_DSC0550 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr
_DSC0561 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr
Up to your usual standard Steve
Nicely done Lovely tones in both, terrific reflections too.
I can't crit that, 2 cracking shots making the most of a great morning.
It has to be one of the best mornings out ever. These are the sort of conditions that are food for the soul. I appreciate others may like different sorts of conditions but for me, these are the true highs. Mist, fog bows, aurora, rainbows. You can hang 'em this is what I want more of
Achingly beautiful conditions. The second for me pips it because of the way the boats jump off the background better.
The second for me is a culmination of a dream and is probably my favorite of all my landscape images. This was a dream come true.
Both excellent Steve, but the colours and position of the boats makes the 2nd one reflection perfection for me!
Thanks, the boats moved quite a bit. I have one from slightly earlier with ever so slightly nicer light...but the boats cut off the reflection of the tree.
_DSC0560 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr
Moving position wasn't an option as I had two folk either side of me and I specifically chose this tripod position for a reason. I didn't include this image in the tread for C&C as I know the obvious problem with it but as you mentioned boat position I thought I would reply to you with it.
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Nice, Steve. The first isn't right for me personally as I don't like the flat tonal feel, the colour or how the boats merg into the water. The second however comes more alive. The boats lend welcome added interest by breaking the reflection and symmetry of the land subtly if conventionally. In a tighter square crop this image almost feels fractal and in addition avoids the problem of the truncated sight line of land on the right hand side - which I'm afraid does bother me a bit. (Right, I can turn the brightness back up on my screen now! )
I don't mind the land out right. However I never saw the square crop and aye it would work well for sure
I probably wouldn't say this to anyone else because I know you can take it.
In my opinion the boats in the water make this one of the most corny of corny Tourist-Board-style images it is possible to find. I know it's just me; I obviously have a real hang-up about rowing boats as foreground interest in a landscape but I would have avoided them like the plague.
I'm pleased that you got the conditions you were hoping for, though. It looks like it was a fabulous morning.
It pales into insignificance really (in comparison with the foreground interest) but the colour balance in the first image looks a bit odd to me. I don't think I've ever seen clouds that colour ( pale purple?).
I don't mind the boats and yep, the sky was pretty much like that at sunrise, it was quite spectacular.
Ideally they wouldn't be there and if I had gone further round to avoid the boats there would be ripples in the shot, and we cannot have that
The view further round doesn't to me work as well as this angle but aye, it has the boats and the ropes that go with them
It's a lifetimes work; the perfect image. Gotta dash now.
Love the soft pink tones, and yes, stunning reflections