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04-18-2021, 09:19 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Lens: Pentax 300mm Camera: K-1 Photo Location: Derwent River, Tasmania Shutter Speed: 1/1250s Aperture: F5.6 

Each year, between Christmas and New Year, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race provides a spectacle both at the start and the finish. This yacht was well down the field, and came up the river on a light wind and in the mist. That a pursuing gull was not realised until later. Converted to B&W to strengthen the minimalist effect.

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QuoteOriginally posted by saley Quote
Each year, between Christmas and New Year, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race provides a spectacle both at the start and the finish. This yacht was well down the field, and came up the river on a light wind and in the mist. That a pursuing gull was not realised until later. Converted to B&W to strengthen the minimalist effect.
Good choice to go monochrome. I still see some noise, would be nice if you cleaned the background, at least (sorry if it’s just my cellphone’s screen). The only thing I would strongly suggest is to have a tighter frame.
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I like your processing of the image.
Like @Michail_P I'd like a tighter crop, especially the brighter area on the top is unnecessary in my opinion.
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Good timing to get this one.

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Nice photo and monochrome well emphasized the subject. I have a similar photo but unfortunately there is no seagull on it.
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I have a tendency to crop other people's images

At first I thought "too much sky", "too much negative space". However, my first inclination to crop the sky removed the repeated gradient plus the indication of the mist. Both are interesting and should be kept. The vertical crop leaves all the elements of the original in a more compact frame, I think.

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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
I have a tendency to crop other people's images

At first I thought "too much sky", "too much negative space". However, my first inclination to crop the sky removed the repeated gradient plus the indication of the mist. Both are interesting and should be kept. The vertical crop leaves all the elements of the original in a more compact frame, I think.
I too like the negative space up top. If the fade-to-white toward the top were made more gradual, the photo could have a nice vanishing effect into the matting above it if it were framed. I think skies that are completely washed out can be particularly pleasing for that effect.

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I like the dreamy, blurred background and the two ‘flying’ objects. It is a bit noisy.
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The image is not bad, but for my taste, the boat is too centered and there is some sky left over, maybe a small cutout would suit it.
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I like the abstract, but not the bird.
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Ah, so crisp. Brilliant picture, the kind that makes you contemplate.
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