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Re: Boats at Belper River Gardens

Phill, I like 2 best it has more "atmosphere" in the wood of the boats and ages the varnish/knocks and adds more texture and interest to the water/trees at the back of the boats and enchances the clouds/sky in the foreground

Nice processing Phill ! VERY Nice
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Re: Boats at Belper River Gardens

I agree with Chevvy but I'm slightly bothered, compositionally by the angle of the quayside and the grey wedge at the top of it where it turns in the second one.

However this is not LFI and it's a very nice capture of a tranquil scene.

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Re: Boats at Belper River Gardens

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I agree with Chevvy but I'm slightly bothered, compositionally by the angle of the quayside and the grey wedge at the top of it where it turns in the second one.

However this is not LFI and it's a very nice capture of a tranquil scene.

Thanks for sharing.
ooh! I did not notice that I was taken away with the beauty of the image in the 2nd processing but maybe a little editing Phill, would be more perfect
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Re: Boats at Belper River Gardens

Lovely, atmospheric images Phil. I have to say I prefer the first version. There is something about the glassy smooth water with the rich, dark green reflections which is very appealing. I find the reflections a little 'busy' in the second shot and they detract from the characterful old wooden boats - in my opinion.

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Re: Boats at Belper River Gardens

I agree with Ron the first for me as I prefer the tones and the subtle reflections.

Not much wrong with the second though.
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Re: Boats at Belper River Gardens

OK maybe time to own up. I didn't do anything to these except crop them and that took me ages to decide how to do it. The second is just the dramatic tone art filter so I can't take any credit for the look. Ron & Alf I agree with you in terms of the reflections in no1 & I agree with Chevvy & Peter in terms of texture and interest in no2. I liked aspects of both which is why I posted both shots.
As for the cropping on the rhs I was in a dilemma and wanted to get rid of the grey tarmac but didn't want to crop too close to the boats for fear of unbalancing the shot. Hence leaving the grey triangle. I hoped it would help to lead the eye along with the angles of the boats towards the top rhs but I agree it didn't really work. Maybe tomorrow I'll post the original un-cropped shots in LFI and see what other ideas you all have with cropping them.

Thanks for the comments by the way I don't mind at all as I nearly posted these in LFI anyway.
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Re: Boats at Belper River Gardens

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If you have a RAW file of the DT shot you could blend them to get what you want from each.
The grey triangle would easily clone out.
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Re: Boats at Belper River Gardens

Both shots are very appealing but I'm with Ron and Alf in preferring No 1.
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Re: Boats at Belper River Gardens

I'm with the No. 1 advocates because of the deeper tones and rich saturation, Phill.

And what a fortuitous arrangement of boats that the current created.
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Re: Boats at Belper River Gardens

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As for the cropping on the rhs I was in a dilemma and wanted to get rid of the grey tarmac but didn't want to crop too close to the boats for fear of unbalancing the shot. Hence leaving the grey triangle. I hoped it would help to lead the eye along with the angles of the boats towards the top rhs but I agree it didn't really work. Maybe tomorrow I'll post the original un-cropped shots in LFI and see what other ideas you all have with cropping them.

Thanks for the comments by the way I don't mind at all as I nearly posted these in LFI anyway.
Phill, maybe you could "clone out" the grey tarmac with the white wall ? that would preserve the boats
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