Critique Welcomed Lobster Traps

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by John Holland, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. John Holland

    John Holland Well-Known Member

    Lobster traps stacked on the dock waiting for the season to begin (or the next trip out).

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    I tried a B&W processing on this and then, went back and did a selective coloring of the B&W processed image - thoughts??

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  2. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Excellent John. Lobster pots are out for the whole season and stored ashore out of season. Here in Cornwall the season starts in the spring and peaks about now, the first week in July. The pots will come ashore in the autumn. These are Parlour pots, they are good as in lobsters swim and in an inkwell pot they swim in and out. Out when the sun rises so you'd ideally haul them at dawn first thing. These parlour pots aimed more for the lobster fisherman the lobsters cannot get out once in so in theory the pots need not be hauled every day.
     
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  3. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the illustrative way of making us seeing how to suit it to our liking John and to Julians informative addition.
     
  4. John Holland

    John Holland Well-Known Member

    Thank you Julian and Ivar for your comment; and Julian thank you for the info on the lobster pots.
     
  5. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    My favourite is the B&W version and I like the period feel it gives. And, I've learned something about Lobster 'fishing' - thanks Julian.
     
  6. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    I'm not a fan of selective coloring. The full color version is nice, though. However, I too prefer the B&W due to the period "feel." Nice composition, John.
     
  7. Martin Carlin

    Martin Carlin Active Member

    I prefer the B&W also. Very informative Julian I just thought they were all the same
     
  8. Milan Vjestica

    Milan Vjestica Well-Known Member

    I too prefer the B&W. If not for the car and van in the background it would be difficult to age! I also am not a fan of selective colour though it works better on your imge than most I have seen as it does help to focus the eye on the lobster pots..
     
  9. David Crosbie

    David Crosbie Member

    for me it has to be the full colour. The background is too cluttered and without the full colour information, it just looks too busy, with no real delineation between foreground and background.

    Perhaps shooting with a larger aperture to get the background a bit more blurred would help to isolate the subject while still giving a suggestion of its surroundings.
     
  10. John Holland

    John Holland Well-Known Member

    This image was shot at f/5.6 (the lens max aperture is f/4); f/2.8 or f/2 would have helped, just did not have the lens for that with me.
     
  11. David Crosbie

    David Crosbie Member

    its always hard when the kit becomes a limitation in ways. Which is why for me the colour one is tops. Keeps everything clear to the eye. I do like a good lobster pot :)
     

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