Winter, last year. A forgotten shot, made with the first Fuji, but it's a favorite spot on our island, Schouwen-Duiveland and I like to show it to you.
It isn't quite an island anymore as it is connected to others with:
All those dams and bridges are part of the Delta Works.
What you see is the Zeeland bridge, but underneath, spotted little lights are part of the Eastern Scheldt storm-surge barrier, some 10km further...
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ornis (1271) 2003-07-17 10:42
The picture reflects very well Zeeland between sea and low lands. I like how this panorama announces the end of the day with the movement of birds leaving.
philip_coggan (11) 2003-07-17 11:19
Ah those vast flat Dutch landscapes - you've captured it very well. I like the framing device of the grass in the foreground, and the general feel (for me at least) of desolation and lonelieness (well, maybe that's not what you intendedd, but it's the feeling I get!)
AdrianW (2274) 2003-07-17 12:23
Nice shot Viviane! There are a couple of things I think you can do in the processing side to improve the quality - firstly try Contrast Masking, it really boosts the detail in the foreground. Consider running NeatImage to reduce the grain in the sky, and finally Sharpen it just a little to bring out a bit more detail (75% would be my suggestion)
dominique (11414) 2003-07-17 18:32
Me this photograph I like it much, the color of the sky especially, the composition, the work, the sight, perfect.
RobBrown (1797) 2003-07-17 18:45
Love the simple line of the bridge dividing the pic, and keeping the blue colour of the water while maintening those warm colours of the sky
Luko (14000) 2003-07-18 19:23
If I apply my sunset rule, your shot was worth the try at day time, specially with the birds and the wave shape of the foreground grass... then you were allowed to shoot at dusk...
However you went very enthusiastic at panorama, a bit too much IMO. The pano format suits the atmosphere of the image, it fits the horizontalness of the compo and relaxes the viewing. But it's getting a tad tiresome at the end of the reading ; unfortunately, it doesn't end as good as it begins (the bridge finishes and the grass shape is not as dynamic as the center). It's good to keep the reader alert and slightly frustrated : I'd then suggest crop the right side to about a quarter of the image.
This operation would also balance the left and right sides : flock of birds balancing with another interesting feature, the background lights.
Other suggestion would be to rotate the image on a horizontal symetry in order to end the reading with the birds as the cherry on the cake.
summer89 (5422) 2004-02-22 17:38
Great composition, Viviane .
The bride and the birds are great.
- Copyright: Viviane Faguay (Porteplume) (3436)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-02-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Fuji FinePix1400Z
- Exposure: f/3.6
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Where I live, Zeeland... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-07-17 7:30