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    rob marshall

    The conjunction of favourable circumstances

    It's all very well to talk about the right gear, and the right technique. But sometimes it's just the right circumstances coming together at the right time. I got back from a walk along the coast this afternoon, rushing to get to the harbour where I was parked just after sunset. It was nearly high tide. Nice scene, but it lacked some foreground interest. But then two fishermen came along and set up their gear. 'Are we in your way' one of them shouted. 'Don't worry about it' I replied... snap, snap, snap.

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    Very nice Rob. Liking the cool->warm transition, the textures and the overall composition. Lovely. One of the fishermen looks like he moved during the exposure but not too drastic an effect overall. I live about as far away from the sea as you can get in France and must say I really miss it. Actually looking forward to global warming and the rise of the oceans to bring the coast closer, already made the 'Seaview Cottage' name plaque for the house and everything. Then I can go out and take shots like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambleweeney View Post
    Very nice Rob. Liking the cool->warm transition, the textures and the overall composition. Lovely. One of the fishermen looks like he moved during the exposure but not too drastic an effect overall. I live about as far away from the sea as you can get in France and must say I really miss it. Actually looking forward to global warming and the rise of the oceans to bring the coast closer, already made the 'Seaview Cottage' name plaque for the house and everything. Then I can go out and take shots like this
    Thanks Paul. Yes he is moving - he was reeling in at the time, I think. I thought it added some action to the shot. The waves are slightly blurred too. I couldn't move away from the sea now - I've gotten so used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambleweeney View Post
    Actually looking forward to global warming and the rise of the oceans to bring the coast closer, already made the 'Seaview Cottage' name plaque for the house and everything.
    And threaten those glorious vineyards? Go and wash your mouth out!

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    Re: The conjunction of favourable circumstances

    Very nice..and as I read somewhere recently which echoes your thread title.......
    What makes for a good photograph?
    "f/8 and Be There"

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    Good stuff Rob. I love the colours and the silhouette of the fishermen.

    I've noticed when watching documentaries about photographers that they have incredible patience to get 'the shot'. Piet told us on this forum about his hide for bird watching. There are just some things that can't be rushed and some things that are right place, right time. Food for thought...

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    Here's another. I took this about 30 mins before the first one. Again, I was just lucky that a fisherman happened to be there. Also, the mist added to the effect, I thought. More conjunction of circumstances!

    This is looking across to the Gower peninsula (near Swansea)

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    And the final one. No light left after this.

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    So melancholy..... and full of mood.

    These are very beautiful, though. Everything you do seems to be excellent.

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    Nice set Rob. Lovely tonal ranges.

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    Re: The conjunction of favourable circumstances

    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    Here's another. I took this about 30 mins before the first one. Again, I was just lucky that a fisherman happened to be there. Also, the mist added to the effect, I thought. More conjunction of circumstances!

    This is looking across to the Gower peninsula (near Swansea)

    The conjunction of favourable circumstances
    This one really appeals to me. It's the combination of the cool calming blues, the gentle lines and then the texture of the water in the foreground. You had a really good day with the camera!

    R

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    Re: The conjunction of favourable circumstances

    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    And the final one. No light left after this.

    The conjunction of favourable circumstances
    ...and that is why it is called 'beer o'clock'....
    all are lovely, but #2 is my favourite

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    ...and that is why it is called 'beer o'clock'....
    all are lovely, but #2 is my favourite
    Actually, that's where my conjunction of favourable circumstances ended. I got home and realized I was out of beer! I prefer #2 as well. It's quite subtle.

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    Re: The conjunction of favourable circumstances

    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post

    The conjunction of favourable circumstances
    Quite up to your usual standard Rob, (super-high) but I'm not really saying this as it might swell your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klickit View Post
    Quite up to your usual standard Rob, (super-high) but I'm not really saying this as it might swell your head.
    Fear not. My wife can always be relied upon to knock me back down to size. Typical response is "Hmm, it's OK".

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    Re: The conjunction of favourable circumstances

    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    Fear not. My wife can always be relied upon to knock me back down to size. Typical response is "Hmm, it's OK".
    LOL!! That sounds soooo much like my Father.

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