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Don Lacy
09-08-2013, 01:11 PM
Here is an abandon fish house on Florida's East Coast. This image was made with a ten stop ND filter to get some movement in the clouds and turn the water into a blur.

1DMKIII, 17-40 at 17mm, f/20 with a 3 and a half minute exposure, Bulb Mode, Evaluative Metered, ISO 100 Tripod, processed in PS and Nik's Silver Effects.

09-08-2013, 04:58 PM
This is superb, Don, makes me want to try this kind of stuff.
At first I though you might have sighted straight down the center of the tracks, but the more I look,
The distorted deck adds a nice effect.
The clouds look surreal and a very nice movement to them juxtaposed with the rigid sharp building.
Very well done!

Lyle Gruby
09-09-2013, 09:17 AM
Looks like you chose a great location. Love the B&W treatment. I'd probably straighten out that distortion in the bottom right track.

Morkel Erasmus
09-09-2013, 01:28 PM
There's nothing I would do to this shot that could add to its impact. A real stunner.
Awesome tonal range, great leading line and composition, fabulous texture and mood, great balance of exposure.
:5 :cheers:

Andrew McLachlan
09-09-2013, 06:21 PM
Hi Don, this is a very fine image and a B&W conversion to be proud of. Quite beautiful!!!

Don Nelson
09-10-2013, 11:21 PM
Beautifully exposed and processed.
I find the cutoff rail on the right side to be distracting. If I were making it again, I'd allow a bit more of the rail show.
Without that, perhaps a crop?
IMHO it would be better balanced through a crop simiar to:

Don Lacy
09-11-2013, 04:48 PM
Don, Thanks for taking the time to comment and work on my image I usually do not like the square format so its one I rarely try in post but I do like it here. I did crop into the 3/2 format here http://500px.com/photo/45800094 but I ended up printing it as posted. The more I look at your crop the more I like it might have print another one:S3: