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River Thames in Flood
An evening shot to test my new Canon EOS 6D. Thus was take on 4th February since when the flooding in Marlow has got very much worse.
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Album name:ChrisH / Landscape
Keywords:Marlow, River Thames, Flooding
Camera:Canon EOD 6D
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Shutter Speed:1/30
File Size:896 KB
Date added:Feb 10, 2014
Dimensions:2000 x 1333 pixels
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Silversnapper  [Feb 10, 2014 at 08:00 PM]
It crossed my mind once or twice recently how you were faring with the floods and then up you pop and put us in the picture so to speak. I don't think I have seen a shot from this angle from you before Chris, it's a pity it's under water though. I have to confess that I am not a fan of 'blue' photographs so I dropped this into PS and used the Match Color/Neutralize button to remove the blue cast and what a difference it made - the late evening light becomes beautiful as do the muted colours. However, this is a personal preference and it takes nothing away from a smashing image. Like it loads, well done!
SteveT  [Feb 10, 2014 at 08:53 PM]
Interesting image with your new Canon as well , the blue cast work fine for me and gives it a late evening look, hope you home is away form the flooding. well taken and presented
alanuk  [Feb 10, 2014 at 10:14 PM]
My heart goes out to the people affected by the recent heavy rains, especially the farmers trying to cope with their livestock. I did notice that as the floods are now affecting what I believe to be quite affluent parts of the south east, the media coverage seems to have ramped up a notch. I wonder if you will take on Keith's suggestion for an edit; it certainly would be interesting to see. Even as it is, it shows the grim reality of of the situation and the colouring makes it look a bit like "the end of the world is nigh". Knowing how the area around the A34 to the west of Oxford floods on the Isis, then all of that has to pass though Marlow so perhaps waders will be required rather than wellies.
George  [Feb 10, 2014 at 10:26 PM]
A cracking shot from the 6D Chris, unfortunately not the scene we want to see.
I tried Keith's suggested edit and boy what a difference, much better
Well done Chris, lets hope the water level subsides soon.
ChrisH  [Feb 10, 2014 at 10:41 PM]
Thanks guys. Keith is right it is a matter of personal preference , so I am with Steve on this with the late evening look. Floods were far worse today and more rain on the way. Already there are many homes flooded. Not good.
Helen  [Feb 11, 2014 at 01:22 PM]
i checked out what Keith had done & can see the difference in both shots. I like this shot as well as it gives off a colder night time effect o the scene, of which you have captured very well. I hope that you are not too badly effected where you live.with the floods. I feel really sorry for those who have been effected since before Christmas. Take care
JOHN  [Feb 11, 2014 at 07:26 PM]
Certainly a lot of misery for lots of people so we can just hope that things start to improve very soon.
I like this with the tint it does give it that evening time effect, out of curiosity I also tried Keiths tweak, and sorry but I also preferred that.
But as you say Chris it is all a matter of personal preference and it is your photo to present as you see it, well done.