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rutland water

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by TRiP, 7 May 2006.

  1. TRiP


    Joined: 16 Mar 2004

    Posts: 982

    Location: Uttoxeter

    since it was such a nice evening on wednesday, i thought id take a trip to rutland water and try a few more landscape shots.
    i got there while the sun was quite high but didnt take many pictures, just wandered around looking for a good spot to catch the sunset. i never really used to look for good spots to get good landscape shots, i just used to walk around taking pictures of this and that and never really come away with anything good.

    not much post processing done on these, i used a polariser, nd grads, orange grads and orange solid filters. contrast and saturation edited in RSE, sensor dirt cloned out in photoshop and border adfded.

    anyway, these are all taken from the south east corner near the dam.




    comments and critique very welcome.
  2. Joe T


    Joined: 1 Apr 2003

    Posts: 11,628

    Location: Northampton

    Like that first one - lots more impact that the other two. :)
  3. olv


    Joined: 12 Jan 2005

    Posts: 5,281

    Location: london

    the first shot is great. i love the geometry created by the fence and it's reflection
  4. cyKey


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,814

    Location: Nr. Liverpewl

    I think the composition is a little off on the first one. The right hand side is very empty and doesn't compliment the photo. Maybe crop it a bit so the sun is central. Everything else is nice about them. Good colours.
  5. MichaelG


    Joined: 10 Aug 2005

    Posts: 237

    Location: Cambridge, UK

    Love shot 2. The still water makes all the difference for me.

  6. madmaxx


    Joined: 18 Aug 2003

    Posts: 868

    Location: S Yorks

    Love the colours of no.1, but the clearer reflection in no.2 make that the best shot for me - great work! :)
  7. Mohain

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Dec 2003

    Posts: 1,094

    No. 1 is realy nice. I agree with cyKey about cropping some RHS. I must get some ND grads. Greaty job :)
  8. Lostkat


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,106

    Location: Deepest Darkest Leics

    Really like No.1, and also agree with Cykey on the cropping. Some stunning colours in all 3 photographs. Can't believe how still the reservoir is in No.2. Looks like it's been photoshopped! :)
  9. Colin_da_Killer


    Joined: 11 Dec 2003

    Posts: 1,590

    Location: Helensburgh, Scotland

    great photos, I can't help but feel the photo would be easier on the eye if the fence was going from right to left though, tried mirroring the image to test this?
  10. Sleepyd


    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

    Posts: 696

    1's a stunner
  11. Shootist


    Joined: 25 Apr 2006

    Posts: 100

    Got a Canon I see :p