"Steep Holm Blue" - simple composition

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  1. bishopsmead

    bishopsmead TPF Noob!

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    Taken after sunset and out to sea where there were very dark clouds. At the same time the sky above me was still quite light with a clear sky - this gave the sea a beautiful quality of light. I hope that I have captured something of this in this very simple composition of the sea/sky/island.
    I would very much welcome any thoughts (particularly regarding placement/composition) and I wonder generally if you like it/don't like it?
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    Settings: 30s f/10.0 at 55.0mm iso100
    I now also notice a slight shadow below the island that I didn't spot before - possible when a wave lapped at the tripod leg. Any thoughts on whether this is noticeable enough to need to bin it?

    Alternative landscape crop:
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    Hello - I don't understand why this was moved - I have asked for critique of this photo. Should I rephrase?
     
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    indeed simple but very.......Beautiful

    AR
     
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    I like the image very much ... due to its simplicity, its color, its composition. I thought to see a slight tilt in the horizon first, but this actually has been an optical illusion. Very beautiful
     
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    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    as the others said, beautiful...

    sometimes less is more, and this is one of those times :)

    A keeper!

    i'm not an expert on composition but i'm wondering if it would be benificial to have had the island a tad further over to the right-hand-side?!
     
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    no expert here, but i do like it for its simplicity. the water is very soft and the whole image has a dreamy atmosphere. if it were my photo i would definitely not "bin" it, if that means throwing it away...
     
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    Beautiful photo! Perfectly framed. Just an awesome shot!
     
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    I think the composition is good, it almost looks like an example of the golden ratio. I like the color and the texture of the water. It dosen't do much for me as a landscape, but I think it makes a great abstract. I think it would look very cool turned 90 degrees clockwise on its side. Nice work
     
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    hmm it looks like generated by a pc ... :p but it looks cool :D simple but cool :D
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Love it! Don't worry about the shadow thing... i can't even see where you're talking about.

    Great colours!
     
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    I have posted an alternative landscape crop in the initial post - although I still prefer the original portrait...
     

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