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Rutland Water (i)

Rutland Water (i)
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Copyright: Andy Keeler (akeeler) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 45 N: 126] (1318)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-24
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Nikkor 18-70 AF-S DX ED f/3.5-4.5, Grad. Gray - 2 Stop
Exposure: f/20.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-25 1:19
Viewed: 1742
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Normanton Church stands on a small promontary on the shore of Rutland Water, in Leicestershire. It is now a museum about the creation of the reservoir, which is huge, and a major leisure amenity. It is also a much photographed Rutland landmark, and as it's only about an hour from my house I thought I try my own take on it. (I'm just learning my way round a new area since moving up here last year)

Ideally I'd like it without the people, but no chance of that of course on a Bank Holiday weekend. I think a wintertime, dawn shot might work well...perhaps if the there was ice on the lake....Landscape photographers are never satisfied!

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To rushfan2112: Thanks Paul....akeeler 3 08-26 11:50
To chefcop: Yes Peter...akeeler 1 08-25 13:35
To korbee: Thank you Korbee...akeeler 1 08-25 13:33
To philwalters: Correct Phil....akeeler 1 08-25 04:51
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Nice shot, Andy. I like the colours and the church is a fine example of Georgian architecture. Why they couldn't have dismantled and re-built it is a mystery.

I like the composition with the sweeping bay and reflections in the water. The addition of people and wildfowl gives the place a sense of 'belonging' in the real world.

However, I have a couple of minor criticisms:
1) Contrast seems to be a bit high
2) You seem to have slightly over-sharpened

I'm glad you had better conditions than I had when I was there earlier this year.

Regards, Paul.

Hi Andy. I'm guessing this is a HDR generated image. The jury is still out here on the merits of this type of image. We like this lots. Thanks for sharing.

Regards Phil.

Hello Andy! Amazing chapel. Wonderful place. Nice point of view. Very nice colors. Good capture and frame. Well done!

hello Andy,
A very nice landscape shot, well composed with good lighting and detail. The church is a little marvel of Georgian architecture and sits so well on that sweeping bay.
I would agree with the comments made by rushfan212, but a greast shot.
TFS, Joni

Hi Andi
wonderful shot, presented like a beautiful painting.
great composition and lovely colors.
I like the capture of the clouds over the church.


Great landscape shot has all the feature, good lead in line with the foreground curving nicely to the main image.

Great exposure and point of view, and a marvellous sky.

There is a but though, for me it seems like the image is slightly over sharpened.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-08-25 11:23]
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Exacly my style Andy,very colorful light and a great cloudy sky,you have the right taste my friend!

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