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The burn of Ample; From Glen to Loch 02

The burn of Ample; From Glen to Loch 02
Copyright ©2006, nicholas pye Win ¤ $

The Burn cuts its way down through thousands of years of rock, exposing the layers of the earth.

Photographer: nicholas pye Win ¤ $
Folder: December 2006 to January 2007 - Photo Essay Competition
Uploaded: 2006-Dec-17 20:47 EST
Current Rating: 9.33/3 (Weighted rating: 8.57)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: f22
Shutter Speed: 15sec
Focal Length: 14
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: Yes
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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this is stunning, like silk on golden ore !!!

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 22:06 EST on 2006-Dec-17 [Reply]

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Wow, the details......this is truly a magical place as seen through your eyes.

Blair Michener ¤1 $ at 23:37 EST on 2006-Dec-17 [Reply]

Really like the photo, Nicholas.

There's nice detail and shadows in the rocks and the water has a lustrous quality. For my taste, the frame seems unnecessarily complicated. The asymmetry of the pinlines around the transverse axis begs attention that the image itself could be enjoying.

Rob Smith HoF Win ¤ $1 at 05:07 EST on 2006-Dec-18 [Reply]

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I agree with the frame comment but this is such a strong image that it seems a shame to concentrate on that. Excellent textures and movement.

adrian tear HoF Win ¤ $ at 11:48 EST on 2006-Dec-18 [Reply]

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David, thank you very much :-)

nicholas pye Win ¤ $ at 12:27 EST on 2006-Dec-19 [Reply]

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Rob, thank you for your comments, I have added this to the next image, please let me know after I have posted tomorrow, cheers! :-)

There were a couple of criticisms of my frame, (what’s new!) I understand what the complaint is, that the white takes away the attention from the image, and I agree in some ways; the reason I used this frame is the all the images in this series are dark, and just using a black frame loses some of the image where it bleeds into the edges. However I take the point, next image I will post will have a black frame, please can you all put a vote on it, then I will use the one you choose! :-)

nicholas pye Win ¤ $ at 12:29 EST on 2006-Dec-19 [Reply]