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StephenL 1st April 2014 10:21 AM

Spiders doings
On the gate this morning ...


brianvickers 1st April 2014 05:55 PM

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A classic shot ...and I think the mono conversion absolutely works here.

StephenL 1st April 2014 06:01 PM

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Thanks Brian. I was unsure about converting it to mono as there was some nice green lichen on the gate, but as the web was the primary object ...

pandora 1st April 2014 06:55 PM

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A great composition there Stephen. Personally I prefer colour 9 times out of 10.

StephenL 1st April 2014 07:02 PM

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Thanks Mark. In general I would agree with you, but in this instance I felt that the very small amount of colour available - green algae - was more of a distraction than a benefit, so it went! But, as I've said before, each to their own. There's no right or wrong answer. ;)

gregles 1st April 2014 07:11 PM

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Really nice detailed shot Stephen and complimented by the mono conversion:)

birdboy 1st April 2014 09:51 PM

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Great early morning capture and works so well in mono. Thanks for sharing.

Wee man 1st April 2014 10:38 PM

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Nice shot and a further gate shot also.

StephenL 2nd April 2014 06:43 AM

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Thanks, Ed, Greg, and Birdboy. The gate itself is unspectacular but the latch is fascinating, with a Knob at 6 ft. high so it can be operated by a horseman.

bilbo 3rd April 2014 03:52 PM

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Just saw your other post re this shot. :)

For me I think it's a nice shot and the mono treatment suits it very well.

It just needs to be rotated so the horizontal bar is, well, horizontal.

(Don't mind me please - it's an OCD thing I have :))

brian1208 3rd April 2014 03:59 PM

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nice one Stephen, the mono works for me and I like the little drops of dew.

If you are open to a suggestion, try cropping it down to the top crossbar of the gate, leaving the horizontal bar in. I think it makes an even stronger image (feel free to ignore this suggestion - of course :D )

StephenL 3rd April 2014 04:11 PM

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Thanks, the two Brians! Bilbo, you're right about the level not being level. I should have seen that myself. Brian1208, a good suggestion but I kind of like the bokeh in the top right.

tomphotofx 4th April 2014 10:50 AM

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Nice eye catching image.

StephenL 4th April 2014 10:58 AM

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Thanks, Tom. It was just a quick grab shot with the 12-40.

Olybirder 4th April 2014 11:02 AM

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I really like the strong graphic qualities of this this image. Black and white suits it very well too. Nice one Stephen.


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