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On the edge

On the edge
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Copyright: james gordon (jim-g) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 32] (2751)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-20 3:27
Viewed: 1475
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another from my early morning visit to Kelso in the Scottish Borders, hand held bracketed HDR image .
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  • Dai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 56 N: 247] (1214)
  • [2011-06-20 3:59]

Hi James
Love what you've done here - great use of HDR to make the image even more dramatic. Lovely skies and foreground with Kelso sat in the middle - fantastic.
Keep up the good work.

Hello James,
No doubt this is a skillfully carried out HDR-image. No doubt that many will like it (it pops out in the TL-gallery). To me, however, it not only is "on the edge", but "over the top". The special HDR-effects "suffocate" the inherent strength of this scene (movement of the water/seaside atmosphere) and of your clever composition (that also conveys much dynamism).
Just my very personal opinion, of course. Do feel free to (dis)agree ;o).
TFS & kind regards,

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2011-06-20 4:21]

nice depth
good wide
good sharpness
and details


There is so much to take in on this one, but I really like the surrealism. This is definitely one I will come back to and spend some time with.
Carol Lynn

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-06-21 9:29]

I missed this one yesterday. Very nicely done achieving a dreamlike surrealism. You use of HDR here heightens the artistic presentation creating a dramtic sky and sharp, painter realism in the buildings on the horizon.

HDR can be used to simply enhance a photo, or by further manipulation can create effects beyond a plain photographic image. Both have a place and I know many times I like to play with the artistic extremes of the HDR process. Like all art, it will not fit everyone's tastes.
Very Nicely Done

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