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Paul ­ Iddon
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Mar 23, 2011 17:04 |  #1

I was looking for a high contrast image to use in the B&W section for the CC this week, and when at the marina in Preston last week I found what I hoped would be a suitable subject.

The main contrast subject being the vivid red buoy at the forefront of the scene against the more muted blues and night colours of the marina area itself.

Not being a landscaper, or a major worker of black and white, I think this has e decent amount of punch. I will be entering it anyway, seeing as it is the only decent one I managed, lol..

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Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Image Date: 2011-03-13 18:56:30 +0000
Focal Length: 37mm
Focus Distance: 1.45m
Aperture: f/27.0
Exposure Time: 1.500 s
ISO equiv: 100
Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
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Mar 25, 2011 10:07 |  #2

I am in the same boat ..... pun intended. I am not sure what makes a good B&W as mine always seems greyish.

My initial thoughts are that the life ring looks false (I doubt it is due the strand fibres on the rope) and it has been placed on the harbour background. Also the pier and bottom boat on the left are way too dark - no features.

Sorry for not being more help Paul.


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Mar 25, 2011 10:24 |  #3

I like the photo and the depth of field. I think I would have move the life preserver further to the right. It is a bit distracting for me.


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Mar 25, 2011 14:34 |  #4

Thanks for the feedback - I find landscapes challenging.

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Mar 25, 2011 16:32 |  #5

I agree with the statement on the life preserver




  
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Mar 26, 2011 12:59 |  #6

I love this shot! I agree it is a little grey but if you shot in RAW that's easy to fix. Keep up the good work!


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Mar 26, 2011 14:58 |  #7

Thank you gents :)

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Mar 28, 2011 18:52 as a reply to  @ Paul Iddon's post |  #8

I like it. Maybe just a bit of a recrop?

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