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    Posted: 24 February 2021 at 23:43
Thanks Neil and Waldo for your comments. Completely agree that it's not the most inspiring selection and is almost more about what could be than what is. I was just very pleased to get out to a new photographic opportunity and make the most of it that I could (given no tripod for my favoured long exposures) and the very muddy mud flats. Will return in the summer post lockdown hopefully!

A couple of new versions, firstly Leading now straightened (thanks Roger for highlighting):


And secondly a slightly longer version of Bow as indirectly requested by Neil (I don't find the fence too distracting, more I just preferred the tighter crop):
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 February 2021 at 21:38
Another vote for "Leading". The UWA creates a very dramatic scene. The long tele shots are somehow puzzling to me because they don't really "close in". I would have expected to get into the interior of the wreck by using the tele. So you have the foreshortening but the composition wouldn't be that much different if one used a 50mm standard lens.

Then it seems to be low tide - I guess for long exposures water in the background, i.e. high tide could be adding an interesting element.

But it is definitely a place to revisit. I am curious how that will turn out.

TFS and all the best, Simon!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 February 2021 at 10:50
Hi Simon,

Another positive vote for 'Leading' from me as it's clearly the pick of the series for composition and interest as well.

I think Roger hit the nail on the head with his comment - this is one of those locations where you will need to go back a number of times, in different conditions and times, to explore what you can pull out of the scene.

It definitely has great potential from what you've shown already and it will be down to lighting etc. to really pull different aspects and details out of the scene.

You may also want to take a set of wire cutters and/or hand saw to remove that fence that clearly gets in the way of a slightly longer shot in the 'Bow' image - I think that definitely has potential but that you have to get so close to it to get that shot means it's tight to the top of the frame. I'm sure the landowner would see the positive side....

Take care and best regards, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tricky01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 February 2021 at 00:30
Thanks for the comments. Definitely want to get back and use this for some long exposures, think star trails could be particularly interesting if I can get the right angle. And speaking of angles, thanks Roger for flagging the horizon, yes that Der needs fixing!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 February 2021 at 13:29
These are subjects I like but I am having a hard time figuring out a good way to present them. This kind of scene, for me, requires me to go back over and over to keep seeing it differently. "Leading" is the stand-out (a consensus developing it appears) - very nicely composed. The horizon drifting down to the right is a little bit distracting.
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Interesting subjects (curious to know how this came about)
With Michele I like "Leading" the most.
And different from Michele my feeling is the crop on 'Bow' is very tight. I like the shot though.
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These work well in b&w. I like the tight crop in #3, but overall "Leading" wins because of the composition. TFS Simon .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tricky01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 February 2021 at 21:37
To help with child-care we've 'bubbled' with the in-laws for the last few weeks up near Blackpool. They've lived here for all 13 years I've known them, and we've visited often, but only in the last week did I discover the 'Fleetwood wrecks'. After several months of hectic work confined to a small bedroom desk, I managed to get some 'me' time with the camera to explore. I was very conscious to ensure it was an exercise walk with a camera so reluctantly - but correctly - left the tripod and my new lee big stopper behind. It was a nice walk, good exercise (especially through the muddier patches) and just nice to get out to see something different. Here are some of the better pics, but can't wait to get back out of lockdown - with that big stopper in the daytime and possibly some star trails in the night.

All taken with A7iii with 100-400G (except Leading, shot with Laowa 12mm with magic shift adaptor (making it 17mm))

Distance


Crow


Bow


Leading


Rust


Edited by Tricky01 - 22 February 2021 at 21:43
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