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« on: July 09, 2011, 12:32:09 PM »
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ND grad, long daytime exposure

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011, 01:09:30 PM »
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Given that you are not posting this in the Critique section, I will refrain from it, other than "Nice!"
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011, 01:42:32 PM »
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Given that you are not posting this in the Critique section, I will refrain from it, other than "Nice!"
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011, 02:16:52 PM »
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Sorry I did not realize it was in the wrong section, perhaps a mod could move the post


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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2011, 03:40:41 PM »
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Well, I can see the 'legs', but groins? Not even with the longest stretch of.

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2011, 04:03:38 PM »
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I think you'll find that the correct spelling is 'groynes'.
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2011, 04:29:24 PM »
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It can be spelt two ways "groyne" or  "Groin" (United States)
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2011, 04:32:49 PM »
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I was all excited to see the groins till I clicked here and ... just a bunch of pilings!! Grin

Really nice shot of the "pilings" tho!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2011, 04:42:52 PM »
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We now have locked groins in the initial post!

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2011, 05:15:23 PM »
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I was all excited to see the groins till I clicked here and ... just a bunch of pilings!! Grin

Really nice shot of the "pilings" tho!!

Really funny  Huh
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2011, 05:16:03 PM »
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We now have locked groins in the initial post!

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What are you talking about  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2011, 05:28:28 PM »
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Yep, pilings or piles not groynes/groins. It wouldn't have been plural (groins) in any case.

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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2011, 06:39:44 PM »
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 Well... now that the semantics and spelling police has had a field day Smiley, perhaps it is the time to go back to the image?

The image is a well executed example of a rather well-know subject (piers/jetties protruding into milky waters), the staple of photographers like David Fokos. Nothing wrong with paying homage to the genre, and, as mentioned, this one is rather well done. There is a certain feeling that one gets by looking at it, and, at this point, I am at a loss to verbalize exactly what it is and why, but the image works for me. After all, there must be a reason the genre is so popular in fine art galleries. I also like the slightly warm tonality.

Having said that, there are things worth further experimenting with in post-processing. I find blocked shadows rather distracting, especially in the lower left corner. Overall contrast appears to be a bit higher than I would like to see, i.e., especially between the large highlight area on the right and the dark left and upper regions. There is one bright spot (a piece of wood?), placed horizontally on the first two piles, that is perhaps... well, too bright? Finally, it is worth considering if a slightly less elongated format is more suitable, say 8x10, as it would "tighten" the composition?

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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2011, 06:59:04 PM »
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Finally, it is worth considering if a slightly less elongated format is more suitable, say 8x10, as it would "tighten" the composition?

A nice way of saying crop without actually saying it?

Police, I like to think of myself as a teacher. (Yes, I've had plenty of students who think the two words are synonyms.)

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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2011, 07:10:13 PM »
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A nice way of saying crop without actually saying it?...

You mean I am tiptoeing as not to awaken our friend Russ?  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2011, 08:05:05 PM »
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Martin, sorry you are the butt of so many misconceptions. I posted a similar photo many years ago on the Leica forum and got the same responses  Roll Eyes I live at the beach and we have many similar groins to the one you photographed. These groins were apparantly an attempt to retain sand and stabilize the beach. Unfortunately, being made of mere wood they eventually succumbed to the natural effects of tides, storms and sand shift. However, they make for fascinating photo studies and I have carried out many. Anyway, a nice photo and good luck.
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2011, 08:50:55 PM »
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You mean I am tiptoeing as not to awaken our friend Russ?  Smiley

I'm wide awake, Slobodan, but in this case I'm with you all the way -- even to the crop. And, yes, I agree: it's a cliché, but a very well done one.
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« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2011, 09:40:07 PM »
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Cudos Slobodan, it's not too often that Russ agrees about you know what.

The picture is well done but it is a cliché so it was never going to be the object of much discussion.

The word groyne/groin however is new to me and I have learned something from this thread.

Don't take it to heart, we can be a hard audience to please/awaken.

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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2011, 01:57:42 AM »
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Thank you for your comments on "the photograph"

I do agree the white area of bleached wood could be distracting, and also the tighter crop would improve the strength of the image, the proof of any edited digital file is in its output on paper where the balance of tones can be seen in reality, this file prints extremely well through imageprint RIP, the depth of black and purity of the white give the image the contrast needed for mat paper


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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2011, 02:43:43 AM »
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a literature thread :-)

a good photo Martin
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