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Does this view work

I like this view, But I think that may be because I was actually there but does it work for the casual viewer


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Re: Does this view work

well I like it, if that helps:

I like the way the path leads me down to the rocks and the the sea.
also like the way everything has a part of the photo, and not one bit takes over.
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Re: Does this view work

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I like this view, But I think that may be because I was actually there but does it work for the casual viewer

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Mike,

It works partially for me. I would prefer if there was slightly less pavement and rocks on the right and more sea on the left.
As is, also the rock on the left in the sea almost touches the edge of the frame. A little more space would be nice.
Another alternative would be a less tight frame of the entire scene that could reveal more of the sea without loosing part of the right side.
Also a landscape orientation from the same position would do all these at once.

Though I do like the scene and I'm sure you've got many different variations of it


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Re: Does this view work

Hello Fluffy/George
Thanks for the feedback, yes your right George I do have lots of variations butI do like the tight frame, the Idea was to leave the viewer guessing where the path led, yet produce a pleasing image.
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Re: Does this view work

I took all these in portrait, and this one was not as good in my book, there is a slight crop from the bottom and right of the picture
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Re: Does this view work

Hi Mike

I can understand why you like the scene but for me there is a little too much path in the foreground - in fact it takes up more than half the picture and there is a lot of interest left to explore in the remainder. I am a lover of water so perhaps if there were a little more of the sea and a little less path. It could be worth a landscape orientation.

Having said all this, it is unusual and although the light path is In Your Face, so to speak, I don't think I mind it because it leads to a beautiful view.

I sound as though I am sitting on the fence, but I keep changing my mind about it. Lovely soft colours.
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Re: Does this view work

Hi Autumn,
I agree with your view, and theres nothing wrong with hedge sitting
is this better for you, sorry didnt get the path in this one



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Re: Does this view work

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I agree with your view, and theres nothing wrong with hedge sitting
is this better for you, sorry didnt get the path in this one



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Oh yes Mike. I really love that one.
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Re: Does this view work

Its always a pleasure when your efforts are well recieved,
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Re: Does this view work

I like both of them - mind you, particularly the one you posted for Audrey.... now that is gorgeous.

I agree with Audrey and George in respect of the first photo. Perhaps less of the path at the foreground of the photo and more of the far side of the bay?

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Re: Does this view work

I liked your original post more than the those with the sea's horizon in them, which are really quite ordinary sort of seascape shots.

My suggestion for improvement would be to have waited until someone or something like a dog maybe was on the path to add foreground interest and scale. But I did like the way you framed the rocks and the beach. It gave it a sort of focus of its own and made it a cosier more welcoming place to be heading for.
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Re: Does this view work

Well, I like them all, but the first one to my mind is the most interesting. The colour and curve of the path both pull me into the photograph and there's just a hint of the path narrowing at the bottom, but it's obviously heading for that wonderful shoreline. The patch of flowers and the square post almost centre draw the eye too, with just a tempting glimpse of the waves rolling in. Lovely.
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Re: Does this view work

Hi,
The first image works for me, it draws you in and leaves you wondering wher the path will take you, I also like the other images posted, but not so much the one where the path is cut off on the right. certainly looks a very photogenic area.
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Re: Does this view work

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Hi Mike,

My feeling is that the view is too dominated by the path. My eye wants to see more of the where it is leading to and so the natural view should be more 'up' to see the distance better. But there is definitely potential there

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