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Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

Here are a selection of images taken on December 4th 2018 at Upton Staithe, Norfolk, UK.
All with the 14-42 EZ pancake lens and OM-D E-M10ii.



Footpath, Upton Marshes by AMc UK, on Flickr



Upton Marshes by AMc UK, on Flickr



Wind pump, Upton Marshes by AMc UK, on Flickr



HiPPO, Upton Staithe by AMc UK, on Flickr


I'm working through a backlog of things I shot late last year.


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Re: Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

Very evocative shots of my home county. I especially like number two. I believe Upton is an excellent area for butterflies and dragonflies in the summer, although I haven't visited it myself.

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Re: Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

Nice set Amc


For me the first needs a chunk chopped off the bottom to get rid of that untidy path, go for where the sunlit grass on the side enters the frame try it square


The third would be better with the water and green grass cropped off
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Re: Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

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Very evocative shots of my home county. I especially like number two. I believe Upton is an excellent area for butterflies and dragonflies in the summer, although I haven't visited it myself.

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The marsh is extensive and there is lots of wildlife though I'm no expert at finding it or photographing it.
There is a long concrete farm track from the village that will take you into the marsh, if you're up for the walk you can go to the bank opposite St Benet's Abbey and loop back to South Walsham along well kept footpaths.

The Ship in South Walsham and White Horse in Upton are both worth a look in





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Nice set Amc
For me the first needs a chunk chopped off the bottom to get rid of that untidy path, go for where the sunlit grass on the side enters the frame try it square

The third would be better with the water and green grass cropped off
I tend to get trapped into cropping at the original aspect ratio and don't often consider alternatives.
I like the suggestion for the 1st one (using the browser window to cut it off here).
I'm not so sure about losing the water in the third as it loses some context - I'll have a play anyway.
Thanks for the suggestions, always good to get some constructive criticism
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Re: Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

A very nice set.
I would agree with Alf about cropping the bottom off pic #1 but the others are fine IMHO.
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Re: Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

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I tend to get trapped into cropping at the original aspect ratio and don't often consider alternatives.
I like the suggestion for the 1st one (using the browser window to cut it off here).
I'm not so sure about losing the water in the third as it loses some context - I'll have a play anyway.
Thanks for the suggestions, always good to get some constructive criticism

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I suggest making the crop and leaving it alone for a few days, then looking at it again without the preconceptions of the point of shooting.

For me the third shot is about those lovely tones above the green grass. Composition is as much about what you exclude as it is about what you include.
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Re: Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

Sure, I'll make a virtual copy in Lightroom and have an experiment next time I'm processing
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Re: Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

I agree with Alf's comments about cropping but would add that No 2 is a real sizzler, my favourite of a very good set.
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Re: Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

What a stunning set! All excellent, but I agree with Alf & John about cropping the first. A square crop straight from the bottom would do the job - the resulting composition would put the horizon in the middle, which can sometimes be less than ideal, but I think it wouldn't detract from this shot at all.
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Re: Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

I love the aerial perspective in the first three - how the misty distance enhances depth in the images.
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Re: Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

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I agree with Alf's comments about cropping but would add that No 2 is a real sizzler, my favourite of a very good set.

Thanks, I processed this and then realised I also took a 3 bracket version so I guess I should revisit that in Lightroom



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What a stunning set! All excellent, but I agree with Alf & John about cropping the first. A square crop straight from the bottom would do the job - the resulting composition would put the horizon in the middle, which can sometimes be less than ideal, but I think it wouldn't detract from this shot at all.

Thanks, again I'll have a look at that suggestion.



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I love the aerial perspective in the first three - how the misty distance enhances depth in the images.
Standing up on a bank counts for high up around here
The banking on the side of the marshes is quite a way up.



Nearby where the A47 crosses the marshes on the way to Great Yarmouth the road is under the level of the River Bure which can give you the weird view of a sailing boat floating in a field above your eye line
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Re: Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

Lovely set of shots AMc #2 & 3 are my favourites.
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Re: Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

A fine set. Yes, #2 is probably the winner here.
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Re: Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

Belatedly here is the square crop of the footpath



Footpath, Upton Marshes (Square) by AMc UK, on Flickr




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I also did some experimenting with the shot across the marshes.


This is the first single shot, edited in Lightroom.


Upton Marshes by AMc UK, on Flickr





I also processed the 3 bracketed exposures of in Aurora HDR (Free!)
It brought out a lot of detail in the sky but compared to the other shots its perhaps a bit harsh?


Upton Marshes (Aurora HDR) by AMc UK, on Flickr


I've also run those 3 through the HDR in Adobe Lightoom 6


Upton Marshes - HDR - Lightroom by AMc UK, on Flickr

They all show a bit of banding in the sky which isn't apparent on the full resolution copies I've got on the hard drive. It's probably something Flickr is doing to them or perhaps resizing for the web.


I think the short story with the Marshes shot is I can see things I like in all 3 versions but I should probably stop playing with it

Thanks for looking and the constructive criticism you've provided!
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Re: Upton Staithe, Norfolk, 4th December 2018

The HDR has done its job, but it's lost all the atmosphere! I much prefer the single shot version.
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