Thank you for sharing.

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    Re: River Huts

    Beautiful - what a way to start the day.

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    Re: River Huts

    Thanks folks for your comments.

    Donald I know what you mean about the river bank but am reluctant to lose any of the reflection of the first hut.

    Splashy no gators in this river ! We are a bit far away from the tropics for that.

    John you could be right about lockable access.

    It was a nice morning, but this is Queensland where our tourism slogan is "Beautiful one day, perfect the next" !

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    Re: River Huts

    Nice image and I love the color of the light. I agree with Donald about eliminating part of the image's bottom.

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    Re: River Huts

    It is an attractive shot and I think you did right to wait for the morning .... however if it was possible I suggest a step to your right and perhaps backwards with a longer focal length would reduce the size of the bank and what disturbed me the way the foliage intruds on the hut while have the shape to frame the hut. This would keep the reflection you like ... I also wondered if cloning water to hide the bank would work.

    I note you shot at f/11 whereas working at f/4 might have produced the following where I have done a rough adjustment to reduce the size of the bank ,got rid of the attracting light areas and put the background out of focus to concentrate attention on the hut. The background hut doesn't need to be sharp as it is largely hidden by the foliage.
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    Re: River Huts

    Thanks Karm and jcuknz for your comments.

    It would have been better to have taken the shot from a bit to the right and further back but there was a large tree in the way. This was about the most un-obstructed view I could get. The cloning you've done does reduce the impact of the bank however I do prefer the large dof view of the image as a whole.

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    Re: River Huts

    I love this shot.
    If you shot it again maybe change angle a wee bit and even eliminate the second hut and reduce bank. Lot's of options here but this is a fine shot as is although a crop could eliminate most of the bank and maybe work the horizon a little more away from centre.

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    Re: River Huts

    Thanks for your comments Monte. Much appreciated. More food for thought !

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    Re: River Huts

    Great photo. Have you considered shooting a long exposure from the same location?

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    Re: River Huts

    Quote Originally Posted by batmura View Post
    Great photo. Have you considered shooting a long exposure from the same location?
    Thanks Murat. No I haven't, mainly because I don't have any ND filters. I have some GND's but nothing to take me into the realm of really long exposures. One of these days however ...

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