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Old Apr 14, 2010, 12:46 AM   #1
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going for a minimalist composition with long exposure time to emphasize the tranquil feeling i had as i was standing out looking this way. i processed in in mono with a duo (blue/brown) tone.

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Old Apr 14, 2010, 12:52 AM   #2
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Very nicely done. I like the long exposure and the way the clouds are. It is a relaxing photo.
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First of all, you need to change your location. I was looking for this scene in St. Louis and could not find it . Oh thats right you now reside in Cleveland. Ok buddy, you have reached your limit on nice shots for the month. Please stop before I start getting the blues .
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Great compositional elements combined with good use of long exposure giving a lovely shot!! You are making life hard for yourself as you won't have enough wall space to get them all up
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 8:25 AM   #5
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Very nicely done. I like the long exposure and the way the clouds are. It is a relaxing photo.
thank you shoturtle, i am glad the tranquil and relaxing mood worked for you!

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First of all, you need to change your location. I was looking for this scene in St. Louis and could not find it . Oh thats right you now reside in Cleveland. Ok buddy, you have reached your limit on nice shots for the month. Please stop before I start getting the blues .
Thank you ancient. lol, i guess i should change my location eh, forgot about that one. i was unaware of the limit, i should have spaced things out better, the month is only half over!


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Great compositional elements combined with good use of long exposure giving a lovely shot!! You are making life hard for yourself as you won't have enough wall space to get them all up
thanks Mark, i am glad you found the composition and long exposure pleasing. i will just have to print them all really small so they fit lol.
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 8:34 AM   #6
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Man .......I love it when I open up a photo and the quality and mood of the image instantly sets me back! One can look upon this image for a very long time and feel the tranquil mood you were going for in taking the photo and pp afterwards. As a whole, the image is stunning.

Thinking critically now....some halo artifacts surround the rock edges on the left. If your going for a minimalist look, is there any way to loose the the rocks and cliffs in the background by moving, leaving only the one set of foreground rocks? Give it a go and see what you get. Think "less is best" here and I think you will strike gold.

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Old Apr 14, 2010, 8:51 AM   #7
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Kevin,

thank you. i am glad i was able to convey the the tranquil mood with the shot and the presentation for you.

i will have a look at "simplifying" this shot after work today and see how that goes. should be doable since there isn't any realy difficult transitions or textures to match in that area.

i appreciate the insightful comments!
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 9:09 AM   #8
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One more thought I had after I posted, try and go for a longer shutter speed and lower ISO's.

You want to get that water dead flat so maybe go for an 80 second shutter at 8pm or later. What also works really well to highlight some of the splashing waves on the rocks is to highlight with an led light....not much is needed here but your sensor will pick it up. As these wave splashes are enhanced with ISO's, you'll have to experiment here just a bit.

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WOW, a very powerful, peaceful shot. Definetly another wall hanger
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 10:36 AM   #10
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seriously man...you need to cheer up. next, please post a picture of clowns with animal balloons.
in all seriousness, i need to see your cheat-sheet for the work you do. it is amazing.
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