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    Posted: 25 November 2021 at 19:17
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I'm in full agreement with Roger. For me, the pale pinkness in the sky lifts the colour version and it's subtley reflected in the puddle also. It presents as pale grey in the mono.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MinoltaMad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 November 2021 at 06:33
That is a cool set of images - and the majority with the 70-400 - nice work! #2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 12 are my favourites with #2 3 10 and 12 being super for specific genres.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 November 2021 at 19:40
Roger, I fully agree that mood and feeling is an important factor to like a picture or not, but is is hard to measure or describe.
I have a softer BW version too (which I may post somewhere else to avoid an overkill here )
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 November 2021 at 19:20
Fred, I am a bit surprised, I like the color version better. The psychology of photography has always fascinated me and I usually can quickly determine why I like one version versus another and it usually is not about a technical element so much as it is about mood and feeling. This time I am not sure why the preference for the color. It does present a softer, gentler feel to me. Thanks for posting the monochrome version.
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"Red coat"may be a cliche, but did yo notice they ride a tandem? That's certainly no cliche
Anyhow, here is a monochrome attempt

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Originally posted by 4paul 4paul wrote:

Lone Figure is a cliche ...


Good point. But there is the dog also.    I guess I prefer "lone figure" cliche more than "red coat" cliche.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 4paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 November 2021 at 17:51
Agree that's a good shot! Addy wanted a Decisive Moment, my idea was for one with the reflection, but you got TWO Decisive Moments, the reflection and Lone Figure on the Horizon.!

Lone Figure is a cliche (bicyclist on the dike, windmill on the horizon), but it's a good one; textbooks say it's primal, cave man fears, blah blah blah. It's Expressionism, one of the first -isms of Photography, etc.

Agree with Roger a monochrome film simulation would be appropriate, maybe TriX to add a little grain as texture.

Cropping takes up far too much of my time, I'm not good at painting out things so I crop to get rid of them, Especially with digital online presentation where I control exactly how much is seen. In general the question "will I miss it?" helps me hack away, "less is more" and all that.

I don't know hiw much "regular people" like this shot, but it's definitely a Photographer's Shot, it makes you look like you know which end of the camera to look in (thumbsup).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2021 at 20:56
Your rebellion comments are much appreciated Roger! They make me think and have a different look at my own work, which is good and inspiring !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2021 at 20:52
Reference, last shot above and your "less interesting" comment. I know I am a bit rebellious but I like the above shot better. Why? More mysterious and moody and the sole (soul) person is a theme I like a lot. The reflection with the wind ripples is really neat and the separation of the two figures, dog and person, is superb. Also, the red-jacketed person in an image as in the earlier shot is a cliche to me (remember, rebellious nature I have). Perhaps this last image in black and white would be more appealing/acceptable to you.

Glad you like the tiny crop of #1; I think it moved it from a very nice image to an even better one. I play with such crops on my images a lot and am always a bit surprised how such a tiny change can improve my image.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2021 at 20:50
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

I can offer a shot with a pedestrian though, which is more complete in reflection, but less interesting due to the dark clothes
I disagree. I think this one is much better. I feel the pedestrian above the horizon helps, I think the picture is less cluttered. So, I prefer this one over the one with the bicyclists.

And one remark: I would not have the patience to wait that long, but it is necessary for the decisive moment. Once again, TFS.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2021 at 20:36
Thanks all for the kind commemts!

#13 @Roger Rex: I tried your crop suggestion and it works! Thanks for that


@4Paul: #3 was a serious shroom with a diameter of approx 25cm.

Thanks for being 'that guy'! Without constructive feedback I can't improve.
The rainy weather didn't realy allow for the use of filters and/or a tripod to bracket.
#11 was just a snapshot. Unfortunately myf AF setting (flexible focus point) did not allow to shoot quickly and exactly at the right moment .

#14 I can offer a shot with a pedestrian though, which is more complete in reflection, but less interesting due to the dark clothes


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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2021 at 17:04
Nice set Fred, looks like typical November weather, the type that can surprise by suddenly producing dramatic light as in #10 where you made good use of it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 4paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2021 at 00:00
Very productive walk! The two mushrooms are very well done, #3 almost looks like a wide angle macro with the up angle

I'll be "that guy" and say if 7 and 9 didn't have whiteout spots they would be my favorite. I haven't figured out how to believably fix those spots yet, maybe there is a White Cloud Fix software somewhere that does partial sky replacement.

11 you missed by two meters, if they were closer their reflection would be completely inside the puddle and that would be by far my favorite.

Copy and paste Roger's comments here, I agree.
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