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Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke
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Copyright: Lorna McDonald (lornamac27) (88)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001-05
Categories: Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-04-22 16:17
Viewed: 2550
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A veiw of the cottages at Luss Village on the edge of Loch Lomond. A beautiful village with quaint buildings and magnificent views over the loch to Ben Lomond. Well worth a visit. This is my first posting on TrekLens. I hope you like it. The image was taken on slide film using a Canon EOS 5 with a 28 - 70 lens. In the original slide the lamppost was obscuring one of the chimneys so I moved it in photoshop. The only other manipulation to the image was slight sharpening.

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hi lornamac, weclome to TL...

very good image to start with...good blue-grey colours and interesting subject...

fossil fuel at its best..lol..


very artistic! I like the composition and the contrasts. Focus is a little soft - very nice congratulations and welcome to T.L.

Hi Lorna,

Welcome to Treklens! You certainly have a nice photo to begin your journey! I like all of the repetitive portions of the photo; smoke, roof lines, chimneys, etc... It's a nice composition.

tfs, (thanks for sharing) Lisa :D

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2008-04-22 17:58]

Hi Lorna,welcome to TrekLens,I like the mood this image gives.
Dont get a chance to view those types of chimneys here in my part of the globe,so this brings back fond memories,not of the chimneys of course:) but of the people that lived in the homes like this.See your a purist still using slide film,good for you.

Hi Lorna, welcome to TL! Very nice picture, reminds me of some old Disney movies supposed to be in London :o) The composition is very good and so are the colors and light. About that lamppost, maybe taking it out entirely wouldŽnt be a bad idea as it is a little blurred with your moving it. Looking forward for the next picture.
Take care

Nice shot.Very artistic. Congratulation!

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-04-22 20:24]

Nice blue tones however the picture is not quite a s sharp as it could be. A great shot to start on TL with. Well done.

I love everything about this photo.. the color , the soft focus, the point of view. Creates a real mood .

A warm welcome on TL, Lorna!
In my opinion, a very good first photo posted, really moody.
The lack of sharpness in this case enhances atmosphere.
Ciao, Antonella

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  • ARGI Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 99 W: 2 N: 40] (1139)
  • [2008-04-22 23:23]

Excellent POV and marvelous colors.
Bravo for this picture and TFS.
Welcome TL
best regards Argyris

Hello Lorna!
Great atmosphere!
Nice theme, POV and framing

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  • angel Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 13] (402)
  • [2008-04-23 2:03]

a mary poppins' view...I like it!
well done!

Hi Lorna,
Welcome on Treklens! This is a fantastic image from a slide film. Excellent point of view (POV) and good rendered of the foggy night ambiance.
Just for my pleasure, a I tried a workshop! Not better that your photo but just different. Treklens is a good place for experiment! Have a great pleasure, here!
Congratulations! Annie


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