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Week 10 - Mouth
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Another shot from today - A view of Whitby pier- the mouth of the harbour/mouth of the river Esk! It was blowing a gale which made it difficult to keep the camera/tripod steady during the 1.5 min exposure so it possible isn't as sharp as I'd have liked!
I'm hoping now that I've caught up that I can get around to comment on your threads!
 
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You can't beat a nice cuppa :) nice shot and really well lit (y). Only thing I would say is possibly a slightly larger depth of field :)
Thank you Chris, I did take some others with a larger dof but for some reason kept going back to this one even though the oof spoon is annoying. I might go back and have another go at editing some of the others!:)
 
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Vertical - There was an earlier tree shot for vertical that didn't do it for me, but your's is far better, somehow less cluttered and therefore feels much more on theme. I think the B&W pp sorks well too.

Mouth - It's great to be able to make the most of winter / spring's dark nights for shots like this, I'm sure we'll all be cursing the light evenings in the summer when we want long exposures. Absolutely on subject.
 
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Hi Sarah

Relax ... a pretty image but would like to see all or most of the cup/saucer/spoon in focus.

Vertical ... stark and dramatic. (y)
 
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Mouth ... Top shot ... perfect POV - horizon in line with top of fence (if that's what you'd call it). Long exposure: creamy water with brushed sky. (y)
 

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Watery - the edit of the first one is a cracking image (n) and I like the bubble in #2 as well. Lovely abstracts.

Bold - does what it says on the tin, and you get to eat them afterwards too - a bonus :)

Relax - I can see what you were aiming for but not enough DOF for me as it seems to lack a clear focal point

Vertical - I really like this one and the processing is spot on Sarah (y)

Mouth - I know what Whitby can be like with it's noreasterlies, windy and freezing :coldfeet: so I applaud your perseverance, and it's ended up a lovely, calm picture. Again, I like the processing (y)
 

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Vertical, Its one one the nicest "tree" images for awhile IMO :)

Mouth, again it works well, nice processing too (y)
 
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2 totally brilliant shots love vertical but mouth is stunning:clap:
 
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Relax....well, great minds ;)
Vertical....I absolutely adore it. I have to get a shot like this.
Mouth....Perfectly on theme....Lovely.
 
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Relax: bang on theme one way I relax everyday. Can't beat a good strong cuppa:)

Vertical: i never seem to dee the right sort of trees to do this shot. Beautiful b&w suits it.

Mouth. Lovely long exposure and fits theme well. Perfect lead in and fluffy clouds.
 
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Ooh, I do like your vertical shot. Spidery branches, very attractive.
 
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Sorry I haven't commented in a while, some great images Sarah, the stand outs for me are Bold, lovely vibrant colours and Mouth, love the mono conversion and the long exposure. Thumbs up from me.
 
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By the way Sarah......
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
 
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Relax - I agree with Chris's comments above that indeed you cant beat a good cuppa. So the image defiantly fits the theme for me, composition works well though I feel maybe just a tiny bit more space in the frame would suit. I really like the vintage style processing of the image, I think it suits it nicely a great effort well done.

Vertical - another image that is bang on for the theme, I like the fact you have chosen to look up towards the trees.

Mouth - Simply stunning I really do like this alot, I still have no idea how to make water look smooth in a photo. I really think you have captured this very well, the b&w suits the image all in all another excellent image.
 
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Hi Sarah,

Good catch up

Relax - I like the composition, and it certainly fits the theme. I do agree with the others about the focus though.

Vertical - nicely shot - it's making me dizzy looking at it!

Mouth - I completely agree with Mandy, this is stunning, and to get the North sea looking so calm is no mean feat :)
 
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Just trying to catch up on a few comments...

Watery - I really like the abstract shot. Nothing more to say but simply stunning.
Bold - Spot on for the theme. great colours :)
Vertical - Nice use of light and a good match for the theme. The only thing I would say is that all the trees bar one are in silhouette.
Mouth - Very nice mono shot. Perfect exposure time has made the water silky smooth and has really made the cloudscape stand out (y)
 
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HI Sarah
Catch up time for me yet again!

Bold.....lovely DOF, spot on colors & just having 2 in focus really works for me...love it :clap:

Relax...oh yes, cup of tea to relax is my idea of perfect bliss . I really want to like this as it has all the right ingredients , beautifully delicate crockery a scrummy cupcake & a sprig of lavender but the DOF just niggles me , it seems to make the whole image except the foremost rim of the cup seem really soft , sorry :(

Vertical...really like this, draws you in & up the tree's trunks, almost like you're lying there on the forest floor looking up ,brilliant :clap:

But my fave has to be Mouth...super long exposure , great movement in the clouds, super silky smooth water & plenty of detail in the piers :clap::clap:
 
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Relax - I like the shallow DoF on this one. The addition of the lavender on the slate adds a nice touch

Vertical - Now I know why you wandered off into the woods :) You’ve handled the exposure well given you were shooting up into the sky. I also like how the trees are coming into the bottom left and top right corners

Mouth - What it needs is the galleon used for pleasure trips to be going through into the harbour LOL (sorry folks it’s an in joke following a recent comment from an out of touch camera club judge). For me the long exposure is nicely complimented by an excellent mono conversion especially in the clouds.
 
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Watery #2 for me, has a very celestial feel to it.

Bold indeed, nice focus and colors. Looks a little under exposed but might be my screen.

Relax, looks to have a sight cast, which I actually like.

Vertical, I never get tired of seeing these and have done a few myself. The light is a little uneven, especially on the RHS.

Mouth, I was at Whitby yesterday and saw this vantage point but from the top in the church. Well processed and great detail.

Cheers.
 
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Thank you everyone for your comments. I've been going through a tough time - photography wise - and have been struggling to get inspired! it was this time last year that I through it all in but I'm determined to keep going though I have a major catch up to deal with!
I'll start with these and try to get up to date over the next few weeks!

week 11 - crowd - On the edge of the crowd!!

edge of the crowd
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week 12 - Close up

Caterpillar
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That's a nice catch up Sarah. I was about to say IU think you've got a great eye for colour, then I saw mouth at the top of the page and though the same for black & white!

Concentrating on your last image - machine and I really think it's a great image. Strong leading lines lead the eye to the subject which looks difficult to capture given that it's so high up. But then, I know I rarely look up so that's an achievement in itself as far as I can see. The really bold striking colours give a sense of fun to the image which works well again with the subject choice.

I wonder if March is a "wall" for some 52'ers. I know it has been for me. I'm not even going to try and catch up with Sound otherwise I'd end up forever behind and demoralised. If I miss a week, I'll just ignore it unless I actually get the time, inclination and inspiration to do it.

You're a good photographer. Keep at it. That caterpillar is amazing.
 
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Nice catch up Sara
Bold is a great capture focus wise as is machine clean and pin sharp. Both these two could have worked for the other subject.
Pick of the 3 is close up its excellent whats not to like :clap:
 
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good catch up Sarah - don't give up :)

crowd - fits the bill nicely

close up - this is a cracking shot, you couldn't have got much closer and the focus is spot on :clap:

bold - I thought this was a very tricky theme, but that's a really good interpretation, well done :)
 
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Crowd, on theme but not your best.

Close up is lovely. Nice DOF and angle, nice greens, a little under exposed maybe :thinking:

Bold, loving the little girl's face :)

Machine is on theme, but again, you can do better.

Good catchup and keep your photography chin up (y)

Cheers.
 
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