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Everlasting Calm by DrewHopper Everlasting Calm by DrewHopper
Thought I'd try something a little different from my usual landscape/seascape shots, I quite like this square crop in b&w. Thoughts welcomed.

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This photo is a delight to the viewer's eye. From the little detail to the most obvious factors that make this image remarkable this image is very well taken care of.

But, let's not overdo it and explain what I mean.

In terms of composition the photo is nicely done with many rules of photography applied to it. The rocks on the front keep the eye busy in order not to be lost in the waterscape. The horizon is very well placed not exactly in the middle but on the upper side of the photo. Also, the choise of a square crop adds a nice feeling to the image, making it even better.
-I would prefer it if you cropped just a little more of the part on the very front of the image, just behind the rocks.

What I most like in this photo is its technique. As far as I can see the exposure is long enough in order to give a smooth feeling to the water, but also show the rocks below the sea level too. Showing parts of the sea below the water lever is not easy to achieve and is not appropriate for all occations. However here it is just right. What is more, the exposure seems very good and DOF is remarkable with no unfocused points on the main subject. Last but not least, the fact that some parts of the rocks are more lightened than others give a nice touch to the result.
-I would prefer it if the post vignetting was just a little less.

Conclusion and other comments
In conclusion "Everlasting Calm" from Drewyboy is a great piece that can easily get much attention and stand out from the crowd's art;the waterscape's calmness and tranquility leaves everyone who sees this artwork happy.
-The title fits the whole package
-You could try adding a frame, you never know if it is going to be better or worse
-The BW convertion surely gave another look the the scene which could not have been captured including colours
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zaccool14 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful world of fun
aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Little less on bottom but otherwise Bingo!

metoikos Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
lovely image
elisahafdis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Amazing !
photogrifos Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Those B&W square series are great. More then great. Well done Drew!
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks mate :)
yasir2007 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
This is really amazing.
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
yasir2007 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
my pleasure ;)
CreationsByJanie Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
I like all your work Drew, and save most of it as faves. You are one of the most talented photographers that my soul jumps when I see your work. I feel like I'm there and in your photos there is life.
Your friend, Janie
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