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Posted By: nate_b, 12-14-2009, 11:19 PM

I had to make trip to a local marina this morning to underwrite and inspect a client's boathouse. Though on business, I had the K-x with me and took a few quick shots as I departed. It was a dull and dreary day (an Oregon hallmark), and I tried to capture that with the following shot and conversion. Thanks for looking.



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12-14-2009, 11:32 PM   #2
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Nate, I think this is a good capture.
I like the perspective, the light and the overall mood.
The overhead space and the rest of the composition is pleasant.
And your B&W conversion is very good IMO! Well done!
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Pleasant scene Nate.
Yep, the B&W work you put in has made this one happen.
Not the most compelling of compositions but a fine capture nonetheless.
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I like this very much! Moody but not muddy. If you cropped out the wire at the top and maybe the houses at the top it would be more universal.

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A fine BW image. Love the the different range of gray tones and how they look so well balanced throughout the image. I wouldn't bother with wires, the image is well composed and has an inviting atmosphere- and that's what it's all about, conveying something more than a two dimensional image.

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It does cast that serenity feel from within
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Thanks to all for the replies and kind comments. It means a lot to me coming from such an accomplished group of photographers and forum members. Your C&C is helping me become a better photographer, so thank you for taking the time to offer it.

I agree with the comments that there is nothing special about the composition of this shot - rather ordinary. Under the circumstances, I didn't take the time to carefully consider composition and that showed in the handful of images I captured. I almost deleted the whole lot, but thought I should try to salvage at least one.

This particular image was the best candidate, so I focused on doing my best to bring out the mood and ambiance I recalled at the time. This naturally lent itself to a B&W conversion, which I stumbled through using GIMP until I liked what I saw. I toyed with cropping out any portion of the top of the image, but decided against it as I like what it does to balance out the darker, lower portion of the image.

Thanks again for looking and commenting!

Regards,
Nate

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