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Old Mar 24, 2012, 3:25 PM   #11
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G'day mate

I love panos too - tho mine are of the Australian outback > a very different terrain from your lovely countryside

I feel that your pano has many possibilities open to you ... here's my take on it
[cropped as a 3:1 format pano ]


This gives a leading-line into the image from the river on the RHS - it is mirrored by the fence along the snowline leading to the back of the church, the horizon is on the lower third and so it goes on. Hope you like it

Thanks for sharing some of your world
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 7:12 PM   #12
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Wow, guys, thanks for all your kind help!!! Appreciate your feedback. Well how about this, then, for a pano. You know, if you don't mind me saying so... I used a kit lens... I took this from a distance... the photo is cropped, thus enlarged... but my, look at the detail and the snow looks great. Really enjoyed this shot. Thanks again. Ned

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Old Mar 24, 2012, 8:35 PM   #13
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Ned, as you can tell, when you ask for opinions on this forum, you'll get plenty of opinions. Personally, I liked the shed on the left side, so my preference is for the full pano you posted earlier. But it should go without saying that there's no right answer, and you were the photographer, so ultimately the composition of this fine image is your choice.
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 11:14 PM   #14
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Ned,

I don't often comment on this forum as I feel like I'm a rookie photographer. However I can say that I have found it interesting from the beginning of this post to see the difference in opinions regarding this pano. I can see everyone's points, but I really prefer the contrasts on the snow with the shadows of the trees and even the little shed. Personally, I would crop out the river/stream/lake. Just my two cents... but really only worth about one cent before taxes... :-)
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 1:19 AM   #15
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Why don't you make TWO panos from the one shot Ned ? Economise, politicians and eco-warriors would love you
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 1:25 AM   #16
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Thanks everyone, really, no matter what your thoughts are about which version of the pano would look best. When it comes to "composition", I strongly believe that the trees immediately to the right of the church serve as "back" and thus the church fronts or faces the left, thus the original "pano" in reality does not serve as best example of a pano in this case... I think I could have done a better job if I used a telephoto and took four shots begin from the immediate left of the church, two of the church, and one to the right, taking in the trees... That is my view... but thought I would share that.

In any case, thanks for all the various discussion... Again, the Pentax K7 yielded some great photos, there was practically no need to sharpen this photo... the colour and details were really good.

Thanks again.

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Old Mar 25, 2012, 1:27 AM   #17
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LOL!!! Thanks. Again, here is "my" idea of what I was talking about above.

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I do like your first one best. I think the little bit of river is enough to let you know where the church is situated. The leading lines of the trees take your eyes to the
Church which after all is the subject of the composition.

Nice photo Ned!

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Old Mar 26, 2012, 12:53 AM   #19
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Sorry Ned but IMHO that latest version in post #17 is nowhere near as good as any of the other versions above and has now lost it's 'pano' feel. Your original in the first post was much better !
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No worries... perhaps I didn't choose my words correctly concerning 17. I like 17 as it is, it is "not" a pano... it was just one shot from the bridge. But, if I were closer, or used a telephoto lens, I could have taken four shots, one to the left of the church, two of the church sort of splitting it in half and then one to the right with all the trees... or a fifth with the river... It would look much like the above... though it is does not look like a pano... I was watching one of Cairn's videos on Photoshop, where he did the same, he used four shots, stitched them together in to a pano... though it looked more like a 16:9 or 4x6 photo when he got done.. and it was stunning... but yes, I liked my original photo. Thanks for your inpurt.. it is appreciated.
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