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    Posted: 18 May 2019 at 07:04
My first try at a vertical composite.

Three frames shot horizontally at 15mm in a vertical series. Stitched with LR6.
Sony A99ii and Tamron 15-30/2.8


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Fisgard Lighthouse by Mike Nash, on Flickr

edit: Added mono version - with a single colour filter
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Pure black and white
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Very best regards


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Edited by WestCoastCannuck - 18 May 2019 at 21:13
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Great sky, nice view, but I feel 15mm was too wide for my taste. Still, TFS!
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Great sky, nice view, but I feel 15mm was too wide for my taste. Still, TFS!


Thanks Addy! As always your input is much appreciated!

Added a mono version.


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For me the last is the strongest Mike!
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Hi Mike,

It's an interesting approach to such a subject and certainly overcomes the 'converging verticals' debate as it's obviously meant to look like this.

As far as the conversions are concerned, I feel sometimes that a subject dictates the type format it gets presented in and, here, I feel the toned B&W is the one that doesn't quite work for the subject. I like the colour version a lot - there's a good balance between the colour of the subject itself and the slight heaviness of the sky and I feel it has a rather nice balance in that respect.

However, I can also see why you created a 'pure' B&W version as well and that, for me, just edges the three images overall as my pick of the series. You've got all the tonal ranges in there (including a 'black, black' at the head of there light tower) and I feel the B&W gives a more pleasing balance to the whole image which isn't quite there in the colour version.

A nice exercise to undertake with a specific subject sometimes as it makes you look (and, yes, learn) about what makes an image really 'work' both for you and other people.

Thanks for sharing these and best regards, Neil.
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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

For me the last is the strongest Mike!


Thanks Fred!


Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

Hi Mike,

It's an interesting approach to such a subject and certainly overcomes the 'converging verticals' debate as it's obviously meant to look like this.

As far as the conversions are concerned, I feel sometimes that a subject dictates the type format it gets presented in and, here, I feel the toned B&W is the one that doesn't quite work for the subject. I like the colour version a lot - there's a good balance between the colour of the subject itself and the slight heaviness of the sky and I feel it has a rather nice balance in that respect.

However, I can also see why you created a 'pure' B&W version as well and that, for me, just edges the three images overall as my pick of the series. You've got all the tonal ranges in there (including a 'black, black' at the head of there light tower) and I feel the B&W gives a more pleasing balance to the whole image which isn't quite there in the colour version.

A nice exercise to undertake with a specific subject sometimes as it makes you look (and, yes, learn) about what makes an image really 'work' both for you and other people.

Thanks for sharing these and best regards, Neil.


Thanks much Neil!

Yeah the lack of a horizon and other straight lines helps here for sure! I did the colour one first, and I liked it. The pure black and white was last. It was only after posting the toned one, and looking at it again I decided pure black and white might be better - seems others agree!

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