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graeme
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« on: September 01, 2013, 12:06:39 PM »
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Took this on the canal at Alrewas, Staffordshire, UK a few days ago. The beak is a bit blurry - does it bother anyone. ( Have PShopped it but might do some more work ).

All comments appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 12:34:46 PM »
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Took this on the canal at Alrewas, Staffordshire, UK a few days ago. The beak is a bit blurry - does it bother anyone. ( Have PShopped it but might do some more work ).

All comments appreciated.

Graeme




Great balance achieved there - not always possible with those kinds of shapes in a vertical. Another reason to love the Hasselblad 500 Series!

Had you not mentioned the bill, I wouldn't have noticed anything - still don't at that scale, so why worry about it? Can't have everything all the time, and maybe just as well. Very pleasing exactly as it is.

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2013, 02:11:16 PM »
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Wonderful, Graeme. When I look at it Saint Saens's "Le cygne" starts playing in my head.
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2013, 08:01:33 PM »
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Very elegant.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2013, 09:01:12 PM »
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Nicely done.
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 01:32:35 AM »
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Nicely done!

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 02:44:04 AM »
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Took this on the canal at Alrewas, Staffordshire, UK a few days ago. The beak is a bit blurry - does it bother anyone. ( Have PShopped it but might do some more work ).

I don't think the slight blur is noticeable enough to matter at all. I like the shot, and I even quite like the feeling of vertigo it inspires. The only alteration I might make is to clone out the reeds at the top: they don't seem necessary.

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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 03:03:43 AM »
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Gorgeous. Wonderfully balanced and very elegant.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 05:13:43 AM »
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…The only alteration I might make is to clone out the reeds at the top: they don't seem necessary.

Jeremy

I agree, it would make it cleaner. It's a superb image.

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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2013, 10:00:42 AM »
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I don't think the slight blur is noticeable enough to matter at all. I like the shot, and I even quite like the feeling of vertigo it inspires. The only alteration I might make is to clone out the reeds at the top: they don't seem necessary.

Jeremy
+1.

Did you try it in B&W?
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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2013, 05:35:21 PM »
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Thanks for all the kind words & suggestions guys.

The reeds at the top are actually quite important to me. I like them because they're part of a chain of visual elements which fall in from the edge of the image ( and from the world outside the photo ) and culminate at the beak of the swan.

Yes Walter, I've had a quick play at a B&W version. It could probably do with a little adjustment brush work & curve tweaking but I'm pleased with it so far.

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Graeme
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2013, 08:05:15 PM »
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I love to clone out extraneous bits from my images but I think you are correct in leaving them in with this one. Cloned out details or not it's a great image. Both color and b/w work here.
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2013, 12:24:37 PM »
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Nicely elegant composition.  I think the color dynamic between the reeds and the beak is an important contract to the dynamic line mirroring of those two elements, so I think the color version is much stronger.
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2013, 12:48:22 PM »
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The picture needs to be in color and the reeds are essential; without them there's really no picture: just a snap of a bird from up on the bridge.
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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2013, 01:37:09 PM »
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The picture needs to be in color and the reeds are essential; without them there's really no picture: just a snap of a bird from up on the bridge.


Once again, I find I have to agree with you. It's a fine image as first presented to us. Does zich in black/white as per the latest version. Very often one should stick with first impressions. I regret having seen the black/white.

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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2013, 06:15:09 PM »
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The picture needs to be in color and the reeds are essential; without them there's really no picture: just a snap of a bird from up on the bridge.

Me too. The reeds make it and the colour adds dynamism.
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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2013, 02:08:33 PM »
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The picture needs to be in color and the reeds are essential; without them there's really no picture: just a snap of a bird from up on the bridge.

I agree with you about the colour, Russ, but which reeds? The main clump is vital, obviously; I'm not convinced by the few extraneous stalks, though.

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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2013, 04:28:39 PM »
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I think you're right, Jeremy. The stalks in the upper right probably can go.
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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2013, 05:49:43 PM »
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I like the extraneous stalks, they make the thing look more "real," a little more lively, a little less black velvet background.  If they were really obtrusive, I might feel differently.  For that reason I also like the dark reflections at the bottom of the frame.
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2013, 05:32:18 AM »
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Hi Jeremy

Lovely shot - forget about B&W, the colour makes the image.

Is that you in the reflections in the middle of the bottom bit of the photo?  That is the only bit that bothers me.

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