1. ElmerFudd

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    I've only had a couple of attempts at landscape photography before, but I was in Blackpool at the weekend and knew I would have a couple of hours spare early on Sunday morning, so I took the camera bag and tripod. Decided to break out the little used B+W 10 stop ND filter. The 'sea shell' is actually on Cleveleys beach, while I'm sure Blackpool North Pier needs no introduction:

    All constructive criticism appreciated, whether on composition, technical aspects or pp.

    [​IMG]Blackpool1a by Ken McN, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Blackpool2a by Ken McN, on Flickr
     
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    Great subjects, cool renditions…
    just a tad too much silk for me! :cool:
     
  3. PaulButler

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    #2 is a bit meh, sorry.

    The first one yhough works very well. The ever decreasing spiral of the shell is nicely balanced and this is definitely one occasion where the use of a stopper adds to the image giving a surreal feel to it. Even the almost invisible horizon just about works (perhaps better if no horizon?? not sure ...). Nice colour palette too.
     
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  4. ElmerFudd

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    I'm not entirely sure what 'meh' means, but I could probably hazard a guess! :) That said, I was just tinkering with the ND as a bit of fun / experimentation.

    Thank you. Perhaps you would have preferred something more aligned with the original RAW image, where the sky and horizon were a lot less obvious?!

    Than you for taking the time to look and to comment.

    Ken
     
  5. PaulButler

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    On looking at it again, I think not, I think it is fine as is.
     
  6. marshy77

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    Both look great to me, especially picture 1 - really like that.
     
  7. SFTPhotography

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    One is good, and I like the subtle tones. Two might work in B&W better.
     
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    I'd agree with Steve about the second one maybe working better in B&W, lovely shot all the same. I absolutely love the shell though, spot on!!
     
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    No1 for me.
    I keep revisiting the image, it looks fabulous.
    I had the variable ND 8-stop bought for me as a Christmas Present, - I really must get out and try it, based on this inspirational image.
     
  10. Tam Love

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    the first shot for me i would also like to see a mono conversion of it

    good work
     
  11. SPR Photos

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    Was at this location on Tuesday, you have used the long exposures well, as others have said B/W might be worth a look and with that some more contrast might be worth a look.
    The first image is my favourite.
     
  12. ElmerFudd

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    Thank you. Funnily I took a few with shorter exposures and more texture, but I preferred this one. :)

    Thank you very much.

    Thanks for the compliment and suggestion. I also like the subtle tones in #2, but will certainly consider having a bash at B&W.

    Kind words. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for the compliment. I hope you get out soon with the ND. I hadn't had mine out of it's box for over 3 years I think. I shuffled up and down and back and forth and ended up on the steps to get an angle I was happy with, showing the decreasing shell spiral head on.

    Thanks Tam. I'm glad you like it. I think I'll stick with the colour version of the shell for now. The cool palette seems to work nicely.

    Thank you Richard. These were from last Sunday between 6-8am. I'll bear your recommendations in mind.
     
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