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    Looking for feedback on this image please. It was taken just as the fog/mists were clearing over Lake Windermere.
    All I have cropped out of the image is a couple of mooring posts which were at the bottom of the image.



    Please be gentle

  • #2
    Re: 2 boats on a Lake

    I'll let the true experts offer constructive critique.
    For me it looks good. Nicely balanced with good colour and the background mist gives it some atmosphere.
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    • #3
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      I like it - my only niggle is that it looks a little dark. I can see fog or mist in the background and the exif data says this was taken early-ish in the morning. This probably explains the nice warmth of the tones.

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      • #4
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        Looks good to me (and not dark - but now have new PC which I haven't fully set up yet, so haven't put Spider back on..)

        Nice composition and lovely reflections.
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        • #5
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          It's easy to be gentle with this one.

          Excellent composition, with the main subjects complementing each other and nicely filling the frame. The crisp morning light gives a very fresh, clean image and the deep reflections are wonderful. There are enough clouds in the sky to make it interesting and the mist lingering in the background is the icing on the cake. There's a fine line between being deeply saturated and underexposed and, as Ian said, it may be a little dark. Brightening it by around half a stop might just make it perfect, but it all depends how it prints - and you must get this printed, it deserves it!
          John Perriment

          A photograph is more than a record of what you see - it's a window to your soul

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          • #6
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            I've just checked the histogram and it is bunched to the left. Moving the right sliider inwards to meet the right-hand edge of the histogram lightens it perfectly.
            John Perriment

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by John Perriment View Post
              I've just checked the histogram and it is bunched to the left. Moving the right sliider inwards to meet the right-hand edge of the histogram lightens it perfectly.
              That's one of the things I like about this site. I learn a lot here!

              And Jane, to my unpracticed eye it looks very nice.
              If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much room.
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              • #8
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                Thank you all for your kind comments. I'll try lightening it as John and Ian have suggested, and I'll print out a small 6x4 to see what it prints like. If it prints OK, I think this may just be the first photo I have ever had printed to display!

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                • #9
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                  You won't get the full impact with a 6x4 .. go for a A4
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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by patmoore View Post
                    That's one of the things I like about this site. I learn a lot here!

                    And Jane, to my unpracticed eye it looks very nice.
                    t-up.

                    Regards. Barr1e

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                    • #11
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                      Jane,

                      I like this photograph because it illustrates the calm of the early morning on water and the stillness of the water before the wind picks up. I like the fact that the sun's reflection of the slight movement of the water is shown on the two hulls of the yachts. For me it is lovely image which probably could be improved by lightening the scene slightly.

                      Ray.

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                      • #12
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                        I agree with the other posters . It expresses the caanlm, peacefulness of the morning before any activity. Well composed.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Caz View Post
                          Looks good to me (and not dark - but now have new PC which I haven't fully set up yet, so haven't put Spider back on..)

                          Nice composition and lovely reflections.
                          Uncalibrated displays are often on the bright side

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Ian View Post
                            Uncalibrated displays are often on the bright side

                            Ian
                            Oh that possibly explains why the image looks OK on my monitor.

                            How do you calibrate a monitor?

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                            • #15
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                              Hi Jane,
                              I'm with John on this. It looks more rich than dark on my monitor which makes it look like a large transparency...timeless. It has good light, good composition and a peaceful subject. ...more please

                              -S

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