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Great Glint 2010-05-02 9:09

Hello Martin,
interesting and bleakly atmospheric shot. I would have liked to have seen this composed using the rule of thirds, with the foreground shore taking up two thirds of the frame.There's a very small tilt to the right too that is a little distracting. But I like this as industrial shots are always interesting as they are unusual on TE.The blast furnace looks very the "dark satanic mills" of Lancashire of old.

Old 05-02-2010, 10:16 PM
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Thanks for the comments, and glad you liked the picture.

I did try to compose on the "rule of thirds" but the result had a lot of either uninteresting sky or sand (depending on framing), I tried it in a landscape format and that didn't work either. I think it works better in this symmetrical "square-ish" form. But that's just my opinion as what I was interested in was the shape of the blast furnace and it's reflection. As for the tilt to the right, it's an odd effect, if you check the verticals the photo is spot on (or pretty close by my eye). I think what is happening is the dunes are sweeping closer to me on the right, giving the "tilted" appearance. I didn't want to play about with perspective, so I've settled for correct verticals. But I know what you mean about the "tilt", I'm just unsure how to correct it, or even if I should.


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