Bucks mills (North Devon)

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Title     Bucks mills (North Devon)
Photographer     shimbathesnake/Dave (320) Send mail to this user
Portfolio     Portfolio
Categories     Landscape
Sea and Sand
Camera     Canon PowerShot A40
Format     2.1 Megapixel
Submitted     August 8, 2003 1:26:16 PM CDT
Views     196
Rating     2 Thumb-up


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Thumb-up    from krymhilda/Ewa (1,067) Send mail to this user on August 8, 2003 3:58:43 PM CDT (0) Early critique

A lovely location and the photo quite interesting, but... It could be better composed. What is the wall on the right? If it is interesting, it should appear more, if not, I would crop it. I think You would get a better scene by going 2 steps left and pointing the camera more to the cliff right. As for me, the colours are OK, such a fresh morning light.

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Thumb-up    from ahriman/Angra (1,125) Send mail to this user on August 8, 2003 2:13:56 PM CDT (0) Early critique

A nice scene, but you missed the real photo. See those lines of rocks pointing towards the cliffs? The real photo is down there, setting the camera up just behind the lines at its widest setting (preferably with the Canon wideangle convertor for a real wideangle), with the lines all converging up to the top right third of the frame, leading the eye towards the sunset / sunrise lit wall of the cliff, with rich offshore clouds and a little haze or mist for an aerial perspective effect on the distant headland. The focus should be a prominent rock amidst the rock shelf.

As a shot this is pleasant enough, it is sharp, but the inclusion of the wall is distracting, as is the dark shadow to the bottom right. The colours are rich, but too blue (try locking the white balance to the 'cloudy' setting and see those colours warm up!) A polariser would also help to reduce the glare from the surface of the sea.

If you can visit this location again, I would try to get down on that beach and use those rocks!

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