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OMD EM1 M.Zuiko12-40 Pro with Lee Big Stopper

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Re: Thoughts on this shot would be much appreciated

How about good (or very good in fact). The shots good; and the colour and framing is good.
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Re: Thoughts on this shot would be much appreciated

Pretty stunning colour and composition And I'm not buttering you up because you are looking to hire some lenses

I checked the exif data and I see you have used your 12-40 at f/18 (on an E-M1) and I can understand why as I see it's a 6 minute exposure (did you use a big-stopper ND filter as well?) to soften up what I suspect is the sea (it almost could be cloud or mist) but certainly at we resolution this hasn't impacted on the detail sharpness.

The watermark spoils the image somewhat but in a way I understand you are trying to protect what is a very fine piece of work but I do encourage people to use less in-your-face watermarks wherever possible.

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Re: Thoughts on this shot would be much appreciated

Hi Ian,

Many thanks for the feedback. I'll def be hiring more lenses haha. I should have removed the stamp before posting. I post them on FB so just used the same image. I'll remove next time.
Yes I used the Big Stopper. First time using it to be honest. I also used 'live view' on the EM1 which I have found to be quite an amazing piece of software.

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Re: Thoughts on this shot would be much appreciated

I like this a lot. Is it looking towards the Isle of May?

The one comment that I have is that the foreground seems slightly out of balance with the remainder of the image (too dark). Maybe just lift it slightly?

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Re: Thoughts on this shot would be much appreciated

It's a stunning image.
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Re: Thoughts on this shot would be much appreciated

Foreground is fine by me but I think this is simply a perfsonal preference issue.

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Re: Thoughts on this shot would be much appreciated

Many thanks for the feedback on this guys it really is appreciated. It was my first time using the EM1 with a Big Stopper. I moved over from Canon 2 months ago and so far ain't looked back. Yes Andrew, that is May Island in the background )
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Re: Thoughts on this shot would be much appreciated

Love the strong foreground, blue tones and silky water - an excellent landscape shot.
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Re: Thoughts on this shot would be much appreciated

I like the image a lot but would be tempted to make a square composition taking a lot off the top which IMHO splits the image & adds little value to the wonderful sea & rocks of the image
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Re: Thoughts on this shot would be much appreciated

I also like the colours and misty water. For me I would crop the rocks at the point where there is a crack showing. Still enough rocks to balance it but less distraction from the lovely blues.
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Re: Thoughts on this shot would be much appreciated

Works for me

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Re: Thoughts on this shot would be much appreciated

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I like the image a lot but would be tempted to make a square composition taking a lot off the top which IMHO splits the image & adds little value to the wonderful sea & rocks of the image
Yes, I think square cropping would suit this shot well too - but I'd chop the bottom off and keep the sky!

However - cracking shot either way.
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Re: Thoughts on this shot would be much appreciated

Good image. I would crop the bottom to just below the watermark.
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Re: Thoughts on this shot would be much appreciated

Nice shot, would try a crop at about your watermark to make it a squarish crop?
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