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Beacons summits
Converted to mono shot of the Beacons twin summits " Corn Du" and "Pen y fan", taken late afternoon last September, the position of that telegraph pole (just off centre) caused me a right headache when taking the shot, and several more when editing the image ever since, decided to leave it as I feel the poles and wires are a vital part of the composition of this shot, there will be some who will disagree with this no doubt,
File information
Filename:Beacons-summits.jpg
Album name:Merlynn / Merlynns Landscapes
Rating (8 votes): (Details)
Keywords:mountains trees poles
Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Canon EFs 18-55
Aperture:F/8
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Author's Comments:Composition, Composition= Chain saw ha ha
Editing Performed:Converted to Mono via Channels in Photoshop
ISO:100
File Size:240 KB
Date added:Dec 30, 2005
Dimensions:900 x 557 pixels
Displayed:183 times
URL:http://www.thestudio-online.co.uk/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-1908
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nickb123  [Dec 30, 2005 at 11:13 PM]
I think this landscape is brilliant Merlynn. Very well composed, employing the usual road/ path to lead the eye into the photograph. Additionally, sharpness and detail are spot on too! This photograph is ideally suited to mono and I like the contrasty nature of this image. The telegraph poles help to balance the composition further and thus should not be removed. A very good capture!
photo_bug  [Dec 30, 2005 at 11:51 PM]
totally agree with nick.
John S  [Dec 31, 2005 at 06:52 AM]
Yes leave the pole, Merlynn! A great B/W landscape.
Keith  [Dec 31, 2005 at 09:28 AM]
Agree with all comments, good shot
Ric  [Dec 31, 2005 at 10:49 AM]
I think youve been analysing it too much merlynn, same as me when critique'ing my own work, and although the norm is not to have man made items in landscapes there is nothing wrong with the poles in this one, I think it adds to the image. It's also nice to see you trying out mono which has worked a treat in this one too, hopefully the rating im going to give will boost the 8.5 you already have, great work ! one for the wall i think
Pal  [Dec 31, 2005 at 11:34 AM]
A beautiful shot of a beautiful area. The foreground almost has a negative look to it with fantastic contrasts to the light and dark. love it.
John T  [Dec 31, 2005 at 01:13 PM]
Great scene well captured, good use of mono.Not sure about the nearest pole, possibly the composition would work just as well without it.
Peter S  [Jan 01, 2006 at 12:12 AM]
Really nice shot. Good detail in the highlights and shadows and I think the pole should stay too !
George  [Jan 01, 2006 at 05:58 PM]
Love it as is Merlynn.
Barrie  [Jan 03, 2006 at 09:08 PM]
Sorry Merlynn, missed this whilst I was away. Grand shot this, all the right tones in all the right places. Well composed, as usual. I can see why the pole would give you a headache but you have handled it well.
alanuk  [Jan 05, 2006 at 03:03 PM]
We should never have let the Poles join the EU, is what I say! It was alright to they came over here! (Not true.. they work very hard!) Its a lovely evocative seen and, yes, it would have been easy to take the poles out but they are part of the landscape and so form part of the scene as captured. Mono suits this well.